Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions in Pure Mathematics

A public call for 3 positions in Analysis and 1 position in Algebra/Logic has opened; candidates from all areas of Pure Mathematics are welcome to apply.

Description of the Positions

The positions are for “Professor Efetivo” (similar to tenure track positions on assistant professor level in North-America)
Teaching duty is around 8-10 hours per week
A sabbatical leave for 12 months is possible after one year


Growing university and growing mathematics department, with currently 35 full-time professors, regular scientific activities and summer schools
University campus located in a primary forest reserve of 650 hectares
Good conditions for financing travels to conferences in Brazil
Good conditions for financing the stay of visiting researchers from Brazil or from abroad

Why Manaus?

City of around 2 million people in the middle of the largest rainforest in the world
City with the third-highest industrial output in Brazil after São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro
The State of Amazonas has 98% of its area (1.5 million km2) covered by primary forest
The surroundings of Manaus have very good conditions for outdoor activities, such as fishing, camping, excursions to waterfalls and river beaches
Geographical location: flight time to Rio de Janeiro is 4 hours and to Miami 5 hours

Salary and Salary Progression

Entry salary: 3000 EUR per month gross (2500 EUR net), with 13.5 salaries per year
Gradually increasing throughout the career: to around 3400 EUR gross per month after 4 years and to a maximum of 5800 EUR gross per month after 20 years of career
Possibilities to increment salary by 500 EUR to 1000 EUR per month by research excellence grants, the teaching of a number of mini-courses, the tutoring of “scientific initiation” projets for undergraduate students or by participating in private-public partnerships
Financial rewards for publishing papers

Cost of Living in Manaus

Expect around 600 EUR for a two-bedroom apartment of around 50m2 and 800 EUR for a three-bedroom apartment of around 70m2 in a good area of the city in a block of buildings with a concierge service and amenities such as a swimming pool, a playground, a basketball court and a common event area

How to apply:

Please note that all the relevant information and details of the public call (concurso público), Edital No. 66, can be found on the following webpage (in Portuguese):


Practical guide to the first stage of the application process in English:

By the application deadline of 5th of January 2015, the documents listed below have to be sent by registered mail to the following address:

Secretaria do ICE
Av. Rodrigo Otávio, no 6.200, Japiim,
Campus Universitário Senador Arthur Virgílio Filho, Setor Norte,
CEP 69.077–000
Manaus - AM

Documents that need to be sent:

1) The filled in application form “Requerimento de Inscrição” (see below), specifying for which area (Analysis or Algebra) the application should be considered.

2) One printed copy of the Curriculum Vitae, to be created online on the following webpage (Plataforma Lattes):

3) A copy of the identification page of the passport

4) The receipt of the payment of the application fee of R$ 166,00 to be paid by “Guia de recolhimento da união” (GRU) to be generated through the site:
filling in the following information:

I. Unidade Gestora – UG: 154039
II. Gestão: 15256
III. Nome da Unidade: Fundação Universidade do Amazonas
IV. Código do Recolhimento: 28883-7
V. Descrição do Recolhimento: Taxa de Inscrição em Concurso Público
VI. Número de Referência: 001
VII. Competência: 11/2014
VIII. Vencimento: 05/01/2015

The next stage of the application process will consist of a selection process where the candidates presence will be required. Details of the further process will be published on the page:


In case of any questions please contact:
Alexander Steinmetz: was@ufam.edu.br
Cicero Mota: mota@ufam.edu.br

For more information, visit: www.ufam.edu.br and www.ice.ufam.edu.br

Job location: 
Manaus - Amazonas
Contact and application information
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Contact name: 
Alexander Steinmetz
Contact email: