Visiting Professor Positions (Assistant Professor Level)

Open Visiting Professor Positions (Assistant Professor Level) in Mathematics at the Federal University of Amazonas in Manaus (UFAM)

Application Deadline: 23rd of September 2015

A public call for filling two positions has opened; candidates from all areas of Mathematics are welcome to apply.

Description of the Positions

The positions are temporary for one year, renewable for up to maximum of four years
Teaching duty is around 8-10 hours per week
No portuguese knowledge is required
The starting date for the positions is flexible
Candidates are required to have their PhD for at least two years at the time of the signature of the contract


Growing university and growing mathematics department, with currently 35 full-time academic staff, 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

Salary: around 10.500 Brazilian Real Gross (2625 EUR per month gross (2200 EUR net) at current exchange rate), with 13.5 salaries per year
Possibilities to increment salary by 325 EUR per month, by the teaching of a number of mini-courses

Cost of Living in Manaus

Expect around 450 EUR for a two-bedroom apartment of around 50m2 and 600 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. 60/2015, 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 23rd of September 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 (in hard copy by mail!):

1) The filled in application form “Requerimento de Inscrição” (see below).
This form needs to contain the original signature. (It cannot be a scanned copy)

2) A copy of the identification page of the passport

3) One copy of the Curriculum Vitae

4) A Research Statement and a Teaching Statement

5) Copies of the PhD Diploma and of the Graduation Diploma

6) The receipt of the payment of the application fee of R$ 150,00 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: 09/2015
VIII. Vencimento: 23/09/2015

The selection process will be based on the above documentation.

Original diplomas will have to be presented at the signature of the contract.

In case of any questions please contact:

Alexander Steinmetz:
Cicero Mota:

For more information, visit: and

Job location: 
Manaus - Amazonas
Contact and application information
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Contact name: 
Alexander Steinmetz
Contact email: