Junior Professorship (W1) in Algorithmic Algebra (with tenure track W2)
University of Siegen
The University of Siegen is an innovative university with an interdisciplinary orientation, with about
20,000 students, around 1,300 scientists and 700 administrative and technical staff. With a broad
range of subjects, ranging from humanities and social sciences, through economic sciences, to
natural and engineering sciences, it offers an excellent teaching and research environment with
a large number of inter- and transdisciplinary research projects. The University of Siegen offers
diverse possibilities to reconcile career and family. Therefore, it has been certified as a familyfriendly
university since 2006 and offers a Dual Career Service.
The Faculty IV – Faculty of Science and Technology – of the University of Siegen in the Department
of Mathematics is seeking to appoint a
Junior Professor (W 1 LBesG NRW)
in Algorithmic Algebra with tenure track for a permanent W2 university professorship
The candidate is expected to have an outstanding research profile in one of the areas of algorithmic
algebra. Preferred are candidates with an activity in computer algebra within a research area
related to the DFG-funded Collaborative Research Center "Symbolic Tools in Mathematics and
The requirements for the junior professorship are a completed university degree in mathematics
(content discipline or mathematics teaching qualification), pedagogical aptitude and the special
qualification for scientific work (demonstrated by the quality of a relevant doctorate to one of the
research fields mentioned above). Experience in the acquisition of third-party funds are desirable.
The candidate will initially be employed as a fixed-term civil servant (if the statutory civil service
conditions are fulfilled, otherwise as an employee under private law) for 3 years. After a successful
probationary period, the junior professorship will be extended for a further 3 years in the course
of the third year. The teaching duties are initially 4 and after the extension 5 hours a week per
Upon the appointment to the junior professorship, the subsequent appointment to a permanent
W2 university professorship is granted on the condition that the tenure evaluation criteria (defined
upon the appointment to the junior professorship) are met during the junior professorship, and
that the scientific and pedagogical aptitude required for the university professorship is given at the
time of the tenure evaluation. The tenure evaluation is carried out as an appointment procedure
for the W2 university professorship in the sixth year of the junior professorship. The permanent W2
professorship will not be advertised. Teaching duties then will be 9 hours a week per semester.
The University of Siegen aspires to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching.
Female scientists with the relevant qualifications are encouraged to apply.
Applications from suitable candidates with severe disabilities are encouraged.
In addition to the usual documents (curriculum vitae, proof of academic and professional career, list
of publications, certificates, overview of research, teaching or practical experience, list of academic
courses provided, list of third-party funded projects), please submit a two-sided concept with your
research projects related to the research fields at the University of Siegen mentioned above and
another one in a comparable scope with regard to the teaching concept pursued.
For questions please contact Prof. Dr. Mohamed Barakat (E-Mail: email@example.com).
Please send your application by 07.08.2020 (using the keyword 'Algorithmic Algebra') to the Dean
of Faculty IV, University of Siegen, 57068 Siegen. It is preferred to send the application via
e-mail as a PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can find information about the University of Siegen on our homepage at https://www.uni-siegen.de/.
This professorship is funded by the Tenure Track Programme of the German Federal Government
and the Federal States. This call for applications is therefore particularly targeted at early-career