Hausdorff Center for Mathematics (HCM) at the
University of Bonn brings together researchers in mathematics and its applications, including in particular quantitative economics. In this framework the center is looking forward to filling up to three
W2-Professorships (“Bonn Junior Fellows“)
These are temporary positions for a period of five years. To some of these positions, a tenure-track option is associated, and, in exceptional cases, a position may be tenured immediately.
The University of Bonn actively supports diversity and equal opportunities. The University of Bonn has been certified as a family-friendly university and offers a dual career-service. Its aim is to increase the proportion of women in those fields in which women are underrepresented and to place a special focus on
promoting their careers. Therefore, the university specifically requests applications from suitably qualified women. Applications will be handled in accordance with the Equal Opportunities Act of North Rhine-Westphalia. Applications from suitably qualified people with severe disabilities that have already been verified or from people with an equivalent status will be particularly welcomed.
The general conditions of employment are according to § 36 of the Higher Education Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Hochschulgesetz des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen).
The professorships. The professorships intend to encourage independent research by outstanding young researchers, in analogy to the research groups of the Max Planck Society or the Emmy Noether Program of the German Research Foundation. The professorships are endowed with travel and guest funds during the initial period. Bonn Junior Fellows also participate in the additional resources of the Hausdorff Center. Bonn Junior Fellows are encouraged to supervise doctoral students.
The candidates. We are looking for young researchers holding a doctoral degree who are about to develop their own research agenda. They should have already demonstrated their scientific independence by relevant publications. Candidates should have some international research experience. They will contribute to our advanced teaching program. German language skills are not required.
Research focus. We seek candidates who fit into the broad spectrum of the Cluster of Excellence and complete the existing expertise. Depending on the respective research focus, candidates become members of the „Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences“ or of the „Faculty of Law and Economics“ at the University of Bonn.
The deadline for the application round is
1 October 2022. The deadline also applies to letters of recommendation. Expected starting date is not later than 1 October 2023. Deadlines for the following rounds and further details will be published at
Applications should be sent, using our online application form