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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Bonn Junior Fellowships (temporary W2 professorships) in Mathematics, Bonn, GERMANY

The Hausdorff Center for Mathematics at the University of Bonn brings together researchers in 
Theoretical and Applied Mathematics, and Mathematical Economics. In this framework, the center 
is looking forward to filling several W2-Professorships ("Bonn Junior Fellows") within the next 
few years. These positions are temporary 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 is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the number 
of female professors in disciplines where they are underrepresented, in particular on tenured 
positions. Therefore, it is intended to fill about half of the positions offered with women, and 
preference will be given to suitably qualified female candidates, all other considerations being 
equal. Women are strongly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to severely disabled 
applicants with equivalent qualifications.

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, and with 
a postdoc position during the initial period. Bonn Junior Fellows also participate in the 
additional resources of the Hausdorff Center. Professors are encouraged to supervise doctoral 
students. For an initial period, teaching obligations amount to four hours per week during 

The candidates.

We are looking for young researchers holding a doctoral degree who are about to develop their 
own research agenda and who have already demonstrated their scientific independence by relevant 
publications. Candidates should have some international research experience. German language skills
are not required.

Research focus.

We seek candidates who fit into the broad spectrum of the Cluster of Excellence. 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.

Not all positions will be assigned at the same time; there will be several separate selection 

The deadline for the first application round is 15th October 2012. 
Deadlines for the following rounds, and further details, will be published at

Applications should be sent, using our online application form, to the joint hiring committee:
Junior Search Committee
Hausdorff Center for Mathematics
attn.: Prof. Dr. Werner Ballmann
Endenicher Allee 62
53115 Bonn, Germany