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Junior Professorship (W1) Mathematics of Machine Learning

Munich (City), Bavaria (GER), Germany
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

Job Details

As one of Europe’s leading research universities, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in research and teaching. Building on its more than 500-year-long tradition, it offers a broad spectrum that covers all areas of knowledge within its 18 Faculties, ranging from the humanities, law, economics and social sciences, to medicine and the natural sciences.

The Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Statistics invites applications for a 

Junior Professorship (W1) (for a period of 3 years)
of Mathematics of Machine Learning

commencing as soon as possible.

The primary tasks of the successful candidate include research and teaching on the mathematical foundations of machine learning. We seek a personality with profound expertise in this area, in particular, within the mathematical aspects of one or several of the following sub-areas: theory of deep learning, optimization in machine learning and data science, signal and image processing, high-dimensional probability theory in connection to machine learning and data science, machine learning for inverse problems, applied harmonic analysis. Acquisition of third party funds and participation in collaborative research initiatives are welcome.

Prerequisites for this position are a university degree, teaching skills at university level and an aptitude for an academic career, usually evidenced by the excellent quality of a doctoral degree.

No more than four years should have passed between the doctorate and the end of the application period. This period is extended by up to two years per child or nursing case if the applicant is caring or has cared for one or more children under the age of 18 or one or more relatives in need of care.

The position is a fixed-term professorship for the duration of three years. Pending a positive evaluation, the position may be extended by another period of three years. A conversion to an indefinite position (tenure track) is not possible.

LMU Munich makes a point of providing newly appointed professors with various types of support, such as welcoming services and assistance for dual career couples.

LMU Munich is an equal opportunity employer. The University continues to be very successful in increasing the number of female faculty members and strongly encourages applications from female candidates. LMU Munich intends to enhance the diversity of its faculty members. Furthermore, disabled candidates with essentially equal qualifications will be given preference.

Please submit your application comprising a curriculum vitae, documentation of academic degrees and certificates as well as a list of publications only in electronic form as a single pdf-file, not bigger as 10MB, to the Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Statistics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, using the following link no later than 26. June 2024.


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