Chair (W2) of Mathematics

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
08 May 2018
End of advertisement period
14 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

As part of the Tenure Track Programme, the Faculty of Mathematics invites applications for the

Chair (W2) of Mathematics 
(W2 with tenure track)

initially limited to a six-year contract as a temporary public official, to be filled at the earliest possible date. In being appointed to the chair, evaluation criteria will be mutually agreed upon, which will be evaluated by a faculty-wide and school-wide commission at the latest in the fifth year of the chair. Following a positive evaluation, a permanent Chair (W2) of Mathematics will be granted without a renewed selection process.

Essential elements of the evaluation will be the scientific success in the form of publications, the successful acquisition of third-party funds, promotion of young scientists and positively evaluated teaching performance in German and English at the level of a W2 chair.

The Faculty of Mathematics, which has two research priority areas: "Discrete Structures" (algebra, geometry and optimisation) as well as "Partial Differential Equations and their applications" (analysis, numerical mathematics, stochastics and scientific computation), is looking for an outstanding scientist who has a proven track record in a current field of pure or applied mathematics and who will strengthen one of the two research lines. The successful candidate should cooperate with colleagues within mathematics but also in other specialist areas at TU Dresden to initiate coordinated third-party funded projects. In teaching, we expect you to be involved in all of the faculty's courses of study as well as in non-mathematical courses of study, and to provide teaching services in both German and English. We expect you to be actively involved in academic self-administration and in the academic committees of the faculty.

Applicants must fulfil the employment qualification requirements of § 58 of the Act on the Autonomy of Institutions of Higher Education in the Free State of Saxony (Higher Education Act of the Free State of Saxony – SächsHSFG).

TU Dresden supports tenure track professors with a programme specifically tailored to their needs. Mentoring, various coaching sessions, and special continuing education programmes and support offers provide active professional guidance throughout the duration of the temporary chair.

TU Dresden seeks to employ more female professors. Hence we particularly encourage women to apply. Applications from disabled candidates or those with additional support needs are very welcome. The University is a certified family-friendly university and offers a Dual Career Service. If you have any questions about these topics, please contact the Equal Opportunities Officer of the Faculty of Mathematics (Dr. rer. nat. Katharina Fischer +49 351 463-34979) or the Representative of Employees with Disabilities (Ms. Birgit Kliemann +49 351 463-33175).

Please submit your application including CV, description of your scientific career, a list of your publications, a list of courses taught including results of evaluations from the last three years, information about third-party-funded projects, a teaching and researching concept and a certified copy of your highest academic degree by mail by 14.06.2018 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies) to: TU Dresden, Dekan der Fakultät Mathematik, Herrn Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Axel Voigt, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden, Germany and in electronic form via the TU Dresden SecureMail Portal by sending it to

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