The Faculty of Mathematics at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum invites applications for the position of a Professor for Mathematical Statistics (Salary Scale W3) to start as soon as possible.


We are looking for a scientist with a strong track record in a current area of mathematical statistics, like spatio-temporal statistics, mathematical foundations of data science or statistics of stochastic processes.

The candidate is expected to conduct and publish innovative research and to be an effective lecturer and mentor of both undergraduate and graduate students. We are looking for a scientist with an internationally visible research profile that complements the existing research expertise of the faculty and of the interdisciplinary collaborative research expertise at Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the Universitätsallianz (UA) Ruhr.

Teaching responsibilities will include service teaching duties of the Faculty of Mathematics.

Positive evaluation as a junior professor or equivalent academic achievement (e.g. habilitation) and evidence of a particular suitability for academic teaching are required, as is the willingness to participate in the self-governing bodies of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum.

extent: full-time
duration: permanent
beginning: as soon as possible
closing date: 16.10.2022

We expect:

  • strong commitment to academic teaching at graduate and undergraduate level, especially in the area of data science,
  • readiness to participate in interdisciplinary research,
  • willingness and proven ability to attract significant external funding,
  • willingness and ability to participate in existing collaborations and to aquire new third party funded research projects.

Complete applications including CV, copies of academic certificates, list of publications, list of self-raised third-party funds, teaching record, and a statement of research interests should be sent under the specification ANR. 1037 by e-mail to the Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics, Prof. Dr. Peter Eichelsbacher; e-mail:, not later than October 16, 2022.

For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Holger Dette,, or obtain the faculty website

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is one of Germany’s leading research universities, addressing the whole range of academic disciplines. A highly dynamic setting enables researchers and students to work across the traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties. To create knowledge networks within and beyond the university is Ruhr-Universität Bochum’s declared aim.

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum stands for diversity and equal opportunities. For this reason, we favour a working environment composed of heterogeneous teams, and seek to promote the careers of individuals who are underrepresented in our respective professional areas. The Ruhr-Universität Bochum expressly requests job applications from women. In areas in which they are underrepresented they will be given preference in the case of equivalent qualifications with male candidates. Applications from individuals with disabilities are most welcome.

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