The Chair of Algebra, in particular arithmetic geometryat the Faculty of Mathematics is looking for a 

Ph.D. position (w/m/d) for 3 years with 29,8725 hours/week (75% TVL E13)

As a Ph.D. student you are working as a member of the Arithmetic Geometry group under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Alexander Ivanov. The current reseach interests of the group are concentrated in the local Langlands program, representation theory of reductive groups and Deligne--Lusztig theory.

As a Ph.D. student (w/m/d) you are working in a project on modular p-adic Deligne--Lusztig theory, supported by the DFG.

extent: part-time
duration: temporary
beginning: 01.04.2024
application deadline:

Your tasks:

  • research in the currently very active area at the intersection of algebraic geometry, number theory and representation theory.
  • developping new methods in the research projects of the working group.

Your profile:

  • the successfull applicant (w/m/d) has an excellent Master (or Diploma) degree in algebraic geometry or a closely related area, for example, number theory or representation theory.
  • knowledge of algebraic geometry at an appropriate level is required.
  • the opportunity to obtain a doctoral degree is offered (and is expected).
  • willingness to cooperate with the members of the working group is expected.

Our offerings:

  • challenging and diverse tasks with high individual responsibility.
  • friendly and cooperative environment.
  • open working atmosphere
  • the possibility of flexible working within Germany

Additional information:

At the request of the applicant (m,f,x), the staff council may be involved in selection interviews.

If the position is funded by third-party funds the employee has no teaching obligation.

German language courses are offered by the University Language Center (ZfA) in the field of German as a Foreign Language (DaF).

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 RUB’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.

Contact details for your application:

Prof. Dr. Alexander Ivanov, a.ivanov@rub.der, Phone: +49234 32 19878

Travel expenses for interviews cannot be refunded.

For information on the collection of personal data in the application process see:

Please send your application (CV, motivation letter, Master- und Bachelorthesis, copies of academic degrees, 2 names for recommendation letters) as one PDF-file, mentioning the ANR 2586 until 10.12.2023 via Email to Travel costs, accomodation costs, loss of earnings and other application expences can not be reimbursed.

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