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The Chair of Algebra and Number Theory at the Faculty of Mathematics is looking for a 

PhD Student (m,f,x) for 3 years with 29,8725 hours per week, TV-L E13

We offer a vibrant research and teaching environment in a broad research group in Algebra. Specifically, research within the group is within the fields of algebraic groups, finite groups of Lie type, complex reflection groups and hyperplane arrangements. Also, research within the DFG priority programme SPP 2458 “combinatorial synergies”. The position is partly funded by the DFG.

extent: part-time
duration: temporary
beginning: 01.10.2024
application deadline: 30.06.2024

Your tasks:

  • Conduct of own research
  • Preparation of publications
  • The teaching duties consist of tutorials

Your profile:

  • Applicants must have an academic degree (completed M.Sc.) in a relevant mathematical field.
  • Research experience in the theory of hyperplane arrangements, and programming experience is highly desirable.

Our offerings:

  • Challenging and varied tasks with a high degree of personal responsibility

Additional information:

At the request of the applicant (m,f,x), the staff council may be involved in selection interviews. https://www.wpr.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/

The load of teaching will be calculated according to § 3 of Lehrverpflichtungsverordnung (state of North Rhine-Westphalia).

German language courses are offered by the University Language Center (ZfA) in the field of German as a Foreign Language (DaF).
https://www.daf.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/sbgk/index.html.en

You can find information about TVL at: https://oeffentlicher-dienst.info/

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. Gerhard Röhrle, gerhard.roehrle@rub.de

Travel expenses for interviews cannot be refunded.

For information on the collection of personal data in the application process see: https://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/en/information-collection-personal-data-application-process.

Applications should comprise, in a single pdf-file, the following:
- a detailed Curriculum Vitae,
- addresses of up to three academics who may be contacted for academic references,
- (electronic) copies of relevant papers and theses, as relevant.

We are looking forward to receiving your application with the specification ANR: 3352 until 30/06/2024, send by e-mail to the following address: application-math-algebra@ruhr-uni-bochum.de

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