Junior Professor Position in Discrete Geometry (W 1)

Freie Universität Berlin | Berlin, Germany

Classification: Geometry

The successful applicant will assume research and teaching responsibilities in the field of discrete geometry. Appointment requirements are governed by Section 102a of the Berlin Higher Education Act (Berliner Hochschulgesetz, BerlHG). Successful candidates should demonstrate an outstanding record of university teaching and re-search in discrete geometry, with a strong international component. The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science is especially interested in candidates with experience using methods and applications in one or more of the following fields: topological combinatorics, geometrical topology, computational geometry, discrete mathematics, algebraic geometry, and/or differential geometry. They should have experience with projects financed through third-party funding. Please note that the successful candidate will be expected to teach in English. Along with the regular official duties of professors listed in Article 99 of the Berlin Higher Education Act, we expect the appointee to engage in the following activities: The appointee will assume teaching duties as part of the working group “Discrete Geometry” within the Institute of Mathematics and will participate in the graduate lecture series “Discrete Geometry I-III” offered annually in English at the Berlin Mathematical School. The junior professor will also be expected to play an active role in the Research Training Group “Facets of Complexity” (GRK 2434), the Berlin-Munich Collaborative Research Center/Transregio 109 “Discretization in Geome-try and Dynamics,” and as a member of the Berlin Mathematical School teaching faculty. They are also expected to contribute to other existing and projected mathematical projects in Berlin with third-party funding. The appointee will also teach courses in a way that reflects sensitivity to gender and diversity issues. The position entails a three-year appointment as a civil servant for a fixed period (“Beamter/Beamtin auf Zeit”). Following a successful midterm review (“Zwischenevaluation”), the position can be ex-tended for another three years. Applications should include a CV including information pursuant to Section 102.a.1.4 of the Berlin Higher Education Act (Berliner Hochschulgesetz) where applicable, copies of all certificates of academic qualification (all documents in German or English; please add the translations if needed), a list of publications, a list of courses previously taught at universities, and evidence of teaching competence. Furthermore, please include information on involvement in ongoing and future research endeavors, joint research projects and externally funded projects, and if necessary language certificates.

Last updated: 23 June 2021

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