Assistant Professorship (W1) of Mathematical Methods of Quantum Theory
The Department of Mathematics of the Faculty of Science at Tübingen University invites applications
for the position of
Assistant Professor (W1) of Mathematical Methods of
The position is due to commence on October 1, 2021.
The successful candidate should have an excellent research track record in mathematical quantum
theory. In particular, methodological connections to areas of mathematical analysis, such as
spectral theory, the calculus of variations or probability theory, are desired. Willingness to acquire
competitive third-party funding and to participate in joint third-party funded projects both within
the Department of Mathematics and in interdisciplinary or cross-location alliances is expected.
The position comes with responsibilities in teaching, specifically pertaining to the university’s
master's program in mathematical physics and to undergraduate mathematical education, as
well as moderate responsibilities in academic self-administration such as committee service.
The position is initially limited to four years, with the possibility of extension by a further two
years after a positive interim evaluation. Detailed information on the criteria underlying the
interim and final evaluations may be found in our guidelines for review under the following link:
The position has a teaching load of four hours per week prior to interim evaluation, and
six hours thereafter. In the course of the contract, the W1 professor is expected to attain
the research and teaching achievements that will qualify him or her for an appointment
as a tenured professor at any university or equivalent institution (Habilitation).
Required qualifications include an outstanding doctorate in a pertinent field, recognizable
potential for internationally acclaimed publications in leading international peer-reviewed
journals, and teaching experience.
The University of Tübingen is particularly interested in increasing the number of women in
research and teaching and therefore strongly encourages women candidates to apply. In
line with its internationalization agenda, the university welcomes applications from researchers
outside Germany. Applications from equally qualified candidates with disabilities will
be given preference.