Junior Professorship (W1 with tenure track to W2) of Mathematics - Data Science
Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (KU)
The Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (KU) is a non-state university under church leadership and officially recognized by the Free State of Bavaria. It is committed to strong research and excellent teaching and combines first-class study conditions with an international focus. Eight faculties offer a wide range of subjects for around 5.000 students. The University employs 900 people of different faiths and beliefs. Grounded in the Christian view of human life, the KU aims to create an academic and educational culture of responsibility.
The Faculty of Mathematics and Geography invites applications for the
Junior Professorship of Mathematics –
(W1 with tenure track to W2)
to be filled by the earliest possible starting date. This tenure track professorship is financed by the federal states and government program for promoting young researchers. The common guiding principle for the acquired professorships is the topic "For a human-centered digital society".
Employment will be effected on the basis of a temporary public servant or private law employment relationship in pay grade W1. The employment relationship is initially limited to three years. After successful interim evaluation, it will be extended by another three years. In case of a successful tenure evaluation and subject to fulfillment of the employment law requirements, the position of the tenure track professor will be transferred into a public servant employment relationship for a permanent professorship with pay grade W2.
The KU is committed to increasing the percentage of female professors and therefore explicitly encourages female researchers to apply.
Strengthening the academic profile in the field of Data Science and willingness to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration
Contributing to the development of the Institute of Applied Mathematics, Machine Learning and Data Science in Ingolstadt
Committed participation in the teaching practice for the Bachelor's, Master's and teaching degree programs at the Faculty of Mathematics and Geography
Participation in academic self-administration
Willingness to engage in acquisition of peer-reviewed third-party funding
Furthermore, active participation in the Artificial Intelligence Network in Ingolstadt is desired.
Applicants have proven expertise in a field of data science, e.g. machine learning, optimization, computational statistics or image processing.
If the candidate was employed as research associate or research assistant in the period of time before or after the doctoral degree, the total period of employment plus doctoral phase must not have exceeded six years at the point in time of appointment in accordance with Article 14 sentence 3 et seqq. BayHSchPG (Bavarian Law on Academic Personnel of Higher Education Institutions). This maximum permissible period of time may, amongst others, be extended by periods of maternity leave and parental leave.
Candidates who have completed their doctoral degree at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt must have changed to another university after their doctoral degree or must have carried out academic work outside the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt for at least two years.
The KU pursues a policy of intensive student mentoring and therefore expects its teaching staff to spend an appropriate amount of time on campus.
Furthermore, the successful candidate should have a very good command of the German and English language and should be able to teach German and English-language courses.
In accordance with the guiding principles of excellence, international profile and individual development, the KU Tenure Track Model offers attractive framework conditions for strengthening independent research at an early stage, international networking as well as personal development as an academic leader. Further information is available at
Please send your application with the usual supporting documents by e-mail to the dean's office of the Faculty of Mathematics and Geography
email@example.com, by April 08, 2020 (please combine all documents in one PDF file). In addition to the usual documents, please also submit a distinctive concept (no longer than two pages) that outlines your contribution to the implementation of the KU tenure track principle "For a human-centered digital society" (www.ku.de/ku-tenure-track-en). All submitted application documents will be destroyed in accordance with data protection regulations after the hiring process has been completed.
In accordance with Article 10 (4) of the Foundation Charter, the KU takes the Catholic character of the University into consideration when appointing professors. It is therefore interested in receiving applications with relevant information in this regard. The Charter of the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt Foundation, which supports the University, is available for download from the website of the KU in German with an English translation at
The KU is committed to promoting equal opportunities for men and women, and aims to ensure that its members are able to balance work and family life. Candidates with severe disabilities who are equally suitable to other applicants will be prioritized.