Monday, May 28, 2018

[DMANET] Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Discrete Optimization at the University of Bremen

The University of Bremen is distinguished by its high desire for
innovation. This creates a multi-faceted research and teaching
environment with clearly defined career paths, particularly for young
researchers. As part of the Federal State Program for promoting young
talent, the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science (Fachbereich
3) is hiring a

Tenure Track Professor (W1 with Tenure-Track to W2)
Reference number: JP397/18

in the field of

Discrete Optimization

to be filled at the next possible date. It is planned that this
professorship will be a part of the Center for Industrial Mathematics.

The professorship will be initially offered for the duration of three
years, as a temporary civil servant. Following a positive interim
advisory review, the professorship will be extended for a further three
years. Provided that the performance evaluation after at the latest six
years is positive, the position will become a tenured professorship
(W2). To allow for developing an academic profile, a gradual entry into
the teaching duties of a Junior Professor is ensured.

We are looking for someone who has already gathered initial experience
in university-level teaching and independent research and whose
development can be expected to achieve national and international

The appointed person will independently advance the field of discrete
optimization with his or her teaching and research and facilitate the
scientific and academic development of the students they mentor. The
ideal candidate will be someone with experience and potential in the
area of integer or mixed integer optimization or combinatorial
optimization with an evident connection to developing methods and

As a part of the Center for Industrial Mathematics this professorship is
expected to support and develop the many research collaborations of the
center, including the industrial partnerships. These collaboration
activities should be connected with obtaining third-party funding.
Experience with applying mathematical methods to problems in natural and
engineering sciences is also expected. Involvement in the DFG
Postgraduate Program "π3: Parameter Identification - Analysis,
Algorithms, Applications" is desired.

In addition to research productivity and obtaining third-party funded
collaborations, other tasks include teaching in the degree programmes
Mathematics and Industrial Mathematics as well as participating in
service courses for degree programmes in the natural and engineering
sciences. A willingness to offer courses in English and, after at most
three years, in German is expected.

German language skills are not required at the time of hiring.

Requirements for this position are a completed mathematical university
degree and an exceptional doctoral degree granted within the last five
years. Further scientific performance, which can have been obtained
outside of academia, as well as experience in teaching at a university
are desired.

The appointment to this professorship will take place according to §18a
and §117 of the BremHG (Bremen Higher Education Law). Those who received
their doctoral degrees from the University of Bremen must have
postdoctoral experience at another university or have worked outside the
University of Bremen for at least two years.

The university offers many services to support new professors, including
a Welcome Center, child care facilities and dual career as well as
personal and career development programs.

The University of Bremen is committed to equal opportunities and
anti-discrimination and strives to increase the number of women in
science. The university has received multiple awards for its gender
equality policy and is certified as a family-friendly university. Female
candidates are explicitly encouraged to apply. International
applications as well as applications from scientists with a migration
background are expressly welcomed. Applications from handicapped
candidates will be given priority in case of equivalent personal and
professional qualification.

Applications including a cover letter, CV, publication list, copies of
degree certificates, should be submitted by June 25th, 2018 to:

Universität Bremen
Fachbereich 3 - Mathematik und Informatik
Reference number: JP397/18
Bibliothekstraße 5
28359 Bremen

or electronically in a single PDF file:

Comprehensive information on all aspects of the hiring process can be
obtained here:
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