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3-year PhD student position, Graz January 13th, 2015

There is a 3-year position as PhD student at TU Graz in Graz, Austria, funded by FWF-grant “polynomials on finite rings”, to start March 2015 or October 2015 (application deadline Feb 15 or May 15).

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PhD student positions, Graz and Leoben (Austria) January 12th, 2015

22 PhD positions in Discrete Mathematics in Graz and Leoben (Austria)

The Doctoral Program “Discrete Mathematics” (in its second phase 2015-2018) offers up to 22 PhD positions for an advanced PhD training and research program.

It is run jointly by

  • – Graz University of Technology,
  • – University of Graz,
  • – University of Leoben.

The doctoral program is funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and the three supporting universities.

The range of topics comprises the following topics:

  • – Commutative and non-commutative Algebra
  • – Number Theory
  • – Additive Combinatorics
  • – Discrete Dynamics and Fractals
  • – Graph Theory
  • – Combinatorial Group Theory
  • – Discrete Stochastics
  • – Combinatorial Optimization
  • – Computational and Discrete Geometry
  • – Analysis of Algorithms

We offer up to 22 PhD positions for up to 4 years and a gross salary of 27.900 EUR per year. There is additional funding for extended stays abroad. The official language is English. The positions are assigned to 11 specific research projects within the above areas. For details about the research projects as well as the formal application criteria, see

A selection of candidates will be invited for an interview. There will be two major interview sessions, one in March 2015 and a second one in June 2015. For being considered for the first interview session, and possible start in March/April, applications have to arrive by February 15, 2015. Later applications, which are to be considered for the second interview session and possible start in October, have to arrive by May 15, 2015.

Applications should be sent by e-mail to to the coordinators of the doctoral program.

Postdocs at Osnabrück December 8th, 2014

The University of Osnabrück has a new postdoctoral position, listed as in “Combinatorial structures in geometry”, but we are told that researchers in commutative algebra are also encouraged to apply. For more details see this web page.

Federal University of Amazonas in Manaus (UFAM) August 31st, 2014

Open Tenure Track Positions in Pure Mathematics at the Federal University of Amazonas in Manaus (UFAM).

Positions in Analysis / Topology and Algebra / Logic; there might be further positions in other areas and candidates from all areas of Pure Mathematics are welcome to apply.

Description of the Positions

– The positions are for “Professor Efetivo” (similar to tenure track positions in North-America)
-Teaching duty is around 8-10 hours per week
-A sabbatical leave for 12 months is possible after one year


-Growing university and growing mathematics department, with currently 35 full-time professors, regular scientific activities and summer schools
-University campus located in a primary forest reserve of 650 hectares
-Good conditions for financing travels to conferences in Brazil
-Good conditions for financing the stay of visiting researchers from Brazil or from abroad

Why Manaus?

-City of around 2 million people in the middle of the largest rainforest in the world
-City with the third-highest industrial output in Brazil after São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro
-The State of Amazonas has 98% of its area (1.5 million km2) covered by primary forest
-The surroundings of Manaus have very good conditions for outdoor activities, such as fishing, camping, excursions to waterfalls and river beaches
-Geographical location: flight time to Rio de Janeiro is 4 hours and to Miami 5 hours

Salary and Salary Progression

-Entry salary: 3000 EUR per month gross (2500 EUR net), with 13.5 salaries per year
-Gradually increasing throughout the career: to around 3400 EUR gross per month after 4 years and to a maximum of 5800 EUR gross per month after 20 years of career
-Possibilities to increment salary by 500 EUR to 1000 EUR per month by research excellence grants, the teaching of a number of mini-courses, the tutoring of “scientific initiation” projets for undergraduate students or by participating in private-public partnerships
-Financial rewards for publishing papers

Cost of Living in Manaus

-Expect around 600 EUR for a two-bedroom apartment of around 50m2 and 800 EUR for a three bedroom apartment of around 70m2 in a good area of the city in a block of buildings with a concierge service and amenities such as a swimming pool, a play-ground, a basket-ball court
and a common event area

In case of interest, please contact:

Alexander Steinmetz:
Cicero Mota:

For more information, visit:

Assistant professorshiups, EPFL (Lausanne) August 28th, 2014

The School of Basic Sciences at EPFL (Lausanne, France) invites applications for professorial positions in mathematics. The fields of interest include (but are not limited to) algebra and algebraic geometry.

The deadline for applications is Oct. 31, and no knowledge of French is necessary. For more information, see

Lectureship in Pure Mathematics at Leeds April 7th, 2014

The University of Leeds is advertising a position of Lecturer in Pure Mathematics.

This is an ongoing position, salary GBP 33562 – 45053 per annum.
Closing Date: 1 May 2014

For more details see:

Note for algebraists: according to the further particulars, it is desirable for candidates to have the ‘potential to further reinforce current research strengths, in particular in areas related to algebra, either directly or by establishing significant links with these existing areas of strength.’

Arkansas postdoc March 14th, 2014

The University of Arkansas will have an open post-doc in starting in Fall 2014 and are now accepting applications through Mathjobs. The initial appointment is for one year, but is usually renewable for a second year and carries a 2-2 load. For more information, please see the official ad:

Postdocs at Edinburgh November 4th, 2013

Applications are invited for two positions of Postdoctoral Research Fellow in homological algebra and algebraic geometry in the School of Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh. The posts are available from 1st April 2014 and 1st August 2014 respectively, or a mutually agreed date, for a 36 months fixed term contract.

The positions are funded from the EPSRC grant “The Homological Minimal Model Program” of Dr. Michael Wemyss, and the ERC grant “Wall-crossing and birational geometry” of Dr. Arend Bayer, for which there are already outline proposals. Candidates will have a wide range of possible directions in which they could contribute, and in addition they will also be encouraged to pursue their own, and newly arising, research questions.

The appointee will join a thriving algebra and geometry group in Edinburgh, and will become a member of the Hodge Institute. The starting salary will be in the range of £30,424 – £36,298, depending on experience.

For more details, including on how to apply, see

The closing date is December 13, 5pm.

Informal enquiries are encouraged; please contact or

Simons Postdocs October 31st, 2013

The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics (SCGP) has openings for several Research Assistant Professors (Postdocs) in the coming academic year in both mathematics and physics. The position is for a fixed term of three years with an expected start date of September 1, 2014.

More details can be found at

Postdoc at Edinburgh October 17th, 2013

A 2-year postdoc in algebraic geometry/commutative algebra is available at the University of Edinburgh. The deadline to apply is October 30. For further details see