Federal University of Amazonas in Manaus (UFAM)

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: was@ufam.edu.br
Cicero Mota: mota@ufam.edu.br

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