Hirzebruch Research Instructorships

The Hirzebruch Research Instructorship is a three-year position established in partnership with the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics and the Mathematical Institute of the University of Bonn. The position consists of 2 years of independent research and 1 academic year of research with a moderate teaching load. The salary is competitive.

Duties and Expectations

In the first and third years of their appointment, the Hirzebruch Research Instructors are free to pursue their own research at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics. During the second year, they perform the regular duties of an instructor at the Department of Mathematics of the University of Bonn, with a teaching load of 4 hours per week. There are two semesters per academic year, each containing fourteen weeks of classes followed by an examination period of about 3 weeks. The University tries to accommodate preferences for particular courses and schedules.

How to apply

Applicants must submit two applications: one to the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics at


and another to the Mathematical Institute through the postdoc application portal of the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics at


Teaching credentials should be included in the application. The annual application round usually starts in summer with a deadline on December 1.

Current and former Hirzebruch Research Instructors