Official Announcement 2021

The cluster of excellence Hausdorff Center for Mathematics (HCM) at the University of Bonn brings together researchers in mathematics and its applications, including in particular quantitative economics. In this framework the center is looking forward to filling up to four

W2-Professorships in all fields of mathematics or quantitative economics
(“Bonn Junior Fellows“)

These are temporary positions for a period of five years. To some of these positions, a tenure-track option is associated and, in exceptional cases, immediate
tenure might be offered.

The professorships intend to encourage independent research by outstanding young researchers. The professorships are endowed with travel and guest funds and a 3-year postdoc position. Being members of the HCM, Bonn Junior Fellows are eligible to further scientific and financial support. Bonn Junior Fellows are encouraged to supervise doctoral students.

The candidates
We are looking for young researchers holding a doctoral degree who are developing their own research agenda and already demonstrated scientific independence by relevant publications. International  research experience and contributions to our advanced teaching program are expected, German language skills are not required.

Research focus
We seek candidates fitting into the broad research spectrum of the HCM (, thereby completing existing expertise. Depending on the respective research focus, candidates become members of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences or of the Faculty of Law and Economics at the University of Bonn.

General information
The University of Bonn is committed to diversity and equal opportunity. It is a certified family-friendly university and has a dual career-service. It aims to increase the proportion of women in areas where women are under-represented and to promote their careers in particular. It therefore especially invites women with relevant qualifications to apply. Applications will be handled in accordance with the Equal Opportunities Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Landesgleichstellungsgesetz – LGG). Applications by suitable individuals with a certified severe disability and those of equal status are particularly welcome. The general conditions of employment are according to § 36 of the Higher Education Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Hochschulgesetz des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen).

If you want to know more about the financial benefits, dual career options or family support options the HCM can offer, please, contact the managing director Dr. Sonja Dames (sonja.dames(at)

Deadline for application is October 1st, 2021. The deadline also applies to letters of recommendation. More details can be found at Please, apply to the joint hiring committee (Hausdorff Center for Mathematics, Endenicher Allee 62, 53115 Bonn, Germany) using our online application form