Three PhD-positions at Bielefeld

The Faculty of Mathematics at Bielefeld University advertises three PhD-positions.
These positions come with some teaching duties. The expectation is that a successful candidate is able to teach in German after about half a year.
For that reason the official opening is only available in German. Nonetheless candidates with an international background are welcome to apply.
The university offers language courses to support such candidates.

Deadline for applications is 22 July, 2021.

For informal enquiries, feel free to contact Prof Henning Krause at

The Faculty of Mathematics has the following job opening: up to three Research Positions (code: Wiss21621)
(official link: bis zu drei Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter*innen (m/w/d))

Your tasks
Carrying out a research project in a research area represented at the Faculty of Mathematics (65%)
Participation in the teaching duties of the faculty, in particular in the tutorials of the faculty (in German), to the extent of 3 LVS (25%)
Participation in the academic self-administration (10%)
The employment is conducive to scientific qualification.

Your profile

We expect
completed university studies (e.g. Master or Diploma) in mathematics or in a subject related to mathematics
concrete doctoral project in a field of research represented at the Faculty of Mathematics (the intended field of research and possible supervisors are to be presented in an exposé (max. three pages), which is to be enclosed with the application documents. Based on the submitted exposé and the assessment of the supervisor, the research committee of the Faculty of Mathematics will give prognosis on the success of the PhD project. Only applications from applicants with a favorable prognosis can be considered.
good communication skills
teaching experience, e.g. as a tutor of tutorial groups for mathematical courses
perseverance and creativity
independent, committed and structured way of working

We offer
Salary according to remuneration level 13 TV-L
temporary to 1 year with the option of extension for further two years (§ 2 (1) sentence 2 of the WissZeitVG; in accordance with the provisions of the WissZeitVG and the Agreement on Satisfactory Conditions of Employment, the length of contract may differ in individual cases)
part time (75 %)
internal and external training opportunities
amount of health, consulting and prevention services
reconcilability of family and working life
job ticket for regional public transport network
supplementary company pension
collegial working environment
open and pleasant working atmosphere
Application Procedure
We are looking forward to receiving your application (including a. m. exposes). For full consideration, your application should be received via either post (see postal address) or email (a single PDF document is required) sent to Please mark your application with the identification code: Wiss21621. Please note that the possibility of privacy breaches and unauthorized access by third parties cannot be excluded when communicating via unencrypted e-mail. For Information on the processing of personal data click here: