We advertise an opening for
a PhD student position and
a post-doc position,
in the group of Ivan Veselic at the chair of Analysis, Dynamical Systems, and Mathematical Physics
at the Department of Mathematics at the TU Dortmund
starting in summer/autumn 2022.
The duration of a PhD student position is 3 years.
The duration of a postdoc position is 2 years.
In both cases a one year extension is possible under favourable circumstances.
The positions are partially funded by research grants and partially
through teaching duties. Hence, both solid mathematical education
& previous research experience on one hand and the ability to teach in German,
possibly after an adaptation period, on the other, play a role in the selection process.
A PhD student applicant is expected to have acquired a
in analysis/differential equations and probability theory,
for instance by having taken courses & exams in these topics.
An applicant for the postdoc position is additionally expected
to have experience in research in at least one of the mentioned fields.
Knowledge of physics is an advantage.
The future research of the successfull candidates will focus on
elliptic and parabolic partial differential equations.
Moreover certain aspects of the
following mathematical fields will play a role in the project
functional analysis & operator theory,
Fourier & harmonic analysis,
elliptic and parabolic partial differential equations on bounded and unbounded domains,
direct & inverse problems in the analyis of partial differential equations,
in particular control theory,
effects of randomization on evolution equations,
point processes & stochastic geometry,
large deviations, concentration inequalities & entropy methods.
The variety of topics offer the opportunity to broaden
the mathematical foundations. If candidates had previous
experience in some of the mentioned areas they should point this out in their application.
Application emails should be
- addressed to: Ivan Veselic using the address firstname.lastname@example.org,
contain all the application documents in a single PDF attachment
(maximal size 15 MB)
- and provided withe the subject line:
PhD student application 2022 or
postdoc application 2022, respectively as appropriate.
Candidates for the PhD position should provide the following items:
cover letter outlining the motivation for the advertised position
CV (including academic education, positions, teaching experience,
English and German language skills, participation in workshops, international experience)
list all publications (if any)
copy of university degree(s) and transcript of records
a digital copy of the master's thesis (if completed)
two or three reference letters.
Candidates with completed PhD should include additionally:
copy of PhD degree
two or three selected publications
a summary of past research (circa 2 pages)
optional: future research plans (circa 1 page)
optional: contact data of additional senior scientists/mentors as
references (name, affiliation, and email address).
For details or updates please consult the webpage
The chair of analysis, dynamical sytems & mathematical physics and the mathematics department in Dortmund provide
a stimulating research environment.
The chair coorganises an active weekly seminar, please consult
for a list of previous talks.
The department has
working in partial differential equations, variational analysis, (optimal) control theory, stochastic processes,
random matrices, numerical analysis, finite element methods, differential geometry,
and several other fields. Together with the universities in Bochum, Duisburg and Essen the
TU Dortmund comprises the
University Aliance Ruhr.