University of Luxembourg

Assistant Professor in Mathematics

University of Luxembourg

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

The Department of Mathematics of the Faculty of Science, Technology, and Medicine (FSTM) of the University of Luxembourg (UL) has an opening for an Assistant Professor in Mathematics (tenure track).

Your Role

The position at the Assistant Professor level follows Luxembourg’s tenure-track scheme, according to which the initial appointment is a fixed-term contract. Upon a successful evaluation, the candidate will be offered a permanent position as Associate Professor.

To diversify and reinforce the existing skills and expertise within the Department of Mathematics, the candidate is expected to:

  • Perform high level research
  • Apply for competitive third-party funding
  • Setup and manage a research group
  • Contribute to the teaching missions of the Department of Mathematics and to doctoral and postdoctoral training

Your Profile
The Department of Mathematics is seeking candidates in all areas of mathematics.

In particular, early to mid-stage researchers who have already demonstrated excellence or exceptional promise in the areas of algebra, combinatorics, geometry, mathematical physics, number theory or topology are encouraged to apply. Outstanding candidates in any other area of mathematics will also be considered. Candidates who bring expertise bridging current areas of research present in the university, or linking fundamental research to real-life applications will be viewed favourably.The successful candidate is expected to apply for joint and individual third-party funding (such as calls of the Luxembourg FNR, or of the European ERC program). Evidence of this ability (as portrayed by the candidate’s track record) will be a crucial selection criterion.

The University of Luxembourg is set in a multilingual context.

The person hired on this position must be proficient in English and either French or German. The University encourages its staff to learn the other language and provides access to language courses to this end.

We offer

- A highly international, young and dynamic university

- An exceptional research environment

- Skilled support staff

- Competitive salary and benefits packages

The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer and strives to increase the share of female professors. As portrayed by recent hires and its outreach activities, the Department of Mathematics is actively engaged in this endeavour. We explicitly encourage women to apply.

Further Information

The University of Luxembourg, which currently ranks 17th among the worldwide best universities under 50 years on the Times Higher Education (THE) list, is a public university with a strong focus on research and a highly international faculty. Like the University, the Department of Mathematics is very ambitious and continues to develop in excellence, breadth and diversity. Thanks to support by multiple third-party funding schemes, the department is extremely active with many high level postdoctoral researchers and PhD candidates.

Living in Luxembourg:

Luxembourg is a cosmopolitan country, the green heart of Europe combining the convenience of a metropolis with a human touch ( There are International/European schools and international tracks in local schools. The main site of the university (where the Department of Mathematics is located) is situated in Esch-Belval, and is a new and modern campus in a highly original environment.

Further Information

Applications should contain a motivation letter, a letter indicating the applicant’s research interests, a detailed curriculum vitae, a full list of publications and at least three letters of recommendation (to be sent separately). All applications and letters should be sent by e-mail before 31 May 2020 to the Dean of the Faculty, Prof. Dr. Jean-Marc Schlenker, using the email address:

For further questions please contact the current chair and co-chair of the department: ProfessorsGiovanni Peccati ( and Hugo Parlier (

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