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Location: Potsdam, Germany

Leader of Max Planck Research Group in conjunction with Professorship for Geometric Analysis (W2)

The Institute for Mathematics of the Faculty of Science at the Potsdam University in a joint appointment with Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) invites applications for a Leader of Max Planck Research Group in conjunction with Professorship for Geometric Analysis (W2). The position is limited for 5 years.

The University of Potsdam and the Albert Einstein Institute (AEI) are looking for applicants with an excellent research record to lead an independent Max Planck Research Group in the area of Geometric Analysis, in the context of their agreement on cooperation in the areas of geometric analysis and partial differential equations. The preferred research area lies in nonlinear partial differential equations related to geometry and mathematical physics.

The successful applicant is expected to participate in the supervision of PhD students and will have teaching responsibilities at the Institute for Mathematics at Potsdam University of 2 hours/semester-week. The research group will include resources for PhD scholarships and postdoctoral positions as well as research related expenses. During the term of the employment contract with the MPG the successful applicant will (according to § 38 (9) BbgHG) also be Professor at the university of Potsdam.

Prerequisites for the application are a doctoral degree and a record of research equivalent to the German “Habilitation”. Scientific qualifications achieved in the private sector, outside Germany, or as Junior professor will also be considered (§ 39 BbgHG). Appointment will be made according to the laws of Brandenburg (Brandenburgisches Hochschulgesetz – BbgHG §§ 38).

The University of Potsdam and the Max Planck Society are committed to support the appointment of severely handicapped people, applications are explicitly encouraged. The University of Potsdam and the Max Planck Society wish to increase the employment of woman in those areas where they are underrepresented. Women are therefore explicitly encouraged to apply.

Please send your application until 13.01.2011 to Potsdam University, Office of the President, Am Neuen Palais 10, D-14469 Potsdam, Germany.