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Current status of application procedure

Selection procedure by appointment committee

The Faculty of Mathematics of Bielefeld University invites applications for the position of

Professor (W2) of Mathematics, in particular Mathematical Statistics

We are looking for a candidate

  • who has an outstanding track record of research in a related field, for example such as: machine learning, algorithmic statistics, data science, robust statistics, applications of statistics to life sciences or medicine, topological data analysis,
  • who will be a committed teacher within the department and is especially passionate about teaching applied mathematics,
  • who will be engaged in the self governance of the department and academic administration,
  • who has experience in research collaborations with other mathematical disciplines,
  • who will actively participate in the department's current and future collaborative research initiatives,
  • who is open for research collaborations with scientists from the Faculty of Mathematics and from other established departments of Bielefeld University.

Formal requirements for appointments are detailed in paragraph 36 of the "Hochschulgesetz" of the state of North-Rhine-Westfalia.


Applications from suitably qualified disabled people are explicitly encouraged.

Bielefeld University has received a number of awards for its achievements in the provision of equal opportunity and has been recognized as a family friendly University. The University welcomes applications by women. This is particularly true in regard to both academic and technical posts as well as positions in information technology. Applications are handled according to the provisions of the state’s equal opportunity statutes.

The submission deadline for applications is November 1, 2021.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a 2-page research and teaching concept and a publication list with three outstanding publications highlighted.

They can be submitted by e-mail (optionally PGP-encrypted: ;

fingerprint: 064A 9B7A 8197 8140 FA77 EF11 74F4 5886 3D4E 426E) to:

or by regular mail to:

Bielefeld University

Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics

P.O. Box 100131

D-33501 Bielefeld

Applicants are asked not to send in original documents, as these cannot be returned.

Please note that risks to confidentiality and unauthorized access by third parties cannot be ruled out when communicating by unencrypted emails. Information on the processing of personal data can be found here.




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