Jobs at the Department of Mathematics

Ph.D. Position

The Chair of Geometry / Algebra at the Departement of Mathematics (Prof. Ruth Kellerhals) invites applications for one

Ph.D. / Assistant position

starting January 1, 2015, or as soon as possible. Candidates must have a validated master degree in mathematics. Beside the doctoral project in hyperbolic geometry and discrete groups, the successful candidate will be occupied with moderate teaching (exercise courses, collaboration in semi- nars) and service for the library.

Furthermore, it is desirable (if necessary after a convenient time of adap- tation) that the candidate masters the language german or french.

We offer a friendly working environment, the integration into the Swiss Doctoral Program of Mathematics and an attractive salary.

We invite applications, including a letter of motivation, a CV and two letters of recommendation, to be submitted electronically to by November 20, 2014.

The decision will be communicated before December 1.

Send applications to

Prof. Ruth Kellerhals


November 20, 2014

Additional information

Ph.D. Position

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) invites applications for a

PhD. Position in Analysis/Geometry

starting on 15 February, 2015, or as soon as possible thereafter, on a topic close to one of the following: geometric measure theory in the setting of metric spaces, metric geometry, sub-Riemannian geometry, aspects of geometric group theory such as isoperimetric problems in groups.

Advisor: Prof. Stefan Wenger

Duration of the position: 4 years

Candidates must have a M.Sc. degree in Mathematics and should have a solid background in analysis and/or geometry, ideally with exposure to a least one of the topics above. A good command of German or French or the willingness to learn one of the two languages within a relatively short period of time is required.

he PhD position is a full-time position which comes with a competitive salary and a teaching assistantship. PhD students are integrated in the Swiss Doctoral Program of Mathematics, jointly offered with neighboring universities.

Applications should be sent by email to and should include a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae, a list of courses taken in mathematics, and a description of the candidate's research interests. Moreover, two letters of recommendation should be mailed directly by the letter writers to the email address above. Deadline for applications is 10 January, 2015. Late applications may be considered until the position is filled.

Send applications to

Prof. Stefan Wenger


January 10, 2015

Additional information

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