The Institute of Mathematics of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf invites applications for a W3 professorship for Mathematical Statistics to be filled as soon as possible.

We are looking for a candidate with an excellent research and teaching portfolio in the field of Mathematical Statistics. Potential candidates must have a long-term vision for the professorship and its integration into the local research community.

We expect that applicants have published in internationally recognized scientific journals, and that they bring experience in the acquisition of competitive third-party funding and interdisciplinary research cooperation. Willingness to participate in the acquisition of external funding and in the establishment of interdisciplinary collaborative projects and study programmes at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences is desired. Candidates offering opportunities for collaboration with other research areas within the Mathematical Institute and beyond are preferred.

Active participation and teaching in the basic mathematical education in the Bachelor‘s and Master‘s degree programmes in Mathematics and in Financial and Actuarial Mathematics, as well as in the courses of the Institute of Mathematics for other degree programmes are required. Furthermore, the successful candidate is expected to participate actively in the academic self-administration.

Appropriate experience in working internationally, experience in supervising doctoral students and final thesis projects, as well as experience in managing personnel and the ability to work in a team is an advantage. Concepts for the support of early-career scientists and for equal opportunities are also considered an advantage.

Conditions for employment are, in addition to general administrative conditions in accordance with § 36 of the North Rhine-Westphalia University Act (Gesetz über die Hochschulen des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen), an aptitude for teaching, exceptional competence in research, and additional scientific achievements.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply; they will be given preference in cases of equal aptitude, ability, and professional achievements unless there are exceptional reasons for choosing another applicant.

Heinrich Heine University lives the principle „excellence through diversity“. HHU has signed the “Charta der Vielfalt (diversity)” and successfully participated in the audit “Shaping Diversity” of the Stifterverband. HU is certified as family-friendly and aims to promote its employees’ diversity.

Applications from suitably qualified severely disabled persons or disabled persons regarded as being of equal status according to Book IX of the German Social Legal Code (SGB – Soziales Gesetzbuch) are encouraged.

At Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, appointments may also be part-time, provided there are no overriding administrative reasons in individual cases for requiring full-time employment.

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf offers a Dual Career Support and is a member of the Rhineland Dual Career Network (Dual Career Netzwerk Rheinland). provides further information.

If you have any questions, please contact the Chair of the Appointments Committee, Prof. Dr. Nils Detering (e-mail

Please submit your application with

  1. a letter of motivation,
  2. a curriculum vitae including lists of all scientific publications and competitively acquired third-party funds (incl. scholarships),
  3. copies of academic certificates,
  4. a brief research and teaching concept (max. 5 pages),
  5. a course catalogue

via the appointment portal and complete the information requested there as fully as possible.

The application deadline is 8.05.2024.