Junior Fellowships for
young promising fellows in the University
of Bonn, Germany
The Bonn Junior Fellow is endowed with a position for a postdoc or two graduate students, and with funds for traveling and hosting guest researchers. The full announcement of scholarship details is follows.
of Bonn/ Germany
level comparable to that of an associate professor
young scientists who are in the process of developing their own
Excellence Initiative has given us the opportunity to
institutionalize early independence by creating twelve temporary
junior faculty positions, the Bonn Junior Fellows, at the salary
in mathematics, important contributions are often made at a young
young scientists should thus have the opportunity to define and
pursue their own research program a few years after their PhD.
broad activities of the Hausdorff Research Institute and the focused
work in the local Research Areas make the Hausdorff Center a unique
environment for a young scientist.
Bonn Junior Fellow is designed as a very attractive five year
position, modelled after the Emmy Noether Program of the DFG rather
than the junior professor.
salary level is comparable to that of an associate professor.
some of the offered positions, a tenure-track option is associated,
and, in exceptional cases, a position may be tenured immediately.
There are no teaching duties on the undergraduate level.
the Bonn Junior Fellow is expected to contribute four hours per week
to the graduate teaching in one or two of the Research Areas.
a faculty member, the Bonn Junior Fellow is allowed and expected to
supervise master and PhD theses.
Bonn Junior Fellow is independent of existing chairs. However, his
or her group are expected to join the team of one or two of the
Bonn Junior Fellow program targets candidates worldwide who are in
the process of developing their own research agenda and have proved
their scientific independence through publications.
are not expected to speak German.
is intended to fill about half of the positions offered with women,
and preference will be given to suitably qualified female
candidates, all other considerations being equal.
are strongly encouraged to apply.
Bonn Junior Fellow positions are advertised jointly and
internationally, with reference to the twelve Research Areas.
single hiring committee, the Junior Search Committee (JSC), which
consists of members of all participating institutes, is in charge of
screening and contacting promising candidates.
recruiting and hiring process is designed to be scientifically
full-fledged but administratively compact.
three separate application rounds, 12 Bonn Junior Fellow positions
have been awarded to internationally promising young scientists
Bonn Junior Fellow positions have already become a springboard for
future academic careers: several Bonn Junior Fellows have moved on
to permanent faculty positions.
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