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Professur (W2) Data Assimilation

University of Potsdam. Potsdam, 01.02.2018

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The University of Potsdam, Faculty of Science, Department of Mathematics announces the following professorship to be filled by the wintersemester 2018/2019:

Professorship (W2) in Data Assimilation

Candidates are expected to have a strong research profile in the field of highdimensional and time-dependent inverse problems and to actively contribute to the Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 1294 "Data Assimilation – The seamless integration of data and models" (www.sfb1294.de). Possible research foci include optimization algorithms for high-dimensional parameter and state estimation problems, Bayesian model evaluation and comparison, uncertainty quantification in the context of data assimilation, sequential and high-dimensional learning, as well as semi- and non-parametric inference for stochastic processes. Successful candidates will have demonstrated the ability to combine theoretical and algorithmic advances with applications to problems of practical relevance.
Teaching duties will include courses in the bachelor‘s and master‘s degree programs in mathematics and in the interdepartmental master‘s degree program in data science. Candidates should have experience in the acquisition of external funding, the organization of research projects, and academic self-administration.
Candidates are expected to have basic knowledge of German.
The qualifications necessary for an appointment under Section 41 of the Brandenburg Higher Education Act (Brandenburgisches Hochschulgesetz, BbgHG) apply.
The University strives for a balanced gender ratio at all levels. Severely disabled applicants will be given preferential consideration in the event of equal qualification. We expressly invite applications from people with migration backgrounds.
The University of Potsdam supports newly appointed professors with its Dual Career Service and coaching support: www.uni-potsdam.de/berufungen.html
Please submit your application and relevant documentation (presentation of your research interests, CV, copies of academic certificates and credentials, list of publications, list of courses taught, list of projects funded externally) within 4 weeks of the publication of this job notice via email (in a single PDF file) to ausschreibungen@uni-potsdam.de. Inquires can be directed to Professor Sebastian Reich (sereich@uni-potsdam.de), Institute of Mathematics, University of Potsdam.
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