Full time


untill 31.12.2026


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In the Optimization-based Control Group, Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the Ilmenau University of Technology (TU Ilmenau, Germany) is a vacancy for a

Lecturer (Akademischer Rätin/Akademischer Rat) (f/m/d)

The Optimization-based Control group conducts intensive research in the field of mathematical systems theory. In addition, interdisciplinary projects in various application domains (including energy, medicine, and fluid mechanics) with links to machine learning are being worked on. Overall, excellent development opportunities are available in a dynamic and high-quality research environment.

If the candidate proves his or her worth, he or she may be offered a permanent position as a civil servant.

Your tasks

The position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Teaching (including lectures such as numerics of partial differerential equations and scientific computing)
  • Active and independent research in the area of Mathematical Systems Theory
  • Presentation of research results at international conferences and publication in international journals
  • Support with and independent acquisition of third-party funding
  • Guidance of scientific (project) employees
  • Supervision of student theses (Bachelor, Master)
  • Administrative tasks and participation in academic self-administration

    Your profile

    For being part of the selection process is needed:

    • University degree and PhD in Applied Mathematics
    • Good progamming skills in Python (and C/C++)
    • Good communication skills in German and English German skills could be acquired in the first two years of employment.

    Following competences are desirable:

    • Skills in the field of analysis, optimization and stochastics are explicitly desired
    • Interest in one or several of the following domains: numerical mathematics, machine learning and business mathematics
    • Commitment and motivation
    • Cooperative and independent working style
    • Interest in interdisciplinary research

        Please provide evidence of the qualifications required for the job by certificates and references.

        If the general requirements for the civil service relationship are fulfilled, Akademische Rätinnen and Akademische Räte are appointed for a period of three years. The civil service relationship can be extended by up to three years. Conversion into a permanent position (Beamtenverhältnis auf Lebenszeit) is possible in the case of outstanding suitability, probation and qualification.

        What we offer you:

        • attractive remuneration (as per Thüringer Besoldungsgesetz ) incl. Familienzuschlag (family allowance) according to personal family circumstances
        • vacation entitlement of 30 days in the calendar year and additional days off on 24 / 31 December
        • flexible working time model

        From individual advancement with a wide range of continuing education opportunities to a variety of health and recreational offerings, you can expect an appreciative working environment at a renowned university at TU Ilmenau. In addition to an attractive, family friendly working hour’s model, you will also benefit from advantages such as the use of the dining halls of the Studentenwerk Thüringen, as well as participation in several attractive sport offers from the university owned sport centrum.

        The university stands in the fields of technology, mathematics and naturalsciences, business and media for teaching and research at the highestlevel. She attaches particular importance to innovativteaching and interdisciplinary.

        She identifies with Humboldt's ideals and pursues the vision of a cosmopolitan campus family Technische Universität llmenau is holder of the „TOTAL E-Quality“distinction and emphasizes genderedquality.

        Severely disabled applicants with essentially identical professionalsuitability will be preferentially selected.

        Technische Universität Ilmenau offers flexible working time models.


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