Postdoc position in mathematics (algebra) at the University of Technology Graz (TU Graz). Three years, extension to six years possible

Note: as of Nov. 9, 2018, we are no longer considering additional applications

At the Institute of Analysis and Number Theory at the University of Technology Graz (Technische Universität Graz / TU Graz), in Graz, Austria, there is an opening for a postdoc in the FWF grant project P30934-N35 "integer-valued polynomials on algebras" (lead by Sophie Frisch). The position is initially for 3 years, starting anytime between January 15, 2019 and May 1, 2019. It can be extended for a further 3 years, to six years, total, if the postdoc collaborates on a new grant proposal and this proposal is successful. Payment is according to FWF guidelines for postdoc salaries (Note that the table lists gross salaries, before social security and taxes are deducted).


The position requires a strong background in algebra. Commutative ring theory will play an important role in this FWF grant project. Additional qualifications in group theory, algebraic combinatorics, algebraic number theory, and topological methods in ring theory are most welcome.

The postdoc will do research focused on, but not limited to, some of the following topics:

The publications of the project leader and of the postdocs of precursor projects may give an additional idea of the scope of research in this project:


All applications received by October 22, 2018 will be considered. Applications arriving after this date will be considered as long as the position has not yet been filled.

We hope to reach a final decision no later than Dec. 16, 2018. In any case, all candidates will be informed of the status of their application by then. The successful candidate can begin her or his employment anytime between Jan. 15, 2019 and May 1, 2019.

Guideline for applications:

To apply, please read the guidelines carefully, and follow them precisely:
Send your application, in English, by email to with a subject line of "postdoc application First name LAST NAME" (your last name in all caps). As an attachment to the mail, include a .zip or .tar.gz file LASTNAME-Firstname.tar.gz or containing a directory with your application and supporting documents in the format specified below. If your zipfile is too big to send as a regular attachment, use the ``bigmail'' website of TU Graz to transfer your file to

The application file must contain

  1. in a single PDF file named LASTNAME-Firstname-CV.pdf
    1. Your CV
    2. List of publications (including all preprints and the PhD thesis)
    3. Names and addresses (Email) of at least 3 mathematicians willing to act as references
    4. Copies of your PhD diploma and master's degree diploma (if applicable)
    5. A free-form statement detailing your research interests and anything else you want to communicate regarding your qualifications and motivation
  2. In separate PDF files, one for each paper or thesis, all your preprints, reprints, and your PhD and master's theses. (Note: you may include unfinished preprints marked "unfinished, do not distribute". They will not be shared beyond the selection committee).

Note: make sure all files are PDF. Word and similar formats (.doc, .docx) will not be considered. Please do not inculde spaces in filenames. (Replace by underscore: _ )

Anti-discrimination policy at TU Graz

Graz University of Technology aims to increase the proportion of women, in particular in management and academic staff, and, therefore, qualified female applicants are explicitly encouraged to apply. Until a balanced ratio of women and men has been achieved at the university, preference will be given to woman if applicants are equally qualified.

Graz University of Technology actively promotes diversity and equal opportunities. Applicants are not to be discriminated against in personnel selection on the grounds of gender, ethnicity, religion or ideology, age, or sexual orientation. (Anti-discrimination). People with disabilities who have the relevant qualifications are expressly invited to apply.

Sophie Frisch
Institut für Analysis und Zahlentheorie (Inst. 5010)
Technische Universität Graz
Kopernikusgasse 24
8010 Graz, Austria