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Samuel Eilenberg Assistant Professorship in the group of researchers and lecturers

Organizational unit Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics, and Mechanics
Position ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (PL: adiunkt)
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  • Phase 1 (10.01.2024 00:00 – 12.02.2024 23:59)


Samuel Eilenberg Assistant Professorships
Four positions in the group of research and teaching academics
at the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics, and Mechanics

Pursuant to the Law on Higher Education and Science, the University of Warsaw invites applications for 4 positions of Samuel Eilenberg Assistant Professorships.

Samuel Eilenberg (1993-1998) obtained his PhD degree in Mathematics at the University of Warsaw in 1936 under the supervision of Kazimierz Kuratowski and Karol Borsuk. He spent most of his career in the USA as a professor at Columbia University. He exerted a critical influence on contemporary mathematics and theoretical computer science; he was a co-founder of modern topology, category theory, homological algebra, and automata theory. His scientific development epitomizes openness to new ideas and readiness to face demanding intellectual challenges.

Terms of employment: starting date 1st Oct. 2024 or 1st Feb. 2025, a full-time, fixed-term employment contract for 2 or 4 years (to be decided with successful applicants). The candidates should be committed to research in Mathematics or Computer Science and will have reduced teaching duties (120 teaching hours per academic year). The basic salary (before taxes) is 8 232 PLN per month; in many cases, this amount is further increased due to salary bonuses that are granted to active members of the faculty. For Samuel Eilenberg assistant professor, these bonuses will be at least 2 000 PLN per month (before taxes). The offered salary for this position may be subject to increases by the prevailing salary policy at the University of Warsaw. We offer our employees a generous package of social benefits, including healthcare, insurance coverage, access to training programs, and dedicated support for career development.

Successful candidates for Samuel Eilenberg Assistant Professorships should have:

1. a Ph.D. in Mathematics, Computer Science, or related disciplines obtained in the past 5 years (at the candidate’s request, this

period may be extended by documented parental leaves);

2. significant research papers, published in refereed, globally recognized, journals or conferences;

3. teaching experience and willingness to undertake organizational projects related to teaching;

4. significant international experience (internships or post-doctoral fellowships, projects, etc.).

Candidates obtain extra points for: research fellowships outside of Poland within the last two years, and outstanding scientific development confirmed by high-quality papers; a clear concept of maintaining the development is required.

Applications should be submitted to the Dean’s office via the website with the following attachments:

1. a cover letter addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics,

• with the signed consent to the processing of personal data for the purpose of recruitment in accordance with the GDPR Regulations;

• containing the phrase: I hereby confirm that I am aware that the recruitment process is an open competition, governed by the Statute of the University of Warsaw, par. 119 and I accept these rules.

2. a copy of a Ph.D. diploma and copies of selected publications (not more than 3);

3. an academic CV with a list of publications (sample documents https://www.mimuw.edu.pl/en/open-positions;

4. a description of the research projects to be conducted by the candidate (not more than 2 pages);

5. names, affiliations, and contact details of 3 possible referees.

Application deadline: 12th February, 2024

The applications will be evaluated by the selection committee appointed by the Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics, University of Warsaw, Poland. A candidate may be invited to an interview by the committee. The decision date is 31st May 2024 (an e-mail notification will be provided). The competition is the first stage of the recruitment process as described in the Statute of the University of Warsaw, the recommendation by the selection committee being a basis for subsequent stages.