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Department: Department of Mathematics
Regime Full-time

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The Department of Computer Science in the Faculty of Sciences has the following full time (100%) vacancy:

graduate teaching & research assistant in the field of analysis and/or geometry


As a graduate teaching & research assistant, you will be part of the Academic Assistant Staff (Dutch: Assisterend Academisch Personeel, AAP). You will spend at least 50% of your working time preparing a PhD thesis. In addition, you will play an assisting role in teaching, research and service activities.

PhD research

  • You will work actively on the preparation and defence of a PhD thesis in the field of analysis and/or geometry. Your research topic lies within one of the current lines of research of the senior members of the Analysis group (S. Hohloch, D. Eelbode, T. Mestdag), see here. A non-exhaustive list of topics includes for example symplectic geometry, (non)integrable Hamiltonian systems, Floer homology, analysis and applications of Dirac operators, symmetries of differential equations, geometric mechanics, Finsler geometry....
  • You will organise your own PhD research and report on your progress regularly.
  • You will participate in the doctoral study programme at the Antwerp Doctoral School to support your PhD pathway.
  • You will present the findings of your PhD research at academic conferences and you will publish them in scientific journals.


  • You will provide support with teaching and also teach high-quality academic classes yourself in Mathematics. Your teaching assignment may include basic mathematics courses as well as more specialized courses in your research domain.
  • You will supervise students and their Bachelor and Master dissertations.


  • You will play an active role in the academic and societal service provision of the Department of Mathematics. For example, you will assist in student recruitment and alumni activities and serve on boards and committees,...


  • You hold a Master degree in Mathematics, Physics or Engineering Sciences, or you will have obtained it by the time you start work.
  • You did not yet obtain a PhD in Mathematics.
  • You can demonstrate excellent study results.
  • You have a very good and broad knowledge of analysis, dynamical systems and differential geometry.
  • Your research qualities are in line with the faculty and university research policies.
  • Your teaching competences are in line with the University of Antwerp’s educational vision.
  • You are motivated to work actively on your further professional development.
  • You act with attention to quality, integrity, creativity and cooperation.
  • You are willing to learn Dutch if you do not yet speak it.

What we offer

  • We offer an appointment as a graduate teaching & research assistant for a period of two years. Following a positive evaluation, the appointment can be renewed twice up to a maximum period of six years.
  • Your gross monthly salary is calculated according to the pay scale for an assistant (Academic Assistant Staff, AAP).
  • You will receive ecocheques, Internet-connectivity allowance and a bicycle allowance or a full reimbursement of public transport costs for commuting.
  • The planned start date is 1 oktober 2024.
  • You will do most of your work at Campus Middelheim in a dynamic and stimulating working environment.
  • Find out more about working at the University of Antwerp here and discover all the other benefits.

Want to apply?

  • You can apply for this vacancy through the University of Antwerp’s online job application platform up to and including June 3rd 2024 (by midnight Brussels time). Click on the 'Apply' button and complete the online application form. Be sure to include the following attachments:
    • a motivation letter
    • your academic CV with an overview of your study results,
    • PFDs of your bachelor and master thesis,
    • contact details of the supervisors of your bachelor and master thesis.
  • The selection committee reviews all applications as soon as possible after the application deadline. As soon as a decision is made, we will notify you. If you are still eligible after the pre-selection, you will be informed about the possible next step(s) in the selection procedure.
  • If you have any questions about the online application form, please check the frequently asked questions or send an email to If you have any questions about the job itself, please contact Prof. Sonja Hohloch,

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