Faculty Openings

Assistant Professor in Pure Mathematics

Deadline: February 7, 2023

The Mathematics Department of Utrecht University is opening an assistant professor position in Pure Mathematics with deadline 7th February 2023. You can use the following link to apply.

Postdoc positions

Postdoc position in Arithmetic Geometry

Deadline: December 11, 2022

Job description

The Mathematical Institute external link at Utrecht University is offering a 3-year postdoc position in arithmetic geometry funded by the VIDI grant “Fano varieties: rational points and beyond external link” of Marta Pieropan. The grant aims to develop a systematic approach to measure the distribution of special subsets of rational points, also called Campana points, on log Fano varieties over number fields or over global function fields, and to uncover their relation to logarithmic Gromov-Witten theory.

In this position, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the project, as well as to develop your own research line. The main projects our group works on concern the arithmetic of rational points and Campana points on Fano type varieties using tools from analytic number theory, birational geometry and logarithmic geometry. The neighbouring research groups in the Mathematical Institute work on moduli spaces of sheaves, enumerative geometry, moduli spaces of curves and of abelian varieties, modular forms, analytic and algorithmic number theory, zeta functions and Galois representations attached to algebraic varieties. You will have no mandatory teaching duties. However, if you wish to do so, you will get the opportunity to acquire teaching experience.

You will be appointed to Utrecht University for this position, however as the research group is involved in a collaboration between multiple universities, including Leiden University and Groningen University, you will get the chance to visit the other universities for research purposes as well.


You will need a completed PhD in mathematics before the starting date of the position. Furthermore, you should be interested in one or more of the following topics: rational points, (log) Fano varieties, the circle method, counting techniques over global function fields, logarithmic geometry, moduli spaces of stable (log) maps. A working proficiency in English will be necessary, knowledge of the Dutch language is not required.


If you are interested in applying or you want further details about the position, you can follow this link.

PhD positions

6 PhD positions in Arithmetic Geometry

Deadline: January 22, 2023

Job description

The research consortium “Rational points: new dimensions”, funded by an NWO Open Competition ENW - XL grant, offers up to six PhD positions in arithmetic geometry spread across three universities: University of Groningen, Leiden University, and Utrecht University. As a PhD student you will carry out mathematical research in the context of the research program “Rational points: new dimensions”. You will be part of a collaborative research team led by Martin Bright, Valentijn Karemaker, Ronald van Luijk, Steffen Müller, Marta Pieropan and Cecília Salgado. In addition, you are expected to carry out some work as a teaching assistant within the department of your home university.


You are expected to have an MSc degree (or equivalent) in mathematics, or to obtain such a degree before the starting date of the PhD project. A working proficiency in English will be necessary, as well as a collaborative and enterprising attitude towards research in mathematics. Knowledge of the Dutch language is not required.


You will be employed at one of the following institutions: the University of Groningen, Leiden University, and Utrecht University; and you will work under the supervision of at least two consortium leaders. Each of the three consortium institutions has a very active algebraic geometry and number theory research group: Groningen, Leiden, Utrecht. You will have ample opportunity to participate in events organised by the consortium as well as other national events. Funding is also available to support travel to conferences and workshops abroad. The position is 4 years long.


You can apply through the following link. The application deadline is January 22nd, 2023.

Grants from Utrecht University

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Grants from the China Scholarship Council

Every year, around 40 Chinese students come to Utrecht University for their PhD studies. Most of these have a 4 year-scholarship of the Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC). You can find more information, as well as an application form, here.

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