Faculty Openings

Full Professor in Pure Analysis

Deadline: April 16, 2023

The Mathematics Department of Utrecht University is opening a Full Professor position in Analysis with deadline 16th April 2023. The succesful applicant will join as a member of the Utrecht Geometry Centre. You can use the following link to apply.

Postdoc positions

There are currently no vacancies available

PhD positions

PhD position in Algebraic Geometry

Deadline: May 20, 2023

Job description

Enumerative geometry is the field of algebraic geometry dealing with counting geometric objects satisfying constraints. So far, enumerative geometry largely concerned curve counting. This PhD position is funded by the ERC Consolidator Grant "Surfaces on fourfolds" on the enumerative geometry of surfaces on Calabi-Yau fourfolds and related subjects. This new field has unexpected connections with various areas of mathematics and physics, such as Hodge theory, singularity theory, representation theory, and string theory.

This ERC project is comprised of 2 PhD positions and 2 postdoc positions, which will be filled during the period September 2023-September 2028.

You will be part of the Utrecht Geometry Centre, which encompasses all the research groups in pure mathematics within the Mathematical Institute of Utrecht University. Our expertise covers a broad spectrum of topics, ranging from algebraic and differential geometry to algebraic topology, logic, and number theory.

During your PhD, up to 10% of your time will be devoted to teaching activities within our curriculum. Your work as a PhD candidate will be complemented by a complete training programme within the Graduate School of Natural Sciences.


We are looking for an enthusiastic and skilled applicant who possesses the following characteristics:

  • You have an MSc degree in mathematics, preferably with good to excellent grades.
  • It is a great advantage when you have taken some basic algebraic geometry courses or have done an MSc thesis in algebraic geometry.
  • You have strong analytic skills.
  • You have good English skills, both in speaking and writing.

How to apply

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

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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