Open Positions at the Combinatorics Group

One PhD position is available at the Combinatorics Group of the Institute of Discrete Mathematics, Graz University of Technology (TU Graz). A tentative starting date is 1 October 2018.

We are seeking outstanding PhD candidates with interest and experience in Discrete Mathematics, in particular in random graphs, probabilistic combinatorics, and analytic combinatorics. The successful PhD candidate will pursue her/his PhD degree under the supervision of Univ.-Prof. Mihyun Kang.

Qualifications and condition of employment:

  • Strong track record of mathematical studies
  • Master's degree in mathematics or theoretical computer science is required to be employed, but it does not necessarily have to be awarded at the time of application
  • Excellent command of English and German

Length and Salary:

  • PhD position is for 4 years (40 hours per week)
  • A gross monthly salary specified by Universitäten-Kollektivvertrag is currently € 2.794,60 (14 x per year)
  • Teaching duties: about 2 hours per week (as specified by Kollektivvertrag)

Application documents:

  • Letter of application, which describes the candidate's academic qualifications, academic experience, and scientific interests and specifies the candidate's earliest possible starting date
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Transcript of courses and grades, scanned copy of Diploma or Master’s degree
  • Master thesis in a PhD format if available

The application documents (in one PDF file) quoting the reference number (Kennzahl) 5050/18/009 should be submitted by email to

Technische Universität Graz
Dekan der Fakultät für Mathematik, Physik und Geodäsie
O.Univ.-Prof. Robert Tichy
Petersgasse 16, A-8010 Graz

The deadline of the application is 31 July 2018.

One or two confidential letters of recommendation should be sent by the letter writer(s) to

For further questions email to Ms Wissler, (NOT to