Associate Professor in Mathematics

Stockholm University


Associate Professor in Mathematics

Ref. No. SU FV-4030-19

At the Department of Mathematics. Closing date: 2 February 2020.

The Department of Mathematics at Stockholm University has 38 faculty staff members and is divided into three divisions: Mathematics,
Mathematical Statistics and Computational Mathematics. The Division of Mathematics carries out research in a wide range of topics in pure
mathematics, including algebra, analysis, combinatorics, geometry, logic and topology.

Subject/subject description

Main responsibilities
Research, teaching and supervision.

Qualification requirements
In order to qualify for the position as associate professor, the applicant must have demonstrated good teaching skills and have a doctoral degree, or equivalent research expertise, of relevance to the subject area and the main responsibilities of the position.

All teaching positions at Stockholm University require the ability to collaborate and the general ability and suitability to perform one’s duties.

Assessment criteria
In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research and teaching skills. The assessment of research skillswill focus primarily on merits within the subject area of the position.

In the case of otherwise equal qualifications, the following criteria will be used to distinguish between candidates:

  • Preconditions for research collaborations within the Department of Mathematics.

Teaching and learning in higher education
Completed training in teaching and learning in higher education, or equivalent knowledge, is an advantage. An applicant who has not completed at least 15 credits of teaching and learning in higher education and is not considered to have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge should undergo such training within the first two years of employment.

Additional information
Female applicants are particularly welcome, as most associate professors at the department are men.

Swedish “universitetslektor”; tenured position approximately equivalent to Senior Lecturer (UK) or Associate Professor (US).

Proficiency in Swedish is not a requirement at the time of appointment, but the candidate should be able to carry out teaching and administrative duties that require good command of Swedish within two years of employment.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Further information about the position can be obtained from the Head of the Department, Professor Joanna Tyrcha, telephone: +46 8 16 45 67, or Docent Jonas Bergström, telephone: +46 8 16 45 63,

For questions regarding the application process, please contact administrator Mikael Stenberg, telephone: +46 8 16 20 86,

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64,, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89,, and (SEKO).

Apply for the position at Stockholm University´s recruitment system by clicking the “Apply” button. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

We would appreciate if your application is written in English. Since it will be examined by international experts, English is the working language.

The University’s rules of employment and instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

The specific criteria for assessment of research and teaching skills within the Faculty of Science are available at: Guidelines – Employment.

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University contributes to the development of sustainable democratic society through knowledge, enlightenment and the pursuit of truth.

Closing date: 02/02/2020



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