Senior Lecturer in Mathematical Statistics

University of Gothenburg Faculty of Science


Senior lecturer in Mathematical Statistics (data science)

Diary id: PAR 2019/1469
Employment level: Open ended
Location: Department of Mathematical Sciences
Apply by: 2020-02-29

We contribute in a significant way to society by our extensive research and education. The working environment at the department is supportive, stimulating, and international, with a continuous flow of international guests. Our department continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all our activities. We work actively to be a parent-friendly organization. More information about us is available on the website:

Subject area

Mathematical statistics with emphasis on data science.

Subject area description

We are searching for a Senior Lecturer to the Division of Applied Mathematics and Statistics who would contribute to our expertise in the area of mathematical statistics towards data science. The successful candidate is expected to develop and maintain a high-level research program in mathematical statistics with emphasis on computer intensive methods and participate in the undergraduate and graduate level teaching in mathematical statistics at our department.

We expect the successful candidate to strengthen and complement the research performed at the Division of Applied Mathematics and Statistics which is internationally recognized in areas such as

  • Bayesian statistics, forensic statistics,
  • spatial statistics, extreme value theory,
  • biostatistics, bioinformatics, and systems biology,
  • stochastic differential equations, computational mathematics.

We are particularly interested in enhancing of our research group

  • AI@MS - Artificial Intelligence at Mathematical Sciences

We are committed teachers with extensive and broad experience of all aspects of undergraduate and graduate education in mathematical statistics. We are appreciated by students and are continuously seeking opportunities for pedagogical improvement. Our ambition is to teach mathematical statistics at the highest international level.

Job assignments

As a successful applicant, you are expected to

  • lead a research program in mathematical statistics with emphasis on data science, having potential for future beneficial societal impact,
  • demonstrate a strong commitment to teach various courses in mathematical statistics,
  • demonstrate a strong commitment to supervise students (at undergraduate, MSc and PhD levels),
  • undertake administrative tasks at the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

You should actively seek challenges and new opportunities in order to develop your work. Communication and collaboration skills are important since many of your duties will be carried out in collaboration with others. You are even expected to collaborate with actors outside academia and to participate in popular science activities.

If you have no courses in University teacher’s training, you are expected to take such courses within one year from the start of the employment. 


The eligibility for this employment follows from the Appointments Procedure for Teachers at the University of Gothenburg. A completed PhD degree in a subject area relevant to the position or similar scientific competence acquired in some other way.  An applicant with a foreign degree that is judged to be comparable is also eligible.

The bachelor's level teaching is normally in Swedish, although the teaching at the master's and PhD levels is in English. Thus, good language skills and ability to teach in English are required.


The assessment of your application will be based on your scientific skills and pedagogical merits. Both parts will be equally important for the final assessment.

When assessing your scientific proficiency, special attention is paid to your competence documented by publications of high quality. Quality is more important than quantity. Research with important contributions after your PhD degree as well as international scientific collaboration are considered as strong merits.

When assessing your pedagogical merits, special emphasis is placed on your ability to plan and teach courses in mathematical statistics.

We will choose the applicant who, after the overall assessment of skills and potential to develop, is considered to have the best prerequisites to carry out the tasks included in the job description, to collaborate with other people, and to contribute to a positive development of the activities at the department. It will also be included in the overall assessment how the applicant's qualifications and plans complement and strengthen the activities in accordance with the strategy of the department.

Previous leave of absence due to illness, parental leave or other similar circumstances will be taken into account in the assessment and should be pointed out in connection with the list of merits and experience. 


Type of employment:  permanent
Extent: 100 %
Location: Department of Mathematical Sciences                                                                               
First day of employment: To be agreed  

Appointment procedure

The selection process will include evaluation by experts from outside the department, interviews, and trial lectures.

For further information:

Bernt Wennberg, Head of Department, tel +46 (0)31-772 53 26, email
Annika Lang, Deputy Head of Division, tel +46 (0)31-772 5356, email
Serik Sagitov, Head of Division, tel +46 (0)31-772 5351, email


Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg:

How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. Together with your application, the following should be attached:

  • CV, including complete publication list and an account of external funds received (with amounts).
  • Research achievements and motivation for the selection of a maximum of ten scientific publications which you cite in the application. Indicate your role and contribution to the selected publications.
  • Research plan with description of ongoing and planned research as well as other planned activities relevant to employment (maximum three pages).
  • An account of educational qualifications, with information on the scope and type of teaching and statements about its quality. The report should also include educational reflection and teaching philosophy.
  • An account of the qualifications in management, administration and collaboration.
  • Complete electronic copies of your main publications (maximum 10 pieces).
  • Certificates and other documents that you wish to be considered.

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. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application. Any documents that are not available in electronic format should be mailed in two copies to:

Faculty Office for Science
University of Gothenburg
Box 460
S-405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden

Closing date: 2020-02-29

Additional information

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The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity. Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.



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