Uppsala University, Department of Mathematics

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.

The Department of Mathematics conducts research and education at undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels within mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics. The Department has about 120 employees, including about 30 postgraduate students. The number of annual students at the undergraduate and graduate level is about 600. The department has three research programs: analysis and probability, algebra and geometry, and applied mathematics and statistics. The present position is within the research program applied mathematics and statistics with specialization in mathematical statistics. 

Description of Subject Area: The subject area comprises statistical methodology and application of statistical methods in medicine, engineering and natural sciences. 

Duties: The position includes teaching, research and administration. Teaching duties include course responsibility, course administration and supervision of second- and third-cycle students. The holder shall also keep abreast of developments within the subject area and the developments in wider community that are significant for the work at the university. A position as associate senior lecturer is intended to qualify the holder for a teaching position with higher qualification requirements. 

Appointment Period: The position can be held for a maximum of four years. An Associate Senior Lecturer can apply for promotion to senior lecturer. If the associate senior lecturer is deemed suitable and fulfills the criteria for promotion established by the Faculty Board he/she shall be promoted to and employed as senior lecturer. 

Qualifications Required: According to the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance those qualified for appointment as Associate Senior Lecturer are persons who have obtained a doctoral degree or achieved the equivalent competence. It is necessary that the pedagogical skills, the research expertise and the professional skills are relevant to the content of the employment and the tasks that will be included in the employment. Applicants who have obtained a doctoral degree or achieved the equivalent competence in five years or less prior to the end of the application period will be given priority. 

According to Uppsala University´s appointments regulations, teaching expertise is an eligibility requirement for appointment as an associate senior lecturer. To obtain teaching expertise, the applicant should have participated in teacher training for higher education of relevance to operations at the University, comprising at least five weeks, or be considered to have acquired the equivalent competence. If it has not been possible to acquire this qualification prior to employment, qualifying training for teachers in higher education shall be completed during the first two years of employment. 

A general eligibility requirement is that the applicant must possess the personal capabilities necessary to carry out fully the duties of the appointment. 

Documented ability to teach in Swedish and/or English is a requirement unless special reasons prevail. The holder is expected to be able to teach in Swedish within two years. 

Assessment Criteria/Ranking

Research Expertise and Teaching Expertise: The ranking of eligible applicants will be based primarily on research and teaching expertise, which will be given equal weight. Research expertise comprises research merits as well as the applicant´s potential to contribute to the future development of both research and teaching. In assessing research expertise special weight will be attached to research merits in mathematical statistics.  

As much attention shall be given to the assessment of teaching expertise as to the assessment of research expertise. Teaching expertise comprises educational and teaching qualifications. In assessing teaching expertise teaching quality must be the prime consideration. The scope of teaching experience, in terms of both breadth and depth, must also be afforded consideration.  

Collaboration Expertise Collaboration expertise is important and will be afforded consideration. 

All merits must be documented in a manner that makes it possible to assess both quality and scope. 

In filling this position the University aims to appoint the applicant who, following a qualitative holistic assessment of her/his competence and expertise, is judged to have the best potential to carry out and develop the relevant duties and to help advance operations. 

In an overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, parental leave, part-time work relating to care of children, union assignments, military service, or the like are to be regarded as work experience.

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.

Salary: Individually negotiated salary.
 
Starting date: 19-09-01 or as otherwise agreed

Type of position: Temporary position four years.

For further information about the position please contact Professor Erik Ekström, phone +46-18-4713834, email erik.ekstrom@math.uu.se and Head of department Warwick Tucker, phone +46-18-4713318 email warwick.tucker@math.uu.se.

For further information about Uppsala University appointment regulations seeUppsala University appointment regulations

For further information about Faculty appointment regulations see

Faculty appointment regulations

Please submit your application by January 25, 2019, UFV-PA 2018/4009.

If you are an international candidate, you will find a lot of information about working and living in Sweden at www.uu.se/joinus.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2019-09-01
Salary Fixed salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2018/4009
Union representative
  • Ellena Papaioannou, Seko, +46 18-471 3315
  • Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST, +46 18-471 6251
  • Per Sundman, Saco-rådet, +46 18-471 1485
Published 30.Nov.2018
Last application date 25.Jan.2019 11:59 PM CET

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