Senior Lecturer in Mathematics

University of Gothenburg | Gothenburg/Sweden


The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 56 000 students and 6 600 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract researchers and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future. The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology has about 200 employees and is one of the largest departments of mathematical sciences in the Nordic countries. The department consists of three divisions: Algebra and Geometry, Analysis and Probability Theory, Applied Mathematics and Statistics. 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. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all our activities. More information about us is available on the website: Subject area Mathematics Subject area description We are searching for a Senior Lecturer to join the Division of Analysis and Probability Theory The successful candidate is expected to conduct independent research and participate in the undergraduate and graduate level teaching in mathematics at our department. We expect the successful candidate to strengthen and complement the research in Analysis conducted at the Division of Analysis and Probability Theory, for instance Harmonic analysis, Representation theory, Partial differential equations, General relativity, Spectral theory and Geometric analysis, Ergodic theory and Dynamical systems. We are committed teachers with extensive and broad experience in all aspects of undergraduate and graduate education in mathematics. We are appreciated by students and are continuously seeking opportunities for pedagogical improvement. Our ambition is to teach mathematics at the highest international level. Job assignments The assignments comprise conducting research in mathematics with emphasis on analysis, teaching courses in mathematics at basic as well as advanced levels, supervision of students (at undergraduate, MSc and PhD levels), administrative tasks at the department actively applying for external funding. 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 expected to collaborate with actors outside academia, for instance, in collaborative research or popular science activities. If you have no University teacher’s training, you are expected to take such courses within one year from the start of employment. The university offers courses in teaching and learning in higher education. Eligibility The eligibility for this employment follows from Chapter 4, 4§ of the Higher Education Ordinance and 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 is required. An applicant with a foreign degree that is judged to be comparable is also eligible. The official language at the University of Gothenburg is Swedish and we normally teach in Swedish at the bachelor level and in English at the higher levels. Therefore, the ability to teach in English is required. If you do not speak Swedish, you are expected to learn Swedish after a maximum of two years of employment. The University offers free courses in Swedish for its employees, more information in the link here. Assessment criteria The assessment criteria for employment as a senior lecturer is specified in Chapter 4, §4 of the Higher Education Ordinance and in the University of Gothenburg’s own appointments procedure. The assessment of your application will be based on your scientific skills and pedagogical merits, which will be given equal weight. Both parts will be equally important for the final assessment. When assessing your scientific competence, special attention is paid to publications of high quality. Quality bears greater weight than the accumulated output of scientific papers. 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 mathematics. Experience in course development and the management of educational programs are meritorious. We will choose the applicant who, after the overall assessment of skills and potential, is considered to have the best prerequisites to carry out the tasks included in the job description, to collaborate with others, and to contribute to a positive development of activities at the department. The overall assessment will also assess 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. Employment Type of employment: Permanent position Extent: 100 % Location: Department of Mathematical Sciences First day of employment: To be agreed Selection process The selection process will include evaluation by experts from outside the department, interviews, and trial lectures. Contact information For further information about the position please contact: Bernt Wennberg, Head of Department, tel +46 (0)31-772 53 26, email Lyudmila Turowska, Head of Division, tel +46 (0)31-772 5341, email Hjalmar Rosengren, Head of Unit, tel +46 (0)31-772 5358, email Unions Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg can be found here: Application 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: Personal letter. CV, including list of publications. Certificate of doctoral degree and other documents that you wish to be considered. Description of research expertise together with motivation for your choice of maximum six publications and an account of your contribution to the publications. A 4-year research plan with a description of current and planned research as well as other planned activities relevant to this position (maximum four pages). Description of pedagogical expertise, including information about the extent and level of teaching done and evaluations of its quality. It should also include a short pedagogical reflection (maximum four pages). Description of your experience of leadership, administration and cooperation with the surrounding community. Copies of your most relevant publications in full format (maximum six publications). Two references whom we can contact. 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 three copies to: Faculty Office for Science University of Gothenburg Box 460 S-405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden We welcome application written in English as it may be evaluated by international experts. Applications must be received by: 2024-03-01   Information for International Applicants Choosing a career in a foreign country is a big step. Thus, to give you a general idea of what we and Gothenburg have to offer in terms of benefits and life in general for you and your family/spouse/partner please visit: The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations. Salaries are set individually at the University. In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden’s regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed. In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

Last updated: 23 January 2024

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