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At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Mathematical Sciences, one or more positions as assistant professor in Scientific Computing and Applied Mathematical Analysis are open for appointment from 15th of August 2020 or soon hereafter and for 3 years. The position will be located at Aalborg University’s campus in Aalborg. The Department of Mathematical Sciences hosts three mathematics programmes: mathematics (including statistics at the master level), mathematics-economics, and mathematics-technology. The department teaches and develops courses in mathematics and statistics for multiple study programmes at Aalborg University. Research activities at the department include mathematics-economics (mathematical finance and econometrics), statistics (spatial statistics, simulation based inference, statistical computing and statistics in forensic genetics, applied mathematical analysis (mathematical physics, partial differential equations, harmonic analysis, and approximation theory), coding theory, cryptography and topology.


Research: The selected candidate will have research qualifications within Scientific Computing and Applied Mathematical Analysis. The department is increasing its focus on research with an applied and a strategic perspective, and the successful applicant must have a genuine interest in pursuing this objective further.

Teaching: The selected candidate will have teaching responsibilities in the mathematics programmes (which comprise mathematics/statistics, mathematics-economics, and mathematics-technology). The selected candidate will also have teaching responsibilities at other programmes at the university. Therefore the ability to cooperate with study programmes in Engineering and Social Sciences is desirable. Aalborg University has three campuses and teaching tasks can be at all campuses. The majority of the teaching tasks will be conducted in Danish.

Funding and external collaboration: The selected candidate will engage in acquiring external funding for research. This will happen in collaboration with colleagues from the mathematics department and also other departments at Aalborg University. This includes funding for theoretical research, as well as funding for more applied and strategic research activities. The selected applicant will have a genuine interest in seeking inspiration from and assist in bringing mathematical disciplines into applications in other sciences, in industry and in the surrounding society.

Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate research potential and scientific production within scientific computing and mathematical modelling at an international level. The ability to contribute to the development of external collaboration, and the ability to secure external funding, will also be taken into account. In addition, the applicant is expected to have the qualifications required for undertaking teaching responsibilities and excellent interpersonal skills. Special contributions to the development of educational and teaching related activities will be considered in the overall assessment.

You may obtain further information from Head of Department Søren Højsgaard, phone: +45 9940 8801, e-mail: sorenh@math.aau.dk

Qualification requirements:

Appointment as an Assistant Professor presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment.

Appointment as an Assistant Professor cannot exceed a period of four years in total in a temporary position (appointment at Assistant Professor level cannot exceed a period of eight years in total in Denmark).

The application must contain the following: 

  • A statement outlining your reasons for applying, and intentions and visions with, the position.
  • Your curriculum vitae, including personal data, educational background, scientific qualifications, dissemination skills, participation in committees and boards, and additional qualifications relevant for the position.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • A complete list of publications.
  • Publications you wish to be considered by the assessment committee. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • A specification of your teaching qualifications relative to the teaching portfolio. If this is not enclosed you must include an explanation for its absence.
  • References/recommendations.

An assessment committee will assess all candidates. 

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact HR-Partner Lise Søndergård Jacobsen by mail est-ef-hr@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 9567.

Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force, teaching portfolio and procedures can be seen here.  


Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance's current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.





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