Senior Lecturer in Mathematics (Sweden) Deadline: Apr. 22, 2019

Lund University

Application Deadline

Apr.22, 2019

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The Offer

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

The Faculty of Science conducts research and education within Biology, Astronomy, Physics, Geosciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Environmental Sciences. The Faculty is organized into nine departments, gathered in the north campus area. The Faculty has approximately 1500 students, 330 PhD students and 700 employees.
The position for Senior University Lecturer in Mathematics with specialisation in Algebra mainly entails research and teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels (especially related to algebra). Supervision of Bachelor, Master and PhD theses are included in the teaching tasks. Initially, the amount of teaching will be at most 50 % of full time. Administration tasks may be included. The work assignments of the position, as well as the relative proportions of research and teaching, may change over time.

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the research activity in algebra, which also includes applying for external funding and developing collaborations with other departments within the University and with other universities. The successful candidate is expected to build up their own research group.

Eligibility/ Requirements

Qualified for appointment as Senior Lecturer are those who have demonstrated teaching expertise and have been awarded a PhD, or have demonstrated the corresponding research competence or some other professional expertise that is of value in view of the subject matter of the post and the duties that it will involve (according to HEO chapter 4, section 4).

To qualify for this position, applicants must hold a doctorate in mathematics or demonstrate equivalent competence.

Applicants are also required to have completed at least five weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning or to have acquired equivalent knowledge by other means. In certain cases, exceptions can be made from this requirement.

Applicants should document scientific skills in an algebraic research field, for example Group theory, Ring theory, Algebraic Geometry or Number theory. Applicants should describe their current research themes, present a research plan for the next few years, and explain how they plan to contribute to the research of the Department. The scientific qualifications of applicants will be evaluated mainly on the basis of the quality and quantity of peer-reviewed scientific publications.

Documented ability to obtain research grants in national or international competition is a merit.

The successful applicant should have varied and documented teaching experience. The ability to teach in English is a requirement. Experience of course development and a reflective approach to teaching are strong merits. Experience of supervision of Bachelor, Master and PhD theses is also a strong merit. Documented experience in communicating science and the value of research to society is likewise relevant and meritable.

For the appointment, consideration will be given to the question as to how the applicant, through documented skills and experience, can strengthen and extend the Department’s research and teaching in the field.

As much attention shall be given to the assessment of teaching expertise as to the assessment of research expertise.

The appointment will be made in accordance with the Lund University Appointment Rules.

It is expected that within a period of three years, a non-Swedish speaking appointee will master the Swedish language sufficiently well to be able to teach and to communicate with the university administration in Swedish.

Application Process

The application should be formulated according to the Faculty of Sciences instructions for applications for an academic position. Reference No. PA2019/108.

If you have questions, please contact:

  • Head of division Erik Wahlén, +46 46 222 81 43,
  • Recruitment Officer Helen Johansson, +46 46 222 36 09,

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