Assistant Professor in Numerical Methods


Assistant Professor in Numerical Methods


Ref. No. SU FV-0351-24

at Department of Mathematics. Closing date: 1 August 2024.

The Department of Mathematics at Stockholm University has a long tradition of excellent research. The department consists of three divisions: Mathematics, Mathematical Statistics, and Computational Mathematics. Researchers working at the division of Computational Mathematics have expertise spanning several different branches, such as numerical analysis, computer science, program logic, machine learning, and computational biology, and the department conducts research in areas such as differential operators and machine learning. Collaborations exist with the Department of Physics, the Meteorological Institute, the Bolin Centre for Climate Research, SciLifeLab, and other institutions in the vicinity, including the Stockholm Trio.

Our department now aims to strengthen research and course offerings in numerical methods.

Numerical methods

Subject description
The subject covers numerical methods for example for linear algebra, optimization, stochastic calculations, and solving partial differential equations.

Main responsibilities
Research and in addition some teaching and supervision. 

Qualification requirements
In order to qualify for the position as assistant professor, the applicant must have completed a doctoral degree or equivalent in mathematics or an equivalent subject. In the first instance, an applicant should be considered who has received such a degree no more than five years before the deadline for applications. However, an applicant who has received such a degree earlier may be considered under special circumstances.

All teaching positions at Stockholm University require the ability to collaborate and the general ability and suitability to perform one’s duties.

Assessment criteria
In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills. Teaching skills will also be considered.

The assessment of research skills will focus primarily on merits within the subject area of the position. 

Terms of employment
This position (in Swedish, “biträdande lektor”) is a tenure track position, and the qualification requirements and terms of employment are regulated by the Higher Education Ordinance (SFS 2017:844).

For this position, the assistant professor is employed until further notice, but no longer than six years. The contract may be extended to a maximum of eight years under special circumstances, such as due to sick leave or parental leave.

An assistant professor may, on application, be promoted to a permanent position as associate professor. Specific criteria for promotion from assistant professor to associate professor have been established by the Faculty of Science

An application for promotion to associate professor should be submitted to the faculty at least nine months before the appointment as assistant professor expires. 

Additional information
The activities at the Division of Computational Mathematics at the Department of Mathematics are mainly focused on mathematical aspects and the development of numerical methods, but also on the application of numerical methods within, e.g., climate modelling, computational physics, computer science and machine learning.

At the time of promotion, the candidate is expected to be able to carry out teaching and administrative duties that require good command of Swedish.

Female applicants are particularly welcome, as most teachers at the department are men.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Further information about the position can be obtained from Associate professor Lars Arvestad, telephone: +46 8 16 46 29,

For questions regarding the application process, please contact administrator Mikael Stenberg, telephone: +46 8 16 20 86,

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64,, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/OFR), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89,, and (SEKO).

Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. 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.

We would appreciate it if your application is written in English. Since it will be examined by international experts, English is the working language.

The University’s rules of employment and instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply! 

Stockholm University contributes to the development of sustainable democratic society through knowledge, enlightenment and the pursuit of truth.

Closing date: 01/08/2024

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Deadline: 2024-08-01
Location: Sweden, Stockholm
Categories: Assistant Professor, Computational Biology, Computer Sciences, Machine Learning, Mathematics, Numerical Mathematics, numerical modeling,


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