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Associate Professor in Mathematical statistics with focus on Mathematical economics and Mathematical finance
Stockholm University
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Application deadline: Mar 13
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
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Associate Professor in Mathematical statistics with focus on Mathematical economics and Mathematical finance

at the Department of Mathematics. Closing date: 13 March 2019.

The Department of Mathematics at Stockholm University has 43 faculty staff members, 15 postdocs and 36 PhD students, divided into three divisions: Mathematics, Mathematical Statistics and Computational Mathematics. The current associate professor position belongs to Mathematical Statistics. This division has 15 faculty staff members and 18 PhD students and post docs. Active research areas in the division of mathematical statistics include biostatistics and biostochastics, discrete probability, financial and insurance mathematics, and epidemic modeling. 

Subject
Mathematical statistics with focus on mathematical economics and mathematical finance.

Main responsibilities
Research, teaching and supervision.

Qualification requirements
In order to qualify for the position as associate professor, the applicant must have demonstrated good teaching skills and have a doctoral degree, or equivalent research expertise, of relevance to the subject area and the main responsibilities of the position.

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

The following will also be considered:

  • teaching experience in accounting, micro and macro economics, econometrics and financial mathematics

In the case of otherwise similar qualifications, ability to teach in Swedish will be used to distinguish between candidates.

Teaching and learning in higher education
Completed training in teaching and learning in higher education, or equivalent knowledge, is an advantage. An applicant who has not completed at least 15 credits of teaching and learning in higher education and is not considered to have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge should undergo such training within the first two years of employment.

Additional information
Swedish “universitetslektor”; a tenured position approximately equivalent to Senior Lecturer (UK) or Associate Professor (US).

The language of instruction in first-cycle courses and programs is Swedish and instruction on this level comprises a major of department teaching. If the successful candidate does not speak Swedish at the time of appointment, he/she should acquire the necessary language skills during the first two years of employment to be able to teach successfully first-cycle courses.

The lecturer is expected to teach and supervise degree projects and will become study director of the BSc program in Mathematics and Economy and also to take on responsibility for courses with economics content, including courses that are part of the Actuarial programme.

Female applicants are particularly welcome, as most associate professors at the department are men. Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from the Head of the Department, Professor Joanna Tyrcha, telephone: +46 8 16 45 67, joanna@math.su.se.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact administrator Katarina Gustafsson, telephone: +46 8 16 22 92, katarina.gustafsson@su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 40 17, st@st.su.se, and seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

Application
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: Instructions – Applicants.
The specific criteria for assessment of research and teaching skills within the Faculty of Science are available at: Guidelines – Employment.

You are welcome to apply! 

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