The Department of Mathematics at Aarhus University invites applications for a position as Professor in Mathematics

The position is available from August 2019. 

Aarhus University is an international top-100 university, characterized by excellence in research and teaching. 
The Department of Mathematics currently employs 31 permanent scientific staff members in the traditional mathematical disciplines and stochastics. The Department is responsible for seven study programs:
Bachelor and Master programs in Mathematics, Mathematics-Economics, and Data Science, as well as a Master program in Statistics.

The Department of Mathematics currently houses two Centres of Excellence: QGM, "Centre for Quantum Geometry of Moduli Spaces", housed in the mathematics group and funded by the Danish National Research Foundation, and CSGB, "Centre for Stochastic Geometry and Advanced Bioimaging", housed in the stochastic group and funded by the VILLUM Foundation.
In addition, the "Centre for Science Studies" is embedded into the Department of Mathematics.

Furthermore, the Department of Mathematics is a stakeholder in DIGIT, "Centre for Digitalisation, Big Data and Data Analytics", and has formal collaborations with BiRC, "Bioinformatics Research Centre", and CREATES, "Center for Research in Econometric Analysis of Time Series". 

The successful candidate should have:

  • a strong and established international record of excellence in mathematics research.
  • status as a research leader within her/his field of mathematics.
  • established record in attracting funding for research projects.
  • established and strong record in teaching mathematics at all levels, ranging from undergraduate teaching to supervising PhD students.

The successful candidate is expected to:

  • build and sustain a strong research group around her/his research area through external funding.
  • through her/his research contributions and activities, raise the international profile of the Department of Mathematics.
  • contribute to teaching at all levels at the department.
  • take on responsibility within the department through committee work.

The applicant may upload up to 10 key publications with the application. While the assessment committee will evaluate the overall scientific achievements of all shortlisted candidates, they can only be expected to look into individual scientific results among those contained in publications submitted with the application.

Place of Work and area of Employment
Place of employment is Aarhus University, and place of work is Science and Technology, Ny Munkegade 118, DK-8000 Aarhus C.

For further information,  please contact Head of Department Jacob Schach Møller, email; phone +45 87155721.

 Application procedure
Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the assessment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. The selection is made on the basis of an assessment of who of the candidates are most relevant considering the requirements of the advertisement. All applicants will be notified within 6 weeks whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee and will receive his/her assessment. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

Formalities and salary range
Science and Technology refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities.

Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

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Deadline:15 May 2019

Academic contact person:
Jacob Schach MøllerInstitutleder+4587155721

Vacant positions:1

Hours per week:37

Expected date of accession: 01 August 2019




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Job location: 
Ny Munkegade 118
8000 Aarhus C
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