Professor in Mathematics


Position announced on: Jan 28, 2014
Apply at latest on: Mar 25, 2014
Fixed-term: Permanent

Faculty of Science
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
The University of Helsinki is among the leading multidisciplinary research universities in the world. In addition to its 11 faculties, the University has several independent institutes, some of which are jointly operated with other universities. Some 35,000 students are currently pursuing an undergraduate or a postgraduate degree at the University.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Science, is not only the leading Finnish research and education unit in its field, but is also firmly established at the international forefront of research in many areas of mathematics and statistics. The Department hosts two national centres of excellence in research, two Academy of Finland professors and two holders of a FiDiPro (Finland Distinguished Professor) position.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Helsinki invites applications for a


According to Section 33 of the Universities Act (No 558/2009), a professor shall carry out and supervise scientific work, provide education based on it, follow developments in research, and participate in societal interaction and international cooperation in his or her field.

According to the Regulations of the University of Helsinki, an appointee to a professorship shall hold a doctoral degree and have top-level scholarly qualifications, experience in the supervision of scientific research, the ability to provide top-level teaching based on research and to supervise theses and dissertations as well as documentation of international cooperation in the research field that the appointee represents.

An overview of the vacant position is available on the Faculty of Science website at

To successfully attend to the duties of the position, the appointee must have good English skills. According to the Government Decree on Universities, professors must be proficient in Finnish. They must also have at least satisfactory spoken and written skills in Swedish.

Foreign citizens, non-native Finnish citizens or citizens who have not been educated in Finnish or Swedish may be exempted from this requirement without a separate application.

When considering the applicant’s qualifications, attention shall be given to scientific publications and other research results of scientific value, teaching experience and pedagogical training, the ability to produce teaching material, other teaching merits and, if necessary, a demonstration of teaching skills as well as the applicant’s participation in doctoral education. Account shall also be taken of the applicant’s activity in the scientific community, success in obtaining external research funding, international research experience and international elected positions.

The salary will be based on levels 8-10 of the job requirement scheme for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal work performance.

The application must be accompanied by the following enclosures:

1) An academic portfolio compiled according to the instructions approved by the Faculty (see that contains a report on the applicant's supervision activities, as well as a report on how he or she intends to develop the field and related instruction, if appointed;

2) A list of all publications and other works with which the applicant wishes to demonstrate his or her competence and merits;

3) A maximum of 10 publications to be sent to the assessors, compiled in accordance with the instructions provided at

The publications must be numbered as in the list of publications.

Applications addressed to the Faculty of Science, together with the required enclosures, must be delivered to the following address: University of Helsinki Registry, PO Box 33 (Yliopistonkatu 4), 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland. The Faculty requests that the application and its enclosures be sent the Registry via email to the address

The deadline for applications is 25 March 2014. (The Registry closes at 15.45 local Helsinki time.)

Further information can be obtained from the Head of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Professor Mats Gyllenberg, tel. +358 9 191 51480,

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014
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Department of Mathematics and Statistics