Senior Lecturer in discrete mathematics (research-oriented)

The department of mathematics and mathematical statistics ( invites applicants for a permanent position as senior lecturer in discrete mathematics.

Last application date is 2015-12-15. Apply online at

You are expected to sustain active research within discrete mathematics with connections to current research areas at the department. Depending on your qualifications, the department can guarantee resources for research that cover the first three years or more of the position. After that, there is a possibility to apply in competition for up to 75% research time from the Faculty of Science and Technology. At the department, there are also possibilities to apply for co-funding for PhD-student and postdoctoral positions.

The position includes teaching efforts at both basic (first-cycle) and advanced level (second-cycle). You will also supervise and evaluate thesis projects within relevant educational programmes.

An appointed applicant who does not speak Swedish is expected to learn Swedish within three years from the commencement of the appointment. As we strive for a more equal gender distribution within our department, we especially encourage female applicants.


You are internationally successful within your research area and have a well-established international network of contacts. It is of merit if you can demonstrate ability to attract external funding for your research activities and if you have a scientific background within areas close to those represented at the department. Examples of the latter include graph theory, such as probabilistic and structural graph theory, theory of hypergraphs, and extremal combinatorics. To qualify for an appointment as senior lecturer the candidate must have a PhD degree in mathematics, have university teacher training or equivalent experience and have well documented pedagogical skills within higher education.


Job location: 
Umeå University
9081 Umeå
Contact and application information
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
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