Senior lecturer in mathematical modelling and analysis (research-oriented permanent position)

Work description
The successful applicant is expected to sustain active research within mathematical modelling and analysis with connections to the department’s current activities in this area and to neighboring departments and units. Examples of relevant research areas are population dynamics, frequency-dependent evolution, structured population models, and optimal switching. The successful applicant will primarily be based at Umeå University’s creative research environment IceLab (

The department guarantees resources for research that correspond to at least 50% of full time for the three first years 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.

The applicant should be internationally successful within his or her research area and have a well-established international network of contacts. Demonstrated ability to attract external funding in competition for your research activities and a scientific background within areas close to those represented at the department is of merit. Documented ability to integrate solid research in mathematical modelling with mathematical analysis or development and analysis of numerical methods is of particular merit. The ability to initiate and be part of interdisciplinary collaborations across departmental and subject boundaries is also of merit. Documented successful experience of teaching within the subject area of mathematics is required and the applicant must be able to teach with high quality in English and eventually Swedish at both basic (first-cycle) and advanced level (second-cycle) in mathematics.

To be eligible for the position as Senior Lecturer the applicant is required to hold a PhD degree in mathematics, or a closely related field, and to have documented teacher training or equivalent qualification and have well documented teaching skills.

Applications must be submitted through Umeå University's web-based recruitment system:

Last application date is 2016-05-30.

Contact and application information
Monday, May 30, 2016
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