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OPEN POSITIONS Substitute lecturer in mathematical statistics

The department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology is one of the largest departments of mathematical sciences in the Nordic countries with about 200 employees. The department comprises the three divisions Algebra and Geometry, Analysis and Probability Theory, and Applied Mathematics and Statistics. Our goal is to become the leading department of mathematics among the universities of the Nordic countries.

We make a significant contribution to the benefit of society by extensive education. The work environment is supportive, creative and international, with a steady flow of international guests. More information about us is available on the website:

We are looking for a substitute lecturer in mathematical statistics for a one-year period: from November 1, 2019 to October 31, 2020. For the successful candidate this would be an opportunity to be part of the strong teaching and research environment that is available at the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers.

Subject area

Mathematical statistics

Subject area description

Mathematical statistics with applications mainly in engineering and natural sciences.

Job assignments

The duties consist mainly of teaching in mathematical statistics which will include course responsibility both at bachelor and master level as well as supervision of bachelor and master projects. You will also have the possibility to further develop your research.

Course responsibility includes planning and conducting teaching and examination, being responsible for informing and communicating on teaching, and being responsible for the guidance and coordination of teaching assistants in the course.

Ability to teach in English is a requirement. Ability to teach in Swedish is not required but is an advantage.


The qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 3 - 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance. We expect that you have a PhD in mathematical statistics or equivalent scientific qualifications relevant to the subject area and the job assignments. To be able to teach in English is a requirement.


We will assess your academic qualifications and academic potential together with further abilities needed to perform the required tasks. It is important that you have good oral and written communication skills, are able to collaborate proactively, could inspire and engage students.


Type of employment: Fixed term
Extent: 100 % for 12 months
Location: Department of Mathematical Sciences, Gothenburg
First day of employment: November 1, 2019

Appointment procedure

The assessment process will be based on the submitted documents, recommendations of a reference person, and interviews with the shortlisted applicants. The assessment of qualifications and experience will take into account the personal circumstances (such as parental leave).

For further information:

Head of the department Bernt Wennberg,,
Head of the division of Applied mathematics and statistics Serik Sagitov,


Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg:

How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system.

Together with your application the following should be attached:

  • CV and list of publications.
  • Description of pedagogical expertise, including information about the extent and level of teaching done and evaluations of its quality, and a reference person in relation to your previous teaching experience.
  • Up to 3 scientific publications that you want to refer to and a motivation for choosing these.
  • A short research plan (maximum 1 page) with a description of current and planned research as well as other planned activities relevant to this position.

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. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application. Any documents that are not available in electronic format should be mailed in two copies to:

Mathematical sciences
Attn. Serik Sagitov
University of Gothenburg
S-412 96 Göteborg, Sweden

The application is to be written in English.

Closing date: 2019-08-31

Additional information

Choosing a career in a foreign country is a big step and raises many questions about what to expect. Thus, to give you a general idea of what we and Gothenburg have to offer in terms of benefits and life in general for you and your accompanying spouse/partner please visit For more information about the Faculty of Science please visit .

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.


The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 47 500 students and 6 400 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

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