Vacant positions

One or more Associate Professors in Mathematics-Economics at the Department of Mathematical Sciences

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Mathematical Sciences, one or more positions as associate professors in mathematics-economics are open for appointment from 1st of May 2021 or soon hereafter. The positions will be located at the campus of Aalborg University in Aalborg. The Department of Mathematical Sciences hosts three mathematics programmes: mathematics (including statistics at the master level), mathematics-economics, and mathematics-technology. The department teaches and develops courses in mathematics and statistics for multiple study programmes at Aalborg University. Research activities at the department include mathematics-economics (mathematical finance and econometrics), statistics (spatial statistics, simulation based inference, statistical computing and statistics in forensic genetics), applied mathematical analysis (mathematical physics, partial differential equations, harmonic analysis, and approximation theory), coding theory, cryptography and topology.

Job description

As associate professor in mathematics-economics your position entails the following responsibilities: 

    • Methodological research in one or more of the following areas:   
      • Econometrics
      • Finance
      • Operations research.
    • Cross-disciplinary collaborative research with an applied and/or strategic perspective.                                          
    • Teaching in the mathematics programmes (which comprise mathematics/statistics, mathematics-economics, and mathematics-technology) as well as teaching mathematics and statistics at the study programmes in Engineering and Social Sciences.
      • Aalborg University has three campuses (in Esbjerg, Copenhagen and Aalborg) and teaching can be at all campuses.
      • The majority of the teaching tasks at the undergraduate levels are in Danish, whereas teaching at the graduate levels may be in English or in Danish. Therefore, you are expected to learn Danish, within a reasonable period of time. 
    • Funding and external collaboration.
      • The selected candidate must engage in acquiring external funding for research. This will involve collaboration with colleagues from the mathematics department and from other departments at Aalborg University. This includes funding for theoretical research, as well as funding for more applied and strategic research activities.

The ideal candidate must:

  • Hold a PhD degree in mathematics-economics or in a related area with a strong mathematical background.
  • Document an excellent research record in mathematics-economics in terms of publications and, preferably, research grants.
  • Document teaching experience in terms of a teaching portfolio as well as formal pedagogical training.
  • Present a strategy for future research and funding activities.

The ability to contribute to the development of external collaboration and to secure external funding will be taken into account and the applicant is expected to have excellent interpersonal skills. Special contributions to the development of educational and teaching related activities will be considered.

Further information may be obtained from Head of Department Søren Højsgaard, phone: +45 9940 8801, e-mail: sorenh@math.aau.dk

Qualification requirements: 

The level of qualification for Associate Professors shall correspond to the level, which can be achieved on the basis of the appointment as Assistant Professor, but may be achievable in other ways. The appointment presupposes that the applicant can demonstrate original scientific production at an international level as well as documented teaching qualifications. Appointment to the position requires that both research and teaching qualifications are at the requested level. The two qualifications will be given equal and principal priority in the overall assessment.

The application must contain the following:

  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 10 publications.
  • Teaching qualifications described in the teaching portfolio.  If this is not enclosed the applicant must include an explanation for its absence.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position.
  • References/recommendations.
  • Personal data.

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below. An assessment committee will assess all candidates.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact HR-Partner Lise Søndergaard Jacobsen by mail est-ef-hr@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 9567.

Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force, teaching portfolio and procedures can be seen here 

Agreement

Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance's current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics. The first 3 months of your employment is a trial period.

Vacancy number

2021-224-03315

Deadline

03/03/2021

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