KTH, Mathematics

Position ID: 421-ASP1 [#15964, VL-2020-0037]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Mathematics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Stockholm, Stockholm 10044, Sweden [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics optimization and system theory
Application Deadline: (posted 2020/05/26, listed until 2020/06/25)
Position Description:    

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Assistant professor in Mathematics spec. in Optimization and Systems Theory

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as in architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy More information can be found at https://www.math.kth.se.

Subject field

Mathematics with specialization in optimization and systems theory.

Subject decription

The subject comprises theory, mathematical models and numerical methods for optimization and systems theory.


The position concerns research and teaching within the subject fields. Supervision of doctoral students and undergraduate students is also expected as part of the teaching duties. The assistant professor is expected to cooperate with researchers within the division and neighboring subject fields, and to supervise master theses that are carried out often at industrial companies. If the assistant professor can not speak Swedish at the start of the employment, teaching in Swedish for courses at the basic level is expected within four years. The assistant professor will be given opportunity to develop their independence as researcher and gain accreditation that may allow them to take other teaching positions with higher eligibility requirements (see Chapter 4, Section 12 a of the Higher Education Ordinance). Following application, the assistant professor can apply for promotion to associate professor in accordance with Chapter 4, Section 12 c of the Higher Education Ordinance.


An individual who has obtained a PhD or equivalent research expertise is qualified for appointment as an assistant professor. Candidates who met those qualifications within five years prior to expiration of the application period should be prioritized. Other candidates may also be considered if there are extraordinary grounds for doing so. Extraordinary grounds refer to illness, parental leave or similar circumstances.

Grounds of assessment

The assessment criteria for appointment as an assistant professor at KTH are stated in KTH's appointments procedure section 1.3, and apply in relation to the employment profile laid down.

Of highest importance is the applicant’s

Scientific skills within the subject field, demonstrated by scientific publication, attendance of conferences, participation in research collaboration and other commitments in the scientific community. For this position it is of particular importance to be active within the sub-area optimization. Potential to qualify for a higher teaching post. This includes the potential for independent development both as researcher and teacher with the subject field in question, and also the ability to establish, review and develop the research field in question.

Of second highest importance is the applicant’s

Post-doctorate visits to research environments other than the university the applicant received the PhD from. In application-oriented areas, experience from research and development work within the industry or other organizations is considered to correspond to a traditional post-doctorate visit to another university. An interest in and understanding of pedagogical development within the subject field in question. An interest in and understanding of leadership in an academic environment, third-stream activities, and awareness of diversity and equal treatment issues with a particular focus on gender equality.

It is also important that the applicant has

Administrative expertise.

Special grounds of assessment for promotion to associate professor

When assessing applications for promotion to associate professor, the applicant's ability to independently initiate and carry out research of high academic quality, published in international publications, and the applicant's ability to obtain financing for research operations will be assessed. Of highest importance is the applicant's ability to independently establish new collaborations and research specializations. It is also of highest importance that the applicant has displayed teaching and supervising expertise. Ability to teach in Swedish is a merit that is given great importance in the application for promotion. Skills in collaborating with people in academia and the surrounding society will also be taken into consideration.

What we offer

•KTH is a workplace with many employment benefits: https://www.kth.se/en/om/work-at-kth/en-arbetsplats-med-manga-formaner-1.467932. •Relocation: https://www.kth.se/en/om/work-at-kth/relocation/welcome-to-kth-relocation-1.517039 https://www.kth.se/en/om/work-at-kth/relocation/welcome-to-kth-relocation-1.517039. •Contact person at KTH (Professor Mats Boij,e-mail:boij@kth.se


Your application should follow KTH:s CV template for employment of teachers https://www.kth.se/en/om/work-at-kth/cv-mall-for-anstallning-och-befordran-av-larare-1.471907/. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete according to the requirements in the ad and CV template. Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time). For more information regarding KTH's assessement, see Appointments procedure for teachers at the Royal Institute of Technology https://www.intra.kth.se/polopoly_fs/1.696451!/Appointments%20procedure%20at%20KTH.pdf". Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply to this position: https://kth.varbi.com/en/what:login/jobID:321012/type:job/where:4/apply:1//. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad. Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application. For further information, see: https://www.kth.se/en/om/work-at-kth/lediga-jobb/what:job/jobID:321012/type:job/where:4/apply:1/. Gender equality, diversity and resignation from all forms of discrimination is both a quality issue and an obvious part of KTH's value base

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Contact: Professor Mats Boij, +46 8 790 6648
Postal Mail:
Department of Mathematics
SE-10044 Stockholm
Web Page: https://www.math.kth.se

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