University of Copenhagen

821 13126Position ID: 821-SPTTT [#13126]
Position Title: Tenure-track assistant Professor of Statistics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark [map]
Subject Area: Tenure-track assistant Professor of Statistics
Starting Date: 2018/06/01
Application Deadline: finished (2018/11/09, finished 2019/06/23, listed until 2018/12/16)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Mathematical Sciences invites applications for a Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Statistics. The position is open from 1 May 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The tenure-track assistant professor is expected to do research in theoretical and applied statistics and to engage with researchers from other subjects to solve their statistical problems. The tenure-track assistant professor’s duties will primarily include research, including obligations with regard to publication/scientific communication, research-based teaching with associated examination obligations within statistics and probability theory, and research-based statistical consulting in the Data Science Laboratory. Teaching and consulting obligations may include activities with external partners in our continued education programme. To a limited extent the position may also include other duties.

The tenure track assistant professor must have an academic standing showing internationally competitive research, have an internationally recognized potential for outstanding research achievements, have strong teaching credentials, and preferably experience with statistical consulting. Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their level of documented, internationally competitive research. The ability to attract external funding will be considered together with outreach qualifications. Teaching qualifications are not mandatory but documented teaching qualifications and teaching experience will be considered.

The Department is a leading mathematics institution with a vibrant international research environment that spans several areas of pure and applied mathematics. It has strong groups in, e.g., statistics, mathematical biology and insurance mathematics. The department teaches a large portfolio of undergraduate and graduate courses both for students in the mathematical sciences and for students of other subjects at the Faculty of Science. The Data Science Laboratory is a joint venture with the Department of Computer Science that assists researchers and students at the Faculty of Science with statistical problems (and other data science problems) and engages in research collaboration with researchers from other subjects. Further information on the Department is linked at .

Inquiries about the position can be made to the Head of Department Michael Sørensen.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. Terms of employment The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff. Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. The starting salary is currently up to DKK 426.625 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 72.952). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Criteria for promotion After a 6-year tenure-track period tenure-track assistant professors are expected to meet the following criteria: 

  • A strong publication track record within the specific field of research, including a significant number of corresponding authorships and at least some publications in high-ranked journals based on work carried out during the tenure-track period 
  • Strong external network of collaboration, including joint publications 
  • A significant track record of successful external research funding 
  • Establishment of strong and internationally competitive research demonstrating clear independence of former supervisors/mentors, or/and major contributions to the development of an existing research group demonstrating an ability to collaborate within the research group 
  • Completed and established a teaching portfolio via participation in teaching, including preparation and development of departmental courses 
  • Successful supervision/co-supervision of MSc and PhD students

A more detailed job advertisement and a link for online application can be found at  

The deadline for applications is 16 December 2018, 23:59 GMT +1 The application including all attachments must be in English and must be submitted electronically

Please include 

  • Curriculum vitae 
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent) 
  • Research plan - description of current and future research plans 
  • If available, description and documentation of teaching and supervision experience and qualifications 
  • Complete publication list 
  • Separate reprints of up to 5 particularly relevant papers

Interviews/trial lectures will be held on 29 March 2019

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Contact: Michael Sørensen
Postal Mail:
Dept of Mathematical Sciences
Universitetsparken 5
2100 Copenhagen
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