University of Jyväskylä, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Position ID: 2351-AP [#14777]
Position Title: 2-4 Assistant and/or Associate Professor in mathematics, tenure track
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Jyvaskyla, Western Finland 40014, Finland [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2019/10/31help popup finished (2019/10/09, finished 2020/03/02, listed until 2019/10/31)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed. ***

The Faculty of Mathematics and Science is currently seeking candidates for 2-4 Assistant and/or Associate Professor positions in mathematics, tenure track, starting on 1.9.2020 or as soon as possible thereafter, Assistant Professor for a fixed term of 3 to 5 years and Associate Professor for a fixed term of five years.
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Jyväskylä in central Finland is a world class research institution training mathematicians and statisticians for diverse jobs in industry, education, and academic research. The main research areas in the department are mathematical analysis, geometry, stochastics, inverse problems, and statistics with their applications. In mathematical analysis and geometry the research is focused on geometric analysis, nonlinear partial differential equations, and geometry of metric groups. In stochastics the key research area is stochastic analysis. The research group in Inverse problems focuses its research on inverse problems in geometry and partial differential equations. These have applications e.g. in medical and industrial imaging. In statistics the areas of research are computational statistics, causal models, design, nonparametric and robust multivariate methods, biometry, and environmental statistics. The department is a member of two networks of the Finnish Centre of Excellences, one in Inverse Problems, another in Analysis and Dynamics. 

Research at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics belongs to the University’s designated core research field of basic natural phenomena and mathematical thinking. 

Responsibilities of the Assistant Professor / Associate Professor include research and teaching related to his/her own research area. The selected candidates are expected to conduct internationally top-level research on areas that strengthen and complement the current research activities of the Department. We are primarily looking for candidates, whose field of research is related to current mathematics research at the Department. In a special case, a person outside the current disciplines may be selected, but then he or she must have the ability to create his or her own strong research team. 

In addition to regular teaching responsibilities, teaching tasks include supervising students at the bachelor’s, master’s and post-graduate level. Continual development of the department’s teaching activities, administrative tasks related to teaching, and other academic obligations are also part of the everyday duties of these positions. Associate Professors are expected to supervise theses at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate levels. Associate Professors are also expected to seek external funding to finance research, PhD students, and post-doc researchers. 

Candidates should have an excellent record of conducting and publishing scientific research, establishing international networks, obtaining funding, and teaching. Please see the general requirements of the position. The qualification requirements should be met before the closing time of this call. 

The university will support the formation of the research team and the implementation of the research plan. We support your success in the tenure track-path, please read about the tenure track at the Faculty of Mathematics and Science

A position of Assistant Professor is for a fixed term of 3 to 5 years and a position of Associate Professor is for a fixed term of 5 years (according to the Tenure track at the University of Jyväskylä). At the conclusion of each fixed-term assignment, there will be an evaluation procedure to assess the employee's qualifications for the next step. 

Salaries are based on the job demands and employees’ personal performance in accordance with the Finnish University Salary System. A holiday bonus is paid to all employees. 

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, such as occupational health care, flexible working hours, excellent sports facilities on campus and several restaurants and cafés on campus with staff discounts. Finland provides one of the most advanced and comprehensive social security in the world. It includes for example sickness benefits, various family benefits and a comprehensive healthcare system. Please read more about working at the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä and living in Finland

There is a trial period of six months at the start of the period of employment. 

For further information, please contact Professor, Head of the Department Tero Kilpeläinen, 

The application should include: 
  1. A cover letter 
  2. Curriculum vitae, including personal ORCID iD. (The template by The Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrit is preferred.)
  3. A numbered list of the publications
  4. A maximum of five (5) main publications, numbered in accordance with the list of publications
  5. A short research plan and description of the applicant’s academic research, scientific merits and research leadership merits, including a clarification on received external funding and responsibilities in externally funded research projects, pedagogical training and teaching merits (total max. 6 pages) 
Please submit your application at the latest on 31 October 2019 using the online application form.

This employer is not accepting applications for this position through Mathjobs.Org. Please apply at
Contact: Professor Tero Kilpeläinen
Web Page:

© 2020 MathJobs.Org, American Mathematical Society. All Rights Reserved.