University of Jyväskylä, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

2351 19192Position ID: JYU-AP [#19192, 12300]
Position Title: 1-2 Assistant or Associate Professors in Mathematics (Tenure Track)
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Jyvaskyla, Central Finland 40014, Finland [map]
Subject Areas: Mathematics, (geometric) analysis and/or stochastics.
Starting Date: 2022/08/01
Application Deadline: 2022/02/10 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/12/07, finished 2022/05/11, listed until 2022/02/10)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Mathematics and Statistics, in the Faculty of Mathematics and Science at the University of Jyväskylä is currently seeking to recruit candidates for the positions of


The positions start on August 1, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position of an assistant professor is for a fixed term of three to five years, and the position of an associate professor is for a fixed term of five years (according to the tenure track model). At the conclusion of each fixed-term assignment, there will be an evaluation procedure to assess the employee's qualifications for promotion to the next level (associate/full professor).

Qualifications we are looking for

Responsibilities of assistant/associate professors include research and teaching related to their research area. The person appointed to the position is expected to carry out internationally high-level research in Mathematics. We are looking for candidates that have shown internationally strong research potential and experience in a field of Mathematics that supports the scientific profile of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. We especially value merits in the research fields of (geometric) analysis and/or stochastics

The teaching responsibilities of assistant/associate professors include lectures and other courses of mathematics ranging from basic courses to postgraduate ones. The tasks include advising students and supervising theses at the bachelor, master, and postgraduate levels.

Additionally, assistant/associate professors are involved in the societal interaction as experts. The assistant/associate professor participates in managerial research and administrative tasks, continuous development of education, acquisition of research funding, and demanding specialist tasks. 

Candidates should have an excellent record of conducting and publishing scientific research, establishing international networks, acquiring external funding, and teaching. Please see the general requirements for appointing an assistant professor or associate professor (tenure track). The qualification requirements should be met before the closing time of this call. 

What does the University of Jyväskylä offer as an employer?

The university and the department will support the formation of the research team and the implementation of the research plan both financially and by addressing needed technical support for the new group. We support your success in the tenure track path, please read about the tenure track at the Faculty of Mathematics and science.

Salaries are based on the job demands and employees’ performance following the Finnish University Salary System. A holiday bonus is paid to all employees. There is a trial period of six months at the start of the employment. 

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, such as occupational health care, flexible working hours, excellent sports facilities 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.

A competent and prosperous scientific community

At the University of Jyväskylä, you are a respected member of the university community. You get the opportunity to learn from your colleagues and meet high-level researchers from the full spectrum of science and humanities. Here the barriers between disciplines are low, and we encourage our employees to cross them in their daily work. We offer you a meaningful career where you can make a real impact in your field and society. 

You will become part of our international and multidisciplinary community where the wellbeing of everyone is important. We provide a good setting for a mobile and healthy lifestyle on and around campus. Jyväskylä region offers an excellent balance between ambitious work and a chance to relax after work, with beautiful nature and various sport and cultural activities within close distance from home and work.   

Take a closer look at our workplace by watching the Faculty video on YouTube

How to apply

The online application form should include (in English):

  1. A motivation letter
  2. Curriculum vitae, composed according to good scientific practice and considering the template for researcher´s curriculum vitae by The Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity (maximum 2 pages).
  3. A numbered list of all scientific and other publications in which the applicant wishes to demonstrate their competence and merit for the position.
  4. A maximum of five (5) main publications, numbered in accordance with the list of publications.
  5. Research statement (2-4 pages describing research merits, including external funding, and future plans).
  6. Teaching and societal impact statement (a short 2-4 page description of applicant’s pedagogical training and teaching merits, and societal impact including future development plans).

Please submit your application at the latest on February 10, 2022 (Finnish time) by using the online application form.

Further information: Head of the department, Professor Tero Kilpeläinen,, phone +358408053432 and Vice head of the department, Professor Petri Juutinen,, phone +358408053427. 

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 various jobs in industry, education, and academic research. The main research areas in the department are mathematical analysis and 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 research areas are computational statistics, causal models, design, nonparametric and robust multivariate methods, biometry, and environmental statistics. The department is a member of the networks of the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Inverse Problems, and the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Randomness and Structures. 

The University of Jyväskylä is a human-centered environment of 2,500 experts and 14,500 students. Our goal is to create wisdom and wellbeing for all. JYU's naturally beautiful campus is located in the heart of the city of Jyväskylä. JYU is the third-largest employer in Central Finland. 

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