University of Copenhagen, Dept of Mathematical Sciences

821 20179Position ID: 821-PROFESSOR1 [#20179]
Position Title: Associate Professor or Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Statistics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Copenhagen, Hovedstaden 2100, Denmark [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Statistics
Application Deadline: 2022/08/07 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/06/23, listed until 2022/11/20)
Position Description:    

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Associate Professor or Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Statistics 
Department of Mathematical Sciences 
Faculty of Science 
University of Copenhagen 

The Department of Mathematical Sciences invites applications for a position as Associate Professor or Tenure-track Assistant Professor in statistics. The application deadline is 7 August 2022, and the starting date is 1 January 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter, subject to negotiation. 

We are looking for candidates who do research in statistics and who engage in collaboration with researchers from other subjects. 

The position may be applied for at the tenure-track assistant professor level or at the associate professor level. Please note that it is possible to apply at both levels. We encourage you to do so if in doubt. If you apply at both levels, separate applications must be submitted (see below). 

Applicants for a tenure-track assistant professorship must have an academic standing showing internationally competitive research, have an internationally recognized potential for outstanding research achievements, and preferably experience with teaching and statistical consulting. 

Applicants for an associate professorship are expected to have an internationally recognized record of outstanding achievement in research, having made ground-breaking contributions to the applicant's area of specialization, to have strong documented university level teaching credentials, and preferably experience with statistical consulting. They must be able to explain and reflect upon their own teaching practice and portfolio. Pedagogical training or supervision equivalent to the University of Copenhagen teacher training programme for assistant professors is necessary. Candidates are also expected to have managerial qualifications, for instance in managing their own research group, and out-reach experience. 

Duties include furthering the applicant’s own research, development of the scientific field, research assessment tasks, grant applications, research management including research supervision, research-based statistical consulting in the Data Science Laboratory. The successful applicant must also teach, supervise, prepare and participate in examinations within statistics and probability theory, and fulfill other tasks requested by the Department. Teaching and consulting obligations may include activities with external partners in our continued education programme. 

The Department is a leading mathematics institution with a vibrant and friendly international research environment that spans several areas of pure and applied mathematics. It has strong groups in, e.g., statistics, mathematical biology, insurance mathematics and quantum information theory. 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. Good opportunities to apply for research funding are available in Denmark. For information about the Department of Mathematical Sciences, please visit our website ;

Inquiries about the position can be made to the Head of Department, Professor Michael Sørensen (

Copenhagen is among the most livable cities in the world with a rich culture within music, theater and associations ( Life for families is made easy by a publicly supported daycare and health care system, maternity/parental leave and six weeks of annual vacation. International candidates may find information on living and working in Denmark Useful information is also available at The International Staff Mobility office at the University of Copenhagen ( that offers a variety of services to international researchers coming to and working at the University of Copenhagen. 

Information on the tenure-track programme 

Candidates hired as tenure-track assistant professor will be assigned a mentor who will provide the candidate with guidance related to career development, other academic topics and administrative procedures. 

Performance of the tenure-track assistant professor will be followed via internal yearly evaluations and a mid-term and final international evaluation by an assessment committee. If the ‘final appraisal’ is positive you will be promoted as associate professor. Performance and progression towards the criteria below will be evaluated with due consideration of differences between research fields. 

After a tenure-track period, lasting up to 6 years, tenure-track assistant professors are expected to meet the following criteria: 
  • A strong publication track record within the specific field of research, including publications in high-ranked journals based on work carried out during the tenure-track period 
  • A 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 
If the criteria are met, the tenure-track assistant professor will be promoted to Associate professor. 

Submission of application 

A more detailed job advertisement and a link for online application can be found at The application including all attachments must be in English and can only be submitted electronically. 

Deadline for applications is Sunday 7 August 2022 23:59 GMT +2. 

If you are applying for the positions at tenure-track assistant professor level, please include 
  • Curriculum vitae including: 
    • Please describe and document international network and relations 
    • Please describe and document internationally based activities 
    • Positions held at universities/research institutions 
    • Outreach activities, i.e., popular lectures or other activities in the media 
    • Grants held, personal or in part. Career development grants. 
  • 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. Please describe and document: 
    • Experience with supervision of BSc and MSc students 
    • Teaching experience Formal pedagogical training 
  • Complete publication list 
  • Separate reprints of up to 5 particularly relevant papers 
If you are applying for the positions at Associate Professor level, please include 
  • Curriculum vitae including information about external funding 
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent) 
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans 
  • Description and documentation of teaching experience and qualifications according to university guidelines 
  • Complete publication list Separate reprints of 5 particularly relevant papers 
 Interviews/trial lectures will be held on 25 November 2022.

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Contact: Michael Sørensen, +45 3533 0402
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Dept. of Mathematical Sciences
University of Copenhagen
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DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø
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