KTH, Mathematics

Position ID: 421-AP01 [#21922, VL-2022-0142]
Position Title: Assistant professor in Mathematics with specialization in Numerical Analysis
Position Type: Other
Position Location: Stockholm, Stockholm 10044, Sweden [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Assistant professor in Mathematics with specialization in Numerical Analysis
Application Deadline: 2022/02/17 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/01/09, finished 2023/04/15, listed until 2023/02/17)
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Assistant professor in Mathematics with specialization in Numerical Analysis

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Engineering Sciences

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.

Job description

Subject field: Mathematics with specialization in Numerical Analysis.
Subject description: The subject comprises development, implementation and analysis of algorithms and methods for numerical computations.
Duties: During employment as assistant professor, the majority of time will be spent on research, with the goal that the assistant professor become established as an independent researcher within the international research community. Teaching at the basic, advanced and doctoral level includes courses in numerical analysis as well as supervision of degree projects and doctoral students. Some administrative duties may also be included. The assistant professor is expected to be able to teach in Swedish within four years. If needed, a language support plan will be devised at the time of employment. The assistant professor will be given opportunity to develop their independence as researcher and gain accreditation that may allow them to take other faculty 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 assessments

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 that the applicant has

research expertise demonstrated through research publications, conference attendance, attendance of research cooperation as well as other undertakings in the scientific community such as for example, assignments as a reviewer or expert.
potential to qualify for a higher faculty position. This includes the potential for independent development as a researcher and teacher within the subject field in question as well as the ability to establish, review and develop the research area in question.

 Of second highest importance that the applicant has

postdoc experience from a research environment other than the university at which the applicant defended their doctoral thesis. Experience from research and development work within the industry or other organizations is considered to correspond to a traditional postdoc visit to another university.
an interest in and understanding of pedagogical development within the subject field.
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. Of equal importance is that the applicant has displayed teaching and supervising expertise. Ability to teach in Swedish is given great importance in the application for promotion.

Trade union representative

You will find contact information to trade union representatives at KTH:s webbpage.


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). Log into KTH recruitment system in order to apply to this position.

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Time limitation:The appointment is for an indefinite term, but no more than six years, and may be extended if, due to the teacher’s absence due to sick leave, parental leave or other special grounds, more time is required to reach the objectives of the appointment. However, the total appointment period may not exceed eight years. The appointment is part of the Tenure Track system at KTH and the assistant professor may apply for promotion to tenured associate professor. Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values. For information about Processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here: https://www.kth.se/en/om/work-at-kth/processing-of-personal-data-in-the-recruitment-process-1.823440

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