Chair in Mathematical Analysis

Uppsala University
Job Description: 

Uppsala University hereby declares the following position to be open for application:

Chair in Mathematical Analysis
at the Department of Mathematics.

The Department of Mathematics performs research and provides education on undergraduate to postgraduate levels in mathematics, applied mathematics, mathematical statistics, and mathematical logic. The number of employees is almost 100, of which 30 are PhD students. The number of full-time students is ca 600.

Duties: General responsibility for research and research education in mathematical analysis, supervision at postgraduate level, and teaching at all levels. Research in the holder’s field of specialization. Dissemination of information about research and development, participation in planning research projects. Administrative duties and leadership may be relevant.

Qualifications required: According to Chap. 4, § 5 of the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance the eligibility criteria for employment as professor are scientific as well as pedagogic proficiency. According to the appointment regulations of Uppsala University, it is also a general requirement that teachers have any other skills which are necessary to carry out their duties proficiently. According to the regulations, the scientific proficiency should be demonstrated through independent research that significantly exceeds the qualifications required for the Swedish title of “docent”. Planning and leadership competence is important. The applicant must have the teaching proficiency required for the position and in addition, unless there are special reasons, formal pedagogical training relevant for the tasks associated with this position. The assessment of pedagogical proficiency will comprise planning, carrying out and evaluation of teaching as well as supervision and examination

The ability to teach in Swedish or English is a requirement. The holder is expected to be able to teach in Swedish within two years.

Ranking: For this position, the ranking will be based primarily on the scientific and teaching proficiency of the applicants, with special emphasis on scientific proficiency. This order of priorities in the application of the different ranking criteria is not absolute. A combined consideration of all grounds of assessment could result, for instance, in an applicant with vastly superior pedagogical proficiency getting higher ranking than one with somewhat stronger scientific qualifications.

Pedagogic proficiency will be assessed as carefully as scientific proficiency. In examining the scientific proficiency, special emphasis will be given to the field of mathematical analysis, especially to the theory of partial differential equations. In examining the pedagogic proficiency, skills and experience in the planning, execution and evaluation of teaching, as well as supervision and examination will be considered.

Other proficiencies: Administrative proficiency is important and will be considered. Documented experience of heading research collaborations, and the ability to attract external funding is of merit. Ability to cooperate with the surrounding society and to inform the public about research and development work will also be considered.

In filling this position the university aims to recruit the person who, in the combined evaluation of documented qualifications, competence and skills is judged the most suitable to carry out and develop the work-in-hand and to contribute to a positive development of the group and the department.

Personal circumstances (such as parental leave) that may benefit applicants in the assessment of qualifications, should be included in the list of qualifications and experience (CV).

Recruitment goal: Uppsala University is striving for a more even gender balance in its research and teaching staff. Since most professors of the Faculty are men, women are especially invited to apply for this position.

For further information about the position, please contact the Head of the Department, Professor Johan Tysk (, phone +46 18 471 3208, or Deputy head of the Department, Warwick Tucker (, phone +46 18 471 3318. Trade-union representatives are Anders Grundström, Saco (the Swedish Confederation of Professional Associations), phone +46 18 471 5380 and Carin Söderhäll, TCO/ST (the Swedish Confederation of Professional Employees), phone +46 18 471 1996, Lars-Olov Boivie, Seko (the Union of Service and Communication Employees), phone +46 18 471 3315.

You are welcome to submit your application no later than January 31, 2011, UFV-PA 2010/2477. Please see

In case of disagreement between the English and the Swedish version of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Job Categories: 
Universities and colleges
Deadline for Application: 
Jan 31 2011