The Department of Mathematics at Aarhus University seeks candidates for an Associate Professor/Tenure Track Assistant Professor position in statistics. We, in particular, welcome candidates with a research interest in methodological aspects of applied statistics.
The position is open from 1 August 2024.
Aarhus University is an international top 100 university with its campus located centrally within the city of Aarhus, Denmark.
The Stochastic Group at the Department of Mathematics has 13 permanent faculty members covering both applied and theoretical aspects of probability, statistics, data science and optimization, with the Department as a whole having 38 permanent staff members.
The Department has a strong international profile in probability theory and various areas of statistics, as well as close ties to a variety of research groups at the university, and the Department houses an applied Statistics Laboratory.
The Department of Mathematics wants to continue and expand the interdisciplinary research in close collaboration with the surrounding community – you can learn more about the department from its strategic goals for 2020-2025, see here
A successful candidate is expected to, and evaluated through demonstrated potentials within:
– Participate in and drive research through international and local collaboration.
– Teach and develop statistics courses.
– Supervise students at all levels from Bachelor to PhD.
– Build and sustain a research group through external funding.
What the Department of Mathematics, the city of Aarhus as well as Denmark can offer the successful candidate:
– A typical teaching load of 4-5 hours of lectures per week during the semester, plus project supervision.
– Administrative support and professional guidance for submitting grant applications.
– A positive and international work environment with a flat hierarchy.
– Subsidized preschool child care and a free education system from primary school up to university level.
– Universal health insurance as a resident of Denmark, including family members officially residing in Denmark.
– Five weeks paid holiday per year.
– In connection with child birth: the right to have a total of 52 weeks shared maternal/paternal leave with full or partial salary pay.
We encourage all applicants to apply. However, in light of the current gender balance at the department, we particularly encourage female applicants to apply. All applicants will be assessed objectively and according to the same criteria, regardless of gender.
Place of work
Place of employment is Aarhus University, and place of work is Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Ny Munkegade 118, 8000 Aarhus C.
Natural Sciences Tenure Track
Aarhus University offers talented scientists from around the world attractive career perspectives via the Natural Sciences Tenure Track Programme. Highly qualified candidates are appointed as Assistant Professors for a period of six years with the prospect of performance- based advancement to a tenured Associate Professorship.
The aim of the Natural Sciences Tenure Track Programme is to:
– attract outstanding talented individuals that are competitive at an international level
– to promote the early development of independent research success early in the career of scientists
– to create transparency in the academic career path
As part of the tenure track position, the candidate is offered:
– access to research infrastructure
– capability development, including postgraduate teacher training
– a mentoring programme
– support to develop scientific networks and to secure interdisciplinary research at the highest level
As part of the Aarhus University Tenure Track Programme, the University carries out a mid-way evaluation to review the progress of the tenure track candidate after three years, according to the same criteria used in the final tenure review. The final tenure review is conducted after five and a half years. If the review is positive, the candidate will be offered a tenured position as Associate Professor at Aarhus University.
Please refer to the tenure track guidelines for the tenure review criteria and for the tenure review process.
Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the assessment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. The selection is made on the basis of an assessment of who of the candidates are most relevant considering the requirements of the advertisement. All applicants will be notified within 6 weeks whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee and will receive his/her assessment. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants.
Letter of reference
If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline. Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.
Formalities and salary range
The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.
Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities.
Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and the Confederation of Professional Associations.
Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.
At the Faculty of Natural Science at Aarhus University, we strive to support our scientific staff in their career development. We focus on competency development and career clarification and want to make your opportunities transparent. On our website, you can find information on all types of scientific positions, as well as the entry criteria we use when assessing candidates. You can also read more about how we can assist you in your career planning and development.
Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.
Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here.
The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University’s website.