211-0204/22-2K Professor of Applied Algebra

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 03 Jan 2023

Professor ofApplied Algebra
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Faculty of Science

University of Copenhagen

The Department of Mathematical Sciences invites applications for a position as full professor in applied algebra. The application deadline is 3 January 2023, and the starting date is 1 June 2023or as soon as possible thereafter, subject to negotiation.

The successful candidate must have an internationally highly recognized record of outstanding achievement in research with ground-breaking contributions to the applicant's area of specialization. Applicants whose research includes applications in biology will be preferred.

Applicants are expected to have strong documented university level teaching credentials. 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, and research management such as supervision and training of research fellows. The successful applicant must also teach, supervise, prepare and participate in examinations, and fulfill other tasks requested by the Department. Teaching obligations may include activities with external partners in our continued education programme.

The Department is a leading mathematics institution with a vibrant international research environment that spans several areas of pure and applied mathematics. It has strong groups in, e.g., number theory, topology, statistics, mathematical biology and mathematical physics. 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. Good opportunities to apply for research funding are available in Denmark. For information about the Department of Mathematical Sciences, please visit our website https://www.math.ku.dk/english/ .

Inquiries about the position can be made to the Head of Department Michael Sørensen (michael@math.ku.dk ).

Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their level of documented, original scientific production at an international level, including contributions to developments in their field, as well as their documented teaching qualifications. Ability to attract external funding will also be considered as will managerial and out-reach qualifications.

Six overall criteria apply for full professor appointments at the University of Copenhagen. The six criteria (research, teaching, societal impact, organisational contribution, external funding and leadership) are considered a framework for an overall assessment of the candidates. Furthermore, each candidate will be assessed according to the specific requirements stated in the job advertisement. Criteria for full professors: https://www.math.ku.dk/english/research-files/forms/MATH_Criteria_for_recognising_merit_professors.pdf

Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff. Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Negotiation for an individual salary supplement is possible.

Submission of application
The application including all attachments must be in English and submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

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

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Deadline for applications is 3 January 2023 23:59 GMT+1 

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager, on the advice of the Hiring Committee, selects applicants for assessment by an Assessment Committee. Note that being on the short-list is not equivalent to being assessed qualified for the position. Short-listed candidates may potentially be deemed “not qualified” by the Assessment Committee. A subset of the qualified short-listed candidates will be selected for a formal interview by the Hiring Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/ .

Interviews will be held on 20 April 2023.

Please refer to the following no. in future communication in this case: 211-0204/22-2K.

Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

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