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211-0286/20-2E Associate Professor of Statistics

Associate Professor of Statistics
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Faculty of Science

University of Copenhagen

The Department of Mathematical Sciences invites applications for a position of Associate Professor in Statistics. The position is open from 1 April 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The professor is expected to do research in statistics or probability theory. The successful candidate is expected to have an internationally recognized record of outstanding achievement in research with ground-breaking contributions to the applicant's area of specialization.

Applicants must have strong teaching credentials. They are required to have university level teaching experience, documented teaching competencies and must be able to explain and reflect upon their own teaching practice and portfolio. Formal pedagogical training or supervision equivalent to the University of Copenhagen teacher training programme for assistant professors is required.

Duties include the applicant’s own research, development of the field, assessment tasks, grant applications, and research management such as supervision and training of research fellows and other staff. 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 professional education programme for industry.

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. Managerial and out-reach qualifications of applicants including ability to attract external funding will also be considered.

Six overall criteria apply for associate 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 the overall assessment of candidates. Furthermore, each candidate must be assessed according to the specific requirements stated in the job advertisement. Please read more at https://www.math.ku.dk/english/about/jobs/criteria-for-recognising-merit_math/dokumenter/MATH_Criteria_for_recognising_merit_Associate_professors.pdf

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., statistics, mathematical biology, insurance mathematics 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.

Further information on the Department is linked at http://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the position can be made to the Head of Department Michael Sørensen.

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

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 Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Startinging salary is currently up to DKK 481.751 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 82.379)

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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 deadline for applications is Sunday 6 December 2020, 23:59 GMT +1.



After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

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

Interviews/trial lectures will be held on 3 March 2021.

Please refer to the following no. in future communication in this case: 211-0286/20-2E.






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