Assistant or Associate Professor in Statistics at SDU

16. september, 2018

Assistant or Associate Professor in Statistics


The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science (IMADA) at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Odense, invites applications for a position in statistics, at the level of assistant or associate professor. The position is expected to start during spring 2019. Application deadline: 15 September 2018.
We are looking for a candidate with a strong background in general mathematical statistics combined with advanced computational skills. In particular we intend to hire within one or more of the following areas: 
● computational statistics, 
● stochastic processes and Markov chain Monte Carlo methods, 
● estimation theory.

The successful candidate should preferably have a PhD in statistics, though a PhD in another subject can also be considered if substantial documentation for research output in statistics is provided. Within the statistics group we have expertise in multivariate statistics and missing data, survival analysis, Bayesian inference, extreme value theory and asymptotic statistics. We welcome applicants who are interested in establishing links to the existing lines of research.

The statistics group offers teaching in statistics and probability to the mathematics, applied mathematics, mathematics-economics and data science educations, and also performs some service teaching for other units of the university. The successful candidate is expected to provide excellent teaching and supervision at both BSc and MSc levels, and in particular should be able to contribute to at least two of the following topics: survival analysis, advanced computational statistics and Markov chain Monte Carlo methods, (applied) stochastic processes, nonparametric statistics, linear and generalized linear mixed models, Bayesian statistics, while also contributing to the education on data science.

We are inviting applicants on the levels of both assistant and associate professor, and the applicants are asked to state in their letter of application on which level they wish to apply.

Candidates for the position of assistant professor are expected to have a PhD degree and considerable postdoctoral research experience. The assistant professorship position is for a duration of three years, whereupon a tenured associate professorship position is expected to be opened for which the assistant professor can apply.
For applications at the level of associate professor, which is a tenured/permanent position, applicants are expected to have a strong research track record of more than four years after their PhD, and to have demonstrated the ability to direct independent research projects and obtain external funding. In addition, applicants are expected to have substantial experience in teaching and supervision at all levels.
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Danish is not a prerequisite for application. However, the primary administrative language at SDU is Danish and staff should therefore be willing to acquire Danish skills within a couple of years.

For more information please contact Associate Professor Hans Christian Petersen on

Application, salary etc.
Appointment to the position will be in accordance with the salary agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.

Applications will be assessed by an expert committee. When the expert committee issues its assessment, the applicants will be sent the portion of the assessment pertaining to them personally.

The application must include:
• A curriculum vitae
• A full list of publications
• Copies of all publications on which the applicant wishes to be evaluated
• A brief survey of the applicant's most important research results and research plans for the next three years
• A teaching portfolio.

Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.

An interview may be included as a part of the overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link "Apply online". Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. We strongly recommend that you read How to apply before you apply.

Since not all members of the appointment committee are Danish-speaking, it is recommended that your application is submitted in English.

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

Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark.

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