One or more Associate Professors in Mathematical Statistics at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Aalborg University

03. marts, 2021


At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Mathematical Sciences, one or more positions as associate professors in mathematical statistics are open for appointment from 1st of May 2021 or soon hereafter.

The positions will be located at the campus of Aalborg University in Aalborg. The Department of Mathematical Sciences hosts three mathematics programmes: mathematics (including statistics at the master level), mathematics-economics, and mathematics-technology.

The department teaches and develops courses in mathematics and statistics for multiple study programmes at Aalborg University. Research activities at the department include mathematics-economics (mathematical finance and econometrics), statistics (spatial statistics, simulation based inference, statistical computing and statistics in forensic genetics), applied mathematical analysis (mathematical physics, partial differential equations, harmonic analysis, and approximation theory), coding theory, cryptography and topology.

Job description

As associate professor in mathematical statistics your position entails the following responsibilities:

  • Methodological research in one or more of the following areas:   
    • Spatial statistics
    • Topological data analysis
    • Computational statistics
  • Cross-disciplinary collaborative research with an applied and/or strategic perspective.                                          
  • Teaching in the mathematics programmes (which comprise mathematics/statistics, mathematics-economics, and mathematics-technology) as well as teaching mathematics and statistics at the study programmes in Engineering and Social Sciences.
    • Aalborg University has three campuses (in Esbjerg, Copenhagen and Aalborg) and teaching can be at all campuses.
    • The majority of the teaching tasks at the undergraduate levels are in Danish, whereas teaching at the graduate levels may be in English or in Danish. Therefore, you are expected to learn Danish, within a reasonable period of time. 
  • Funding and external collaboration.
    • The selected candidate must engage in acquiring external funding for research. This will involve collaboration with colleagues from the mathematics department and from other departments at Aalborg University. This includes funding for theoretical research, as well as funding for more applied and strategic research activities.

The ideal candidate must:

  • Hold a PhD degree in mathematical statistics, in data science with a mathematical foundation or in a related area with a strong mathematical background.
  • Document an excellent research record in mathematical statistics in terms of publications and, preferably, research grants.
  • Document teaching experience in terms of a teaching portfolio as well as formal pedagogical training.
  • Present a strategy for future research and funding activities.

The ability to contribute to the development of external collaboration and to secure external funding will be taken into account and the applicant is expected to have excellent interpersonal skills. Special contributions to the development of educational and teaching related activities will be considered in the overall assessment.

Further information may be obtained from Head of Department Søren Højsgaard, phone: +45 9940 8801, e-mail: