One or more Associate Professors in statistics


Aalborg University


September 15, 2023

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Mathematical Sciences, positions as associate professors in statistics are open for appointment starting from 01.12.2023, or soon thereafter. The positions will be located at the campus of Aalborg University in Aalborg.


The Department of Mathematical Sciences conducts research in a wide range of mathematical disciplines and has three study programmes: mathematics(including a specialization in statistics at the master level), mathematical economics, and mathematics-technology.

The department offers an international and informal working environment. The department is proud of its long tradition for good social relations and collaboration among colleagues. Employees at the department have great opportunities to shape the direction of their professional activities.

Position description:

As associate professor you will contribute to:

  • Methodological research in statistics. Expertise in one or more of the following areas is an advantage but not a prerequisite:

    • computational statistics
    • econometrics
    • continuous time stochastic processes
    • statistical genetics/bioinformatics
    • graphical models/Bayesian networks
    • spatial 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. Most of the teaching tasks are in Danish and the selected applicant is expected to put an effort into learning Danish.

  • Funding and external collaboration. The selected applicant must engage in acquiring external funding for research. This will involve collaboration with colleagues from the Department of Mathematical Sciences and from other departments at Aalborg University. This includes funding for methodological research, as well as funding for more applied and strategic research activities. ## Qualification requirements: To be taken into consideration for the positions an applicant 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.

  • Have an excellent research record 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.

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