Senior Lecturer, Mathematics

The University of Jyväskylä is a nationally and internationally significant research university and an expert on education that focuses on human and natural sciences. The University is Finland’s leading expert in teacher education and adult education, as well as the major exporter of education. The Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences is the only one in the country. The University of Jyväskylä is known for its dynamic operating culture and strong commitment to social responsibility.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is currently seeking to recruit staff to the position of 

Senior Lecturer, Mathematics, starting August 1, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Jyväskylä in central Finland is a world class research institution training mathematicians and statisticians for diverse jobs in industry, education, and academic research. The main research areas in the department are mathematical analysis, geometry, stochastics, inverse problems, and statistics with their applications. In mathematical analysis and geometry the research is focused on geometric analysis, nonlinear partial differential equations, and geometry of metric groups. In stochastics the key research area is stochastic analysis. The research group in Inverse problems focuses its research on  inverse problems in geometry and partial differential equations. These have applications e.g. in medical and industrial imaging. In statistics the main research areas are spatial statistics, time series analysis, nonparametric and robust multivariate methods, cost-efficient design, biometry and environmental statistics. The department is a member of two networks of the Finnish Centre of Excellences, one in Inverse Problems, another in Analysis and Dynamical Systems.

The main duties of the University Lecturer include teaching, research  and supervision. It is also expected that lecturers take part in developing the department and actively apply for research funding.

The duties, qualification requirements and language skills of Senior Lecturer are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines. A good command of English language and an ability to teach in English are regarded as an advantage for the applicant.

Strong preference will be given to candidates whose research interests fall in the main research areas of the Centers of Excellence at the department, i.e. Inverse Problems and Analysis.  Senior lecturer is expected to have doctor’s degree, excellent records in conducting scientific research as well as in educating and supervising undergraduate and graduate students.

The job-specific salary component of a Senior Lecturer is based on the job demands level 5-7 (EUR 2 865,30 – 3 851,33/month) according to the salary system concerning teaching and research staff at universities. In addition, a personal performance-based salary component amounting to the maximum of 46.3% of the job-specific salary component is also paid.

A trial period of four months will be used when the position is first filled.

For further information, please contact Head of the Department, Professor Tero Kilpeläinen by e-mail tero.kilpelainen@jyu.fi, or tel. +358 40 805 3432.

The application should include:

  1. A motivation letter
  2. Curriculum vitae, composed according to good scientific practice and considering the template for researcher´s curriculum vitae by The Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity
  3. A numbered list of the publications according to the instructions of the Academy of Finland 
  4. A maximum of five (5) main publications, numbered in accordance with the list of publications.
  5. A short (1-2 pages) description of the applicant’s pedagogical training and teaching merits
  6. A short (2–3 pages) description of the applicant’s academic research, scientific merits and research leadership merits, including a clarification on received external funding and responsibilities in externally funded research projects

Please submit your application at the latest on 31 January 2018 using the online application form.