Faculty Position in Aalborg University, Denmark

Associate Professor in Statistics at Aalborg, Denmark, Jun 2022


At the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Engineering and Science, Aalborg University, positions as associate professors in statistics are open for appointment from 01.01.2023 or soon thereafter.

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General Info

Position: Associate Professor
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: 1st January 2023
Contract Period: Subject to Norms
Salary: According to standard norms

Department of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Engineering and Science

Aalborg University (AAU), Denmark


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Qualification Details

The level of qualification for Associate Professors shall correspond to the level, which can be achieved on the basis of the appointment as Assistant Professor, but may be achievable in other ways. The appointment presupposes that the applicant can demonstrate original scientific production at an international level as well as documented teaching qualifications. Appointment to the position requires that both research and teaching qualifications are at the requested level. The two qualifications will be given equal and principal priority in the overall assessment.

To be taken into consideration for the position 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.
  • Document a solid 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 considered and the applicant is expected to have good interpersonal skills. Special contributions to the development of educational and teaching related activities will be considered in the overall assessment.

Responsibilities/Job 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
    • statistical genetics/bioinformatics
    • graphical models/Bayesian networks
    • spatial statistics
  • Cross-disciplinary collaborative research with an applied and/or strategic perspective. The selected applicants must engage in establishing such relations with partners from other fields (engineering, physics, medicine etc).
  • 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 teaching tasks are in Danish and the selected applicant is expected to put an effort into learning Danish.
  • Funding and external collaboration. The selected applicants 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.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: 2022-224-04479

Application Procedure

The application must contain the following:

  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 10 publications.
  • Teaching qualifications described in the teaching portfolio.  If this is not enclosed the applicant must include an explanation for its absence.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position.
  • References/recommendations.
  • Personal data.

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below.

Shortlisting will be applied. After the review of any objections regarding the assessment committee, the head of department, with assistance from the chair of the assessment committee, selects the candidates to be assessed. All applicants will be informed as to whether they will advance to assessment or not.

About the Department

The position will be located at the campus of Aalborg University in Aalborg. At the Department of Mathematical Sciences, we conduct research and teaching in a wide variety of mathematical disciplines. Likewise, we are actively engaged in a variety of interdisciplinary research projects with partners from other fields (engineering, physics, medicine etc). The department hosts three study programmes: mathematics (including a specialization in statistics at the master level), mathematics-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 impact the direction of their professional activities.

You may obtain further information about the department at the departments website: Department of Mathematical Sciences (aau.dk)

About the Employer:


Please contact International Staff Unit https://www.isu.aau.dk/ for information regarding salary and taxes. Courses in Danish will be offered if needed.

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Contact details

Further information may be obtained from head of section of statistics and mathematical economics Rasmus Waagepetersen, +45 9940 8856, [email protected], or head of department Søren Højsgaard, phone: +45 9940 8801, [email protected]

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Mathilde Vestergaard HR-Servicecentre EST by mail [email protected].

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