Assistant Professor - Applied Mathematics, Statistics

School/Institution:University of Iceland, Iceland, Reykjavík

Discipline: Applied Mathematics, Statistics

Employment Type:Full-time


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Assistant Professor of Statistics

A full-time lecturer in statistics is available for application in the mathematics program at the Faculty of Science at the School of Engineering and Natural Sciences at the University of Iceland. It is possible to hire two individuals for 50% of the job.

The provisions of Act no. 85/2008 on public universities and rules on the University of Iceland no. 569/2009. According to Article 38 of the Rules, the Rector may grant advancement to the position of Associate Professor or Professor in the case of a new appointment if the person in question fulfills those conditions.

Area of ​​work

The lecturer will conduct independent research and teach courses within the mathematics program, both in undergraduate and graduate studies, and supervise graduate students in research studies. Possible research collaboration with other employees of the program is an advantage.

Applicants for statistics are sought. It is desirable that the applicant conducts research in theoretical statistics. The person in question will in particular be responsible for teaching introductory courses in statistics and courses in theoretical statistics at the advanced level.

Undergraduate teaching is generally in Icelandic, but the University of Iceland assists foreign staff in learning and mastering the Icelandic language.

Qualification requirements

  • A doctoral degree in statistics or related subjects is required.
  • Teaching experience at university level is desirable.
  • Research activity in statistics at the international level.
  • Good co-operation skills and agility in human relations.
  • Good command of English in spoken and written language.

Application process

When hiring, it will be assumed that the person who gets the job fits in as well as possible with the circumstances and needs of the study program in mathematics and the Faculty of Science.

Applicants must enclose the following documents with their application.

  • Introductory letter stating, among other things, how the applicant meets the qualification requirements
  • Diploma or, as the case may be, a certificate of study
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Bibliography
  • Report on scientific work and other work they have done
  • Report on research and teaching plans if hired
  • Information on three possible commenters to contact

The application must state which of his or her publications, up to eight in number, the applicant considers to be the most important with regard to the work in question. Applicants only send these publications with an application or refer to where they are available in electronic form.

When more than one author submits a work, applicants must state their contribution to the work. Application documents that cannot be submitted electronically must be submitted in duplicate to the School of Science and Innovation at the University of Iceland, Sæmundargata 2, 101 Reykjavík.

The appointment will be for a term of five years in the first instance, with the possibility of indefinite employment after that time, cf. Paragraph 3 Article 31 rules for the University of Iceland no. 569/2009.

All applications will be answered and applicants will be notified of the job placement once a decision has been made. Applications can be valid for six months from the end of the application deadline.

When recruiting for jobs at the University of Iceland, the university's  gender equality plan is taken into account Attention is drawn to the  University of Iceland's language policy .

The University of Iceland is a thriving knowledge society and a diverse and vibrant workplace. Academic freedom, professionalism and equality are the values ​​of the university and a great deal of emphasis is placed on flexibility and the participation of staff in the development of studies and research.

The School of Engineering and Natural Sciences employs about 390 people in research and teaching in the field of engineering and natural sciences.

The work environment is global, with a quarter of both staff and graduate students in the field being foreign, and that proportion is constantly increasing. There are about 2000 students in the field, of which 120 are studying mathematics.

Today, the academic staff in mathematics counts 12 and the new doctorates are 7 and they conduct various research in the fields of pure mathematics, mathematics teaching, mathematical physics, statistics and applied mathematics. They have strong international connections and many research projects are carried out in extensive collaboration with scientists both in Iceland and abroad. More information about the program staff can be found here .

For further information

Sigurður Freyr Hafstein

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