Assistant Professor - Applied Mathematics, Statistics

School/Institution:KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, Stockholm

Discipline: Applied Mathematics, Statistics

Employment Type:Full-time


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Associate Professor in mathematics with spec. in mathematical statistics

Job Description

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe's leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key center of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden's largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Subject field: Mathematics with specialization in mathematical statistics.

Subject description: The subject comprises mathematics with focus on probability theory and statistics theory, including applications thereof.


Independent research in the subject area, as well as the development and implementation of education in the subject area at basic, advanced, and doctoral levels, including supervision of undergraduate degree projects and doctoral students. Participation in some administrative duties and knowledge exchange with society at large is expected. The associate professor is expected to be able to teach in Swedish within three years. If needed, a language support plan will be devised at the time of employment.


Those qualified for appointment as an associate professor are persons who have:

  • Been awarded a PhD or has the research competence or some other professional expertise that is of value in view of the subject matter of the post and the duties that it will involve,
  • Demonstrated teaching expertise.

Grounds of assessment

The assessment criteria for appointment as an associate professor at KTH shall be the degree of expertise required as a qualification for employment. In addition, the assessment criteria stated in the KTH appointments procedure, section 1.2., Apply in relation to the employment profile laid down.

Of highest importance is that the applicant has

  • research expertise in the subject field, among other things demonstrated by publications in high quality international journals.
  • pedagogical skills in the subject field, including high-quality teaching of significant scope at basic or advanced level, as well as student supervision.

Of second highest importance that the applicant has

  • expertise to develop and lead activities and staff. This includes knowledge of diversity and equal treatment issues with a particular focus on gender equality.
  • ability to work in collaboration with others.

It is also important that the applicant has

  • administrative skills.
  • the ability to pursue third-stream activities and also provide information about research and development work.

Trade union representatives

Contact information to trade union representatives can be found at KTH's webpage.



  • Your application should follow KTH's CV template for employment of teachers. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete according to the requirements in the ad and CV template.
  • Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET / CEST (Central European Time / Central European Summer Time).
  • Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply to this position online.
  • For more information regarding KTH's assessement, see Appointments procedure at the Royal Institute of Technology




  • Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.
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Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Type of employment: Permanent position

Contract type: Full time

First day of employment: According to agreement

Salary: Monthly pay

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

City: Stockholm

County: Stockholms län

Country: Sweden

Reference number: VL-2021-0013

Contact: Jimmy Olsson, Professor,

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