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At the Department of Mathematical Sciences of the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology we conduct internationally successful research in a number of areas in theoretical and applied mathematics and mathematical statistics. The department is an important partner of other sciences and industrial projects. We make a significant contribution to the benefit of society by extensive education, and are continually looking for room for improvement of our efforts. The work environment is supportive, creative and international, with a steady flow of international guests.

We now seek an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in computational mathematics with focus on multiscale problems and uncertainty quantification. The successful candidate will work in Axel Målqvist’s research projects and in close collaboration with Målqvist’s research group which belongs to the division of applied mathematics and statistics. The goal with this recruitment is to strengthen the collaboration with the industry and to be able to take on large scale problems.

Subject area

Computational mathematics.

Subject area description

At the Department of Mathematical Sciences there is research in various areas of computational mathematics. The purpose of this recruitment is to develop and analyze numerical methods for solution of partial differential equations with rapidly varying coefficients, uncertainty quantification, and variance reduction for Monte Carlo methods.

Job assignments

Development and analysis of numerical methods for solving: partial differential equations with rapidly varying non-periodic data, problems with immersed interfaces with high conductivity, and problems with data uncertainty. The implementation will be done in the open source library GRIDLOD.

The applications are design of composite materials, porous media flow, and simulation of x-ray equipment for medical purposes.


The qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 3 - 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance and for this employment follows from the Appointments Procedure for Teachers at the University of Gothenburg. You should have achieved a doctoral degree by the application deadline. The doctoral thesis shall be in a relevant area according to the specific position stated in the advertisement, for example in applied mathematics or scientific computing.


The successful candidate is expected to be comfortable with collaboration with other researchers and to contribute in different projects. Documented experience in development, analysis, and implementation of the multiscale method Localized Orthogonal Decomposition (LOD) is necessary as well as implementation in e.g. GRIDLOD. Experience in numerical methods for computing failure probabilities of solutions to partial differential equations with random data is methods highly advantageous. Large emphasis will be placed on personal suitability. Fluency in Swedish and English is expected as well as experience at working in interdisciplinary teams.  


The aim of an employment as adjunct senior lecturer is for the university to gain new skills and experiences in research and education that cannot be achieved solely through a  employment at the university. As adjunct teacher you should have your main part of  employment outside the university. The employment as adjunct senior lecturer should therefore be approved by your main employer in advance and it also requires that the funding of the position and additional costs are negotiated between the employers in advance.  

Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 2 years
Extent: 20 %
Location: Department of Mathematical Sciences, Gothenburg
First day of employment: as soon as possible

Appointment procedure

As recruitment process we will make selection based on achieved requirements, interviews and references. 

For further information:

Annika Lang, Head of Unit

+46 31 772 5356


Professor Axel Målqvist

+46 31 772 3599



Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg:


How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application. Any documents that are not available in electronic format should be mailed and receceived at the latest October 12, 2020 to: 

University of Gothenburg
Box 460
S-405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden

The application is to be written in Swedish.

Closing date: 2020-10-12


The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.


In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.