PhD student at the Division of Algebra and Geometry
Ref PAR 2023/79
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PhD student at the Division of Algebra and Geometry
The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg has about 200 employees and is the largest department of mathematics in Sweden. The department has three scientific divisions, Algebra and Geometry, Analysis and Probability Theory, and Applied Mathematics and Statistics and conducts successful research in pure and applied mathematics and mathematical statistics in a wide range of research areas.
We have an international environment with frequent exchanges with other universities around the world. The department provides a friendly, creative, and supportive atmosphere with a steady flow of international guests. There are many committed teachers with extensive and broad experience of all aspects of higher education. More information about us can be found on our website: http://www.chalmers.se/math/
Our department continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all our activities. We work actively to be a parent-friendly organization.
At the department of Mathematical Sciences there are many internationally successful researchers in a wide variety of research areas. The division of Algebra and Geometry conducts research in areas such as algebraic geometry, complex analysis, number theory, representation theory and mathematical physics.
We are now looking for one PhD student in any of the mathematical research areas of the division of Algebra and Geometry.
General information about being a doctoral student at the University of Gothenburg can be found on the university's doctoral student pages.
As a PhD student you will be part of an international research environment while you expand your knowledge of the field and write your thesis. This gives opportunities for many inspiring conversations, a lot of autonomous work and some travel. You are expected to develop your own ideas and communicate scientific results orally as well as in written form. In addition, the position will normally include 20 % departmental work, mostly teaching duties.
The employment is limited to a maximum of four years, with the possibility for one year extension due to departmental duties.
Education at third-cycle level requires general eligibility and, where appropriate, specific eligibility as set out in the general syllabus for the subject.
The general eligibility requirements for education at third-cycle level are:
- having completed a degree at second-cycle level, or the fulfilment of course requirements totalling at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits must be at second-cycle level,
- or the acquisition of equivalent knowledge in some other way, either in Sweden or abroad.
The eligibility for academic positions is given in the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance. To qualify for the position, you must have obtained a master's degree or a 4-year bachelor's degree, or expect to complete that degree by the time the employment starts.
Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for academic positions are given in the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance.
Applicants must have a strong background in mathematics. It is important that you mention in the application your specific research interests. You should also include all relevant work such as bachelor's or master's thesis and articles (provide an English summary if necessary) that you have authored or co-authored. Evidence of mathematical problem-solving skills is significant, besides course grades.
The bachelor's level teaching is normally in Swedish, although the teaching at the master's and PhD levels is in English. Thus, good language skills are required.
The applications will be assessed by a local recruitment committee at Mathematical Sciences.
Once you have been admitted for education at third-cycle level, you will be employed as a doctoral student at the University of Gothenburg.
The provisions for employment as a doctoral student can be found in ordinance SFS 1993:100.
Initial employment as a doctoral student may apply for a maximum of one year, and may be renewed by a maximum of two years at a time.
A doctoral student may be employed as a doctoral student for a maximum of eight years, but the total period of employment may not be longer than the equivalent of full-time education at third-cycle level for four years.
Type of employment: PhD student position, fixed-term employment, limited to four years with the possibility of one year extension
Extent: 100 %
Location: Division of Algebra and Geometry, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Gothenburg
First day of employment: August 15, 2023 or as agreed
The University applies a local agreement on salaries for doctoral students.
Submit the following documents:
- Personal letter,
- CV, including scientific publications,
- Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates,
- Contact information to two reference persons (name, phone number, relation).
Johan Tykesson, director of PhD studies in mathematics, email@example.com
Daniel Persson, head of unit within the Division of Algebra and Geometry, firstname.lastname@example.org
Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg can be found here:
You can apply to be admitted for education at third-cycle level via the University of Gothenburg’s recruitment portal.
It is your responsibility to ensure that the application is complete as per the vacancy notice, and that the University receives it by the final application deadline.
Applications must be received by: 2023-02-24
Information for International Applicants
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The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.
Salaries are set individually at the University.
In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden’s regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.
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