Senior Lecturer in Mathematics or Mathematical Statistics with a focus on collaboration

Reference number PAR 2024/601

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 56 000 students and 6 600 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract researchers and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

The department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology is one of the largest departments of mathematical sciences in the Nordic countries with about 200 employees. The department comprises the three divisions Algebra and Geometry, Analysis and Probability Theory, and Applied Mathematics and Statistics.

We make a significant contribution to the benefit of society by extensive education. The work environment is supportive, creative, and international, with a steady flow of international guests. More information about us is available on the website:

Subject area

Mathematics or mathematical statistics

Subject area description 

We are looking for a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics or Mathematical Statistics who can take a leading role in the department's work on collaboration and convincingly contribute to the department's ambition to teach at the highest international level.

The new member of staff will be expected to lead and develop the department's activities in collaboration with schools, the public and society in general, and to contribute with high quality teaching in undergraduate education.


Job assignments

The tasks include  

  • management of the institution's collaborative activities
  • teaching mathematics or mathematical statistics at undergraduate level
  • supervising students at bachelor and master level
  • participating in the activities of the Department through administrative tasks
  • contribute to all the activities of the department including research and administrative tasks

You should actively seek challenges and new opportunities to develop your work. There will be room for professional development and own research in the position in accordance with the current working time agreement. Communication and collaboration skills are essential as many of your tasks will be carried out in collaboration with others.



The qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 3 - 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance. We expect you to have a doctoral degree in mathematics or mathematical statistics, or equivalent scientific competence taking into account the subject matter of the position and the tasks involved. You are also expected to have documented teaching experience and skills in mathematics or mathematical statistics at university or college level. 

The official language at the University of Gothenburg is Swedish and teaching is normally in Swedish at the bachelor level and in English at the higher levels. Good oral and written language skills in Swedish and English are required.

A higher education teaching qualification of at least 15 credits or equivalent competence is necessary for the position. If higher education teaching qualifications in accordance with the requirements of the University of Gothenburg are not available at the time of application, they must be validated or the specified training must be completed within two years of the start of employment.  (


Assessment criteria 

Applications will be assessed primarily on the basis of pedagogical merits and potential, experience of working with collaboration and leadership skills.

When assessing collaborative merits and leadership, special attention is paid to communication skills, the ability to establish long-term relationships, to be outgoing, creative and skilled at networking. You will have the ability to inspire and guide team members and a strategic vision to further develop collaborative activities. Proven experience and a genuine interest in collaboration is an asset.

In the assessment of pedagogical merits, particular emphasis is placed on the ability to plan and teach courses in the subject area. It is important that you are able to communicate well in speech and writing, collaborate, inspire and engage students, and that you can take responsibility for your own work tasks. Documented experience of and interest in teaching in teacher education is an advantage.

In assessing scientific qualifications, attention will be paid to research documented through publications. Post-doctoral research and international scientific cooperation will be noted.

For teaching positions, the applicant who, after an overall assessment of skills and development potential, is judged to have the best conditions to carry out the tasks included in the employment, collaborate with other staff and contribute to the positive development of the organization. The overall assessment also includes how the applicant's qualifications and plans strengthen and complement the organization.

In assessing merits and experience, parental leave, sick leave, or other similar circumstances will be considered. The reasons and scope should be stated in connection with the presentation of merits and experiences.



We are a parent-friendly department and work in different ways to find a balance between work and private life for our employees.


Type of employment: Permanent employment
Extent: 100 %
Location: Department of Mathematical Sciences, Gothenburg
First day of employment: By agreement


Selection process 

The assessment process will include statements from external experts, interviews, and test lectures.


Contact information 

Stefan Lemurell, viceprefekt, +46 31 772 53 03,,

Marija Cvijovic, proprefekt, +46 31 772 53 21,

Bernt Wennberg, prefekt, +46 31 772 5326,



Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg can be found here: 




To apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you must register an account in our online recruitment system. Together with your application the following should be attached:

  • Personal letter.
  • CV, including complete publication list.
  • Report on pedagogical qualifications, with information on the scope and type of teaching and a statement on its quality. The report should also include pedagogical reflection and teaching philosophy (maximum four pages).
  • Statement of scientific qualifications.
  • Report on merits in management and administration.
  • A description of your track record in collaboration and a plan for how you intend to develop the institution's collaboration with schools, industry and society at large.
  • Complete electronic copies of your main publications (maximum six).
  • Copies of relevant diplomas and other documents that you wish to refer to.
  • Two references that we can contact.

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 based on the qualifications registered in the application. Any documents that are not available in electronic format should be mailed in two copies to:

University of Gothenburg
Matematiska vetenskaper
Att: Stefan Lemurell
Chalmers tvärgata 3
S-412 58  Göteborg

The application is to be written in English.


Applications must be received by: 2024-09-15



Information for International Applicants 

Choosing a career in a foreign country is a big step. Thus, to give you a general idea of what we and Gothenburg have to offer in terms of benefits and life in general for you and your family/spouse/partner please visit: 

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.

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.