Lund University, LTH,

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 600 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 9 000 students. The research carried out at LTH is of a high international standard and we are continuously developing our teaching methods and adapting our courses to current needs.

Excellence in academia through gender equality

At LTH, we believe heterogeneous groups contribute to create more creative environments – an important element when we together explore and create to benefit the world.

We aim to be an attractive employer for candidates whose gender is underrepresented and we work hard to achieve equality at the Faculty of Engineering, Lund University. With this end in view, we are now making a long-term commitment to inspire more women to engage in male dominated research areas, and vice versa.

We offer to all of our new and recently employed associate senior lecturers an appealing career program – LTH Career Academy – that will support the participants in their career path within academia and strengthen their teaching and leadership skills.

Subject

Applied mathematics or mathematical statistics, depending on the research area of the candidate. 

Subject description 

The research area shall be a specialization within applied mathematics which enhances and complements at least one of the following research areas at the Center for Mathematical Sciences, LTH.

  • Partial Differential equations (PDEs), in particular stochastic PDEs and variational methods for PDEs with nonlinear potentials.
  • Mathematical tools for image analysis and mathematical signal processing, in particular anisotropic diffusion and dynamical sampling.
  • Spatio-temporal stochastic models, especially climate models and stochastic PDE-based approaches.

In the application it should clearly be described how the current research of the applicant connects to the above mentioned research areas, and how the planned research of the applicant will develop them.

Work duties

Employment as an associate senior lecturer is a career development position and  aims for the holder to develop their independence as a researcher and educator. The work duties mainly involve research but also teaching.

The work duties involve

  • Research within the subject area.
  • Teaching in the first, second and third cycles of studies.
  • Supervision of degree projects, doctoral students and postdocs.
  • Collaboration with industry and wider society.
  • Actively applying for external research funding.
  • Administration related to the work duties listed above.

The position shall include the opportunity for five weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning.                                                                            

Qualification requirements  

Appointment to associate senior lecturer requires that the applicant has a PhD, or acquired corresponding research expertise. Priority should be given to applicants who have completed their degree or acquired the corresponding expertise no more than five years before the last date for applications.

Additional requirements

  • Documented expertise within the subject area.
  • Experience as a postdoc or relevant experience from the industry and/or the public sector.
  • Experience from other relevant research environment than where one shall work.
  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.

Assessment criteria

For appointments to associate senior lecturer, the following shall form the assessment criteria:

  • A good ability to develop and conduct research within the subject area. Special regard will be given to how the applicant through their experience is considered to enhance the research of the Center for Mathematical Sciences LTH within the areas listed under the header Subject description. It is a merit to enhance more than one area.
  • International research experience.
  • Capability to acquire external research funding in competition.
  • Teaching skills. 

Consideration will also be given to ability to co-operate, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research, education and innovation within the centre, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

Terms of employment

This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of 6 years. The period of employment is determined in accordance with Chapter 4 Section 12a§ HEA.

Instructions on how to apply

Applications shall be written in English. Draw up the application in accordance with the Academic qualifications portfolio at LTH, se link below, and attach it as three PDF files (in the recruitment system). Read more here:

http://www.lth.se/english/working-at-lth/to-apply-for-academic-positions-at-lth/

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Promotion to senior lecturer in applied mathematics

During the period of employment, an associate senior lecturer can apply for appointment to a permanent position as senior lecturer if he or she has the required qualifications listed below, and is deemed to be suitable. An associate senior lecturer can only apply for promotion once.

Qualification requirements 

Appointment to senior lecturer requires that the applicant has

  • A PhD or corresponding research competence or professional expertise considered important with regard to the subject matter of the post and the work duties it will involve.
  • Demonstrated teaching expertise.
  • Completed five weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning, or acquired equivalent knowledge by other means.
  • Good ability to co-operate, independence and drive. 

Additional requirements

  • Documented expertise within the research area applied mathematics.
  • Very good oral and written proficiency in Swedish.
  • Documented ability to actively apply for research funding in competition.
  • Documented ability to teach in the first year of studies in mathematics or mathematical statistics within the Master of Science in Engineering programs.

Assessment criteria

When assessing the applicants, special importance will be given to research and teaching expertise.

For appointments to senior lecturer, the following shall form the assessment criteria

  • A good national and international standing as a researcher. The requirement for international experience shall be assessed with consideration to the character and traditions of the subject. Special consideration will be taken to how the applicant through their experience is considered to enhance the centre’s LTH affiliated research in applied mathematics.
  • Good teaching ability, including a good ability to conduct, develop and lead teaching and other educational activities on different levels and using a variety of teaching methods. Special regard will be taken to the applicant’s documented ability to teach in the first cycle of studies in mathematics or mathematical statistics at the Master of Science in Engineering programs.
  • An ability to supervise doctoral students to achieve a PhD.
  • An ability to collaborate with wider society and communicate their activities.
  • A good general ability to lead and develop activities.                                            

Consideration will also be given to ability to co-operate, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research, education and innovation within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary Monthly
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2019/3116
Contact
  • Eskil Hansen, 046 222 9628
Union representative
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64, kansli@saco-s.lu.se
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62, st@st.lu.se
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Published 28.Oct.2019
Last application date 18.Nov.2019 11:59 PM CET

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