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Professor of Probability or Statistics (211-0499)

Professor of probability or statistics

Department of Mathematical Sciences Faculty of Science

University of Copenhagen


Applications in the general areas of probability theory and statistics are welcome. The successful candidate is expected to be an internationally highly recognized researcher and the research must have excellence status in the applicant’s area of specialization.

Applicants are required to have teaching experience and documented teaching competencies at university level, and must be able to explain and reflect upon their own teaching practice and portfolio. Formal pedagogical training or supervision equivalent to the University of Copenhagen teacher training programme for assistant professors is required.

Duties include conduct of research, development of the field, assessment tasks, grant applications, and research management such as supervision and training of research fellows and other staff. The successful applicant must also teach and supervise undergraduate and graduate students, prepare and participate in examinations, and fulfill other tasks requested by the Department.

Assessment of applicants will primarily be based on their level of documented, original scientific production at an international level, including contributions to the development of their field, as well as their documented teaching qualifications. Managerial and out-reach experience of the applicants, including their ability to attract external funding, will also be considered.

The Department is a leading mathematics institution with a lively international research environment that spans several areas of pure and applied mathematics. It has strong groups in, e.g., statistics, actuarial mathematics and mathematical physics, and intends to become stronger in probability theory. The Department teaches a large portfolio of undergraduate and graduate courses both for students in the mathematical sciences and for students of other subjects at the Faculty of Science. Further information on the Department can be found via Inquiries about the position can be made to the Head of Department Michael Sørensen.

The position is open from 1 November 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Commencing salary is currently

For Professors - DKK 589,601 including annual supplement (+ pension DKK 100,822)

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application including all attachments must be in English and submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae including information about external funding
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Description and documentation of teaching experience and qualifications according to university guidelines
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 5 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is 11 June 2017, 23:59 GMT +1.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at

Interviews/trial lectures will be held on 29 September 2017.

Please refer to the following no. in future communication in this case: 211-0499.


Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


Head of Department Michael Sørensen


Application deadline: 11-06-2017
Employment type: Fast ansættelse
Employment start: 01-11-2017
Department/Location: Department of Mathematical Sciences

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