211-0256/23-2K Professor of Geometric Group Theory

Professor of Geometric Group Theory
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Faculty of Science
University of Copenhagen

The Department of Mathematical Sciences invites applications for a position as Full Professor of Geometric Group Theory. The application deadline is 3 December 2023, and the starting date is 1 May 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter, subject to negotiation.

Applicants are expected to have an internationally highly recognized record of outstanding achievement in research with ground-breaking contributions to the applicant's area of specialization and to have strong documented university level teaching credentials. They must be able to explain and reflect upon their own teaching practice and portfolio. Pedagogical training or supervision equivalent to the University of Copenhagen teacher training programme for assistant professors is necessary. Candidates are also expected to have managerial qualifications, for instance in managing their own research group, and outreach experience.

Duties include furthering the applicant’s own research, development of the scientific field, research assessment tasks, grant applications, and research management including research supervision. The successful applicant must also teach, supervise, prepare and participate in examinations within mathematics, and fulfill other tasks requested by the Department.

Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their level of documented, original scientific production at an international level, including contributions to developments in their field, as well as their documented teaching qualifications. The ability to attract external funding will also be considered as will managerial and outreach qualifications.

University of Copenhagen’s criteria for recognising merit
Six overall criteria apply for full professor appointments at the University of Copenhagen. The six criteria (research, teaching, societal impact, organizational contribution, external funding and leadership) are considered a framework for an overall assessment of the candidates. Furthermore, each candidate must be assessed according to the specific requirements stated in the job advertisement.

Criteria for full professors: https://www.math.ku.dk/english/research-files/forms/MATH_Criteria_for_recognising_merit_professors.pdf .

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 Danish Ministry of Taxation and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Negotiation for an individual salary supplement is possible.

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

The Department
The Department is a leading mathematics institution with a vibrant and friendly international research environment that spans several areas of pure and applied mathematics. 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. Good opportunities to apply for research funding are available in Denmark. For information about the Department of Mathematical Sciences, please visit our website https://www.math.ku.dk/english/, for information about the Algebra and Geometry Section, see https://www.math.ku.dk/english/research/ag/

Inquiries about the position can be made to the Head of Department, Professor Mogens Steffensen, head-of-department@math.ku.dk

Copenhagen is among the most livable cities in the world with a rich culture within music, theater and associations (https://www.visitcopenhagen.com). Life for families is made easy by a publicly supported daycare and health care system, maternity/parental leave and six weeks of annual vacation. International candidates may find information on living and working in Denmark https://www.workindenmark.dk. Useful information is also available at The International Staff Mobility office at the University of Copenhagen (https://ism.ku.dk) that offers a variety of services to international researchers coming to and working at the University of Copenhagen.

Filing of application
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’s 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 Sunday 3 December 2023, 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. Note that being on the short-list is not equivalent to being assessed qualified for the position. Short-listed candidates may potentially be deemed “not qualified” by the Assessment Committee. A sub-set of the qualified short-listed candidates will be selected for a formal interview by the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Interviews will be held on 14 March 2024

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211-0256/23-2K Professor of Geometric Group Theory


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.


Application deadline: 03-12-2023
Employment start: 01-05-2024
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Department of Matematical Sciences

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