Institutleder til Institut for Matematiske Fag

We are looking for a Head of Department for the Department of Mathematical Sciences (MATH) at the Faculty of Science (SCIENCE). The position commences on 1 September 2023 or soon thereafter.

The Department conducts research in pure and applied mathematics and
educates bachelors, master’s graduates and PhD graduates with mathematics expertise and skills at the highest international level.
In addition to positions of strength in classical mathematical main subject areas such as algebra, geometry and analysis, the research activities include strong groups in more applied disciplines such as actuarial mathematics, finance, operational analysis, mathematical biology, statistics, data science and quantum information theory.

The research is international and interacts with other disciplines such as physics, computer science and medicine, as well as with industry and the rest of society. It consequently contributes with broad value creation in both the short term and the long term.
MATH has a strong and dynamic scientific environment that enjoys great international prestige. This is also reflected in a highly successful funding activity, sought after degree programmes with a very high demand for graduates among prospective employers and a strong collaboration with a number of sectors in society.

Head of Department’s profile

We are looking for a Head of Department whose experience and visions for the Department can contribute to and ensure the continued development and maintain the high international level.

We emphasize that you are an internationally recognised and experienced researcher in one of the Department's subject areas as well as an experienced lecturer that possess high academic and professional standards and commitment to promoting academic excellence in research and attractive degree programmes.

Please read the Job and Personal Profile for more information on desired qualifications and qualities as well as information on the Department, the job and the recruitment process. 

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Dean Katrine Krogh Andersen on +45 3533 2010.  

Terms and conditions of employment 

As a general rule, the position as Head of Department will be on a fixed-term basis with a five-year period of employment and the possibility of an extension of up to three years.  

The appointment will be made in accordance with the collective agreement for academics employed by the state entered into between the Ministry of Taxation and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC), as well as in accordance with the protocol covered by the collective agreement for academics employed by the state relating to Heads of Department and Deans at universities. 

For external applicants, academic assessment may be required in line with the executive order on university appointments. 

The scope of any research and teaching activities will be negotiated and agreed with the Dean. 


The application deadline is 29 May 2023. Applications must be received electronically via the UCPH Job Portal. Click “Apply now” to submit. 

The application must contain your CV and a statement in English (max. three pages) explaining your vision for the Department, including the key elements of a strategy for the management and organization of the Department. 

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


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: 29-05-2023
Employment start: 01-09-2023
Department/Location: Institut for Matematiske Fag
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