Assistant professor position in applied probability 908199

Assistant professor position in applied probability

The Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science and Technology, Aarhus University, invites applications for a 3-year assistant professor position in applied probability. The position is available from August 1, 2017.

The group in applied probability at the Department of Mathematics is internationally known for its high mathematical level and its engagement in a number of major research projects.

Relevant specializations include activities at the T.N. Thiele Centre such as large deviations, stochastic processes and their applications, and stochastic numerical methods. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in applying Probability Theory in Machine Learning.

The successful applicant will take part in all aspects of a university position, including research, fund raising and administration. The applicant is expected to take actively part in teaching at all levels and supervision of students at bachelor, master's and PhD level.

Applicants should have a strong record of original scientific research at a high international level. Applicants are also expected to document their experience with all facets of university teaching and supervision.

Place of Employment and Place of Work
The place of employment is Aarhus University, and the place of work is Science and Technology, Ny Munkegade 118, DK-8000 Aarhus, Denmark.

For more information, please contact Head of Department Niels O. Nygaard, tel. +45 8715 5785, email

Letters of reference may be sent directly by referees to no later than 22, June 2017 with the candidate’s name clearly stated in the subject field.

Application procedure Short-listing is used. This means that after the deadline for applications and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the assessment committee if necessary, the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. The selection is made on the basis of an assessment of who of the candidates are most relevant considering the requirements of the advertisement. All applicants will be notified within 6 weeks whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee and will receive his/her assessment. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.
Formalities and salary range Science and Technology refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.
Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities. Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.
All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

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