Research fellow in Mathematics University of Stavanger, Department of Mathematics and Physics Norway

The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 11,000 students and 1,600 employees. The University is located in the third largest urban region in Norway, with a dynamic labor market and exciting cultural and leisure activities. We are the only Norwegian member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities. The university has high ambitions. We will be a driving force in the development of knowledge in the region, and an international research university with an emphasis on innovation. Together with our staff and students, we will challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.


Department of Mathematics and Physics is part of the Faculty of Science and Technology. The department offers study programs at all levels within the areas Mathematics, Statistics and Physics. The department is responsible for all basic tuition in mathematics, physics and statistics at the faculty. There are currently 50 employees including doctoral and postdoctoral fellows, and 100 students at the department.


Research fellow in Mathematics


The University of Stavanger invites applications for a doctorate scholarship in Mathematcis at the Department of Mathematics and Physics.


This is a trainee position that will mainly give promising researchers an opportunity for academic development leading to a doctoral degree.


Appointment is for three years with research duties only or four years with research and 25% compulsory duties. This will be clarified in the recruitment process. The position is vacant from July 1, 2018.


The fellowship is within the area of differential geometry/pseudo-Riemannian geometry, and is part of the project "Pseudo-Riemannian Geometry and polynomial curvature invariants: Classification, Characterisation and Applications". Candidates with knowledge within one or several of the following areas are preferred: pseudo-Riemannian geometry, Lie group theory, mathematical relativity, invariant theory or holonomy.


The position is funded by NFR/"Fellesløftet", project number 250367.


Applicants must have a strong academic background with a five-year master degree within mathematics, preferably recently, or possess corresponding qualifications which could provide a basis for successfully completing a doctorate. Both the grade for the master’s thesis and the weighted average grade of the master’s degree must individually be equivalent to or better than a B grade.


By rating it will be placed on the applicant's potensial for research in the field, as well as that person's individual prerequisites for research education.


The appointee must be able to work independently and as a member of a team, be creative and innovative.


The research fellow must have a good command of both oral and written English.


The resulting PhD degree will qualify for research and teaching positions at University level.


The appointee will be based at the University of Stavanger, with the exception of a stay abroad at a relevant centre of research. 


The research fellow is salaried according to the State Salary Code, 17.515, code 1017, LR 20, NOK 436.900,- per annum.


The position provides for automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which guarantees favourable retirement benefits. Members may also apply for home investment loans at favourable interest rates.


Project description and further information about the position can be obtained from Professor Sigbjørn Hervik, telephone +47 41581800, email


 Information about the appointment procedures can be obtained from HR-advisor Janne Halseth, telephone +47 51833525, email


The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in its employment practices. The University currently employs few female  research fellows within this academic field and women are therefore particularly encouraged to apply.


Please register your application in an electronic form on Relevant education and experience must be registered on the form. Certificates/diplomas, references, list of publications and other documentation that you consider relevant, should be submitted as attachments to the application as separate files. The documentation must be available in either a Scandinavian language or in English. If the attachments exceed 30 MB alltogether, they will have to be compressed before uploading.

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