Postdoctoral Fellow in Mathematical Logic Stockholm University, Department of Mathematics Sweden

Ref. No. SU FV-0346-18

at the Department of Mathematics. Closing date: 3 April 2018.


The Department of Mathematics at Stockholm University has roughly 40 faculty members, and is divided into two divisions: Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics. This postdoctoral position is attached to the former. The Division of Mathematics carries out research in a wide range of subjects in pure mathematics, including algebra, analysis, combinatorics, geometry, logic and topology. 

The research group in mathematical logic is active in several areas of the field including, constructive mathematics, proof theory, type theory and category-theoretic logic, as well as the philosophical aspects of logic and mathematics.


Project description

A broad spectrum of different projects within mathematical logic are possible, but with a preference for projects including type theory, in particular homotopy type theory, constructive set theory, category theory and categorical logic, topos theory, point-free topology and locale theory or other constructive aspects of mathematical logic. 

Main responsibilities

The main responsibility is to conduct research. The position also includes some teaching duties (up to 20 %), which may include supervision of students. The successful applicant is expected to participate in activities in the department, in particular by attending and contributing talks in the logic group’s seminar. 


Qualification requirements

Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree (by the time of appointment) or an equivalent degree from another country.


Assessment criteria

Applicants with a PhD degree awarded no more than three years before the deadline for application will be given preference. Parental leave, compulsory military and similar types of service, or longer periods of illness are not counted towards these three years. 


In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills. Emphasis will also be placed on the candidate’s potential to contribute to the proposed research program and to interact with other members of the department. 

Terms of employment

The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date is 2018-09-01 or as per agreement.


Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.



Further information about the position can be obtained from Professor Erik Palmgren, telephone: +46 8 16 45 32,, and/or Peter LeFanu Lumsdaine, telephone: +46 8 1614 66,


General inquiries may also be directed to the Head of the Division of Mathematics, Jonas Bergström,


Union representatives

Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708-16 26 64,, and Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST and Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 20 00 (operator), and (SEKO).



Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system by clicking the "Apply" button. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.


Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references


Important: Your academic referees should send us recommendation letters no later than April 3, 2018, via e-mail to: and state in the subject line: SU FV-0346-18 + name of the applicant. 

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing: 
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement 
    – why and how you wish to complete the project 
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma.


The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.


You are welcome to apply!


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Closing date: 03/04/2018


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