Senior Lecturer in Mathematics
University of Jyväskylä Faculty of Mathematics and Science

Senior Lecturer in Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics, in the Faculty of Mathematics and Science at the University of Jyväskylä is currently seeking to recruit a candidate for the position of

Senior Lecturer in Mathematics

The position starts in March 1, 2021 at the latest or as soon as possible thereafter for a fixed-term of 5 years.

The University of Jyväskylä initiates a new education program in Information and Software Technology in the fall of 2021. We are recruiting a senior lecturer to be responsible for the practical design and implementation of mathematics courses related to the new program.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is responsible for teaching mathematics in the (Technology) Information and Software Engineering bachelor's program at the University of Jyväskylä. A core area of research of the department is analysis, which has long traditions. Many of the research groups focus on a variety of topics such as analysis on metric spaces, geometric measure theory, partial differential equations, calculus of variations, geometric analysis, as well as Mathematics of inverse problems. The statistical research is both theoretical and practical, developing new efficient estimation methods and skills to predict, suggest, and make conclusions from data more accurately.

We are looking for a person to complement the expertise in our department especially in the fields of discrete mathematics and technological applications.

Qualifications we are looking for

The tasks of a senior lecturer include active participation in teaching mathematics and conducting research. You will be responsible for the planning and implementation of mathematics education regarding the new (Technology) Information and Software Engineering program. The planning of the education program is done in cooperation with the Faculty of Information Technology.

Knowledge and experience in the fields of IT and software technology related to mathematics are considered beneficial. You are expected to develop the lecture materials, student supervision as well as teaching methods. Extensive experience in teaching and pedagogic competence is also considered beneficial.

The duties, qualification requirements and language skills of Senior Lecturer are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines. A good command of English language and an ability to teach in Finnish are regarded as an advantage for the applicant.

What does the University of Jyväskylä offer as an employer?

At the University of Jyväskylä you are a valued member of our academic community with a unique opportunity to influence the research based education of engineering students. You become part of our international and multi-science community where the welfare of each individual is important. At Jyväskylä we offer a great and lively campus area with opportunities to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. To find useful information about the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä and living in Finland, see the University's International Staff Guide.

The annual salary range will be approximately 39,000 – 53,000 EUR (gross income, including holiday bonus), depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate. A trial period of six months will be used.

How to apply

The application should include:

  • A motivation letter
  • Curriculum vitae, composed according to good scientific practice and considering the template for researcher´s curriculum vitae by The Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity
  • A maximum of five (5) main publications, numbered in accordance with the list of publications.
  • A short (2-4 pages) description ofA short (1-2 pages) description of the applicant’s pedagogical training and teaching merits
  1. recommendations on how to improve the teaching of mathematics in the department, especially Information and Software technology
  2. plans on what kind of research in the field of mathematics you are pursuing
  • A short (2–3 pages) description of the applicant’s academic research, scientific merits and research leadership merits, including a clarification on received external funding and responsibilities in externally funded research projects

Please submit your application at the latest on 31 January 2021 using the online application form.

Further information: Professor, head of department Tero Kilpeläinen, and Professor Petri Juutinen,

The University of Jyväskylä is a human-centered environment of 2,500 experts and 14,500 students. Our goal is to create wisdom and wellbeing for all. JYU's naturally beautiful campus is located in the heart of the city of Jyväskylä. JYU is the third largest employer in Central Finland.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is part of the Faculty of Mathematics and Science.

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