Senior Lecturer in Mathematics
University of Jyväskylä

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 a


The position starts on September 1, 2023 and it is for a fixed term substitution of five years.

Qualifications we are looking for

The tasks of a senior lecturer include teaching and supervision as well as conducting research in Mathematics or Statistics. We are looking for a candidate who is interested in the undergraduate teaching of Mathematics or Statistics and whose research interests match to the research profile of our department.

The senior lecturer is expected to be versatilely familiar with mathematics/statistics research and have merits in research-based teaching. A good command of English language and ability to teach in Finnish are regarded as an advantage for the applicant.

The duties, qualification requirements and language skills of Senior Lecturer are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines.

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 47,000 – 63,000 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 (in pdf-format, in English, each attachment name including the applicant’s name):

  1. A cover / motivation letter.
  2. Curriculum vitae (CV), composed according to good scientific practice and considering the template for researcher´s curriculum vitae by The Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity and including contact information of two academics who can provide reference letters.
  3. A numbered list of all scientific publications and other publications showing the applicants ability and merits.
  4. A maximum of five (5) main publications, numbered in accordance with the list of publications.
  5. Previous research and a future research plan (2-4 pages of previous scientific actions including experience in external funding acquisition as well as a research plan for developing research at the department).
  6. Teaching and societal impact statement (a short 2-4 page description of applicant’s pedagogical training and teaching merits, and societal impact including future development plans).

Please submit your application at the latest on 20 April 2023 using the online application form.

Further information: Professor, head of department Tero Kilpeläinen.


The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Jyväskylä in central Finland is a world class research institution training mathematicians and statisticians for diverse jobs in industry, education, and academic research. The main research areas in the department are mathematical analysis and geometry, stochastics, inverse problems, and statistics with their applications. In mathematical analysis and geometry, the research is focused on geometric analysis, nonlinear partial differential equations, and geometry of metric groups. In stochastics the key research area is stochastic analysis. The research group in Inverse problems focuses its research on inverse problems in geometry and partial differential equations. These have applications e.g., in medical and industrial imaging. In statistics the areas of research are computational statistics, causal models, design, nonparametric and robust multivariate methods, biometry, and environmental statistics. The department is a member of the networks of the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Inverse Problems and of the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Randomness and Structures.

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.

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