Aarhus University Seal / Aarhus Universitets segl

Mathematics, Dept. of

Professor position in Stochastics

Deadline 12 May

Expected start 1 Feb

  • Mathematics, Dept. of Ny Munkegade 118 8000 Aarhus C

  • Full-time position ID: 5386

The Department of Mathematics at Aarhus University seeks candidates, characterized by excellence and vision in their research, for a Professor position in Stochastics. Aarhus University is an international top 100 University with its campus located centrally within the coastal city of Aarhus, Denmark. The position is available from 1 February 2022.

In 2019 the Department of Mathematics underwent a strategy review, resulting in 10 specific goals being set for the period 2020—2025. See here. The purpose of this call is to add a new professor to the Stochastics group who can help the department meet its strategic goals by the year 2025.

The Department of Mathematics currently employs 31 permanent scientific staff members in the traditional mathematical disciplines and stochastics. The Department is responsible for seven study programs: Bachelor and Master programs in Mathematics, Mathematics-Economics, and Data Science, as well as a Master program in Statistics.

The Stochastic Research Group at the Department of Mathematics has 13 permanent faculty members covering statistics, probability, optimization, data science and a small group offering statistic consultancy to the biosciences.

The Department has a strong international profile in probability theory and mathematical statistics, and has close research ties to “Center for Research in Econometric Analysis of Time Series” (CREATES), at the Department of Economics and Business Economics, as well as to two interdisciplinary centers: “Aarhus University Centre for Digitalisation, Big Data and Data Analytics” (DIGIT), based at the Faculty of Technical Sciences, as well as “Bioinformatics Research Centre” (BiRC), based at the Faculty of Natural Sciences.

For the open position, we search for a person broadly within stochastics. Ensuring gender balance at the department is a high priority at Aarhus University, and we particularly encourage women to apply for this position. No candidate will be given preferential treatment, and all applicants will be assessed on the basis of their qualifications for the position in question. Note that female applicants would automatically contribute towards one of the department’s strategic goals, which is to improve gender balance.


The successful candidate should have:

  •  A sterling and established international record of independent and collaborative research.
  •  Status as a research leader within her/his field.
  •  An established record in attracting funding for research projects.
  •  An established and excellent record in teaching at all levels within the fields covered by the Stochastics group, ranging from undergraduate teaching to supervising PhD students.
  • The potential to help the department meet its strategic goals, see here.

The successful candidate is expected to:

  • Build and sustain an active research group around her/his research area through external funding.
  • Through her/his research contributions and activities, raise the international profile of the Department of Mathematics.
  • Contribute to teaching and supervision at all levels at the department.
  • Take on responsibility within the department through committee work.
  • Help the department meet its strategic goals, see here.

What the Department of Mathematics, the city of Aarhus as well as Denmark can offer the successful candidate:

  • A typical teaching load of 4-5 hours of lectures per week during the semester, plus project supervision.
  • Administrative support and professional guidance for submitting grant applications.
  • A positive and international work environment with a flat hierarchy.
  • Subsidized preschool child care and a free education system from primary school up to university level.
  • Universal health insurance as a resident of Denmark, including family members officially residing in Denmark.
  • Five weeks paid holiday per year.
  • In connection with child birth: the right to have a total of 52 weeks shared maternal/paternal leave with full or partial salary pay.

The applicant may upload up to 10 key publications with the application. While the assessment committee will evaluate the overall scientific achievements of all shortlisted candidates, they can only be expected to look into individual scientific results among those contained in publications submitted with the application.

Place of work 

Place of employment is Aarhus University, and place of work is Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Ny Munkegade 118, 8000 Aarhus C.

Application procedure

Shortlisting 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.

Letter of reference

If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline. Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

Formalities and salary range

Natural Sciences 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. Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.

Questions about the position?

Jacob Schach Møller

Jacob Schach Møller Head of Department, Department of Mathematics +4587155721 jacob@math.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

Nat-Tech Administrative Centre - Nat-Tech HR +4593508353 Nat-Tech.HR.Emply@au.dk


Deadline: Wednesday 12 May 2021 at 23:59 CEST