Associate Professor/Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Actuarial Mathematics

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Associate Professor/Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Actuarial Mathematics

Associate Professor/ Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Actuarial Mathematics Department of Mathematical Sciences Faculty of Science University of Copenhagen

The Department of Mathematical Sciences invites applications for a position as Associate Professor or Tenure-track Assistant professor in actuarial mathematics. The application deadline is 21 August 2022, and the starting date is 1 February 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter, subject to negotiation.

The position may be applied for at the tenure-track assistant professor level or at the associate professor level. Please note that it is possible to apply at both levels. We encourage you to do so if in doubt. If you apply at both levels, separate applications must be submitted (see below).

Applicants for a tenure-track assistant professorship must have an academic standing showing internationally competitive research, have an internationally recognized potential for outstanding research achievements, have aptitude to work on industry-related projects, and preferably have teaching experience.

Applicants for an associate professorship are expected to have an internationally recognized record of outstanding achievement in research, having made ground-breaking contributions to the applicant's area of specialization, to have strong documented university level teaching credentials, and to have aptitude to work on industry-related projects . They must be able to explain and reflect upon their own teaching practice and portfolio. Pedagogical training or supervision equivalent to the University of Copenhagen teacher training programme for assistant professors is necessary. Candidates are also expected to have managerial qualifications, for instance in managing their own research group, and out-reach experience.

Duties include furthering the applicant’s own research, development of the scientific field, research assessment tasks, grant applications, and research management including research supervision. The successful applicant must also teach, supervise, prepare and participate in examinations within actuarial mathematics, and fulfill other tasks requested by the Department. Research and teaching obligations include activities with industrial partners in industry-related research projects and in our Continued Professional Development programme.

The Department is a leading mathematics institution with a vibrant and friendly international research environment that spans several areas of pure and applied mathematics . It has strong groups in, e.g., insurance mathematics, statistics, mathematical biology and quantum information theory. Th e department teaches a programme in actuarial mathematic that attracts many excellent students. Good opportunities to apply for research funding are available in Denmark. For information about the Department of Mathematical Sciences, please visit our website ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> .

Inquiries about the position can be made to the Head of Department, Professor Michael Sørensen ( ).

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Information on tenure-track programme
Candidates hired as tenure-track assistant professor will be assigned a mentor who will provide the candidate with guidance related to career development, other academic topics and administrative procedures.

Performance of the tenure-track assistant professor will be followed via internal yearly evaluations and a mid-term and final international evaluation by an assessment committee. If the ’final appraisal’ is positive you will be promoted as associate professor. Performance and progression towards the criteria below will be evaluated with due consideration of differences between research fields.

After a tenure-track period, lasting up to 6 years, tenure-track assistant professors are expected to meet the following criteria:

  • A strong publication track record within the specific field of research, including publications in high-ranked journals based on work carried out during the tenure-track period
  • A strong external network of collaboration, including joint publications
  • A significant track record of successful external research funding
  • Establishment of strong and internationally competitive research demonstrating clear independence of former supervisors/mentors, or/and major contributions to the development of an existing research group demonstrating an ability to collaborate within the research group
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  • Successful supervision/co-supervision of MSc and PhD candidates

If the criteria are met, the tenure-track assistant professor will be promoted to Associate professor.

Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their level of documented, original scientific production at an international level, including contributions to developments in their field, as well as their documented teaching qualifications. Ability to attract external funding will also be considered as will managerial and out-reach qualifications.

Six overall criteria apply for tenure-track assistant professor/associate professor appointments at the University of Copenhagen. The six criteria (research, teaching, societal impact, organisational contribution, external funding and leadership) are considered a framework for an overall assessment of the candidates. Furthermore, each candidate must be assessed according to the specific requirements stated in the job advertisement.

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Terms of employment The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff. Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Negotiation for an individual salary supplement is possible.

Submission of application
The application including all attachments must be in English and submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

If you are applying for the positions at tenure-track assistant professor level, please include

  • Curriculum vitae including:
    • Please describe and document international network and relations
    • Please describe and document internationally based activities
    • Positions held at universities/research institutions
    • Outreach activities, i.e. popular lectures or other activities in the media
    • Grants held, personal or in part. Career development grants.
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan - description of current and future research plans
  • If available, description and documentation of teaching and supervision experience and qualifications. Please describe and document:
    • Experience with supervision of BSc and MSc students
    • Teaching experience
    • Formal pedagogical training
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of up to 5 particularly relevant papers

If you are applying for the positions at Associate Professor level, please include

  • Curriculum vitae including information about external funding
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan - description of current and future research plans
  • Description and documentation of teaching experience and qualifications according to university guidelines
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 5 particularly relevant papers

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Deadline for applications is Sunday 21 August 2022 23:59 GMT +2.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager, on the advice of the Hiring Committee, selects applicants for assessment by an Assessment Committee. Note that being on the short-list is not equivalent to being assessed qualified for the position. Short- listed candidate may potentially be deemed "not qualified" by the Assessment Committee. A sub-set of the qualified short-listed candidates will be selected for a formal interview by the Hiring Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> .

Interviews/trial lectures will be held on 12 and 14 December 2022.

Please refer to the following numbers in future communication in this case:

  • Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Actuarial Mathematics 211-0135/22-2N,
  • Associate Professor of  Actuarial Mathematics 211-0423/22-2E


Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation - with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture - creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


Application deadline: 21-08-2022

Employment start: 01-02-2023

Department/Location: Department of Matematical Sciences

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In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 2308330.