Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mathematics/Statistics

Trondheim, Norway
08 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
15 Jan 2018
IE 130-2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

Department of Mathematical Sciences

The Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) invites applications for a postdoctoral position in mathematics or statistics affiliated with the Department of Mathematical Sciences. The position is for 3 years with 33% teaching duties.

Information about the department

The Department of Mathematical Sciences has 37 full professors, 20 associate professors and 3 assistant professors. In addition, there are 2 adjunct professors, 4 adjunct associate professors, about 20 postdoctoral fellows and about 60 doctoral students. There are 10 women in tenured positions. The department has five research groups: algebra, analysis, differential equations and numerical analysis, geometry and topology, and statistics.

The department has a wide range of teaching responsibilities. This includes all the basic education in mathematical sciences for engineering and natural science students, Bachelor’s and Master’s programs in Mathematical Sciences, and a special Master’s program in Industrial Mathematics for engineering students. The department also plays a central role in a Master’s program for the education of high school science teachers. The master programs enjoy ample recruitment of highly qualified candidates, and as a consequence, the same holds also for the PhD-program.

The department aims to sustain and strengthen the research activity within mathematical sciences, improve the teaching at all levels, and strengthen the capacity for supervising master- and PhD-students. The department is currently involved in several innovative teaching activities.

Job description

The position is open to researchers holding a PhD in mathematics or statistics. Preference will be given to candidates who have a strong potential to strengthen the current research areas, or can provide a bridge between the different research activities in the department. Knowledge of Norwegian or another Scandinavian language is highly desirable due to the need for teaching assistance in several of the introductory mathematics or statistics courses. A successful Norwegian candidate is required to spend at least 6 months abroad. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. Strategic considerations may be taken into account in the final selection of candidates.

The work place will be in Trondheim.

Application requirements

The application should contain:

  • A short research plan written together with at least one of the permanent faculty members in the department (maximum 3 pages)
  • CV including a full list of publications with bibliographical references
  • The most important publications that are relevant for the evaluation of the applicant’s qualifications (maximum 10 publications)
  • Information about the applicant’s pedagogical qualifications
  • Testimonials and certificates
  • Other documents which the applicant would find relevant

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Formal regulations

Applicants who do not master a Scandinavian language must provide evidence of good English language skills, written and spoken. The following tests can be used as such documentation: TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE). Minimum scores are:

  • TOEFL: 600 (paper-based test), 92 (Internet-based test)
  • IELTS: 6.5, with no section lower than 5.5 (only Academic IELTS test accepted)
  • CAE/CPE: grade B or A.

The positions adhere to the Norwegian Government’s policy of balanced ethnicity, age and gender. NTNU wishes to increase the number of women in its workforce, and female candidates are therefore encouraged to apply.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations for State Employees and Civil Servants in Norway. The candidate must adhere to regulations that concern changes and developments within the discipline and/or the organizational changes concerning activities at NTNU.

Further details about the position can be obtained from the Head of Department, Professor Einar Rønquist, phone: +47 73593547, e-mail: .

The position as postdoctoral fellow follows code 1352, and is remunerated at level 57 on the Norwegian government salary scale, with a gross salary of NOK 485 700 a year.A pension contribution of 2% of the salary will be deducted as an obligatory premium to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

Under Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act, information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have his or her name entered on the list of applicants.

Applications are to be submitted electronically through this page. Preferably, all attachments should be combined into a single file.

Reference no: IE 130-2017.

Application deadline: 15.01.2018.