Assistant Professor in Mathematical Analysis

The Faculty of Physical Sciences in the School of Engineering and Natural Sciences at the University of Iceland seeks applicants to fill an assistant professor position in mathematical analysis within the Department of Mathematics.

Field of work

The successful candidate will do independent research, teach courses within the Department of Mathematics, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and will advise graduate students.
Undergraduate courses are generally taught in Icelandic and the candidate is expected to be able to teach in Icelandic within five years from the beginning of the position. The University of Iceland provides support to new faculty to attain proficiency in Icelandic.

Qualification requirements

  • A Ph.D. degree in mathematical analysis or a related field within mathematics.
  • Academic teaching experience is desirable.
  • International research activity in mathematical analysis such as publications in international journals.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.

In the hiring decision, considerations will be given to how well the applicant fits the current circumstances and needs of the Department of Mathematics and the Faculty of Physical Sciences.

Application process

The tentative starting date is January 1, 2024.

Applicants are required to submit the following documents with their application:

  1. Cover letter where it is stated how the applicant meets the qualification requirements.
  2. Certificates of education
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. List of publications
  5. Report on scholarly work and other work they carried out.
  6. Outline of proposed research and teaching plan, if hired
  7. Contact information for three referees willing to provide a reference.

The applicant must list up to eight of their most important publications in relation to this position. The applicant must include a copy of these publications along with the application or indicate where they can be accessed electronically. When multiple authors are listed in a publication, the applicant must include an account of their contribution to the publication. Applications and accompanying documents, which are not submitted in electronic form, must be sent in duplicate to the Division of Science and Innovation, University of Iceland, Main Building, Sæmundargata 2, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland.

The successful candidate will be hired for five years with the possibility of a permanent contract at the end of this period, cf. paragraph 3, Article 31 of the Regulation for the University of Iceland no. 569/2009.

Processing of applications, evaluation of applicants’ competence and hiring shall be in accordance with the Act on Public Higher Education Institutions no. 85/2008 and the Regulation for the University of Iceland no. 569/2009.

All applications will be answered, and applicants will be informed about the appointment when a decision has been made. Applications can remain valid for six months after the application deadline.

Appointments to positions at the University of Iceland are made in consideration of the Equal Rights Policy of the University of Iceland.

The University of Iceland has a special Language Policy.

The University of Iceland is a flourishing community of knowledge and is a very dynamic and interesting workplace. Our values are academic freedom, professionalism and equality. The University strives to provide flexibility and encourages participation in the development of the study programs and research in all fields within the realm of the University. The School of Engineering and Natural Sciences employs ca. 390 people involved with teaching and research. The School offers an international working environment, where currently about quarter of all employees and graduate students are international, and that number is increasing each year.

Application deadline

Application deadline is 16.10.2023

For further information contact

Birgir Hrafnkelsson