Guest Lecturer in Mathematics or Mathematical Statistics

University of Gothenburg Department of Mathematical Sciences

Guest Lecturer in Mathematics or Mathematical Statistics, One to Several

Ref PAR 2021/472


The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 53 500 students and 6 500 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

The department of Mathematicatl Sciences at the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology is one of the largest departments of mathematical sciences in the Nordic countries with about 200 employees. The department comprises the three divisions Algebra and Geometry, Analysis and Probability Theory, and Applied Mathematics and Statistics.

We make a significant contribution to the benefit of society by extensive education. The work environment is supportive, creative and international, with a steady flow of international guests. More information about us is available on the website:

For academic year 2021/22 we are looking for up to seven people to our guest teacher program. We especially turn to you with plans for a continued academic career in mathematics or mathematical statistics and need teaching experience. As a member of our guest teacher program, you have pedagogical and practical support in your teaching of a mentor and have the opportunity to take courses in teaching and learning in higher education. You will also be part of the strong research environment that is available at the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers.

Subject area

Mathematics or mathematical statistics

Subject area description

The tasks will be in mathematics or mathematical statistics with applications mainly in engineering and natural sciences.

Job assignments

Department of Mathematical Sciences at Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg is seeking up to seven guest lecturers in mathematics and mathematical statistics.

The duties consist mainly of teaching in either mathematics or in mathematical statistics. The teaching will include course responsibility and will primarily be at bachelor level.

Course responsibility includes planning and conducting teaching, to do the examination, to be responsible for information and communication in connection with it, and to be responsible for the teaching assistants in the course.

Teaching at bachelor level is in Swedish, so you have to be able to teach in Swedish.


The qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 3 - 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance. We expect that you have a PhD in mathematics, applied mathematics or mathematical statistics or equivalent scientific qualifications relevant to the subject area and the assignments. That you are able to teach in Swedish is a requirement.


We will assess your academic qualifications and potential together with abilities of importance for the tasks. Of importance is that you can communicate well in speech and writing, collaborate, inspire and engage students and take own responsibility for the tasks.


Type of employment: Time limited
Extent: 100 % for 12 months
Location: Department of Mathematical Sciences, Gothenburg
First day of employment: August 1 2021 (or by agreement)

Appointment procedure

The assessment process will be based on the statement from references and interviews with applicants. The assessment of qualifications and experience will take into account the personal circumstances (such as parental leave).

For further information:

Viceprefekt Stefan Lemurell, +46 31 772 53 03,,
Director of studies Thomas Wernstål, +46 31 772 35 57.


Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg:

Information for International Applicants

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How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. Together with your application the following should be attached:

  • CV and list of publications.
  • Description of pedagogical expertise, including information about the extent and level of teaching done and evaluations of its quality, and a reference person in relation to your previous teaching experience.
  • Up to 3 scientific publications that you want to refer to and a motivation for choosing these.
  • A short research plan (maximum 1 page) with a description of current and planned research as well as other planned activities relevant to this position.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application. Any documents that are not available in electronic format should be mailed in two copies to:

Mathematical Sciences
Att:Stefan Lemurell
Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg
SE-412 96 Göteborg, Sweden

The application is to be written in English.

Closing date: 2021-05-08

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.

In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.