Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics

Lund University Faculty of Engineering

Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics

Lund University, LTH

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 8 160 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 9 000 students. The research carried out at LTH is of a high international standard and we are continuously developing our teaching methods and adapting our courses to current needs.

Mathematics LTH and Numerical analysis is one of the divisions at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences, with 60 employees and activities in a broad spectrum of applied and pure mathematics. The research within applied mathematics is foremost conducted in numerical analysis and mathematical modeling with focus on partial differential equations (PDEs). Current projects in numerical analysis include splitting schemes and domain decomposition methods for nonlinear parabolic equations, PDE-based methods for machine learning and integral methods for elliptic equations. The research in mathematical modeling includes simulation and parameter estimation of sedimentation processes, modeling of traffic flows, as well as population dynamics for resistant bacteria and malaria mosquitos. The division conducts teaching at most of LTH’s engineering programs. Research collaborations, exchange students and employees from a wide range of countries yield an international environment at the division.

Mathematics LTH and Numerical analysis now seeks a senior lecturer in applied mathematics with focus on PDEs. The purpose of the recruitment is to strengthen
and further develop the research and teaching within applied mathematics.


Applied mathematics with focus on partial differential equations. 

Subject description

The applicant’s research focus shall be a specialisation in applied mathematics for PDEs that both strengthens the division’s current research and adds new aspects, especially for PDEs on evolving surfaces, stochastic PDEs or nonlinear PDEs related to industrial processes.

It should be clearly stated in the application how the applicant’s current research relates to the division’s research environment in applied mathematics, and how the applicant’s plan for future research will develop the existing environment.

Work duties

Work duties include:

• Research within the subject area.
• Teaching in the first, second and third cycles of studies.
• Supervision of degree projects and doctoral students.
• Actively seeking external research funding.
• Collaboration with industry and wider society.
• Administration related to the work duties listed above.

Qualification requirements

Appointment to senior lecturer requires that the applicant has:

• A PhD or corresponding research competence or professional expertise considered important with regard to the subject matter of the post and the work duties it will involve.
• Demonstrated teaching expertise.
• Completed five weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning, or acquired equivalent knowledge by other means, unless there are valid reasons.

Additional requirements:

• Experience of a relevant research environment outside the division, corresponding to, at least, a two-year postdoc position.
• Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
• Teaching experience of mathematics at the first cycle of studies conducted in Swedish, or teaching experience of numerical analysis at the second cycle of studies conducted in English.

Assessment criteria

When assessing the applicants, special importance will be given to research and teaching expertise within the subject, assessing research experties of greater importance than teaching expertise.

For appointments to senior lecturer, the following shall form the assessment criteria:

• A good national and international standing as a researcher. The requirement for international experience shall be assessed with consideration to the character and traditions of the subject. Special consideration will be given to how the applicant’s expertise can strengthen and renew the division’s current research in applied mathematics.
• Good teaching ability, including a good ability to conduct, develop and lead teaching and other educational activities on different levels and using a variety of teaching methods.
• An ability to supervise doctoral students to achieve a PhD.
• An ability to collaborate with wider society and communicate his or her activities.
• A good general ability to lead and develop activities.

Other qualifications:

• Capability to acquire external research funding in competition.

Consideration will also be given to ability to cooperate, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research, education and innovation within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

Instructions on how to apply

Applications shall be written in English. Please draw up the application in accordance with LTH’s Academic qualifications portfolio – see link below. Upload the application as PDF-files in the recruitment system. Read more:

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Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary Monthly
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2020/422
Eskil Hansen, professor, +46 46 222 9628,
Union representative
SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64,
OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62,
Published 06.Apr.2020
Last application date 11.May.2020 11:59 PM CET