One or more Assistant Professors in mathematical economics at the Department of Mathematical Sciences (2021-224-03778)

Job Description & Qualification

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Mathematical Sciences, one or more positions as assistant professors in mathematical economics are open for appointment starting from January 1, 2022 or soon hereafter. The positions will be located at the campus of Aalborg University in Aalborg and are available for a period of three years. The Department of Mathematical Sciences conducts research and teaching in a wide range of mathematical disciplines. The department offers an international and informal working environment with long a tradition for social interaction and collaboration among colleagues.

Job description
Position description
The positions as assistant professors entail the following responsibilities:
Methodological research in mathematical economics. Expertise in one or more of the following areas is an advantage but not a prerequisite:

quantitative finance
operations research
computational economics

Cross-disciplinary collaborative research with an applied and/or strategic perspective.
Teaching in the mathematics programmes (which comprise mathematics/statistics, mathematics-economics, and mathematics-technology) as well as teaching mathematics and statistics at the study programmes in Engineering and Social Sciences. Aalborg University has three campuses (in Esbjerg, Copenhagen and Aalborg) and teaching can be at all campuses. The majority of the teaching tasks are in Danish and the selected applicant is expected to put an effort into learning Danish.
Funding and external collaboration.The selected applicant must engage in acquiring external funding for research. This will involve collaboration with colleagues from the Department of Mathematical Sciences and from other departments at Aalborg University. This includes funding for methodological research, as well as funding for more applied and strategic research activities.

Qualification requirements
The requirements for the position as assistant professor are:
A PhD degree in mathematical economics.
An excellent research record in mathematical economics in terms of publications and, preferably, research grants.
A strategy for future research and funding activities.

The ability to contribute to the development of external collaboration and to secure external funding will be taken into account, and the applicant is expected to have excellent interpersonal skills. Special contributions to the development of educational and teaching related activities will be considered in the overall assessment.

Salary and benefits
The successful candidate will be offered courses in university pedagogics and Danish. Please contact International Staff Unit (ISU) for information regarding salary and taxes Working and living in Aalborg and Denmark The city of Aalborg is lively with a wide variety of music and cultural events, top notch restaurants, fresh air and easy access to natural parks, forests and great beaches. Information about life in Denmark in general, health care, tax etc. can be found at the International Staff Unit page and

Further information may be obtained from Head of Section of Statistics and Mathematical Economics Rasmus Waagepetersen, phone: +45 9940 8856, e-mail: or Head of Department Søren Højsgaard, phone: +45 9940 8801, e-mail:

Qualification requirements:
Appointment as an Assistant Professor presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment.

Appointment as an Assistant Professor cannot exceed a period of four years in total in a temporary position (appointment at Assistant Professor level cannot exceed a period of eight years in total in Denmark).

The application must contain the following:
A statement outlining your reasons for applying, and intentions and visions with, the position.
Your curriculum vitae, including personal data, educational background, scientific qualifications, dissemination skills, participation in committees and boards, and additional qualifications relevant for the position.
Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
A complete list of publications.
Publications you wish to be considered by the assessment committee. You may attach up to 5 publications.
A specification of your teaching qualifications relative to the teaching portfolio. If this is not enclosed you must include an explanation for its absence.

Shortlisting will be applied. After the review of any objections regarding the assessment committee, the head of department, with assistance from the chair of the assessment committee, selects the candidates to be assessed. All applicants will be informed as to whether they will advance to assessment or not.

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Mathilde Vestergaard HR-Servicecentre EST by mail

Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force, teaching portfolio and procedures can be seen here (

Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance's current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.

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