PhD Research Fellow in Mathematics
About the position
A 100% position is available at the University of Agder, Faculty of
Engineering and Science as a PhD Research Fellow in Mathematics, affiliated to
the Department of Mathematical Sciences, for a period of three years, or for
suitable candidates four years with 25% required duties. The position is
located, at present, at Campus Kristiansand. The starting date is negotiable
with the Faculty.
The Department of Mathematical Sciences has two major research groups. One is
the research group in Mathematics Education, MERGA, which has since autumn
2018 been recognised as one of six Priority Research Centres at the University
of Agder. The second, is the Pure and Applied Mathematical Analysis Research
Group (PAMAR). The person appointed, will join the latter research group,
and contribute with research to the particular research proposal area
MatRIC, The Centre for Research, Innovation and Coordination of Mathematics
Teaching is a national Centre for Excellence in Higher Education, established
in January 2014, and is led by the Department of Mathematical Sciences. The
person appointed, with conduct research in an appropriate area that could
contribute to the work and development of the Centre.
Research proposal area
The candidate will conduct research in the intersection between stochastic
analysis and differential geometry. More specifically, the project will
explore rough path techniques applied to fluid models from geometric
hydrodynamics. While this is a project in pure mathematics, we will also
explore applications to numerical simulations of fluid dynamics.
The candidate must hold a cand. scient. or master's degree in Mathematics.
This year's candidates/candidates who are in the closing stages of their
master's degree can also apply.
Written and spoken English proficiency. International candidates that are
not exempt from the English language requirements pursuant to the
guidelines of the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education
(NOKUT) must document this through one of the following tests with the
stated results or better:
TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language with a minimum score of 600 for the Paperbased Test (PBT), or 92 for the Internet-based Test (iBT)
IELTS - International English Language Testing System, with the result of 6.5
The applicant must submit an approved project description within three
months of appointment. More information about the programmes and a
complete list of admission requirements to the PhD-programme in
Engineering and Science, Specialisation in Mathematical Sciences can be
Further provisions relating to the positions as PhD Research Fellows can be
found in the Regulations Concerning Terms and Conditions of Employment for the
post of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Research Assistant and
A master's degree in a suitable area of mathematics for the position and
Personal suitability and good teamwork skills will be emphasized in the
evaluation as well as relevant practical experience. Research Fellows are
expected to contribute to the active research community at the University. The
position places demands on the applicant's capacity for independent goal-
oriented work, ability to concentrate and attention to detail.
Ability to familiarise oneself with new issues and methodological approaches.
Applicants will be assessed on the basis of academic background and results,
attainment, and any previous research activity, in addition to a
(preliminary) research proposal submitted with the application (see
Research visits to an external institution or with a national or international
partner for part of the period of employment may be anticipated.
Professional development in a large, exciting and socially influential
A positive, inclusive and diverse working environment
Modern facilities and a comprehensive set of welfare offers
Membership of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
More about working at UiA.
The position is remunerated according to the State Salary Scale, salary plan
17.515, code 1017 PhD Research Fellow, NOK 491 200 gross salary per year. A
compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.
UiA is an open and inclusive university. We believe that diversity enriches
the workplace and makes us better. We, therefore, encourage qualified
candidates to apply for the position independent of gender, age, cultural
background, disability or an incomplete CV.
The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with
the current regulations for the position, and organisational changes and
changes in the duties and responsibilities of the position must be expected.
Appointment is made by the University of Agder's Appointments Committee for
Teaching and Research Positions.
Short-listed applicants will be invited for interview. With the applicant's
permission, UiA will also conduct a reference check before appointment. Read
more about the employment process.
In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act § 25 (2), applicants may
request that they are not identified in the open list of applicants. The
University, however, reserves the right to publish the names of applicants.
Applicants will be advised of the University's intention to exercise this
The application and any necessary information about education and experience
(including diplomas and certificates) are to be sent electronically. Use the
link " Apply for this job ".
The following documentation must be uploaded electronically:
A letter of application which includes a rationale for applying for the
position, together with an outline of the applicant's research interests
and ability to conduct the proposed project within the outlined research
Certificates with grades
A list, summary and links to the applicant's scientific publications if
produced must be included if the be considered
Any other relevant documentation
The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete digital
documentation before the closing date. All documentation must be available in
a Scandinavian language or English.
Application deadline: 01.06.22
For questions about the position:
Associate Professor Torstein Kastberg Nilssen, tel. (+47) 38 14 13 20,
Head of Department Ingvald Erfjord, tel. (+47) 38 14 15 47, e-mail
For questions about the application process:
HR-Advisor Nina Rønningen, tel. (+47) 38 14 20 16, e-mail
University of Agder
The University of Agder has more than 1500 employees and almost 14 000
students. This makes us one of the largest workplaces in Southern Norway. Our
staff research, teach and disseminate knowledge from a variety of academic
fields. Co-creation of knowledge is our common vision. We offer a broad range
of study programmes in many fields. We are situated at two modern campuses in
Kristiansand and Grimstad respectively.
We are an open and inclusive university marked by a culture of cooperation.
The aim of the university is to further develop education and research at a
high international level.
1st June 2022
University of Agder
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