Senior Lecturer in Statistics
Uppsala University

Senior Lecturer in Statistics

The Department of Statistics has approximately 25 staff members who are involved in both teaching and research. The Department of Statistics offer education at both undergraduate and advanced levels as well as doctoral education. Our research spans several areas including biostatistics, econometrics/time series analysis, high-dimensional multivariate linear models, analysis of textual data, causal inference, and structural equation modeling.

The position involves teaching statistics at all levels, assessment, research and administration. Teaching includes responsibility for courses, course administration and supervision of students. The duties of the position also include actively seeking external research funding and keeping abreast of developments within your own subject area and developments in the wider community that are relevant for your teaching role at the University. Statistical concultancy and teaching for students that are not primarily studying statistics is part of the duties.

Required qualifications
To qualify for appointment as a senior lecturer, you must have been awarded a PhD in statistics or have equivalent research competence, have demonstrated teaching expertise, be able to work with other people and otherwise meet the suitability requirements needed to perform your duties well.

Your teaching expertise, research expertise and professional skill must be relevant to the subject matter and the duties that the position involves.

To be eligible for the position, you must have a documented ability to teach in Swedish and English.

Assessment criteria: research and teaching expertise
When selecting among qualified applicants, equal weight will be given to research and teaching expertise. 

Applicants must have demonstrated research expertise by independent, high-quality research contributions. The applicant’s contributions to the international and national scholarly community will be assessed on the basis of the quality and scope of scholarly publications, among other criteria. The nature and specific circumstances of the subject will be taken into account when assessing the required international track record.

When assessing research expertise, research quality will be the principal consideration. The scope of the research, meaning primarily its depth and breadth, will also be taken into account. Furthermore, consideration will be given to the ability to plan, initiate, lead and develop research and third cycle (doctoral) education, the ability to obtain research funding in competition, and the ability to collaborate and engage with the wider community through research.

Experience in statistical applications is particularly meritorious. Experience in statistical consultations is particularly meritorious. Extensive experience in teaching for students and researchers that are not primarily studying statistics and communication for non-statisticians is especially meritorious. Experience in collaborating with applied researchers is particularly meritorious.

Teaching expertise will be evaluated as carefully as research expertise. Teaching expertise must be well documented to make it possible to assess quality. When assessing teaching expertise, the quality of teaching will be the principal consideration. The scope of teaching experience, in terms of both breadth and depth, will also be taken into account, as will the ability to plan, initiate, lead and develop education, and the ability to base teaching on research. Teaching expertise should also include the ability to collaborate and engage with the wider community through education. 

Assessment criteria: other expertise
Administrative and management expertise are important for the position and will be accorded weight.

Administrative expertise may be demonstrated by the ability to plan, organise and prioritise work in an efficient and appropriate way, and the ability to specify and keep to timetables. Expertise in this area includes overall operational planning, the ability to manage resources in a way that reflects operational priorities, and the ability to work in a structured manner based on awareness of goals and quality.

Management expertise is demonstrated by the ability to lead operations and staff, make decisions, take responsibility and motivate others, providing them with the conditions needed for the efficient achievement of shared goals. Expertise may also be demonstrated by the ability to coordinate a group, to help create a sense of involvement, participation and job satisfaction, and to deal with conflicts.

Qualifications must be documented in a manner that makes it possible to assess both their quality and their scope.

When the University appoints new teachers, it will select the applicants who, upon a qualitative overall assessment of their competence and expertise, are judged to have the best potential to perform and develop the duties concerned and to contribute to the positive development of the department/equivalent. 

In this recruitment, the recruitment committee may make use of interviews, trial lectures and references. Applicants should therefore provide a list of reference persons who can shed light on the applicant’s professional proficiency and on personal qualities that are relevant to the position, such as team-working abilities, leadership abilities and working methods.

Personal circumstances (parental leave, part-time employment because of childcare, union responsibilities, military service, etc.) that may be considered to the applicant’s advantage when evaluating qualifications should be indicated in connection with the account of qualifications and experiences. 

Application process: A complete application is to be submitted via Uppsala University’s recruitment system and should comprise:

  • Letter of application
  • List of attachments
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Presentation of research qualifications
  • List of publications
  • Presentation of educational qualifications
  • Presentation of other qualifications
  • A clear account of the scope of your teaching experience, expressed in number of hours
  • Scholarly (maximum 10) and (if any) educational publications cited
  • List of reference persons (name, contact details, previous working relationship)

Instructions for drawing up the application
are available in Faculty of Social Sciences Supplementary Guidelines (section 7a).

Please note: Your application, including attachments, is to be submitted electronically in the recruitment system Varbi. Any publications cited that are not available in electronic format should be sent in triplicate to the Faculty of Social Sciences, Uppsala University, Box 256, 751 05 Uppsala. Mark the package with the reference number UFV-PA 2024/807.

For further information, see Uppsala University’s Appointment Regulations and section 2d in Faculty of Social Sciences Supplementary Guidelines.

About the position: This is a permanent, full-time position. The salary will be set individually. Starting date 1 January 2025 or by agreement. Place of work: Uppsala.

Further information about the position is available from: Head of Department, Ronnie Pingel, tel. +46 72-999 96 04, e-post

Questions about the appointment procedure may be addressed to: Faculty Officer, Rasmus Lund, tel. +46 18-471 14 53, e-post

We look forward to receiving your application by 15 August 2024, UFV-PA 2024/807

In the event of any disagreement between the English and the Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Uppsala University is a broad research university with a strong international position. The ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a difference in society. Our most important asset is all of our 7,600 employees and 53,000 students who, with curiosity and commitment, make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces.

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The position may be subject to security vetting. If security vetting is conducted, the applicant must pass the vetting process to be eligible for employment.

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Submit your application through Uppsala University's recruitment system.

Placement: Department of Statistics

Type of employment: Full time , Permanent position

Pay: The salary will be set individually

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2024/807

Last application date: 2024-08-15

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