Associate professor in statistics
University of Bergen Department of Mathematics

Associate professor in statistics



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The Department of Mathematics has a vacancy for a position as associate professor in statistics.


The Department of Mathematics offers an internationally oriented and dynamic work environment, with a strong focus on basic research.


The statistics group conducts research within actuarial science/finance, risk management, time series/econometrics, nonparametric statistics, spatial statistics, biostatistics/medical statistics and computational statistics. An important part of the group’s activity is collaboration with other research institutions and industry in Bergen and abroad.

Work tasks/research field:


We seek highly motivated candidates with a strong research background in statistics, who will strengthen and complement the research activities of the statistics group. Work tasks include research and teaching in statistics, advising master and PhD students, and contributing to the further development of the study programs in statistics. The department places emphasis on excellence in teaching, and the successful candidate is expected to be able to teach a broad selection of statistics courses, ranging from introductory courses to courses at master and PhD level, including mathematical statistics. The ability to initiate and build interdisciplinary research collaborations will be an advantage.

Qualifications and personal qualities:


    Applicants must have a doctoral degree in statistics or equivalent qualifications.

    Applicants must have a strong research background in statistics. Particular consideration will be given to the research output from the last five years.

    Applicants must be able to teach a broad selection of statistics courses, ranging from introductory courses to courses at master and PhD level, including mathematical statistics.

    Applicants must be able to work independently and have strong collaborative skills.

    Applicants must be able to contribute in research teams both as leader and as participant.

    The successful candidate is expected to contribute to externally financed research activities, and should document the ability to acquire external research funding.

    Applicants must have excellent skills in oral and written English.


Personal and relational qualities will be emphasized. Research experience, ambitions and potential will also count when evaluating the candidates.

Teaching - qualifications and personal qualities


Applicants must be able to document qualifications and experience in teaching and supervision of students. Such documentation can include:


    proof of completed teaching training

    evaluation reports of the applicant's teaching practice

    overview of scope and level of teaching

    overview of supervision of postgraduate and doctoral candidates, and results obtained

    teaching awards received

    own educational publications

    own compendia and teaching material

    reports showing participation in projects related to curriculum development and educational development, such as alternative learning or supervision methods or environments


The teaching language will normally be Norwegian. The successful applicant must be able to teach in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language within two years of being appointed.


Basic teaching training is a requirement, but a successful applicant who does not have such competence at the time of appointment will be offered training and will be required to document such training within one year of the date of appointment. This deadline is extended to two years for a successful applicant who does not master a Scandinavian language at the time of appointment.


University of Bergen emphasizes educational qualifications for appointment to scientific positions.

We can offer:


    a good and professionally challenging working environment

    salary at pay grade 66 - 74 (code 1011/ Pay range 24, alternative 8) in the state salary scale. This currently amounts to an annual salary of NOK 586 500 – 682 200 before taxes. Further increase in salary will depend on seniority. A higher salary may be considered for a particularly well qualified applicant.

    enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

    Good welfare benefits


Associate professors have the opportunity to apply for personal promotion to a full professorship. The annual closing date for such applications is 15 September.

Your application must include:



    diplomas, references

    complete list of publications

    a summary (2-3 pages) of the most important results in you research, your research goals and a suggestion for teaching plans

    list with appendices that document your pedagogical qualifications

    list of academic work that the applicant believes should be taken into consideration in the assessment, including information about where this work was published

    the names of three referees, where at least one is familiar with your tutorial skills


The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at JobbNorge.  Applications sent to individuals per email, will not be considered.

General information:


Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting Head of Department, professor Sigmund Selberg; e-post:


The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.


We encourage women to apply. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas shall apply


The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.


Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.


For further information about the recruitment process, click here.


About The University of Bergen


The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad.


There are seven departments and several centres at Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Read more about the faculty and departments.

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