Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

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The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Karlstad University has a research and teaching staff of more than 80 persons, including one full professor as well as one senior professor in Mathematics and five full professors in Computer Science. In Mathematics, research and education are conducted within mathematics education as well as in mathematics including applied mathematics. The mathematics education research conducted within the department focuses mainly on technology in mathematics teaching and learning, teachers’ professional development, and early years mathematics. More specifically, several projects are conducted in collaboration with teachers at various school levels concerning the design of mathematical tasks and task environments as well as students’ mathematical reasoning. Research is largely organised within interdisciplinary groups at the university, and in well-established partnerships with research groups at other universities.

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Karlstad University is expanding its research and educational activities and therefore invites applications to complement and strengthen the current research in mathematics education. The successful applicant is expected to be able to collaborate with researchers in Mathematics and in other disciplines at Karlstad University. The position is an opportunity for building a research group.


The position is a full-time non-fixed term appointment which involves research, supervision of bachelor, master and doctoral students, and teaching. The professor is expected to carry out and manage research of high international standard, as well as participate actively in research applications for external funding.

Duties include playing a role in curricula development, teaching, supervision, and examination in degree programmes at all levels. The professor is expected to teach and supervise partly in Swedish within two years. Karlstad University will supply adequate training to make this possible. Duties require attendance at the university on a daily basis.

Qualification requirements

To be qualified for employment as a professor in Mathematics Education, the applicant must demonstrate sufficient research and teaching expertise (Higher Education Ordinance Ch. 4, Sect. 3) in Mathematics Education.

According to the Karlstad University regulations on appointments, teachers must possess the competence required to fulfill the duties associated with the employment, and they must have completed courses in supervision and higher education pedagogy. In special circumstances, these courses may be completed within two years of employment as part of the professional development commitment. For more information on qualification requirements, see the Karlstad University regulations on appointments: for the appointment and promotion of teaching staff, 180220.pdf

Assessment criteria

Equal weight will be given to the assessment of teaching and research expertise. Special weight will be given to well-documented teaching experience and skills, and documentation of research skills relevant for the subject area of the position. Special weight will also be given to the ability to attract external funding.

Considerable weight will be given to personal qualities such as the ability to cooperate, good judgement, responsibility, commitment, and a positive attitude towards colleagues and students. Further, weight will be given to experience of education and research in collaboration with the surrounding community.

Terms of employment

This is a full-time non-fixed term employment with starting date at the earliest convenience.


You apply via the university’s online recruitment system Varbi. More information about what your application should include can be found in Application Guidelines for the appointment/promotion of professor or senior lecturer: Guidelines okt 2017.pdf

Applicants are responsible for submitting a complete application before the deadline and in accordance with the instructions, and for documenting qualifications in a way that allows for an objective and qualitative assessment. An incomplete application may jeopardise a fair assessment of qualifications. Please include two references, at least one of which should be from a previous or current supervisor.

The application should include the following items:

  • Cover letter
  • List of qualifications (CV) with references
  • Account of pedagogical qualifications
  • Account of academic qualifications
  • Account of administrative and additional qualifications
  • Teaching statement
  • Research statement, including ideas for future research activities in Karlstad
  • List of publications (specify your contributions to co-authored works)
  • Copies of certificates, references, and degrees
  • Publications, a maximum of ten academic publications and a maximum of five works designed to convey knowledge such as textbooks, educational software, or popular articles.

Any documents and publications that you wish to include in your application must be attached to the electronic application (do not just provide links to them). Name each attachment so that it is clear what it contains. Documents that cannot be sent electronically, such as books, publications, software, should be delivered in three copies to:

Karlstad University


651 88 Karlstad


State reference number REK2019/140.

Last day of application: 2020-01-15

We look forward to your application!

Karlstad University has chosen advertising channels for this recruitment and declines any contacts from advertising or recruitment agencies.

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible, by agreement
Salary Individual salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Karlstad
County Värmlands län
Country Sweden
Reference number REK2019/140
  • Yvonne Liljekvist (contact research/teaching),
  • Anders Hedin, vice Head of Department, 054-700 21 25
  • Stefan Lindskog, Head of Department, 054-700 11 52
Union representative
  • Thomas Bragefors, SACO, 054-700 1714
  • Denita Gustavsson, OFR, 054-700 1434
  • Tony Ingemarsson, Lärarförbundet, 054 700 1404
Published 31.Oct.2019
Last application date 15.Jan.2020 11:59 PM CET

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