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Subject field


Subject description

The subject area comprises algebra, algebraic geometry, algebraic topology, combinatorics and number theory, including nearby areas and combinations of these areas.


Research and teaching in mathematics. Teaching duties, including student supervision, concern bachelor-, master and Ph.D. levels. Some administrative duties may also be included in the position. The associate professor is expected to be able to teach in Swedish within three years. If needed, a language support plan will be devised at the time of employment.


Those qualified for appointment as an associate professor are persons who have:

  1. been awarded a PhD or has the corresponding research competence or some other professional expertise that is of value in view of the subject matter of the post and the duties that it will involve, and
  2. demonstrated teaching expertise.

 Grounds of assessment

The assessment criteria for appointment as an associate professor at KTH shall be the degree of expertise required as a qualification for employment. In addition, the assessment criteria stated in the KTH appointments procedure, section 1.2., apply in relation to the employment profile laid down.

Of highest importance is that the applicant has

  • research expertise in the subject field, demonstrated by publications in international journals of high quality, as well as other merits
  • teaching skills in the subject area.

It is also important that the applicant has

  • administrative expertise and the ability to collaborate with others.
  • the ability to interact with society at large in order to inform about research and development activities.
  • expertise to develop and lead activities and staff. This includes knowledge of diversity and equal treatment issues with a particular focus on gender equality.

Trade union representatives

Contact information to trade union representatives can be found at KTH’s webpage.


Your application should follow KTH’s CV template for employment of teachers. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete according to the requirements in the ad and CV template.

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

Log into KTH’s recruitment system in order to apply to this position online.

For more information regarding KTH’s assessement, see Appointments procedure at the Royal Institute of Technology


Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

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Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence. 

Type of employmentPermanent position
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAccording to agreement
SalaryMonthly pay
Number of positions2
Working hours100%
CountyStockholms län
Reference numberVL-2020-0139
ContactMattias Dahl, avdelningschef, +46 8 790 65 88
Last application date01.Feb.2021 11:59 PM CET

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