Associate Professor in Mathematics Education
Stockholm University Department of Mathematics and Science Education

Associate Professor in mathematics education Stockholm

Ref. No. SU FV-1098-21


at the Department of Mathematics and Science Education. Closing date: 24 May 2021.

The Department of Mathematics and Science Education consists of about 130 staff members. Our research concerns teaching at university level, primarily teacher education, as well as teaching and learning in school, pre-school, and in situations outside formal teaching contexts. The research emanates from questions on communication and language, environment and sustainability, how to evaluate and assess mathematics and science knowledge, how to develop didactic models for teaching, and how the mathematics and science subjects can contribute to students’ possibilities of engagement as citizens in society

Our research groups in mathematics and science education have extensive international collaboration with researchers in Europe, USA, Africa and Asia on teacher education, didactic modelling and comparative didactics.

Subject/subject description

Mathematics Education

Main responsibilities

Research, teaching and supervision.

Qualification requirements

In order to qualify for the position as associate professor, the applicant must have demonstrated good teaching skills and have a doctoral degree, or equivalent research expertise, of relevance to the subject area and the main responsibilities of the position.

All teaching positions at Stockholm University require the ability to collaborate and the general ability and suitability to perform one’s duties.

Assessment criteria

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research and teaching skills. The assessment of research skills will focus primarily on merits within the subject area of the position.

In the case of otherwise similar levels of qualification, the following criteria will be used to distinguish between candidates:
• degree in teacher education where mathematics education is included,
• experience of teaching mathematics in primary, lower secondary or upper secondary school,
• experience of teaching mathematics education in mathematics teacher education programmes.

Teaching and learning in higher education

Completed training in teaching and learning in higher education, or equivalent knowledge, is an advantage. An applicant who has not completed at least 15 credits of teaching and learning in higher education and is not considered to have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge should undergo such training within the first two years of employment.

Additional information

Swedish “universitetslektor”; tenured position approximately equivalent to Senior Lecturer (UK) or Associate Professor (US).

Swedish is the main language of instruction in first and second cycle courses in the teacher education programs. Functional speaking and writing competencein in Swedish is required at the time of starting the position.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.


Further information about the position can be obtained from the Head of the Department, Professor Tony Hansson, telephone: +46 8 1207 6509, The Head of the Mathematics Education section, Paola Valero, telephone: +46 (0)72 148 9334, or the Director of studies, Susanne Ekström, +46 (0)8 1207 6599,

For questions regarding the application process, please contact administrator Mikael Stenberg, telephone: +46 8 16 20 86,

Union representatives

Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64,, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89,, and (SEKO).


Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

We would appreciate it if your application is written in English. Since it will be examined by international experts, English is the working language.

The University’s rules of employment and instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University contributes to the development of sustainable democratic society through knowledge, enlightenment and the pursuit of truth.

Closing date: 24/05/2021


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