Researcher in Didactics of Mathematics
Uppsala University Department of Education

Researcher in Didactics of Mathematics

Published: 2022-06-24

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The Department of Education (EDU) conducts research, postgraduate education, undergraduate education and commissioned education in the field of education. At EDU, there are also several master programs. EDU has just over 300 employees, of which around 200 are teachers/researchers, 70 doctoral students, and 30 administrators. More information about the department's activities can be found at .

Task assignments:

The tasks take place within the framework of the research project Implementation Research as a new area in mathematics didactics. Funds for these tasks in the project are available until 2024-06-30. More specifically, the tasks concern participation in studies of two development projects where mathematics education research results have been implemented. The main material consists largely of reports, in-service training material for teachers, and interviews. Other tasks are participation in article writing and conference presentations. A trip abroad to collect material is relevant, e.g. to the USA. More information about the project can be found at

Qualification requirements:

Doctoral degree in mathematics education or equivalent. Knowledge of implementation research in the field of mathematics education is desirable. International publications with clear relevance in mathematical education are meritorious. Knowledge and experience of methods for investigating how different factors affect learning and teaching in mathematics. Applicants are mainly those who have completed a doctoral degree no more than five years before the end of the application period.

Desirable / meritorious in other respects:

Accustomed to working in international environments and communicating in English and Swedish in speech and writing.

The application must contain the following:

  • A brief description of the applicant and his/her research interests and qualifications (maximum 3 pages).
  • CV including a list of publications.
  • Letters of recommendation and/or contact details of at least three reference persons

The applicant must have the personal qualities required to perform the job well. Such personal qualities here are flexibility, leadership qualities, good ability to work together, and taking responsibility.

In this recruitment, the university will primarily consider those who, after a qualitative overall assessment of competence and skill, are judged to have the best conditions to carry out and develop current tasks and contribute to a positive development of the project.

Parental leave, part-time work due to childcare, union assignments, military service or the like are considered work experience and should be stated in the curriculum vitae.

About the employment

Individual wage setting is applied. The employment is for the time being and rests on external funds until 2024-06-30. The scope is full time. Access 2023-01-01 or by agreement. Location: Uppsala.

For more information about the employment, contact Head of Department Jonas Almqvist ( or Johan Prytz (

Please submit your application by 1 september 2022, UFV-PA 2022/2232

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.

Submit your application through Uppsala University's recruitment system.

Placement: Department of Education

Type of employment: Full time , Permanent position

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2022/2232

Last application date: 2022-09-01

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