UiT The Arctic University of Norway  - PhD Candidate in geometry and mathematical physics

PhD Candidate in geometry and mathematical physics

Deadline Sunday, June 10, 2018

A PhD position is available from 15.08.2018 at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics through its research group in geometry and mathematical physics. The appointment is for a period of 4 years, and the nominal length of the PhD program is three years. The fourth year is distributed as 25 % of each year, and will consist of teaching duties in mathematics. UiT The Arctic University of Norway funds the position.

The position’s field of research and affiliation

The position is at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. There are 15 permanent scientific positions at the department: Geometry and Mathematical Physics (2 positions), Algebra (5.5 positions), Complex Systems Modelling (6 positions) and Machine Learning (1 position). At the moment, there are 7 PhD positions and 3 post-doctoral positions at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

The PhD candidate is expected to do research in the area of differential geometry, Lie theory and the geometry of differential equations. The project will concern investigation of integrability of equations of mathematical physics, symmetry properties of geometric structures and differential invariants arising in applications to relativity theory. Familiarity with symbolic computation software such as Maple or Mathematica will be an asset.

Further information about the position is available by contacting


Qualification requirements

To gain admission to the PhD programme, you must have a grade average of C or better. In addition, you must be able to document proficiency in English equivalent to Norwegian Higher Education Entrance Qualification. Information about the application process for admission to the PhD programme are available at: The PhD programme at Faculty of Science and Technology.

You should have a background at a Master’s level in areas of pure mathematics related to differential geometry and Lie theory. Applicants completing their Master’s degree through August 2018 may also apply, and be assessed for the position. Qualification with a master’s degree required before commencement. Submit a draft version of the thesis.

The assessment will emphasize motivation and personal suitability for the position.During this assessment process, emphasis will be put on your potential for research as shown by the Master’s thesis, project description and any other academic works. In addition, we may consider work experience, teaching qualifications or other activities of significance for the PhD studies.


Terms of employment

Remuneration of PhD positions are in salary code 1017, and normally start at salary grade 50 on the pay scale for Norwegian state employees. There is a 2% deduction for contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.


The normal period of employment is four years. A shorter period of appointment may be decided when the research fellow has already completed parts of his/her research training programme or when the appointment is based on a previous qualifying position (PhD Candidate, research assistant, or the like) in such a way that the total time used for research training amounts to three years.

You have to be qualified for and participate in our PhD study programme. Admission to a PhD programme is a prerequisite for employment, and the programme period starts on commencement of the position. As many as possible should have the opportunity to undertake organized research training. If you already hold a PhD or have equivalent competence, we will not appoint you to this position.


Your application must include:

  • Letter of application
  • Proposal for project description 
  • CV (containing a complete overview of education, supervised professional training and professional work)
  • Diplomas and transcripts (including diploma supplement)
  • Documentation on English language proficiency
  • References with contact information.
  • The works (published or unpublished) which the applicant wishes to be taken into consideration

All documentation have to be in English or a Scandinavian language. Submit applications electronically through Jobbnorge. Information and material to be considered during the assessment must be submitted by the stipulated deadline.


We make the appointment in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information for applicants

UiT The Arctic University of Norway has HR policy objectives that emphasize diversity, and encourages all qualified applicants to apply regardless of their age, gender, functional ability and national or ethnic background. The university is an IW (Inclusive Workplace) enterprise, and we will emphasize making the necessary adaptations to the working conditions for employees with reduced functional ability.

Personal data given in an application or CV will be processed in accordance with the Act relating to the processing of personal data (the Personal Data Act). In accordance with Section 25 subsection 2 of the Freedom of Information Act, the applicant may request not to be registered on the public list of applicants. However, the University may nevertheless decide that the name of the applicant will be made public. The applicant will receive advance notification in the event of such publication.

Apply for position

Søknadsfrist: 10.06.2018
Web: www.uit.no

Kontakt: Professor Boris Kruglikov
Telefon: +47 77644779
E-post: boris.kruglikov@uit.no

Kontakt 2: Professor Martin Rypdal (Head of the department)
Telefon: +47 90175422
E-post: martin.rypdal@uit.no