June 15, 2012
TENURE TRACK POSITIONS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF OULU, FINLAND
The University of Oulu in Northern Finland is an international, multidisciplinary research university with a rich pool of creative and intellectual talent. It is one of the largest universities in Finland with an exceptionally wide academic base and ranked among the top 301-400 universities in the world on the ARWU list (The Academic Ranking of World Universities, conducted by researchers at the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University CWCU).
The Oulu Region is recognized as a world-class R&D hub with an R&D input per capita among the highest globally. We promote advanced research especially in the focus areas of Biosciences and Health, Environment, Natural Resources and Materials, Information Technology, and Cultural Identity and Interaction in six faculties and more than 70 different specialist disciplines. The University cooperates closely with industry and commerce, and has broad connections with many international research and education institutions.
The strengths of University of Oulu are its broad academic base, top-level research in its chosen focus areas, and quality education. The University promotes advanced research, education and culture, and strengthens the knowledge and skills base leading to enhanced wellbeing. Its activities ensure the availability of a highly-trained specialist workforce and research capacity.
The University of Oulu seeks candidates for tenure-track positions to begin in 2013 in the following topics:
Biosciences and Health
1. Cell and Extracellular Matrix Research on Molecular Level (APPENDIX)
2. Computational Modeling of Biological Tissues and Organs (APPENDIX)
3. Clinical Epidemiology (APPENDIX)
4. Global Public Health (APPENDIX)
5. Computer Vision or Ubiquitous Computing (APPENDIX)
6. Microelectronic Circuit Design or Electronic/Optoelectronic Components and/or Materials (APPENDIX)
7. Wireless Communications Engineering (APPENDIX)
Cultural Identity and Interaction
8. Philosophy (APPENDIX)
Environment, Natural Resources and Materials
9. Arctic and Boreal Community Ecology and Global Change (APPENDIX)
10. Experimental Molecular Materials Research (APPENDIX)
11. Integrative Population Biology (APPENDIX)
12. Management of Projects and Complex Systems (APPENDIX)
Business Studies and Economics
13. Management and Organization (APPENDIX)
Research-Based Teacher Education
14. Mathematics Education (APPENDIX)
GUIDELINES FOR THE TENURE TRACK PROCESSES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF OULU (APPENDIX)
We invite applications to tenure track - positions at assistant professor, associate professor and full professor levels. Assistant and associate professorships have been established to promote the careers of junior scientists. The initial appointment is for three or five years, respectively, with the possibility of renewal for an additional period and promotion of an assistant professor to an associate professor and an associate professor to a permanent position as an associate or full professor. The full professorships are permanent with a possibility for a promotion to a distinguished professor position. The applicants should have internationally recognized expertise in their field and pursue research at the forefront of science. In addition to carrying out high-level research, they are also expected to supervise Ph.D. students and teach both undergraduate level courses and graduate level courses (in Finnish or English).
Please submit application materials preferably as a single pdf-file to the Registrar´s Office via e-mail kirjaamo(at)oulu.fi by October 1, 2012 before 3:00 p.m. local time. Address: University of Oulu, Registrar´s Office, P.O. Box 8000, FI-90014 UNIVERSITY OF OULU.
Sinikka Eskelinen, Director, Docent, Ph.D.,