Tenure track in Polymer Science and Engineering (2 positions): The Department of Materials Science (DMS) conducts internationally high-quality research on all materials based on strong interdisciplinary fundamental research. DMS is the core unit at TUT in the field of Materials Science and maintains close collaborations with other TUT departments that conduct research in fields relevant to the study of materials. Job description: The Department of Materials Science invites applications for two tenure track positions in the field of:  Polymer Science and Engineering. The position will be filled at the level of Assistant Professors (1st and 2nd term) or Associate Professor, based on the experience and competence of the successful candidates.

Key Considerations: A candidate should have versatile previous experience or significant potential for research in one or more of the following areas: natural polymers, synthetic polymers, elastomers, fibres, composites, functional materials or corresponding areas. The expertise can focus on synthesis, processing, characterization, modelling or applications. We are looking for a candidate who has the potential to respond to the research and educational needs arising from future challenges in polymer science and who is therefore able to complement and strengthen the strategic areas of the department and TUT.

A successful candidate is expected to:
– pursue and supervise scientific research
– actively participate in teaching
– acquire external funding
– participate in the activities of the national and international scientific community
– interact with society
– commit to the strategy of the department and TUT.
The objectives will be set based on the expertise level and previous experience of the candidate.

Qualifications / Requirements: All candidates considered for a tenure track position are expected to:

– hold an applicable doctoral degree,
– demonstrate the capacity for independent scholarly activity,
– possess the skills and commitment to teaching at all levels (undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate), and 
– have the ability to cooperate in a multidisciplinary university environment and with industry.

We offer candidates the opportunity to join an agile and international research community at the Department of Materials Science, which has a strong commitment to industrial collaboration at the local, national and global levels. We encourage active collaboration within TUT and with national and international partners. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop, lead and maintain a dynamic research programme leading to national and international recognition.

TUT offers a wide range of staff benefits, such as occupational health care, flexible working hours, excellent campus sports facilities and several restaurants and cafés on campus with staff discounts. Since 2014 TUT holds the European Commission HR Excellence in Research. 

For more information, please visit www.tut.fi/en – About TUT – Careers at TUT

Tampere is the largest inland city in the Nordic countries and one of three most rapidly growing regions in Finland. Today, the city is best known for its high tech expertise and extensive know-how in various fields. The city is an industrial powerhouse that enjoys a rich cultural scene and a reputation as a centre of Finland’s information society (http://visittampere.fi/).

Salary: The salary will be based on both the job requirements and the employee’s personal performance in accordance with the Finnish University Salary System (YPJ).

Typical annual starting salaries: 
– the position of Assistant Professor, 1st term: 39,500-45,500 EUR per year
– the position of Assistant Professor, 2nd term: 45,500-53,500 EUR per year
– the position of Associate Professor: 52,800-61,500 EUR per year

For more information, please contact: Finland provides one of the most advanced and comprehensive welfare systems in the world. It includes sickness, maternity, paternity and various family benefits, such as child-care services, and a comprehensive healthcare system. For more information, please visit http://ec.europa.eu/employment_social/empl_portal/SSRinEU/Your%20social%20security%20rights%20in%20Finland_en.pdf

Head of Department, Professor Erkki Levänen, tel. +358 40 849 0191. If you have questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR specialist Päivi Peltonen, tel. +358 40 563 9729.

Contact by email: firstname.lastname@tut.fi.

For more information on the Department and our research priority areas, please refer to:    www.tut.fi/en – About TUT – Departments – Materials Science.

How to apply: Applications must be submitted through the University’s online employment system. The closing date for applications is 25 January 2016 (at 24.00 EET / 22.00 UTC). Applications and all accompanying documentation should be written in English.

Applications should include the following documents:
1. Curriculum Vitae (.doc, .pdf) assembled according to TUT’s instructions
2. Research plan assembled according to TUT’s instructions
3. List of publications assembled according to TUT’s instructions
4. Teaching portfolio assembled according to TUT’s instructions
5. References assembled according to TUT’s instructions

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