Professor in Software Engineering

Aalto University School of Science (Helsinki, Finland) invites applications for

Tenure track or Tenured Professor in Software Engineering

The vacancy at the Department of Computer Science is open to talented individuals who are interested in an excellent opportunity to pursue a successful scientific career. The position is targeted primarily at candidates for the Assistant Professor level. However, candidates with an outstanding record for Associate or Full Professor levels may be considered as well.

We are looking for a professor to complement our strong research in software engineering. The selected candidate is expected to establish independent research in the broad field of software engineering, including software quality and testing, large-scale cyber-physical systems and next generation software development principles and tools.

With strong research groups in empirical software engineering and large-scale distributed systems, Aalto University is emerging as a frontrunner in software engineering in Europe. Furthermore, as the foremost CS educator in Finland, the department is home to the majority of the best Finnish students as well as high volume of high-achieving international students entering the MSc and PhD programs. In total, the department hosts 44 professors with diverse interests, forming a fertile environment for cross-disciplinary collaborations. On a larger scale, as a technology-friendly, yet small country, Finland offers ample opportunities for low-overhead collaboration with industrial and government partners as well.

The applicants are expected to hold a doctoral degree in computer science or in a related discipline. Excellent research record in software engineering, evidenced by publications in relevant top venues, is expected. Suitable background and enthusiasm for teaching software engineering courses at bachelor’s and master’s level are essential. In addition, we value ability for and interest in engaging in research collaboration with industry.

A person at any level of the academic tenure track system is expected to perform world‐class research, to teach, supervise and otherwise advance both graduate and undergraduate education, to be an active member of the international scientific community, and to exhibit academic leadership. Career advances on the tenure track are based on scheduled performance assessments, which take into account the candidate’s merits in all these areas.

The position comes with competitive start up package. The salary for the position follows the salary scale in use at Aalto University, but applicants may also provide salary requirements.

How to Apply

Applications with attachments are to be addressed to the President of the Aalto University and submitted through the link below (Apply for this job). Review of the applications will begin on Jan 5, 2018. The positions will remain open until filled.

The application material (one single PDF file) shall include the following appendices:

1. cover letter  that includes a summary of merits and most important achievements,

2. curriculum vitae (with contact details; recommended maximum length two pages),

3. research statement (recommended maximum length four pages),

4. teaching statement (recommended maximum length four pages),

5. names, positions, affiliations and e-mail addresses of five senior academics available for providing recommendation letters,

6. the web address of the applicant’s Google Scholar Profile and Researcher ID,

7. list of publications including:

  • five most important publications in ranked order (1,...,5), with links to their pdf versions, and

  • all publications categorised as follows:

    1. peer-reviewed journals

    2. peer-reviewed conferences

    3. other publications

The applicants will be reviewed on the basis of their research achievements in relation to career stage; teaching credentials and activity in scientific community. Shortlisted applicants will be asked to supplement their applications with a more detailed teaching portfolio.

While all applicants will be appropriately considered, Aalto University reserves the right to consider also other candidates for the announced position.


Further Information

For further information, please contact Professor Lauri Savioja, tel. +358 50 590 5209, or HR Coordinator Laura Kuusisto-Noponen (application process), tel. +358 50 341 0145. E-mails:

More information about the position available here.  

Helsinki, November 28, 2017


About Helsinki
The greater Helsinki region is a world-class information technology complex, attracting leading scientists and researchers in various fields of computer science. As a living and working environment, Finland consistently ranks high in quality of life, and Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is regularly ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world.

About Aalto University

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and more than 400 professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

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