Professor (Tenure Track) position in Process Automation and Control

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 20 000 students and more than 400 professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

The School of Chemical Engineering combines natural sciences and engineering in a unique way. This allows the results of our research to be refined a long way and put into practice as ready products and processes. Each innovation secures both our renewable and non-renewable natural resources for the future. The School invites now applications for

Tenured or Tenure Track Professor Position in Process Automation and Control

The position can be filled on any level of the Aalto Tenure Track system from Assistant Professor to Full Professor.

Job description

The professorship is expected to respond to the challenges of next generation process industries in close connection with other fields of chemical engineering and various process industries.

The research and teaching activities of the professorship are expected to make a significant contribution towards safe, efficient, sustainable and economic processes and production systems through systematic methods of analytics and optimization at various scales from plants to systems of systems. In particular, the field of the professorship covers process dynamics, control and automation, merging the process operations and process analytics with holistic approaches such as process systems engineering as well as connected plants concepts.

A successful candidate is also expected to create links from chemical engineering and process control to relevant disciplines such as industrial internet, cyber-physical systems, artificial intelligence, autonomous systems, and measurement technologies.

Requirements

Throughout their careers, those in the academic tenure track system are expected to exercise and guide scientific research, to provide related higher academic education, to follow the advances of their field,  to participate in service to the Aalto University community and to take part in societal interaction and international collaboration in their field.

Applicants are expected to have a doctoral degree in a relevant field.

The applicants will be reviewed on the basis of their research work, teaching and academic leadership and activity in scientific community. 

For more information

For additional information, please contact Head of Department, Professor Jukka Seppälä or in questions relating to the recruitment process, contact HR Coordinator Tiina Paronen-Viljanen,
E-mails: firstname.lastname@aalto.fi.

How to apply

The application material for the tenure track position includes

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of publications (with the most significant publications highlighted)
  • A research statement describing your past research and plans for future research
  • Teaching portfolio
  • Names and contact details for references

All material should be in English. The application material will not be returned.

Applications with attachments (in pdf-format) for the tenure track position are to be addressed to the President of Aalto University and submitted through the link below no later than April 27th 2018. We will only consider applications submitted to the recruitment system.

General instructions for applicants including language requirements and guidelines for compiling teaching portfolio and CV are given at www.aalto.fi/en/tenure_track/for_applicant

Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

Tenure track in Aalto University

The tenure track is open to talented individuals who have excellent potential for a scientific career. Individuals placed on the Aalto University professorial tenure track have the possibility to advance in their career through regular performance assessments, which take into account their merits in all areas of their scope of duty. Launched only in 2010, the tenure track has attracted a wide range of international applicants, giving Aalto University the possibility of recruiting top experts and young research talent to join the Aalto University community. Read more about the Aalto University tenure track system at www.aalto.fi/en/tenuretrack.

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