Assistant Professors in Computer Science

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The Department of Computer Science at the School of Science of Aalto University invites applications for tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level. Applications in all areas of Computer Science are welcomed, with the following areas highlighted:

●       Algorithm Engineering,

●       Data Management,

●       Software Engineering,

●       Software Systems.

Applicants should demonstrate excellent research potential in addition to teaching ability. The department is committed to fostering an inclusive environment with diverse faculty members. Therefore, applications from groups that have been underrepresented in computer science are particularly sought. The positions have competitive salary as well as start-up packages. The contract also includes occupational health benefits.

The Department of Computer Science is an internationally-oriented community and home to world-class research in modern computer science, combining research on foundations and innovative applications. With 42 professors and more than 400 employees from 42 countries, it is the largest department at Aalto University and the largest computer science unit in Finland. Computer science research at Aalto University ranks high in several prominent surveys (3rd in Europe and 33rd worldwide in the U.S. News Best Global Universities subject ranking 2020; 47th worldwide in Shanghai subject ranking 2019; and 56th worldwide in Times Higher Education subject ranking 2020).

Requirements and Process

Only Assistant Professor level candidates are considered in this call. Applicants are required to have a PhD in Computer Science or a related field, or expected to obtain their PhD degree no later than August 31, 2020.

The applicants will be reviewed on the basis of their research achievements in relation to their career stage, their teaching merits and activity in the scientific community; recommendation letters will also be taken into consideration, and applicants are encouraged to solicit eminent Computer Science scholars as referees available to provide recommendations letters. Short-listed applicants will be invited for a full-day visit to present and discuss their research with faculty. Evaluation at the Assistant Professor level follows the tenure track system at Aalto University and is mainly based on research merits as well as the applicant’s potential. A person at any level of the tenure track system is expected to perform world‐class research, to teach, advise 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.

How to Apply

Applications are to be addressed to the Dean of the School of Science and submitted electronically through the 'Apply now!' link below. Applications will close on January 12, 2020 at 23:59 EET (UTC+2). The application material must be in English and must include the following attachments in PDF format:

  1. cover letter including a summary of merits and most important achievements,
  2. curriculum vitae (recommended length at most two pages),
  3. research statement (recommended length at most four pages),
  4. teaching statement (recommended length at most four pages),
  5. names, positions, affiliation(s) and e-mail addresses of five referees available to provide recommendations for short-listed candidates,
  6. list of publications with a maximum of five most important publications clearly highlighted.

Further Information

Please contact Professor Petteri Kaski or HR Coordinator Laura Kuusisto-Noponen tel. +358 50 341 0145. E-mails: [email protected]

Why Aalto University?

For applicants selected to tenure track positions, the university provides help with the relocation process, including finding housing and kindergartens/schools as well as multi-career opportunities. In addition to world-class research at the Department of Computer Science, Aalto University has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and nearly 400 professors committed to building both foundations and innovative applications that shape the future through science, technology, art, and business, with excellent opportunities for collaboration with local partners at both Aalto University and the University of Helsinki. In addition to its strong academic community, the Helsinki region is a vibrant technology and innovation hub with easy access to major partners both private and public. The Department of Computer Science is located at the main Otaniemi Campus of Aalto University, 15 minutes from the centre of Helsinki by metro. Helsinki International Airport (HEL) is one of the hubs of air traffic between Europe and Asia, with direct flights to a large number of destinations on both continents.

Why Finland?

Finland tops international rankings in education, equality, safety, and quality of life. Finland is one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world; design, creativity, and startup culture are also important. Indeed, Finland currently ranks at the top of venture capital investments relative to GDP in Europe. Finland is a great place for living with or without family. It is a safe, politically stable and well-organized Nordic society, where equality is highly esteemed and corruption is low. Extensive social security supports people in all situations of life, and Finland’s free high-quality education system is internationally acknowledged. In Finland, a low level of hierarchy is a cultural asset in working life and society.





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