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Lecturer in Mathematics and Statistics

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 nearly 400 professors. Our campus is located in Espoo, Finland.

Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis (http://math.aalto.fi/en/) at Aalto University invites applications from talented individuals for a lecturer track position in mathematics and statistics. The post will be filled on a fixed term or permanent basis at the University Teacher, University Lecturer or Senior University Lecturer level on the Aalto University lecturer track depending on the competence and merits of the applicant.

The main research areas of the department are:

  • Algebra and discrete mathematics,
  • Analysis and nonlinear partial differential equations,
  • Numerical analysis,
  • Stochastics, statistics and mathematical physics,
  • Systems and operations research.

Applications from all research areas are welcome.

Requirements

An applicant is expected to hold a doctoral degree in mathematics, operations research, statistics, or a related discipline and to have actively continued scientific research since gaining the degree. The ability and enthusiasm to teach relevant courses on the bachelor’s level are central requirements. Experience in online and computer-aided teaching is considered an advantage.

Excellent written and spoken English is essential. Moreover, the ability to teach in Finnish within two years after the appointment is a central requirement since many bachelor’s level courses offered by the department are in Finnish. If an applicant cannot yet teach in Finnish, a credible plan on how a sufficient level of proficiency is reached in two years must be included as an appendix to the application.

Advancing diversity is a core value of Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis.

Job description

University Teacher, University Lecturer or Senior University Lecturer in the lecturer track system of Aalto University is expected to teach and otherwise advance academic education, to participate in research activities, to display pedagogical leadership, and to be an active member of the scientific community. Career advancements on the lecturer track are based on scheduled performance assessments that take into account the candidate’s merits in all these areas.

Salary and working time

The salary will be determined upon the competence and experience of the selected candidate following the salary system of the Finnish universities. Teaching personnel belong to the total working hours system, and they work for 1612 hours annually. Aalto University provides health care and retirement benefits.

The starting date for the position is negotiable, but being able to start before August 15, 2021 is considered an advantage.

How to apply

Applications with attachments are to be addressed to Dean of Aalto University School of Science and submitted through the link below (‘Apply for this job’) no later than January 31, 2021. An application and its attachments should form a single pdf file, named as “lastname_firstname_application.pdf”. All application material must be in English.

The application material should include:

  1. Cover letter including a summary of merits and most important achievements (one page),
  2. Curriculum vitae with contact details,
  3. Teaching portfolio compiled following the Teaching competence assessment_Guidelines_for_candidate_2020_Aalto University.pdf,
  4. Research statement briefly describing past and future research (max two pages),
  5. List of publications,
  6. If the applicant has not received her/his school education in Finland, a free form explanation on her/his ability to teach in Finnish is required, including a plan for reaching a sufficient proficiency in Finnish within two years after the appointment.

The applicants will be reviewed based on their teaching credentials and pedagogical training and merits, including experience in online and computer-aided teaching and their ability to teach in Finnish, as well as their research achievements and activity in the scientific community in relation to their career stage. Aalto University will use external reviewers to support the evaluation of applicants during the recruitment process.

Aalto University also reserves the right to consider candidates who have not submitted applications, to reopen the call after the initial deadline, or to leave the position open. Application material will not be returned.

Further Information

For additional information, please contact Professor Nuutti Hyvönen, tel. +358 50 5934409, or in recruitment process-related questions HR Coordinator Johanna Glader, tel. +358 50 4117666. E-mails: [email protected].

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About Finland and Helsinki

Finland has a high standard of living, a world leading education system, and a vibrant commercial and cultural life. Finland enjoys a robust economy and political stability, and it is consistently ranked highly in quality-of-life and competitiveness studies. Helsinki has excellent transportation links to the major cities of Europe and beyond. It is one of Europe’s leading capital cities and a vivid center of scholarship. More information is available at: https://www.aalto.fi/en/careers-at-aalto/for-international-staff.

Lecturer track in Aalto University

Individuals placed on the Aalto University lecturer track have the possibility to advance in their career through regular performance assessments. The track consists of the university teacher, university lecturer, senior university lecturer and principal university lecturer levels. Read more about the lecturer career system at https://www.aalto.fi/research-art/lecturer-career-system/.

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