Professors, Integrated Circuit Design
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The School of Electrical Engineering is one of the six schools of Aalto University. Our portfolio covers fields from natural sciences to engineering and information sciences. In parallel with basic research, we develop ideas and technologies further into innovations and services. We are experts in systems science; we develop integrated solutions – from care for the elderly to space robotics. The School is an international unit with close to 60 professors and 2 000 full-time students, including over 200 doctoral students.
The Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering at Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering invites applications for PROFESSORS IN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DESIGN (TENURE TRACK). There are two positions open: one is open at any professorial level and the other at the assistant level.
We are looking for highly qualified academic specialists in the broad area of integrated circuit design. Possible focus areas can include, but are not limited to, radio transceivers, sensors, analogue/digital/RF circuits, and systems on chip. As a faculty member, you will complement our department's current expertise in integrated circuit design, which focuses on microwave engineering, mixed-mode circuits and sensor interface electronics, by bringing fresh, new research ideas and perspectives into our community. This position provides you with an excellent opportunity to conduct state-of-the-art hands-on IC research with modern technologies and excellent infrastructure, enabling IC measurements from DC to THz.
Your experience and ambitions
• a doctoral degree in electrical engineering or a related field
• expertise in any of the integrated circuit design sub-fields, such as communications, microwave engineering, analogue/digital/RF-circuits, sensors and sensor interface electronics, energy harvesting and power management, radars, imaging and hardware accelerators, machine learning, health and well-being, internet-of-things, artificial intelligence
• the potential to carry out high-quality research and raise research funding to build up your own research group
• a passion to collaborate with industry
• the ability to build a high-level international contact network
• motivation to teach and develop teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level
• a fluent command of both written and spoken English
You will join the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering at Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering. The department’s research areas include integrated circuit design, microwave engineering, electromagnetics, space science and technology as well as photonics and nanotechnology. Our researchers in IC design work with sensor interface electronics, energy harvesters, RF/MM/analogue/DSP ICs for wireless, radars, antennas, and related electronics. In these fields, our researchers work in close collaboration with several national and international leading research institutes and companies.
The department has excellent measurement facilities with a wide variety of measurement equipment. The equipment ranges from DSP and DC analysers to THz network analysers and anechoic chambers. The department also has cutting-edge design tools, comprehensively including IC technology design kits, EM simulators and DSP design tools.
Contract and Aalto tenure track
The open positions belong to our tenure track system. One position can be filled at the assistant, associate or full professor level, and the other will be filled at the assistant professor level. The assistant professor contract is for a fixed period, whereas the other contract can be for a fixed period or permanent, depending on the professor's level. The salary is based on the Aalto University salary system, but you can also provide your own salary requests. The university provides research start-up funding, and we actively assist researchers in applying for other research funds. The contract includes occupational health benefits, and Finland has a comprehensive social security system. Advancement on the Aalto tenure track is based on an evaluation of achievements and merits according to Aalto's tenure track criteria. Please see the details about the evaluation criteria at Aalto tenure track evaluation criteria.
If you wish to hear more about the position or about us, please contact Professor Ville Viikari ([email protected], +358 50 4135458) or Professor Kari Halonen ([email protected], +358 50 5113965). If you have questions related to the recruitment process, please contact HR Partner Karoliina Walldén ([email protected]). Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open or to extend the application period.
Ready to apply?
Submit your application through our recruiting system by using the 'Apply now!' button below. Please note that you apply for both positions at the same time with the same application materials.
Please include the following mandatory PDF documents in English:
1) cover letter
2) curriculum vitae (with your contact information and ResearcherID number) including a list of personal references
3) the list of publications (with the five most significant publications highlighted and your role in them described)
4) a research portfolio describing past research and plans for future research
5) a teaching portfolio describing teaching experience and plans for teaching (See Aalto’s portfolio instructions in these guidelines: Aalto Teaching Portfolio)
The application period closes on 30 September 2023.
Aalto University’s employees and academic visitors should apply for the position via the internal HR system Workday (keyword Find Jobs) by using their existing Workday user account (not via the external webpage for open positions).
General instructions for applicants, including evaluation criteria, language requirements and guidelines for compiling your CV, are given at Interested in joining our tenure track? | Aalto University.
About Aalto University, Helsinki and Finnish society
The School of Electrical Engineering promotes high-quality science, technology and innovations for the benefit of the Finnish society and all of humankind. In our research environment, the natural sciences, engineering and information technology intertwine to form smart systems and innovations that save energy and promote well-being. With our research, we seek to respond to many challenges posed by sustainable development, and our results are applied in e.g. mobile devices, electrical networks, health care and satellites. The School’s special strength is in linking research with the Finnish and international business sector. We have approximately 2000 students in total, and award some 250 master’s and 50 doctoral degrees annually. Our personnel consist of 700 people with over 70 professors.
The Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering (ELE) conducts research and arranges related courses in the fields of electromagnetics, micro- and nanotechnology, radio engineering, and space technology. The department is part of the Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering with world-class research facilities and instruments; the largest cleanrooms in the Nordic countries are in the micro- and nanotechnology centre Micronova. ELE contributes to the joint bachelor's programmes of the School of Electrical Engineering. We arrange the Master's Programme in Electronics and Nanotechnology, and we provide post-graduate education through all of our research groups.
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