Tenure track position (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor) specialization in Organic and Thin Film Electronics / Tenure track -tutkijan, -professorin tai professorin tehtävä (Elektroniikka, orgaaninen ja ohutkalvoelektroniikka)

The higher education community of Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland’s second largest multidisciplinary higher education institution, places its faith in the human potential and in scientific knowledge. In this community of 35.000 people, leading specialists are addressing pressing global issues, inspired by the challenge of making changes in the world. The spearheads of our research and learning are technology, health and society.


We are now seeking an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor in the field of Electronics with specialization in Organic and Thin-film Electronics.


The position is located in the Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences at Tampere University, more specifically in the Electrical Engineering Unit (EE). The Electrical Engineering Unit is a hub of expertise with roughly 150 faculty and staff members, of which 16 professors and 7 tenure-track professors. We confer about 100 master’s degrees and 10-15 doctoral degrees on an annual basis. 

Our education and research activities build on a profound understanding of electrical and electromagnetic phenomena and their modelling and applications. ICT systems and electrical energy systems form the main application umbrellas, while working also in close interaction with many other engineering disciplines, such as automation, robotics, and health. 

The key technical paradigms stemming from grand challenges and global megatrends like climate change and urbanization include electrification and sustainability, digitalization, automation, and artificial intelligence (AI) as well as human-machine convergence. These drive our research activities, which seek to provide new solutions and enabling technologies with high scientific and societal impact. We organize and present the activities through the following three main research areas:

  • Communications Engineering and Radio Systems
  • Electronics and Embedded Systems
  • Electrical Energy Engineering

The research areas are further divided into numerous research themes which cover a wide range of research topics.

We are also the largest university level teaching organization in our field in Finland. We offer master level teaching mainly in English, including two international degree programs. All research groups have active international collaborations through research projects, doctoral training networks, and research visits. 


Job description

We are seeking a highly motivated and accomplished applicant for Assistant professor, Associate Professor, or Professor in the field of electronics. We especially welcome applicants who can strengthen and complement our existing expertise in the field of organic and thin-film electronics. Your research in the field may focus on, for example, solution processable semiconductors (organic or inorganic), physical electronics, thin-film components (e.g., diodes, transistors, sensors), flexible electronics, and circuits.  Your focus may be on design, modeling, or device fabrication technologies, such as printed electronics or atomic layer deposition.

Our state-of-the-art thin-film and electronics fabrication capabilities consist of a glove box system and printing facilities. Printing facilities includes several high accuracy inkjet printers, gravure, flexo, rotary screen, dry or wet lamination, automatic screen printer, 5-axis 3D electronics printer, and a plasma printer for high resolution surface energy patterning. The glove box system includes integrated inkjet printer, ALD, spin coater, and vacuum hot plate as well as combined e-beam and thermal evaporator. In addition, we work closely with Tampere Microscopy Center. Detailed description of related research facilities is available at https://research.tuni.fi/lfe/infra/. The infrastructure is part of the National Printed Intelligence Infrastructure awarded with RI Roadmap status (2021-2024) by the FIRI Committee. 


In general, our tenure track staff are expected to: 

  • pursue and supervise scientific research in their field;
  • lead, conduct and develop research-led teaching, curriculum development and student supervision;
  • seek, secure and manage research funding from different sources, including national and EU instruments;
  • demonstrate effective academic leadership and engage with external stakeholders.


Requirements

You should have a doctoral degree in electronics, physics, chemistry, materials science, or a related field. You should also have experience in scientific or technological research in academia or in practice.

For the Assistant Professor position, we require:

  • ability to undertake independent scholarly activity and potential to pursue scholarly activity at a high international level of excellence  
  • teaching skills required to successfully perform the duties and functions of the position. 

For the Associate Professor position, we require:

  • track record of independent scholarly activity on a high international level
  • teaching skills required to successfully perform the duties and functions of the position 
  • ability to lead a research group and acquire external funding
  • track record of international scholarly activity.

 For the Professor position, we require:

  • high-level scholarly expertise
  • experience of leading scientific research
  • ability to provide high-quality research-based education and instruction 
  • track record of winning external research funding  
  • track record of international scholarly activity


In your application, we will expect you to describe how your profile aligns with the profile of the Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences and evaluate your career stage based on your experience and expertise. Ideally, for more senior level appointments, you will have experience of leading or making a major contribution to a research group. An existing track record of industry collaboration, working in the industry or at least willingness to work with industry will be considered an advantage. Additional requirements are mentioned in the job description above.


We offer

Tampere University and the higher education community offer a unique multidisciplinary environment for interdisciplinary research and teaching. We offer an initial appointment for assistant professor and for associate professor for five years. Subject to successful performance, you will become a tenured member of the Faculty staff at the end of the first five-year period. You will be well-supported throughout the five-year period to ease transition to a tenured position. Full professors will hold a permanent appointment from the outset. Please read more about the Tenure track career path at Tampere University.

We offer you the opportunity to join our dynamic and innovative international community. As a member of staff at Tampere University, you will enjoy a range of competitive benefits, such as occupational health care services, flexible work schedule, versatile research infrastructure, modern teaching facilities and a safe and inviting campus area as well as a personal fund to spend on sports and cultural activities in your free time. Please read more about working at Tampere University. You can also find more information about us and working and living Tampere by watching our video:  Tampere Higher Education Community - our academic playground.  

Finland has been assessed to be among the best countries in the world with respect to many quality-of-life indicators, including being the overall #1 country in human wellbeing. Finland is among the leading countries in ICT & Digitalization, from 5G networks to financial technology, artificial intelligence, and AR/VR innovations to IoT, digital education, and health solutions.For more information on Finland, please check InfoFinland andThis is Finland. For more information on Tampere, please see VisitTampere and BusinessTampere

Salaries are based on the job demands and employees’ personal performance in accordance with the Finnish University Salary System. The starting salary range will be from €4,000 to €4,600/month for an assistant professor, from €4,600 to €5,300/month for an associate professor, and from €5,500 to €6,300/month for a professor. A higher salary may be agreed upon based on the successful candidate’s experience and/or performance. A trial period of six months applies to all our new employees.


How to apply

Please submit your application through our online recruitment system (link below). The closing date for applications is 07 September 2022 (at 23.59 EET / UTC +2)

Please write your application and all accompanying documents in English and attach them in PDF format. Applications should include the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae according to TENK guidelines
  • List of publications according to Academy of Finland guidelines. Please indicate your ten most important publications and add a link to those. You may also gather the publications to a cloud file and add a link to this to your list of publications. 
  • Teaching portfolio (according to the university guideline
  • A research plan (max. 4-5 pages) including your research vision for the future in this field and a realistic implementation plan (research questions, methods, collaboration, funding, etc.) for your research for the next 5 years;
  • A letter of application (max. 2-3 pages). This should include your motivation for applying for this post, a brief account of your career, career stage, key achievements, and how your research profile aligns with the Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences.
  • The names, positions and contact details of two referees who can support your application.


Candidates may be invited for a video interview during the first stage of the recruitment process. The most qualified candidates will be invited for an interview. They will undergo an aptitude assessment, a review by external experts and will be expected to give a demonstration of their teaching skills. 


For more information related to the position, please contact:

  • Professor Matti Mäntysalo, Electrical Engineering Unit, matti.mantysalo (at) tuni.fi, tel. +358 40 757 6800
  • Professor Mikko Valkama, Electrical Engineering Unit, mikko.valkama (at) tuni.fi, tel. +358 40 849 0756 

For more information related to the recruitment process, please contact:

  • HR Specialist Teuvo Moilanen, teuvo.moilanen (at) tuni.fi, tel. +358 50 479 5098


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Tenure track -tehtävä, Elektroniikka, Orgaaninen ja ohutkalvoelektroniikka


Tampereen yliopisto ja Tampereen ammattikorkeakoulu muodostavat yli 35 000 ihmisen korkeakouluyhteisön, joka uskoo ihmiseen ja tieteeseen. Huippuosaajat muuttavat maailmaa Suomen toiseksi suurimmassa monitieteisessä ja innostavassa osaamiskeskittymässä, joka vastaa suomalaisen tietotaidon kysyntään ympäri maailmaa. Vaikuttavan tutkimuksen ja oppimisen osaamiskärjet ovat tekniikka, terveys ja yhteiskunta. 


Etsimme Elektroniikan tenure track -tutkijaa (Assistant Professor), tenure track-professoria (Associate Professor) tai professoria (Professor).


Tehtävä sijoittuu Informaatioteknologian ja viestinnän tiedekunnan  Sähkötekniikan yksikköön, joka on noin 150 työntekijän, 16 professorin ja 7 tenure track –professorin asiantuntijakeskittymä. Tutkinto-ohjelmista valmistuu vuosittain noin 100 diplomi-insinööriä ja 10–15 tekniikan tohtoria. Opetuksemme ja tutkimuksemme pohjautuvat syvälliseen ymmärrykseen sähköisistä ja sähkömagneettisista ilmiöistä ja niiden mallintamisesta ja sovelluksista. Teemme laajasti yhteistyötä erilaisten teollisten toimijoiden kanssa, ja olemme aktiivisesti läsnä kansainvälisessä tiedeyhteisössä. Yksikkö tarjoaa myös erinomaisen tutkimusinfrastruktuurin, mm. hyvin varustellut laboratoriot.  Etsimme hakijoita ensisijaisesti orgaanisen ja ohutkalvoelektroniikan alueelle. 


Tehtävänkuvaus

Etsimme motivoitunutta ja ansioitunutta tutkijaa, joka haluaa aktiivisella ja innovatiivisella otteella kehittää alan tutkimusta ja opetusta yhteistyössä muiden kanssa monitieteisessä yhteisössämme.

Tutustu tarkemmin tehtävän kuvaukseen, edellytyksiin ja hakuohjeisiin englanninkielisestä ilmoituksesta.

Hakuaika tehtävään päättyy 7. Syyskuuta 2022 klo 23.59 (+2 UTC).


Application period starts: 2022-06-27 14:00Application period ends: 2022-09-07 23:59

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