University Lecturer/University Instructor (Environmental Engineering) / Yliopistonlehtori/yliopisto-opettaja (ympäristötekniikka)

Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences create a unique environment for multidisciplinary, inspirational and high-impact research and education. Our universities community has its competitive edges in technology, health and society.

The Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences (ENS) is inviting applications for the position of University Lecturer / University Instructor in Environmental Engineering. Tampere University places strong emphasis on the development of circular economy both in teaching and research. ENS coordinates the MSc programs in Environmental and Energy Engineering and International Master’s Programme in Environmental Engineering. 

The Bio and Circular Economy group contributes to the teaching in the fields of environmental and energy engineering. The courses cover a wide range of topics from molecular biology level up to waste and wastewater treatment. The graduates are employed widely in the environmental sector, e.g. in consulting, industries, municipalities and research institutes. We are now seeking a key player to widen and strengthen our teaching capacity in environmental engineering. 

Job description

We are seeking highly motivated and accomplished applicants for teaching in the the broad field of environmental engineering. The teaching may focus, for example, on environmental assessment (e.g. life cycle assessment (LCA)) and its applications, environmental technologies or on applying automation or modelling in the field of environmental engineering and circular economy. We especially welcome applicants who can complement our current teaching and research profile. The background of the successful candidate is taken into consideration in the assignment of the specific teaching areas.

The primary role of the successful candidate is to participate in planning and execution of the curriculum in collaboration within the unit. You are expected to plan, prepare and organize teaching, supervise BSc and MSc theses and act as a tutor for the students. You will work in a multidisciplinary and international environment where the interest in developing teaching methods and students’ learning experience are highly appreciated. We have modern teaching and research facilities and we encourage employees to actively seek professional growth, for example, by attending pedagogical training courses available at the University. Although the position is teaching oriented, you are very welcome to participate in research as well. 


Candidates for the position of University Lecturer must hold an applicable doctoral degree and for the position of University Instructor an applicable higher university degree. We especially appreciate broad expertise and practical experience in the field of the position, pedagogical skills and merits, the ability to produce teaching materials and to use versatile teaching methods. We also appreciate international working experience.

We are looking for a highly motivated and ambitious teacher with proficiency to carry out goal-oriented work, good organization and co-operation skills and high-class skills to deliver oral and written presentations. Proficiency in English is required to provide high-quality education and academic supervision to students who are working within our international campus community.

Furthermore, we expect candidates appointed to a teaching-oriented position to have completed a minimum of 10 credits of pedagogical studies intended for university teachers or other equivalent studies. If you have not completed these studies when joining the University, we are expecting you to complete them within two years after the beginning of the employment relationship.

We offer

The position will be filled on a permanent basis, commencing in January 2020 or as mutually agreed. Appointments will be subject to the satisfactory completion of a trial period of 6 months.

The salary is based on job demands and employees’ personal performance in accordance with the Finnish University Salary System. According to the criteria applied to teaching and research staff, the position of University Lecturer is placed on job demand levels 6-7 and University Instructor on levels 5-6. In addition, employees receive performance-based salary.

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 a flexible work schedule, a variety of affordable food and drink outlets across our campuses and a personal fund to spend on sports and cultural activities in your free time. Read more about working at Tampere University.

How to apply

Please submit your application through our online recruitment system (link below). The closing date for applications is 5 November 2019 (at 23.59 EET / 21.59 UTC).

Please attach the following documents in your application in pdf format:

  1. Curriculum Vitae prepared according to the guidelines issued by the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity (TENK)
  2. List of publications according to Academy of Finland guidelines
  3. Teaching portfolio including the following sections:
    1. your views of teaching, learning and instruction
    2. pedagogical education and training
    3. experience of teaching and instruction
    4. development of your teaching and instructional skills
    5. experience of collaborative pedagogical development and pedagogical leadership
    6. other teaching merits
    7. previous assessments of teaching skills

We are aiming to contact all candidates within two weeks from the closing date. For those candidates who are selected for a personal interview, the recruitment process may also include an aptitude assessment and an evaluation of teaching skills.

For more information, please contact

Professor Jukka Rintala

  • tel. +358 405062425


Tampereen yliopisto ja Tampereen ammattikorkeakoulu muodostavat yhdessä Suomen toiseksi suurimman monitieteisen, innostavan ja vaikuttavan tutkimus- ja oppimisyhteisön. Korkeakouluyhteisömme osaamiskärjet ovat tekniikka, terveys ja yhteiskunta. Lue lisää:

Tekniikan ja luonnontieteiden tiedekunnan materiaalitieteen ja ympäristötekniikan yksikössä on avoinna ympäristötekniikan yliopisto-opettajan tehtävä. Opetus voi keskittyä esimerkiksi ympäristövaikutusten arviointiin (elinkaarianalyysi, LCA) tai automaation ja mallinnuksen soveltamiseen ympäristötekniikassa ja kiertotaloudessa.. Valittavan henkilön tausta huomioidaan opetustehtävien suunnittelussa. Tavoitteena on täydentää ja vahvistaa nykyistä opetus- ja tutkimusprofiiliamme. 


Lue tarkemmat tiedot tehtävästä ja hakuohjeet yllä olevasta englanninkielisestä ilmoituksesta.

Jätäthän hakemuksesi yliopiston sähköisellä hakulomakkeella (linkki löytyy tämän ilmoituksen alta).

Hakuaika tehtävään päättyy 5.11.2019 klo 23.59.

Application period starts: 2019-10-07 16:00Application period ends: 2019-11-05 23:59