Tenure track in Digital Healthcare / Terveydenhuollon digitalisaation tenure track -tehtävä

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The Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology (MET) is dedicated to pursuing world-class research and delivering high-quality education in the fields of biomedical engineering, biotechnology, medicine and health technology. The MET Faculty has 70 professors and over 600 members of staff and we conduct internationally acclaimed basic and applied research. In the field of biomedical engineering, the Faculty’s focus areas include biomedical measurements, imaging and instrumentation, health and bio informatics, and biomaterials and tissue engineering. With world-class research activities in such medical fields as prostate cancer, celiac disease, child health and cardiovascular diseases, the Faculty provides excellent facilities for cross-sectional research collaboration. Now, we are aiming to strengthen our research and education in the field of digital healthcare. 

Job description  

We are seeking highly motivated and accomplished applicants in the area of digital healthcare. As the professor is expected to take responsibility on development of the digital healthcare education and research, the position will be filled at the level of Associate Professor or Full Professor, based on the experience and expertise of the selected candidate. We are interested in candidates who can complement our present expertise and activities in this research area.

The position can be tailored according to your specific expertise. You can focus your research activities on several different aspects of digital healthcare, such as:

  • Data analytics and machine learning for health data, 
  • Digitally augmented clinical decision making integrating multimodal data from clinical processes, patient records or patient’s own data 
  • Mobile health, tele health and digital home care applications,
  • Data-based preventive and personalized health care.

You are expected to pursue and supervise scientific research in the field, as well as lead, conduct and develop education in digital healthcare. Active collaboration with local, national and European research partners, clinical stakeholders and companies is encouraged. Interacting with the society and acquiring external funding are other central responsibilities of the position.


You should hold an applicable doctoral degree in the area of the professorship. You should also have teaching and scientific research experience in digital healthcare and practical collaboration with companies or hospitals.

Associate Professor

We require:

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


We require:

  • high-level scholarly expertise in the field of the professorship,
  • experience of leading scientific research and projects,
  • skills and ability to plan and provide high-quality research-based education and instruction,
  • track record of winning external research funding,
  • track record of international scholarly activity and collaboration.

The position is located in Seinäjoki campus but you will also work in Tampere campuses in Tampere.

We offer 

We are inviting you to be a part of a vibrant, active and truly international research community. Tampere University, the higher education community and the MET Faculty particularly offer a vibrant and unique truly multidisciplinary environment for research and education that transcend disciplinary boundaries. The MET Faculty offers an excellent environment for digital healthcare research with unique cross-disciplinary collaboration possibilities  with clinical medicine, cell and molecular biology and biomedical instrumentation groups, as well direct connections to Tampere University Hospital and Seinäjoki Central Hospital, both featuring up to date clinical research, diagnostics and treatment facilities and data biobanks.

Initial appointments for associate professors are for five years with renewal and eventual permanent tenure subject to successful performance evaluation. You will have support throughout the five-year period to facilitate the establishment of an internationally competitive research programme.  A trial period of six months applies to all our new employees.

Salaries are based on the job demands and on employees’ personal performance in accordance with the Finnish University Salary System.  Finland provides one of the most advanced and comprehensive social security in the world. It includes for example sickness benefits, various family benefits and a comprehensive healthcare system. For more information on Finland, please check InfoFinland and This is Finland.

Please read more about working at Tampere University. You can also find more information about us and working and living in Tampere by watching Tampere Higher Education Community - our academic playground

Seinäjoki is the centre of South Ostrobothnia and one of the fastest growing urban areas in Finland. Seinäjoki offers high-quality education from comprehensive school to university level as well as good employment opportunities and, as Finland’s sixth largest market area, very competitive and attractive commercial services.

How to apply 

Please submit your application through our online recruitment system. The closing date for applications is 1 March 2020 (at 23.59 EEST, GMT+3 / 20.59 UTC).

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.
  • Teaching portfolio (according to the university guidelines
  • A letter of application in which you set out the reasons why you are applying for the post and why you are particularly suited to it (max. 1-2 pages)
  • A research plan (max. 5 pages)
  • 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 to Tampere University for an interview and may undergo an aptitude assessment. They will also undergo a review by external experts and may be required to give a demonstration of their teaching skills. 

For more information, please contact:

Professor Pasi Kallio, tel. +358500525546, pasi.kallio@tuni.fi

More information about the applications process, please contact: 

HR Partner Päivi Peltonen, tel. +358405639729, paivi.peltonen@tuni.fi


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Lääketieteen ja terveysteknologian tiedekunta on monialainen ja korkeatasoinen biolääketieteen tekniikan, bioteknologian, lääketieteen ja terveysteknologian tutkimuksen ja opetuksen yksikkö. Tiedekunnassamme on avoinna tenure track –tehtävä, alana terveydenhuollon digitalisaatio. 

Lue tarkemmat tiedot tehtävästä ja hakuohjeet yllä olevasta englanninkielisestä ilmoituksesta. 

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

Hakuaika tehtävään päättyy 1.3.2020. (klo 23.59 EEST, GMT+3 / 20.59 UTC).

Application period starts: 2020-01-21 12:00Application period ends: 2020-03-01 23:59