Assistant professors, associate professors or full professors, Architecture (Sustainable renovation, 1 position) and Civil Engineering (Structural engineering and sustainable renovation, 1 position)

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 human potential and 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 two assistant professors, associate professors or full professors of Architecture (Sustainable renovation, 1 position) and Civil Engineering (Structural engineering and sustainable renovation, 1 position).  

At Tampere University, we are working to solve society’s major challenges and create new opportunities by linking pioneering research and innovation, promoting interdisciplinary education and life-long partnerships, and generating unique expertise for industrial and public-sector implementation. As set out in our strategy, our mission is to work together to build a sustainable world!  

These positions are placed in the Faculty of Built Environment where we work towards creating a sustainable built environment. We conduct high-quality scientific and applied research in the fields of architecture and civil engineering and provide higher education based on this research. Our unique research environment promotes collaboration and innovations and opens opportunities to pursue new avenues of multidisciplinary research and education.   

The research interests of our faculty and staff cover a wide variety of topics relating to the built environment. We carry out research in close collaboration with our external stakeholders. Our research not only meets international standards of excellence but also delivers practical benefits, thereby making a significant positive impact on the broader society. The utilisation and development of the built environment has a central role in building economically, ecologically and socially sustainable societies.    

At the Faculty of Built Environment, research activities are carried out by the School of Architecture, the Civil Engineering Unit and their research groups. We are now looking to fill two tenure track positions in renovation, one in each unit. Strengthening our faculty with these two tenure track positions is an investment in research and education relating to the sustainable built environment and renovation.  

Job description   

Tenure Track position in Sustainable renovation (Architecture)  

We are looking for a scholar with a degree in architecture or other relevant field to lead research and teaching activities in this field. We expect you to have the ability to create and lead a research group and to teach students from Finnish and multicultural backgrounds on all levels from bachelor to doctoral and in the context of continuing education.   

You are a future-oriented researcher with a track record of acquiring competitive research funding and publishing original research in high-quality international peer-reviewed journals. You are capable of combining theoretical competence and research to solve practical design problems, and you are comfortable with engaging with practitioners and other external stakeholders in the field.   

We expect you to have a sufficient understanding about the technical, ecological and socio-cultural aspects of building life cycle extension in Nordic conditions. Your field of research could explore sustainable transformation of existing building stocks from one or more of the following perspectives: adaptive reuse of facilities, climate change adaptation, spatial and material stocks and flows, dynamics and modelling, life cycle assessment, circular economy and urban mining, policy and regulation. The position will have a focus on modern (post-WWII) building stocks.   

Tenure track position in structural engineering and sustainable renovation (Civil Engineering)  

We are looking for a scholar with a degree in Civil Engineering or other relevant field to become a future leader of research and education activities in the area of structural engineering and sustainable renovation. We expect you to have an ability to create and lead a research group and teach students from Finnish and multicultural backgrounds on all levels from bachelor to doctoral and in the context of continuing education.   

You are a future-oriented researcher with a track record of acquiring competitive research funding and publishing original research in high-quality international peer-reviewed journals. You are capable of combining theoretical competence and research to solve practical design problems, and you are comfortable with engaging with practitioners and other external stakeholders in the field.   

You have good knowledge of the structures of buildings especially in Finnish and Nordic context, are familiar with typical damage mechanisms of materials and have experience with suitable repair and service-life extension techniques. You also have good understanding of building physics, as well as the impact of various repair options on the physical functionality and performance of structures. Your field of research could explore the challenges of structural engineering of existing building stock from one or more of the following perspectives: climate change adaptation, degradation mechanisms, resilience of structures, service life engineering, condition assessments, and repair of structures.  

 Requirements   

 Assistant Professor   

 We require:   

  • applicable doctoral degree;   

  • 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.   

Associate Professor   

 We require:   

  • applicable doctoral degree;  

  • track record of independent scholarly activity;   

  • 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.     

Professor   

We require:   

  • applicable doctoral degree;   

  • 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.  

We will expect your profile to align with the strategy of Tampere University and with the profile of the Faculty of Built Environment. 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 will be considered an advantage.    

We offer   

Initial appointment as an assistant professor and associate professor will be for five years. Subject to successful performance, you will become a tenured faculty member at the end of the first five-year period. You will be well supported throughout the five-year period to ease your transition to a tenured position. Full professors will hold a permanent appointment from the outset. Please read more about the tenure track career system at Tampere University. A trial period of six months applies to all our new employees.   

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.    

 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, good facilities for teleworking, 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. 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    

Tampere, located between two big lakes, is Finland’s second largest city area and the biggest inland city in the Nordic countries. The nature is close everywhere you turn your head in Tampere. This, combined with a strong industrial tradition, make Tampere a unique environment for living and working. At present the region hosts a great deal of industry and service businesses, and the City of Tampere is a major hub for the Finnish ICT industry. For more information about Tampere, please see VisitTampere and BusinessTampere.   

Finland provides one of the most advanced and comprehensive social security in the world, including, for example, sickness benefits, various family benefits and a comprehensive healthcare system. For more information about Finland, please visit InfoFinland and This is Finland.   

How to apply  

Please submit your application through our online recruitment system. The closing date for applications is May 20th  2021 (at 23.59 EEST, GMT+2 / 21.59 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 include links to them. You can also combine the publications into a cloud file and add a link to the file to your list of publications;   

  • Teaching portfolio (according to Tampere University guidelines);    

  • A research plan (max. 4 pages) including your research vision in this field and a plan for your research for the next 5 years;   

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 personal 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:  

Tenure track position in Architecture: Professor Olli-Paavo Koponen, olli-paavo.koponen(at)tuni.fi

Tenure track position in Civil engineering: Professor Mikko Malaska, mikko.malaska(at)tuni.fi


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Haemme kahta  tenure track -tutkijaa, tenure track-professoria tai professoria (tenure track -urapolun tasot 2-3) korjausrakentamisen alalle (1 tehtävä arkkitehtuurin- ja 1 tehtävä rakennustekniikan alalle) 

Rakennetun ympäristön tiedekunnassa teemme korkeatasoista arkkitehtuurin ja rakennustekniikan alojen tieteellistä ja soveltavaa tutkimusta sekä annamme näihin tutkimusaloihin liittyvää ylintä opetusta. Muodostamme ainutlaatuisen vuorovaikutus- ja innovaatioympäristön, jossa avautuu mahdollisuuksia monialaisiin rakennetun ympäristön koulutus- ja tutkimusavauksiin. Tavoitteenamme on olla kansallinen tiennäyttäjä rakennetun ympäristön tutkimus- ja koulutuskysymyksissä sekä toimia omilla vahvuusaloillamme kansainvälisesti näkyvänä ja arvostettuna toimijana ja yhteistyökumppanina.

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Hakuaika tehtävään päättyy 20.5.2021 klo 23.59.

Lisätiedot

Arkkitehtuurin tehtävä:  professori Olli-Paavo Koponen, olli-paavo.koponen(at)tuni.fi

Rakennustekniikan tehtävä: professori Mikko Malaska, mikko.malaska(at)tuni.fi

Application period starts: 2021-04-07 12:55Application period ends: 2021-05-20 23:59

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