Tenure track in Chemistry (1-2 positions) / Tenure track Kemia (1-2 tehtävää)

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Be it energy harvesting and storage, sustainable use of resources, or fight against diseases, chemistry is central to solving many of present-day global challenges. Our vision at Tampere University is that disruptive solutions to many global problems rely on the development of new molecules and materials and on in-depth understanding of their behaviour. Around these themes, the University has decided to further strengthen its chemistry activities through new tenure track appointments.

We invite applications for 1-2 tenure-track positions within the broad field dealing with Chemistry of Functional Molecular Materials. While we are broadly interested in excellent candidates who can complement our present activities, we will give special attention to candidates who have strong expertise in some of the following fields:

  • Organic chemistry, for example: 
    • Synthesis of functional molecules 
    • Supramolecular chemistry
    • Polymer synthesis
  • Materials chemistry, for example: 
    • Nanochemistry or nanomaterials 
    • Solar-driven chemistry
    • Functional/photonic materials

We are looking for candidates who have excellent future potential at their respective career stage and who can establish independent world-class research activities at Tampere University.

If successful, you will be placed at the level of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Full Professor, based on your experience and expertise. While in the early stages of your career (especially in Assistant Professor position) the focus is on research, in time you will be expected to contribute increasingly to teaching, curriculum development and graduate and post-graduate student supervision.

The positions will be placed in the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, in the Chemistry and Advanced Materials (CAM) community. Our research strategy is to use chemical approaches for the design and fabrication of functional compounds and materials. We also offer a broad and high-level chemistry education required for successful career development in research and industry. 

We presently have five research teams at CAM. Synthetic Chemistry team develops bioactive organic substances, functional photoactive compounds and new synthesis methods. Photonic Compounds and Nanomaterials team works on the design, modelling, and characterisation of novel photoactive structures which for example can be used by Hybrid Solar Cells team in their work towards eco-friendly, low-cost, and stable photovoltaics. Smart Photonic Materials team develops functional and stimuli-responsive systems for applications in soft-matter photonics, soft robotics and biomaterials science. Supramolecular Chemistry of Bio- and Nanomaterials team develops tools to track and analyze interactions of drug carriers and cells and tailored materials for pharmaceutical applications.


You should have a doctoral degree and experience on scientific or technological research in a relevant field. 

Assistant Professor 

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. 

Associate Professor 

We require: 

  • 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.


We require: 

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

We offer

We are inviting you to be a part of a vibrant, active and truly international research community and a research environment with top-class laboratories and research instruments. This area enjoys strong support from the University level.  The multidisciplinary research environment offers opportunities to develop interdisciplinary research expertise via collaboration e.g. in different fields of engineering and natural sciences. 

Initial appointment as Assistant Professor / Associate Professor is for five years and, subject to successful performance, you will become a tenured member of faculty staff at the end of the first five-year period. You will be supported throughout the five-year period to ease transition to faculty positions. Full professors will hold a permanent appointment from the outset. The expected start date will be individually negotiated with the candidates and a trial period of six months applies to all our new employees.

We also offer assistance for setting up a research group. The extent and conditions of the funding will be discussed with the candidates during the recruitment process. 

Salaries are based on the job demands and employees’ personal performance in accordance with the Finnish University Salary System. A typical starting salary for an Assistant Professor is approximately 4000 - 4200 EUR/month, for an Associate Professor approximately 4600 - 4900 EUR/month and for a Full Professor 5600 – 5800 EUR/month. Higher salaries may be agreed dependent upon experience and/or performance.  

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, such as occupational health care, flexible working hours, excellent sports facilities on campus and several restaurants and cafés on campus with staff discounts. Please read more about working at Tampere University.

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.

How to apply 

Please submit your application through our online recruitment system (link below). The closing date for applications is Wednesday 20 November 2019 (at 23.59 EET / 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: 

  1. A letter of application in which you set out the reasons why you are applying for the position and why you are particularly suited to it
  2. Curriculum Vitae according to TENK guidelines
  3. List of publications according to Academy of Finland guidelines (Please indicate your ten most important publications)
  4. A research plan (max. 5 pages), outlining your proposed research 
  5. Teaching portfolio including the following sections:
    • your views of teaching, learning and instruction
    • pedagogical education and training
    • experience of teaching and instruction
    • development of your teaching and instructional skills
    • experience of collaborative pedagogical development and pedagogical leadership
    • other teaching merits
    • previous assessments of teaching skills
  6. The names, positions and contact details of two referees

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: 

Dean of the Faculty Martti Kauranen, martti.kauranen@tuni.fi

Prof. Jukka Rintala, jukka.rintala@tuni.fi


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Meillä on avoinna 1-2 tenure track –tehtävää, alana kemia ja aihealueena Toiminnalliset molekyylit ja materiaalit. Haemme henkilöitä, jotka täydentävät nykyisiä tutkimusaktiviteettejamme erityisesti seuraavilla kemian osa-alueilla:

  • Orgaaninen kemia, esimerkiksi: 
    • Toiminnallisten molekyylien synteesi
    • Supramolekulaarinen kemia
    • Polymeerikemia
  • Materiaalikemia, esimerkiksi: 
    • Nanokemia tai nanomateriaalit
    • Auringonvaloa käyttävät kemialliset prosessit
    • Toiminnalliset materiaalit/fotoniikkamateriaalit


Tenure track –tutkija 


  • soveltuvaa tohtorin tutkintoa 
  • kykyä itsenäiseen tieteelliseen  työhön ja potentiaalia kansainvälisesti korkeatasoisen tieteellisen  työn tekemiseen 
  • tehtävässä vaadittavaa opetustaitoa 

Tenure track –professori 


  • soveltuvaa tohtorin tutkintoa 
  • näyttöjä itsenäisestä tieteellisestä tutkimustyöstä  
  • tehtävässä vaadittavaa opetustaitoa  
  • kykyä johtaa tutkimusryhmää ja hankkia täydentävää rahoitusta 
  • näyttöjä kansainvälisestä tieteellisestä tai taiteellisesta toiminnasta



  • soveltuvaa tohtorin tutkintoa  
  • korkeaa kansainvälisen tason tieteellistä pätevyyttä 
  • kokemusta tieteellisen tutkimuksen johtamisesta  
  • kykyä antaa korkeatasoista tutkimukseen perustuvaa opetusta ja ohjausta  
  • näyttöjä täydentävän tutkimusrahoituksen hankkimisesta 
  • näyttöjä kansainvälisestä tieteellisestä toiminnasta 


Lue tarkemmat tiedot tehtävästä ja hakuohjeet yllä olevasta englanninkielisestä ilmoituksesta. 

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

Hakuaika tehtävään päättyy 20.11.2019 klo 23.59. 

Application period starts: 2019-10-15 10:00Application period ends: 2019-11-20 23:59