Tenure track in Medical Physics / Tenure track lääketieteellinen fysiikka

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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 have 70 professors and staff of over 600 and we conduct internationally acclaimed basic and applied research. 

Medical Physics is one of the important educational and research areas at the MET faculty. Our Finnish and International biomedical engineering MSc programs include also several medical physics courses. Education and research at the MET faculty connects and combines expertise from biology to biomedical engineering and physics, biotechnology, and clinical medicine with an aim to increase understanding of the biological processes in health and disease and to develop novel medical and engineering solutions for biomedical research and clinical needs.  

Job description  

We are seeking highly motivated and accomplished applicants in the area of medical physics. As the professor is expected to take responsibility on development of the medical physics 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.

Your expertise should be based on solid research that is related to the area of medical physics via emerging technologies and methods. The position can be tailored according to your specific expertise. Your research interests can focus on several different aspects of medical physics, such as:

  • Biomedical imaging physics, devices and methods
  • Medical image processing e.g. by AI based solutions
  • Radiation and other treatment physics, devices and methods
  • Development or modelling and simulation of medical physics systems and tools

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


You should have a doctoral degree in area of the professorship such as physics or related engineering field. You should also have teaching and scientific or technological research experience in academia or in practice e.g. in companies or in 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

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 excellent environment for medical physics research with world-class basic biological and biomedical engineering research environment and direct connections to Tampere University Hospital featuring up to date clinical research, diagnostics and treatment facilities.

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 Business Tampere, InfoFinland and This is Finland.

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How to apply 

Please submit your application through our online recruitment system (link below). The closing date for applications is 8.12.2019 (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: 

  1. Curriculum Vitae according to TENK guidelines
  2. List of publications according to Academy of Finland guidelines. (Please indicate your ten most important publications and add hyperlinks to these publications)  
  3. A letter of application in which you set out your personal motives why you are applying for the post and why you are particularly suited to it.  
  4. A research plan (max. 5 pages) outlining your proposed research.
  5. Teaching portfolio (including your teaching and supervision experience, development of teaching skills, produced teaching materials, your views on teaching and learning in the field)
  6. 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 about the position, please contact:

Professor Jari Hyttinen (tel. +358408490020, jari.hyttinen@tuni.fi)

With questions about the application process, please contact: 

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


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Lääketieteen ja terveysteknologian tiedekunnassa on avoinna tenure track –tehtävä, alana lääketieteellinen fysiikka. 

Lue tarkemmat tiedot tehtävästä ja hakuohjeet yllä olevasta englanninkielisestä ilmoituksesta. 

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

Hakuaika tehtävään päättyy 8.12.2019 klo 23.59. 

Application period starts: 2019-10-23 13:00Application period ends: 2019-12-08 23:59