Tampere University of Technology (TUT) is an active scientific community of 2,000 employees and more than 10,000 students. The University operates in the form of a foundation and has a long-standing tradition of collaboration with other research institutions and business life. Many of the fields of research and study represented at the University play a key role in addressing global challenges. Internationality is an inherent part of all the University's activities. Welcome to join us at TUT!

Doctoral Students, TUT's Graduate School (25 positions)

Tampere University of Technology (TUT) invests in doctoral education. TUT’s Graduate School covers all disciplines represented at the University (see http://www.tut.fi/en/about-tut/departments) and has several positions available for doctoral students.

The University is now seeking to fill Doctoral Student positions in the field of architecture and different branches of engineering.
Job description: The positions will be filled for a fixed-term period of four or two years from 1 January 2017 onwards. During this time, Doctoral students will undertake full-time study towards a doctoral degree. The University will also expect the Doctoral students to perform teaching duties in their own fields as part of their doctoral education.
Requirements: The successful candidates must be eligible for studies leading to a scientific or artistic doctoral degree as set forth in the Universities Act (558/2009 37§). The prerequisite degree must be completed by 31 December 2016. Applicants, who apply for 4 years position, do not have to hold official doctoral student status at TUT when submitting the application.

The call for 4 years position is open to applicants who
• have completed their master degree after the beginning of 2015 and before end of the 2016. (degree certificate issued 1 Jan 2015–31 Dec 2016).*
*For applicants with children, 1 year per child will be added to the permitted duration.

The call for 2 years position is open to applicants who
• have already enrolled in a doctoral program at TUT
• have demonstrated their progress in their studies (preferably >30 cr of doctoral studies completed) and thesis work

For all applications, we expect the following
• Relevance, clarity, ambition, and methodological appropriateness in the content
• Alignment of the candidate’s capabilities with the research task
• A feasible plan for implementation and support
• Clear description of intended impacts, outputs and added value
• Supervisor’s and department head’s recommendation
We offer: TUT offers doctoral students a high-standard, inspiring research environment, high-quality supervision and support for pursuing a postgraduate degree. Doctoral education is organized through TUT's graduate school within the framework of faculty-specific doctoral programmes.
Salary: The salary will be based both on the job demands and the employee’s personal performance in accordance with the University Salary System. According to the criteria applied to teaching and research staff, the position of a Doctoral student is placed on the job demand levels 1-4. In addition, employees receive performance-based salary. The starting salary for doctoral students on the University's payroll is of the order of 2300€/month.
Trial period: Trial period of four (4) months applies for new employees.
Other: The positions will be filled for a fixed-term period of four or two years, preferably from 1 January 2017 onwards. Applicants can also start at a later date, but even in these cases, the contracts will end by the end of December 2018 for 2 years' positions and by the end of December 2020 for 4 years' positions.
For more information, please contact: DSc (Tech), Anu Juslin
Research Development Manager
email. tut-graduateschool@tut.fi
tel. +358 (0)50 300 9062
How to apply: Applications must be submitted by TUT online application form. Closing date for applications is on 17 October (23:59 EEST (GMT+3)). Applications and all accompanying documentation should be in English. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Applications will be reviewed by thematic evaluation panels representing TUT's strategic research areas: Digital Operating Environment, Energy- and Eco-efficiency, Industrial Competitiveness, Light-based technologies and Health Technology. All applicants must indicate the research area that best matches their research interests.
Please check the panelists in each panel at http://www.tut.fi/en/admissions/doctoral-studies-phd/

All enclosures (A, B, C, D, and E/F) are combined into a single PDF file and named firstname_lastname.pdf
If necessary, the enclosures must be scanned (e.g. enclosures that must be signed). The maximum size of the PDF file is 5 MB.

Applicants who apply for 4 years, please enclose the following documents with your application:

A. Motivation letter (max. one A4 sheet)
1. Background and future plans of the applicant
2. Reason for choosing this thematic area

B. Research plan that includes the following sections
1. Title
2. Abstract (max. 150 words)
3. Introduction and theoretical framework (state of the art)
4. Research objectives and expected results
5. Research methods and materials (incl. data management plan)
6. Research environment (research group and supervisor/supervisors, supporting infrastructure) and collaboration partners (e.g. companies and other higher education institutions)
7. Internationality (e.g. international partners) and plan for internationalization (including information on the objectives and duration of visits and on whether the visits have been agreed. Also justify how the visits or work periods elsewhere contribute to the implementation of the research plan)
8. Implementation of the research plan, research schedule (detailed schedule covering four years), risks and potential plan B
9. Ethical issues ((e.g. ethical governance procedures, informed consent, anonymity of subjects) concerning the chosen topic, methods and data, as well as any research permits or information on pending permit applications)
10. Bibliography
11. Invitation letters

The maximum length of the research plan, including the bibliography, is four pages. (Times New Roman 12 pt or corresponding, normal margins)

C. Recommendation letter by your prospective supervisor (max. one A4 sheet) (Please note! Your supervisor can provide only one recommendation letter in this call)
1. Description of how the applicant’s project fits in with TUT’s strategy
2. Description of supervisory arrangements and explanation where the rest of the salary is paid) and commitment from the department’s head (signature in the supervisor's statement or a separate commitment letter).
3. Reasons for admitting the applicant to the Graduate School

D. Curriculum vitae (max. 2 pages) including the list of publications

E. Degree Certificate, Appendix to the Degree Certificate (i.e. list of completed courses), and possibly a transcript of the doctoral studies that you have already completed. The prerequisite degree must be completed before the end of 2014. If you have not completed the degree by the end of the call deadline, please enclose your application with a transcript of the studies you have completed and a brief description of your graduation plan.

F. Certificate of proficiency in the English language (IELTS, TOEFL, CPE/CAE, PTE). Please note that this only applies to non-Finnish speaking applicants who have completed an eligible master's degree abroad. The minimum test scores are: IELTS (6.5), TOEFL (online test 92, paper-based test 580), CPE/CAE (C), PTE (62).

Applicants who apply for 2 years, please enclose the following documents with your application:

A. Motivation letter (max. one A4 sheet)
1. Background and future plans of the applicant
2. Reason for choosing this thematic area

B. Research plan that includes the following sections
1. Title
2. Abstract (max. 150 words)
3. Introduction and theoretical framework (state of the art)
4. Research objectives and expected results
5. Research methods
6. Research environment (research group and supervisor/supervisors, supporting infrastructure) and collaboration partners (e.g. companies and other higher education institutions)
7. Internationality (e.g. international partners) and plan for internationalization (including information on the objectives and duration of visits and on whether the visits have been agreed. Also justify how the visits or work periods elsewhere contribute to the implementation of the research plan)
8. Implementation of the research plan, research schedule (detailed schedule covering two years), risks and potential plan B
9. Ethical issues ((e.g. ethical governance procedures, informed consent, anonymity of subjects) concerning the chosen topic, methods and data, as well as any research permits or information on pending permit applications)
10. Bibliography
11. Invitation letters

The maximum length of the research plan, including the bibliography, is four pages. (Times New Roman 12 pt or corresponding, normal margins)

C. Recommendation letter by your supervisor (max. one A4 sheet) (Please note! Your supervisor can provide only one recommendation letter in this call)
1. Description of how the applicant’s project fits in with TUT’s strategy
2. Description of supervisory arrangements and explanation where the rest of the salary is paid) and commitment from the department’s head (signature in the supervisor's statement or a separate commitment letter).
3. Reasons for admitting the applicant to the Graduate School

D. Curriculum vitae (max. 2 pages)

E. Progress report of your doctoral studies
1. Summary of doctoral study progress
2. Summary of doctoral thesis progress, including List of publications for the doctoral thesis
3. List of publications and other merits
Additional information on attachments to applications.

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