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Tenure track in Wireless Communications

Pursuing excellence, The Faculty of Computing and Electrical Engineering is an international, diverse and multidisciplinary community of researchers and students. The topical research covers the essential ingredients of building the future digital society with solutions that are groundbreaking and designed understanding the human needs. The outcome of the basic research in software design and systems, signal processing, communications engineering and networking, computer science, electrical engineering, and power engineering finds its applications in many forefronts of society, ICT, industrial intelligent machines, healthcare, consumer solutions and so forth. We are ready to look beyond the obvious next step.

The position will be placed in the Laboratory of Electronics and Communications Engineering, where Wireless Communications is one of the key strategic profile areas. The research and teaching activities in this field at TUT are highly multidisciplinary containing and combining communication theory, signal processing, analog and digital hardware design, radio positioning and localization, radio systems and networks, protocol engineering and computer networking.

For more information about the Laboratory of Electronics and Communications Engineering, please visit www.tut.fi/en – About TUT – Departments – Electronics and Communications Engineering.
Job description: Applications are invited for a tenure track position in the broad field of Wireless Communications. The focus of the candidates’ competence and research should fit to the field of Wireless Communications and Communications Engineering, understood in the broad sense. Related areas may also be considered. Also teaching oriented candidates can be considered and are thus applicable.

Based on the experience and competence, the successful candidate will be placed at the level of Assistant Professor (1st or 2nd term).

For more information on TUT's tenure track career system, please refer to www.tut.fi/openpositions – Tenure track.

The successful candidate is expected to:
- pursue and supervise scientific research
- conduct and develop education in the field
- acquire external funding
- participate in the activities of the national and international scientific community
- interact with society and industry
- commit to the strategy of the Faculty and TUT.
Requirements: All candidates considered for a tenure track position are expected to:
- hold an applicable doctoral degree,
- demonstrate the capacity for independent scholarly activity,
- possess the teaching skills required for the successful performance of their duties; and
- have the ability to collaborate in a multidisciplinary university environment and with industry.

For more information on the criteria for recruitment in each level of the tenure track, please refer to www.tut.fi/openpositions – Tenure track.
We offer: The Wireless Communications research community at TUT offers a multidisciplinary research and teaching environment, with existing world-class research scholars, covering and combining communication theory, signal processing, hardware and software implementations, radio systems and wireless networking. The national and local collaboration is easily accessible for an active researcher, regarding both academia and ICT industry, and seeking research collaboration at national and international levels is strongly encouraged. We also offer extensive state-of-the-art laboratory facilities related to RF systems and measurements, radio networks and computer networking, incorporating e.g. a full-scale in-house LTE/LTE-Advanced test network.

On the teaching side, we offer a comprehensive curriculum in Wireless Communications and Communication Systems and Networks, under both Electrical Engineering and Information Technology MSc programmes. You can participate and influence the curriculum development and get to teach qualified students of different nationalities. For more information, please visit www.tut.fi/en – Admissions – Master’s Studies in English. (http://www.tut.fi/en/admissions/masters-studies-in-english/index.htm)

TUT offers 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.

For more information, please visit www.tut.fi/en – About TUT – Careers at TUT

Tampere is counted among the major academic hubs in the Nordic countries and offers a dynamic living environment. Tampere region is one of the most rapidly growing urban areas in Finland and home to a vibrant knowledge-intensive entrepreneurial community. The city is an industrial powerhouse that enjoys a rich cultural scene and a reputation as a centre of Finland’s information society.
Salary: The salary will be based on both the job demands and the employee's personal performance in accordance with the Finnish University Salary System. In addition, employees receive performance based salary.
Trial period: The appointment is subject to the satisfactory completion of a trial period of four months.
Other: Our aim is to have the selection process completed by the end of May 2017. The expected commencement is in August 2017 or as mutually agreed upon by both parties.

The Assistant Professor position will be filled for a fixed-term period. The length of the fixed-term period will be based on the University’s tenure track system. The fixed term period will contain an evaluation towards a possible promotion in the tenure track system. For more information, please refer to www.tut.fi/openpositions – Tenure track.
For more information, please contact: Professor Mikko Valkama, email mikko.e.valkama(at)tut.fi can provide more information about the position, including the salary system.

If you have questions concerning the recruitment process, please contact HR Coordinator Miia Haikonen, email miia.haikonen(at)tut.fi.
How to apply: Applications must be submitted through the University’s online employment system. The closing date for applications is 26 January 2017 (at 24.00 EET / 22.00 UTC). Applications and all accompanying documentation should be written in English.

Applications should include the following documents:

1. Resume and/or Curriculum Vitae
2. Research portfolio (assembled according to TUT's instructions), including
a. Research plan (the research plan must specify the candidate's vision for the future direction of his/her research field)
b. List of publications (international referee publications, other publications, references to publications – please highlight the 10 most significant publications relevant to the position)
3. Teaching portfolio (assembled according to TUT's instructions)
4. Academic Leadership and Activity in Scientific Community portfolio (assembled according to TUT's instructions)
5. Significant publications and other works relevant to the position (max. 10).