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Tenure Track Position in Experimental Aerosol Science

Faculty of Natural Sciences is inviting applications for a Tenure Track position in Experimental Aerosol Science.

The Aerosol Physics Unit at TUT has a commitment to advance multidisciplinary scientific knowledge in the areas of combustion aerosols, atmospheric aerosols, nanoparticle synthesis, nanostructured coatings, and relevant measurement techniques. Our long-term vision involves the implementation of state-of-the-art, on-line mass spectrometric techniques to address open questions related to particle formation and chemistry in all these areas. The unit has a strong record of publications in high-ranking journals and patents for research inventions.

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Job description:

We are particularly interested in candidates with strong expertise in the following subfields or a combination thereof:

  • Aerosol mass spectrometry
  • Nanoparticle measurements, including sub-3 nm cluster range
  • State-of-the-art aerosol analytics
  • Experimental aerosol research

Relevant background areas include aerosol physics, chemistry, environmental science, and atmospheric science.

The position will be filled at the level of Assistant Professor (1st term), Assistant Professor (2nd term) or Associate Professor based on the experience and expertise of the successful candidate.

The successful candidate is expected to:

  • conduct and supervise scientific research
  • lead, provide and develop education
  • acquire external funding
  • participate in the activities of the national and international scientific communities
  • interact with society
  • commit to the strategy of Tampere University of Technology

We are seeking candidates who demonstrate excellent future potential at their respective career stage and have the ability to establish independent world-class research activities at TUT.


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.

Depending on the tenure track level, we expect candidates to either have a track record or demonstrated potential to secure external research funding and to possess excellent academic credentials. We also expect candidates to demonstrate the competence to develop, lead and maintain a high-quality research programme leading to national and international recognition.

For more information on the criteria for tenure track appointments, please go to: www.tut.fi/openpositions – Tenure track.

We offer:

We offer the successful candidate the opportunity to join an excellent research environment with internal research collaboration, ongoing collaborative research projects, and a high-quality research infrastructure with future development secured by the national infrastructure roadmap.

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. The University offers a wide range of staff benefits, such as occupational health care, flexible working hours, excellent campus sports facilities, and several campus restaurants and cafés with staff discounts.

For more information, please go to www.tut.fi/en – Careers at TUT

TUT is ranked 1st in Finland and 30th in the world among the young universities (TOPUNIVERSITIES 2017). For more information about the university, please go to www.tut.fi/en - about TUT

Tampere is the largest inland city in the Nordic countries and one of three most rapidly growing regions in Finland. Today, the city is best known for its high tech expertise and extensive know-how in various fields. The city is an industrial powerhouse that enjoys a rich cultural scene and a reputation as a centre of Finland’s information society (https://visittampere.fi/).


Salaries are based on the job demands and employees’ personal performance in accordance with the Finnish University Salary System. In addition, TUT has implemented bonus systems.

Typical annual starting salaries: - the position of Assistant Professor, 1st term: 39,500-45,500 EUR per year - the position of Assistant Professor, 2nd term: 45,500-53,500 EUR per year - the position of Associate Professor: 52,800-61,500 EUR per year

Finland provides one of the most advanced and comprehensive welfare systems in the world. It includes sickness, maternity, paternity and various family benefits, such as child-care services, and a comprehensive healthcare system. For more information, please visit http://ec.europa.eu/employment_social/empl_portal/SSRinEU/Your%20social%20security%20rights%20in%20Finland_en.pdf

Trial period:

The appointment is subject to the satisfactory completion of a trial period of four (4) months.


The positions of Assistant Professor and Associate Professor are filled for a fixed-term period of four years. The length of the fixed-term period is based on the University’s tenure track system. The appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of a trial period of four months. The expected start date will be agreed upon with the candidates.

Candidates may be invited to a video interview during the first stage of the recruitment process. Short-listed candidates will be invited to TUT for a personal interview with the Tenure Track Working Group and an aptitude assessment. Appointees to the rank of Associate Professor will also be expected to undergo a review by external experts and give a trial lecture to demonstrate their teaching skills.

For more information, please contact:

For more information, please contact:

Professor Jyrki Mäkelä, tel. +358 40 198 1018, email jyrki.makela(at)tut.fi.

If you have questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR specialist Riikka Hyörinen +358 40 849 0664, email riikka.hyorinen(at)tut.fi

How to apply:

Applications must be submitted through the University’s online employment system. The closing date for applications is 1st December 2017 (10 pm UTC). All applications and supporting documents should be written in English and preferably in PDF format.

Applications should include the following documents prepared according to TUT’s instructions:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Research plan
  3. List of publications
  4. Teaching portfolio
  5. References

Instructions and templates for preparing the attachments are available at: http://www.tut.fi/en/about-tut/careers-at-tut/attachments-to-applications/index.htm