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Tenure Track (Architecture, Public Building Design)

The Faculty of Business and Built Environment is multidisciplinary by nature. Our research explores questions of sustainable built environment and sustainable, technology-centric competitiveness.

In the fields of Architecture and Civil Engineering, we seek to answer questions such as what key knowledge and innovations can best serve society in building, operating and maintaining safe, user-oriented and sustainable built environments and how politics, planning, industry and citizens can be integrated into the process.

Tampere School of Architecture, placed under the Faculty of Business and Built Environment, is a pioneer in architectural and urban space modelling. The School’s current research covers topical themes in architecture, urban planning and urban studies. The different research groups share interests in sustainable built environment and the social significance of space and are open to new techniques of analysis and design.

Job description:

We invite applications for one (1) tenure track position in the field of Architecture with a special focus on Public Building Design.

We are broadly interested in candidates who complement our current expertise and activities in the School. We are looking for candidates with solid research and design expertise related to the design of public buildings. The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate in-depth knowledge and understanding of the processes and methods of public building design as well as the current phenomena and challenges in the field. The position may be tailored according to the specific expertise of the successful candidate.

The candidates’ research may explore several different perspectives on public building design, such as:

  • sustainable development and energy-efficiency

  • novel technological solutions

  • effects of societal changes on the use and design of public buildings

  • human well-being and health care

  • new typologies and public building design concepts

The successful candidate is expected to:

  • pursue and supervise scientific research in the field

  • lead, conduct and develop education in the field

  • participate in the activities of the national and international scientific communities

  • acquire external funding

  • interact with society and collaborate with different stakeholders in the field

  • commit to the strategy of the University

The position will be filled at the level of Assistant Professor (1st term), Assistant Professor (2nd term) or Associate Professor.

For more information on TUT's tenure track system.


All candidates considered for a tenure track position are expected to:

  • hold a master's degree in Architecture and an applicable doctoral degree

  • demonstrate the capacity for independent scholarly activity

  • possess high-quality design skills and design knowledge

  • 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.

We appreciate a strong publication record and previous experience of grant acquisition, thesis supervision and collaboration with research networks and other stakeholders. We also appreciate experience of design-oriented and innovative development projects.

For more information on the criteria for appointment to tenure track positions at TUT.

We offer:

TUT has ambitious and challenging goals to maintain effective, high-quality research and education and has a commitment to make a positive impact on society. TUT is an active research community with a strong community spirit that fosters intense collaboration with industry, business and students, and offers opportunities for growth and advancement in academia. The University is recognized for active international collaboration in both research and education.

For the successful candidate, TUT offers opportunities and support for professional development, such as language courses, pedagogical training, management training and other professional training.

In addition, TUT provides 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. TUT received the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award in 2014.

For more information on 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. Visit Tampere


The salary will be based on both the job demands and the employee's personal performance in accordance with the Finnish University Salary System (YPJ).

The advertised position is typically placed on the job demand level 6 (Assistant Professors) or level 7 (Associate Professor). In addition, employees receive performance-based salary and are covered by TUT’s bonus system.

Trial period:

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


The position will be filled for a fixed-term period of four years. The appointment is expected to begin on 1 April 2018 or as mutually agreed. TUT’s tenure track system is a four-stage career path leading to a full professorship.

Candidates may be invited to a video interview during the first stage of the recruitment process. Short-listed candidates will be invited to a personal interview with the Tenure Track Working Group and to an aptitude assessment. Appointees to the rank of Associate Professor will also undergo a review of their pedagogical competence and scientific merits by external experts.

For more information, please contact:

Associate Professor Markku Karjalainen, email markku.karjalainen@tut.fi, tel. + 358 40 583 2127.

For questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR Specialist Päivi Keskinen, email paivi.keskinen@tut.fi, tel. +358 50 301 5253.

How to apply:

Applications must be submitted through TUT’s online employment system. The closing date for applications is 7 November 2017 (10:00 pm UTC). All applications and supporting documents must be written in English.

The applications must include the following documents prepared according to TUT’s instructions:

  1. Curriculum Vitae (.doc or .pdf)

  2. Research plan

  3. List of publications (please highlight a maximum of 10 most relevant publications for the position)

  4. Teaching portfolio

  5. References

Instructions and templates for preparing the attachments