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University Teacher or University Lecturer (mathematics, 2 positions)

The faculty of Natural Sciences is inviting applications for two university teacher or university lecturer positions in mathematics.

The Faculty of Natural Sciences has a strong commitment to the highest level of scientific research, providing top-level education in undergraduate, master, and doctoral degree programmes. The main principle is to educate students who have strong basis in natural sciences and mathematics.

The Laboratory of Mathematics offers core courses in mathematics to all students at TUT. The primary research areas include inverse problems, systems theory, applied logics and data mining, which are part of the research conducted in computational sciences in the Faculty of Natural Sciences at TUT. The Laboratory of Mathematics is committed to the continuous development of mathematics education and virtual learning environments.

The Laboratory of Mathematics has currently approximately 30 employees, 50 per cent of whom are teachers. The duties of the university teacher and university lecturer are related to the research areas of the Laboratory. For more information on our priority areas, please go to http://www.tut.fi/en/about-tut/index.htm
Job description: The successful candidates appointed to the position of university teacher and university lecturer, respectively, will educate future professionals on TUT’s vibrant campus. We have modern teaching and research facilities and encourage employees to actively seek professional growth, among others, by attending the pedagogical training programmes available at TUT.

The responsibilities of the successful candidates will include teaching and research. They are also participating to administration and the development of education. The teaching personnel is expected to supervise students writing bachelor’s theses and master’s theses. The background of the successful candidates may be taken into consideration in the assignment of their specific teaching areas.

In addition, the candidate appointed as university lecturer will participate in providing supervision to doctoral students working on their dissertations, assume an active role in processes concerning theses commissioned by companies, and promote the integration of research and teaching.

Proficiency in Finnish and English is required to provide high-quality education and academic supervision to students who are working on their theses within our international campus community.
Requirements: We expect the candidate appointed as university teacher to hold an applicable higher university degree and possess good teaching skills. We especially appreciate broad expertise in the field of the position, research experience, pedagogical merits, and the ability to produce teaching materials and use versatile teaching methods.

We expect the candidate appointed as university lecturer to hold an applicable doctoral degree and demonstrate the ability to provide high-quality, research-based education and supervise students working on their theses. When evaluating the qualifications of candidates, we will consider their scientific or artistic track record and, if necessary, their practical experience in the field of the position, as well as teaching experience, pedagogical merits, the ability to produce teaching materials, and other teaching qualifications. We appreciate experience of working abroad in scientific or artistic fields and a proven track record of international collaboration.

The successful completion of tasks requires also good organizational and co-operation skills. Furthermore, we expect candidates appointed to a teaching-oriented position to have completed a minimum of 10 credits of pedagogical studies intended for university teachers or other equivalent studies. If the successful candidate has not completed these studies when they join the Laboratory of Mathematics, they will be expected to complete the studies within two years after the beginning of the employment relationship.
Salary: Salaries are based on job demands and employees’ personal performance in accordance with the Finnish University Salary System. According to the criteria applied to teaching and research staff, university teachers are placed on the job demand levels 5-6 and university lecturers on levels 6-7. In addition, employees receive performance-based salary.
Trial period: The appointment is subject to a trial period of four months.
Other: The position is filled on a permanent basis. The expected start date is 1 June 2018, or on a date mutually agreed upon between the parties.
For more information, please contact: Please direct all inquiries to University Lecturer Simo Ali-Löytty (simo.ali-loytty@tut.fi, tel. +358 401981991)

If you have questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR Specialist riikka.hyorinen@tut.fi
How to apply: Please submit your application through TUT’s online employment system. The closing date for applications is 14 January 2018.

Applications must be accompanied by the following documents:
- CV
- List of publications
- Teaching Portfolio (please prepare your portfolio in accordance with the template ‘Teaching portfolio (Pilot version 2017)(PDF)’, which is available online at:


All the supporting documents should be in PDF format.

We will contact all candidates around two weeks after the closing date. For those candidates who are selected for an personal interview, the recruitment process may include also an aptitude assessment and an evaluation of teaching skills.
Additional information on attachments to applications.