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The Department of Materials Science invites applications for 1-2 tenure track positions in the field of Polymer Science and Engineering

The Department of Materials Science (DMS) conducts internationally high-quality research on all materials based on strong interdisciplinary fundamental research. DMS is the core unit at TUT in the field of Materials Science and maintains close collaborations with other TUT departments that conduct research in fields relevant to the study of materials. DMS is currently teaching over 500 students and giving almost all M.Sc. courses in English. The Department employs about 130 people, including 10 professors of which 2 are tenured professors. DMS is an international unit with a growing number of foreign students, researchers, staff and international projects.

The Department offers high-quality basic infrastructure for materials research and teaching. Our infrastructure actively developed in response to future needs in the field. Our teaching and research is widely recognized within industry and the national and international scientific community. The cornerstone of our strategy is active collaboration with companies, which contributes to our very high percentage, 70 %, of supplementary funding and ensures that our graduates have excellent employment prospects in industry. The growing amount of research funding awarded by the Academy of Finland and the increasing number of peer-reviewed articles authored by our faculty members testify to the quality of our fundamental research that cuts across disciplinary boundaries. Our activities are aligned with the University’s strategic goals in the areas of industrial competitiveness, energy- and eco-efficiency and digital operating environment.

For more information on the Department and our research priority areas, please refer to: - About TUT - Departments - Materials Science.


Job description:

The Department of Materials Science invites applications for 1-2 tenure track positions in the field of Polymer Science and Engineering

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

For more information on TUT's tenure track career system, please refer to – Tenure track.

The successful candidate is expected to:
- pursue and supervise scientific research
- lead, conduct and develop education
- acquire external funding
- participate in the activities of the national and international scientific community
- interact with society
- commit to the strategy of the Department and 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 skills and commitment to teaching at all levels (undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate), and
- have the ability to cooperate in a multidisciplinary university environment and with industry.

Special consideration will be given to candidates who have versatile experience of or significant potential for research on the synthesis, characterization, processing and application of natural and synthetic polymer materials. Candidate should have the potential to respond to the research and educational needs arising from future challenges in polymer science and therefore complement and strengthen the strategic areas of the Department and TUT.

For more information on the criteria for tenure track appointments, please refer to – Tenure track.

We offer:

We offer candidates the opportunity to join an agile and international research community at the Department of Materials Science, which has a strong commitment to industrial collaboration at the local, national and global levels. We encourage active collaboration within TUT and with national and international partners. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop, lead and maintain a dynamic research programme leading to national and international recognition.

For candidates from outside of TUT, we are also offering financial assistance for setting up a research group. The extent and conditions of the funding will be discussed with the candidates during the recruitment process.

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 – About TUT – Careers at TUT


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, TUT has implemented bonus systems.

Trial period:

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


The expected start date is 1 August 2015 or as mutually agreed upon by both parties.

The positions of Assistant Professor and Associate Professor 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. Should the applicant be appointed to the position of Professor, the appointment will be made on a permanent basis.

For more information, please contact:

Head of Department, Professor Erkki Levänen, tel. +358 40 849 0191, email, erkki.levanen(at)

If you have questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR Coordinator Päivi Peltonen, tel. +358 40 563 9729, email, paivi.peltonen(at)





Viernes, Octubre 17, 2014
Viernes, Octubre 17, 2014