The University of Eastern Finland, UEF, is one of the largest multidisciplinary universities in Finland. We offer education in nearly one hundred major subjects, and are home to approximately 15,000 students and 2,500 members of staff. We operate on three campuses in Joensuu, Kuopio and Savonlinna. In international rankings, we are ranked among the leading universities in the world.

The Faculty of Science and Forestry operates on the Kuopio and Joensuu campuses of the University of Eastern Finland. The mission of the faculty is to carry out internationally recognised scientific research and to offer research-education in the fields of natural sciences and forest sciences. The faculty invests in all of the strategic research areas of the university. The faculty’s environments for research and learning are international, modern and multidisciplinary.  The faculty has approximately 3,800 Bachelor’s and Master’s degree students and some 490 postgraduate students. The number of staff amounts to 560. http://www.uef.fi/en/lumet/etusivu

We are now inviting applications for

an Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (Tenure Track position) in Digitalization and Knowledge Leadership in Forest-based Bioeconomy, School of Forest Sciences, Joensuu Campus

The specific duties associated with the position are research and teaching addressing digitalization and knowledge leadership in the forest-based bioeconomy. A successful candidate will have understanding of resource-efficient management of large digitalized information flows in the forest-based bioeconomy, knowledge leadership and determining the value of information over the whole value chain from forest to the delivery of end products or services to the customer and society as a whole. The research is implemented in a close collaboration especially with the research groups in the research area “Forests, Global Change and Bioeconomy”. The research is also supported by research collaboration with the research groups in the research areas of “Sustainable Governance of Natural Resources” and “Aerosols, Climate Change and Human Health”.

The person can enter the Tenure Track position from the Assistant or Associate Professor level, depending on the qualifications of the appointee. At the end of the term, the merits of the person will be evaluated to determine whether he or she can proceed to the next level in the Tenure Track without public notice of vacancy. The criteria, objectives and results to be achieved during the term in order to proceed to the next level of the Tenure Track will be agreed with the appointee in detail when signing the contract of employment. An Associate Professor can be invited to a professorship on the basis of expert statements.

A person to be appointed as an associate professor or an assistant professor in the tenure track shall hold a suitable doctoral degree and have good teaching skills. Furthermore, a person to be appointed as an associate professor in the tenure track shall have the prerequisites for fulfilling the qualification requirements of a professor by the end of the tenure track term (UEF University Regulations 31 §).

Scientific achievements in the field of the position (to be demonstrated through publications) and previous experience in university-level teaching, supervision of Bachelor’s, Master’s and doctoral students, responsible tasks in research projects, acquisition of research funding and engagement in international cooperation will be regarded as merits. A successful applicant will also have good cooperation skills.

English may be used as the language of instruction and supervision in this position.

The position will be filled for a fixed term of 4 years from 1 January 2018 or as agreed. The position is filled for a fixed term due to it being a fixed-term research and teaching position (Tenure Track).

The salary of the position is determined in accordance with the salary system of Finnish universities and is based on level 6-7 of the job requirement level chart for teaching and research staff (€ 3,340.77 – 3,851.33/month). In addition to the job requirement component, the salary includes a personal performance component, which may be a maximum of 46.3% of the job requirement component.

For further information on the position, please contact Professor Heli Peltola, tel.+358 40 588 0005, email  heli.peltola@uef.fi For further information on the application procedure, please contact Executive Head of Administration Arja Hirvonen, tel. +358 44 716 3422, email: arja.hirvonen@uef.fi.

A probationary period is applied to all new members of the staff.

The electronic application is required to contain the following appendices:

– a résumé or CV 
– a portfolio of teaching merits
– a list of publications
– a research proposal not exceeding five pages in length
– copies of the applicant’s academic degree certificates/ diplomas, and copies of certificates / diplomas relating to the applicant’s language proficiency, if not indicated in the academic degree certificates/diplomas

The application needs to be submitted no later than 22 September 2017 (by 24.00 hours Finnish time) by using the electronic application form.