Three tenure track or tenured positions in Information and Computer Science

Aalto University School of Science (Helsinki, Finland)
invites applications for:


Aalto University ( is a new university created in
2010 from the merger of the Helsinki University of Technology TKK, the
Helsinki School of Economics, and the University of Art and Design
Helsinki. The University’s cornerstones are its strengths in education
and research, with 20,000 basic degree and graduate students, and a
staff of 4,500 of which 300 are professors.

The positions are located at the University’s Department of Information
and Computer Science (, and are open to outstanding
individuals who hold a doctorate and have excellent potential for
a successful scientific career. On the basis of their experience and
competence, applicants will be placed at one of the four levels of
the tenure track system: Assistant Professor (1), Assistant Professor (2),
Associate Professor, and (Full) Professor. Successful candidates at
the two first-mentioned levels would be appointed for a fixed term,
whilst appointments at the Associate Professor level are either
permanent (tenured) or for a fixed term. Full Professor positions are
always tenured.

The focus of the Information and Computer Science Department’s
research and teaching activity is on advanced computational methods
for modelling, analysing, and solving complex tasks in technology and
science. The research aims at the development of fundamental computer
science methods for the analysis of large and high-dimensional data
sets, and for the modelling and design of complex software, networking
and other computational systems.

– In the recent Research Assessment Exercise covering all the 46
academic units of Aalto University, the Department was identified as
one of the select two highest-ranking performers (RAE score 24/25)
and as “one of the top five centres in the world in their research
area”. The full report “Striving for Excellence, Aalto University
Research Assessment Exercise 2009” is available at

– The present call for applications covers all areas of information
and computer science compatible with the Department’s research and
teaching mission indicated above. Special consideration will be
given to candidates with research fields complementing and
supporting the current strong areas of the Department. A joint
appointment with the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology
HIIT ( can be negotiated.

The closing date of the call is 4 February 2011. Should there be a
lack of eligible outstanding applicants, the application period may
be extended. While all applicants who have submitted an application
by the deadline will be appropriately considered, Aalto University
reserves the right to consider also other candidates for the announced

Further details of the positions and the application procedure are available at:

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For additional information, please contact Professor Pekka Orponen
(departmental information), tel. +358 9 470 25246, or HR Coordinator
Ilona Kallio (application process), tel. +358 9 470 27286. E-mails: