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Aalto University School of Science
Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis
Otakaari 1
01250 Espoo

Aalto University is where science and art meet technology and business. We shape a sustainable future by making research breakthroughs in and across our disciplines, sparking the game changers of tomorrow and creating novel solutions to major global challenges. Our community is made up of 12 000 students, 400 professors and close to 4 000 other faculty and staff working on our dynamic campus in Espoo, Greater Helsinki, Finland. Diversity is part of who we are, and we actively work to ensure our community’s diversity and inclusiveness. This is why we warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to join our community.

Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis is a highly regarded academic community of more than 100 employees, with around 20 professors, 10 lecturers, 20 postdocs, and 45 doctoral candidates. The department is known for its research and teaching excellence; fresh, diverse, and dynamic culture; and its low levels of bureaucracy and hierarchy. The department is committed to fostering an inclusive environment with diverse faculty members.

Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis (http://math.aalto.fi/en/) at the School of Science of Aalto University invites applications for three lecturer positions, one in each of the following fields:

1.    Mathematics,
2.    Operations Research, and
3.    Statistics.

The positions will be filled at the University Teacher, University Lecturer, or Senior University Lecturer level of the Aalto University lecturer career system. The positions are full-time and either fixed-term or permanent depending on the candidates’ experience. The positions have competitive salaries, and the employment contracts include occupational health and retirement benefits. The starting date is negotiable but being able to start before 15 August 2023 is considered an advantage.

Job requirements

Applicants are required to have a doctoral degree in mathematics, operations research, statistics, or a related discipline and fluent command of English. Regarding the position in Mathematics, the ability to teach in Finnish within two years after the appointment is a central requirement since many bachelor’s level courses offered by the department are in Finnish. If an applicant cannot yet teach in Finnish, a credible plan on how a sufficient level of proficiency is reached in two years must be included as an appendix to the application. For the two positions in Operations Research and Statistics, no Finnish proficiency is required.

Applicants will be reviewed based on their teaching credentials, pedagogical training and merits, ability to teach, and research achievements as well as activity in the scientific community in relation to their career stage. The central requirements include the ability and enthusiasm to teach relevant courses on the bachelor’s and master’s levels and to instruct theses. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for site visits to present and discuss their teaching and research with the faculty of the department. The evaluation of the applicants follows principles of the Aalto University lecturer career system.

University Teacher, University Lecturer, or Senior University Lecturer in the lecturer career system of Aalto University is expected to teach and otherwise advance academic education, to participate in research activities, to pursue pedagogical leadership, and to be an active member of the scientific community. Career advancements on the lecturer career system are based on scheduled performance assessments that account for the candidate’s merits in all these areas.

Further Information

For additional information, please contact Professor Nuutti Hyvönen, tel. +358 50 5934409, or in recruitment process-related questions HR Coordinator Johanna Glader, tel. +358 50 4117666. E-mails: firstname.lastname@aalto.fi.


About Finland

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Application Instructions

How to apply

Address your application to the Dean of School of Science and submit it electronically through the link at 3 Lecturer positions in the fields of Mathematics, Statistics and Operations Research | Aalto University. Applications will close on 30 November 2022 at 23:59 EET (UTC+2). The application material must be in English and must include the following documents as a single file in PDF format (‘lastname_firstname_application.pdf’):

1.    Cover letter including a summary of merits and most important achievements.
2.    Curriculum vitae with contact details. The CV should preferably include the sections in the template recommended by the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity.
3.    Teaching portfolio compiled following the the instructions of Aalto University .
4.    Research statement (max two pages).
5.    List of publications with a maximum of five most important publications clearly highlighted.
6.    Regarding the position in Mathematics, if applicants have not received their school education in Finland, a free form explanation on their ability to teach in Finnish is required, including a plan for reaching a sufficient proficiency in Finnish within two years after the appointment.

Aalto University will use external reviewers to support the evaluation of applicants during the recruitment process. Aalto University also reserves the right to consider candidates who have not submitted applications, to reopen the call after the initial deadline, or to leave the position open.


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Contact Person
Prof. Nuutti Hyvönen