Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors.
Aalto University School of Science invites applications for:
Tenure Track Position in Nuclear Engineering
Your role and goals
The position is open to talented individuals who hold a doctorate in physics, nuclear engineering or in materials research closely related to nuclear engineering and have excellent potential for a productive scientific career. Energy is one of the strategic focus areas of Aalto University. The Department of Applied Physics responds to this challenge by carrying out research, teaching and training in the field of advanced energy systems ranging from renewable energy sources to fission and fusion reactors. The department has an especially important role in training experts in nuclear engineering for the Finnish industrial and public sectors. Nuclear engineering also entails major commercial, political and societal aspects and interests in Finnish society, involving extensive activity in national and international committees and bodies as well as with industry. Therefore, societal impact is also an important dimension in the recruitment. However, Finnish language skills are not a requirement for the position.
The nominated candidate is expected to create and consolidate synergies with current national research efforts in nuclear engineering – such as in nuclear reactor physics, radiation physics, advanced reactor technologies and materials research related to nuclear engineering. The candidate is also expected to take responsibility for education in this field at Aalto University. Preference will also be given to candidates who plan to integrate their research with that of the department. The research orientation of the nominated candidate may be theoretical, computational or experimental. All tenure track levels are considered in the recruitment (Assistant, Associate and Full Professor).
Throughout their career, those in the academic tenure track system are expected to exercise and guide scientific research, to provide related higher academic education, to follow advances in their field, to participate in service to the Aalto University community, and to take part in societal interaction and international collaboration in their field.
We seek applicants who have
• A doctorate in physics, nuclear engineering, materials research or another related field;
• Potential to carry out research and attract research funding at the highest level;
• Potential to take responsibility for education in nuclear engineering;
• Potential to coordinate both research and teaching in nuclear engineering at the national and international levels with private and public stakeholders;
• Ability to be an effective teacher in the undergraduate and graduate degree programmes of the School of Science.
The applicants will be reviewed on the basis of their merits in research, teaching, academic/technological leadership, and activities in the scientific community, including in R&D, in accordance with their career stage. A more detailed description of the tenure track system at Aalto University is available at https://www.aalto.fi/en/tenure-track
Aalto University is committed to promoting diversity, equality and non-discrimination in all its activities. Thus, we promote equal opportunities to learn, acquire knowledge, participate and to make a difference. We encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds and especially women, who are underrepresented in this field, to apply. As an equal-opportunity employer, Aalto University founds its recruitment decisions on applicants’ competencies, skills and aptitudes. Aalto’s recruitment processes are clearly defined, transparent and fair, and allow the relevant areas to be emphasised when recruiting people to positions in the various career systems and levels. Career breaks due to periods of parental leave and other obligatory absences, such as military service, will be taken into account to your benefit when considering applications.
What we offer
The professor will join an inspiring and supportive community of experienced professionals and high-quality students. Aalto University follows the salary system of Finnish universities, but applicants may also provide salary requirements. As an employer, Aalto University provides excellent staff training and mentoring programmes as well as occupational health care services, commuter ticket benefits and campus sport facilities. In addition, we offer extensive research support services such as grant writing and project management. The position will be located at the Aalto University Otaniemi Campus.
For more Information
For additional information, please contact the Chair of the tenure track committee, Professor Mikko Alava, tel. +358 50 413 2152, or in questions related to the recruitment process HR-coordinator Mikael Henny, tel. +358 50 344 2915. E-mails: email@example.com.
Ready to apply?
The application material for the tenure track position includes
• Cover Letter
• Curriculum Vitae (with contact information and ResearcherID number, max. 2 pages)
• Summary of merits and highest achievements in research (max. 2 pages)
• List of publications in which the 10 most significant publications/patents are highlighted (1…10)
• A research statement describing past research and plans for future research (max. 5 pages)
• A teaching portfolio according to the instructions of Aalto University https://www.aalto.fi/en/tenure-track/interested-in-joining-our-tenure-track
• Reference letters (max. 3 letters) - Referees should send these along with their contact details directly to HR Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org
General instructions for applicants, including language requirements and guidelines for compiling a teaching portfolio and CV, are given at https://www.aalto.fi/en/tenure-track/interested-in-joining-our-tenure-track
All material should be submitted in English and must be enclosed as a single standard pdf file with file name “lastname_firstname_application.pdf. The first document of the pdf file is the cover letter, followed by the appendices in the order given in the list above. Applications should be written using a minimum font size of 11 pt. The application materials will not be returned.
Applications for tenure track positions should be addressed to the Dean of Aalto University’s School of Science. The deadline for the applications is the 29.2.2020 (before midnight Finnish time). Please refer to the title of the position concerned in your application.
Apply through the link: https://www.aalto.fi/en/open-positions/tenure-track-position-in-nuclear-engineering
Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.
Why Aalto University?
For applicants selected for tenure track positions, the university provides relocation support, such as assistance with finding housing and kindergartens/schools located on campus and nearby, and career support for accompanying partners. Aalto University encourages flexible working hours to allow a healthy balance between work and family life. For all new staff members and their families, Aalto University provides dedicated introductory social and cultural events around the year. The university has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and 400 professors committed to building both foundations and innovative applications that shape the future through science, technology, art, and business, with excellent opportunities for collaboration with local partners at Aalto University, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and University of Helsinki. In addition to its strong academic community, the Helsinki region is a vibrant technology and innovation hub with easy access to major partners, both private and public. The Department of Applied Physics is located at the main Otaniemi Campus of Aalto University, 15 minutes from the centre of Helsinki by metro. Helsinki International Airport (HEL) is one of the hubs of air traffic between Europe and Asia, with direct flights to a large number of destinations around the world.
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