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Job ID: 105838

Aalto University School of Engineering

Date Posted Apr. 17, 2018
University Aalto University School of Engineering
Department Department of Built Environment
Application Deadline May 31, 2018
Position Start Date Apr. 17, 2018
  • Espoo
  • Professor
  • Geotechnical

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 University has six schools with nearly 20 000 students and more than 400 professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

Aalto University School of Engineering, Department of Built Environment invites applications for:

which can be filled at any level from assistant professor to tenured professor

Job description
The task is to lead and practice research and teaching in the fields of positioning and geodesy. The position is located in the Department of Built Environment, see Based on the department’s strategy, the focus of the research is on sustainable built environment, engineering in cold regions, computational modelling, digitalisation and social infrastructure. The research groups at the department are Geoinformatics, Real Estate Economics, Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering, and Water and Environmental Engineering. Currently, the department has 25 professors. The research field in geoinformatics includes geoinformation technology, geodesy, photogrammetry, laser scanning and remote sensing (

The applicant should hold a doctorate in a discipline relevant for this position and have expertise in positioning (GNSS) and geospatial technologies as well as reference systems. The applicant should promote active collaboration with the Department and between stakeholders and develop collaborative research and teaching. Applicants must be able to acquire external funding from Finnish and international sources.

For foreign candidates, the language requirement is fluency in written and spoken English.

The applicants will be reviewed based on their research, teaching, academic leadership and activity in scientific community. Throughout their careers, those in the academic tenure track system are expected to exercise and guide scientific research, to provide related higher academic education, to follow the advances of their field, to participate in service to the Aalto University community, and to take part in societal interaction and international collaboration in their field.

Aalto University follows the salary system of Finnish universities, but applicants may also state salary requirements.

How to apply
The application material for the tenure track position includes:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae (with contact information and contact details of references)
  • Complete list of publications (with ten most significant publications highlighted)
  • Five most significant publications, to be submitted in full-text electronic form
  • Research statement describing past research and plans for future research (max. five pages)
  • Teaching portfolio

All material should be submitted in English. The materials will not be returned. Documents shall be submitted in PDF format and the file names are to follow the format documentname_lastname_firstname.pdf (e.g. application_ lastname_firstname.pdf).
Applications with attachments (in PDF format) for the tenure track position are to be addressed to the President of Aalto University and submitted through the eRecruitment system no later than on 31.5.2018 (before midnight Finnish time)
General instructions for applicants including language requirements and guidelines for compiling teaching portfolio and CV are given at

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.

In Espoo, 17 April 2018

  • Tenure track in Aalto University
    The tenure track is open to talented individuals who have excellent potential for a scientific career. Individuals placed on the Aalto University professorial tenure track have the possibility to advance in their career through regular performance assessments, which take into account their merits in all areas of their scope of duty. Launched only in 2010, the tenure track has attracted a wide range of international applicants, giving Aalto University the possibility of recruiting top experts and young research talent to join the Aalto University community. Read more about the Aalto University tenure track system at

  • As a community of high ethics we want to assure the highest international standard in research, education and teaching. We expect all our community members to respect Aalto values and follow the ethical principles of fair play and integrity in all our activities and the behaviour that we expect from each other. The Aalto University Code of Conduct is applicable to all Aalto community members and it clarifies the values that guide us.

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • Professor Kauko Viitanen
    Department of Built Environment
    Aalto University School of Engineering
    Otakaari 4, Espoo
  • +358 50 560 3873


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