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Lecturer in Mathematics
Aalto University School of Science

Date Posted Oct. 24, 2018
Title Lecturer in Mathematics
University Aalto University School of Science
Espoo, Finland
Department Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis
Application Deadline Nov. 30, 2018
Position Start Date fall 2019
  • Lecturer/Instructor
    Senior Lecturer
  • Statistics & Actuarial Science
    Mathematics/Applied Mathematics

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. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

Lecturer in mathematics

The Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis ( at Aalto University invites applications from talented individuals for a lecturer track position in mathematics. The post will be filled on a fixed term or permanent basis at the University Teacher, University Lecturer or Senior University Lecturer level on the Aalto University lecturer track depending on the competence and merits of the applicant.

The main research areas of the department are:
Algebra and discrete mathematics,
Numerical analysis and mechanics,
Stochastics and statistics,
Systems and operations research.

Applications from all research areas are welcome.

The applicants should hold a doctoral degree in mathematics, operations research, statistics, or a related discipline. The ability and enthusiasm to teach relevant courses on the bachelor’s level are central requirements. Excellent written and spoken English is essential. Moreover, Aalto University reserves the right to consider good command of Finnish as a decisive advantage when filling the position, because most of the bachelor’s level teaching offered by the department is in Finnish. Advancing diversity is a core value of the Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis.

Job description
A University Teacher, University Lecturer or Senior University Lecturer in the lecturer track system of Aalto University is expected to teach and otherwise advance academic education, to participate in research activities, to display pedagogical leadership, and to be an active member of the scientific community. Career advances on the lecturer track are based on scheduled performance assessments, which take into account the candidate’s merits in all these areas.

Salary and working time
The salary will be determined upon the competence and experience of the selected candidate following the salary system of the Finnish universities. Teaching personnel belong to the total working hours system, and they work 1624 hours annually. Aalto University provides health care and retirement benefits.

How to apply
Applications with attachments are to be addressed to the Dean of the Aalto University School of Science and submitted through the electronic eRecruitment system no later than November 30, 2018. An application and its attachments should form a single pdf file, with file name "lastname_firstname_application.pdf". All application material must be in English.

The application material should include:
1Cover letter including a summary of merits and most important achievements (one page),
2Curriculum vitae with contact details,
3Teaching portfolio compiled following the instructions of Aalto University,
4Research statement briefly describing past and future research (max two pages),
5List of publications.

The applicants will be reviewed based on their teaching credentials, pedagogical training and merits, research achievements, and activity in the scientific community in relation to their career stage. Aalto University reserves the right to use external reviewers to support the evaluation of applicants during the recruitment process.

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Contact Information

  • Professor Nuutti Hyvönen
    Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis
    Aalto University School of Science
    Otakaari 1, Espoo
  • +358 50 5934409


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