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Professors of Practice in Computer Science
Aalto University

Date Posted Feb. 15, 2019
Title Professors of Practice in Computer Science
University Aalto University More About This Institution...
Helsinki, Finland
Department Department of Computer Science
Application Deadline Mar. 13, 2019
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Visiting Prof/Prof of Practice
  • Computer/Information Sciences

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

Professor of Practice in Computer Science (several positions)

The fixed-term positions for five years are open at the department of Computer Science ( As the foremost CS educator in Finland, the department is home to the majority of the best Finnish students as well as high volume of high-achieving international students entering the MSc and PhD programs. In total, the department hosts over 40 professors with diverse interests, forming a fertile environment for cross-disciplinary collaborations. On a larger scale, as a technology-friendly, yet small country, Finland offers ample opportunities for low-overhead collaboration with industrial and government partners as well.

The Aalto University Professor of Practice positions provide respected professionals with an opportunity to develop further existing practices and open new areas of teaching, professional and industrial collaboration and research at Aalto University.

We are looking for Professors of Practice to complement our strong research in the broad definition of Computer Science. The selected candidates are expected to establish independent research in the field of Computer Science, for example in following areas:

- Software Engineering

- Software Systems

- Human Computer Interaction

- Systems Security

- Web Applications and Technologies

- Data Science

The applicants are expected to hold a doctoral degree in computer science or in a related discipline. Excellent research record, evidenced by publications in relevant top venues, is expected. Suitable background and enthusiasm for teaching computer science courses at bachelor’s and master’s level are essential. In addition, we value ability for and interest in engaging in research collaboration with industry. We strive for gender balance in all positions and at all levels and particularly encourage female candidates to apply for these positions.

A Professor of Practice is expected to perform world‐class research, to teach, supervise and otherwise advance both graduate and undergraduate education, to be an active member of the international scientific community, and to exhibit academic leadership.

The salary for the positions follow the salary scale in use at Aalto University, but applicants may also provide salary requirements.

How to Apply

Applications with attachments are to be addressed to the Dean of the School of Science and submitted through the link below no later than Mar 13, 2019 (at 23:59 o’clock Finnish time).

The application material (one single PDF file) shall include the following appendices:

cover letter that includes a summary of merits and most important achievements, curriculum vitae (with contact details; recommended maximum length two pages), research statement (recommended maximum length four pages), teaching statement (recommended maximum length four pages), names, positions, affiliations and e-mail addresses of five senior academics available for providing recommendation letters, the web address of the applicant’s Google Scholar Profile, list of publications including: five most important publications in ranked order (1,…,5), with links to their pdf versions, and all publications categorized as follows: peer-reviewed journals peer-reviewed conferences other publications

The applicants will be reviewed on the basis of their research achievements in relation to career stage; teaching credentials and activity in scientific community. Shortlisted applicants will be asked to supplement their applications with a more detailed teaching portfolio.

While all applicants will be appropriately considered, Aalto University reserves the right to consider also other candidates for the announced position.

Further Information

For further information, please contact Professor Antti Ylä-Jääski, tel. +358 50 512 2737, or HR Coordinator Laura Kuusisto-Noponen (application process), tel. +358 50 341 0145. E-mails:

More about Aalto University:

  • Aalto University has declared to commit to the Principles of the European Commission’s Recommendation The European Charter for Researchers and The Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. In accordance with its Equality Plan, Aalto University has made a commitment to act as an equal-opportunity employer which makes its recruitment decisions on the basis of competence, skills and aptitude.

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