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Lecturers in Computer Science (several positions)
Aalto University School of Science

Date Posted Jul. 1, 2020
Title Lecturers in Computer Science (several positions)
University Aalto University School of Science
Espoo, Uusimaa, Finland
Department Department of Computer Science
Application Deadline Aug. 15, 2020
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Computer/Information Sciences

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 11 000 students and nearly 400 professors. Our campus is located in Espoo, Finland.

Aalto University School of Science is looking for Lecturers in Computer Science (several positions)

The positions are available at all levels of the Aalto University lecturer career system: University Teacher, University Lecturer and Senior University Lecturer. The positions are full-time and, depending on the candidate’s qualifications, either permanent or fixed-term for 5 years with the possibility of advancing to a permanent position through a promotion review. More information on the lecturer career system at Aalto:

The open positions are at the Department of Computer Science. We invite applications particularly from the following areas:

– programming – data management and data science – software systems – software engineering – cyber security

The candidates must hold a doctoral degree at the time of being appointed, and they are expected to have good teaching skills and a deep interest in teaching and working with students in higher education. We value ongoing research activity, pedagogical studies and interest in pedagogical development, as well as industry experience. Good communication and teamwork and management skills are also needed in this position. The candidates must be fluent in English, and ability to teach in Finnish is an advantage. The department is committed to fostering an inclusive environment with diverse faculty members. Therefore, applications from groups that have been underrepresented in computer science are particularly sought.

Aalto Department of Computer Science is among Europe’s top-20 CS departments. The department has strong groups in a range of areas including algorithms, data science, machine learning and AI, mobile and distributed Systems, secure systems, software engineering, and visual computing and HCI. The department attracts significant numbers of high-achieving international students into its MSc in Engineering and doctoral programs, and as the foremost CS educator in Finland, it is home to the best Finnish CS students. The department is currently expanding its bachelor program and investing heavily in online and continuous education.

The Department of Computer Science provides world-class research and education in modern computer science to foster future science, engineering and society. The work combines fundamental research with new applications. The department is known for its innovative and consistently high-quality work. It is matching the very best teams in the world and is a coveted partner in international collaborations. Furthermore, the department is recognized for its fresh and dynamic culture and low bureaucracy. Read more about the department at

Aalto University offers excellent opportunities and encouragement for cross-disciplinary collaboration between engineering, science, business and design, with local partners both at Aalto and University of Helsinki. In addition to its strong academic community, the Helsinki region is a vibrant technology and innovation hub. Indeed, Finland currently ranks at the top of venture capital investments relative to GDP in Europe. With its renown education system, national healthcare, family-friendly workplaces, and safe and clean environment, Finland regularly tops international surveys of life quality and happiness.

Aalto provides its employees with occupational healthcare and many opportunities for further education and training. The salary is determined based on experience and qualifications of the candidate, according to the salary system of Aalto University. The annual working time for teaching and research staff is 1612 hours, of which lecturers should allocate 50-80% to teaching, depending on the level in the career system.

How to Apply

Applications with attachments are to be addressed to the Dean of the Aalto University School of Science and submitted through the link here: (select: Apply now).

The application period closes on August 15, 2020 at 23:59 Finnish time.

The application material shall include the following:

– cover letter that includes a summary of merits and most important achievements, – curriculum vitae (with contact details, approximate length two pages), – teaching portfolio (description of your teaching experience with any supporting material, approximate length four pages; short-listed candidates will be asked to prepare full portfolios according to Aalto University’s instructions:…) – research statement (approximate length two pages), – list of publications with the three most important publications highlighted, with links to their online versions, – names, positions, affiliations and e-mail addresses of two senior academic people who can provide recommendations.

Applications shall consist of one single pdf file with file name "lastname_firstname_application.pdf". All material should be in English.

The applicants will be reviewed in relation to their career stage on the basis of their teaching credentials, research achievements, and societal impact of their work.

Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period, or to consider additional candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

Further Information

Please contact Professor Petri Vuorimaa, tel. +358 50 339 9712, or HR Coordinator Laura Kuusisto-Noponen (application process), tel. +358 50 341 0145. E-mails: Limited availability during July.

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Contact Information

  • HR Coordinator Laura Kuusisto-Noponen
    Department of Computer Science
    Aalto University School of Science
    Konemiehentie 2, Espoo
    Espoo, Uusimaa 02150
  • +358 50 341 0145


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