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  • Lecturer in Computer Science
    Department of Computer Science
    Aalto University School of Science

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

    Lecturers in Computer Science (three 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 qualification, either fixed-term for 5 years or directly permanent. Lecturers have the possibility to advance in their career to a permanent position through a promotion review. Please, see more information on the lecturer career system at

    The positions are open at the Department of Computer Science. We invite applications from the following areas:
    • basics of programming
    • machine learning / data science
    • software systems
    • software engineering (especially, software architectures, quality assurance and testing)

    The candidates are required to hold a doctoral degree. In addition, they are expected to have good teaching skills in higher education, with deep interest in teaching and working with students. In addition, we appreciate candidates who have carried out pedagogical studies and show interest in pedagogy. As part of the teaching is in Finnish, command over the Finnish language is considered a merit. Fluency in English is required, as well as good communication skills and team-work abilities. We strive for gender balance in all positions and at all levels and particularly encourage female candidates to apply for these positions.

    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, Security and Privacy, Software Engineering, and Visual Computing and HCI. The department attracts significant numbers of high-achieving international students into its MSc and PhD programmes, and as the foremost CS educator in Finland, it is home to the majority of the best Finnish CS students.

    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 innovative 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 collaboration with other fields, 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.

    Aalto provides its employees with health care benefits and versatile staff 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 1624 hours, of which Lecturers should allocate 50-80% to teaching, depending on the level of the career system.

    How to Apply

    Applications with attachments are to be addressed to the Dean of the Aalto University School of Science. The application period closes on Mar 6, 2019 (at 23:59 o’clock Finnish time).
    See full applications instructions at:

    The application material shall include the following:
    1. cover letter that includes a summary of merits and most important achievements,
    2. curriculum vitae (with contact details; recommended maximum length two pages),
    3. teaching portfolio prepared according to Aalto University’s instructions (,
    4. research statement (recommended maximum length two pages),
    5. list of publications with three most important publications highlighted, with links to their pdf versions
    6. names, positions, affiliations and e-mail addresses of two senior academic people available for providing recommendation letters

    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 activity in the scientific community.

    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:

    Helsinki, February 7, 2019


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