The Department of Physics in the Faculty of Science at the University of Helsinki invites applications for a
PROFESSOR OR ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
The field of the position is hydrospheric geophysics. The successful applicant may be appointed to a permanent professorship or a fixed-term associate/assistant professorship (tenure track system consisting of two stages, each 3 – 5 years), depending on his or her qualifications and career stage.
The professor will be responsible for research and teaching of hydrospheric geophysics at the Department of Physics. To be successful the applicant must have internationally high-level experience from one or more subfields of hydrospheric geophysics (physical oceanography, hydrology, cryology, or phenomena at the water-atmosphere interface).
The appointee must be able to take advantage of national and international research funding opportunities, participate in Department’s teaching activities and doctoral education, and actively participate in the interaction between science and society at large.
According to Section 33 of the Universities Act (No 558/2009), a professor will carry out and supervise scientific research, provide teaching based on it, follow developments in research and participate in societal interaction in his/her field and in international cooperation.
According to the Regulations of the University of Helsinki, a professor must hold a doctoral degree and have high-level academic qualifications, experience in heading scientific research. The professor must also be able to provide research-based teaching of high quality, supervise dissertations and theses as well as evidence of international cooperation in the field.
An assistant/associate professor must hold a doctoral degree and ability for independent scientific work as well as teaching skills required by the position. Furthermore, the successful candidate is expected to have competence and motivation for scientific career proven by scientific publications and other academic activities.
When assessing the qualifications of each candidate, attention will be paid to scientific publications and other research results of scientific value, teaching experience and pedagogical training, the ability to produce teaching materials, other teaching merits, and, if deemed necessary, teaching skills as demonstrated in a lecture, as well as participation in doctoral education. Furthermore, attention will be paid to the applicant’s activities within the research community, success in obtaining research funding, research work abroad and elected positions in international organisations.
Professor’s salary will be based on levels 8 – 10 of the demands level chart for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of the Finnish universities. An average starting salary for a newly appointed professor is ca. 5700 euros/month. The salary of an assistant (associate) professor is based on level 7 with the starting salary of about 4700 euros/month (5200 euros/month).
Applications must have the following enclosures (in English):
1) an academic portfolio approved by the Faculty (as set out at http://www.helsinki.fi/facultyofscience/vacancies/index.html) containing a summary of supervision duties of master’s and doctoral theses and a presentation on how the applicant plans to develop his/her field and its teaching;
2) a list of those publications and other relevant documents on competence and merits that the applicant wishes to be taken into account in the selection process.
On the Faculty’s request, applicants should prepare to submit up to 10 publications of their choice to be sent to assessors after the application period. The publications shall be submitted the University of Helsinki Recruitment System upon request of the Faculty.
Please submit your application using the University of Helsinki Recruitment System
Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application via the SAP HR portal.
The dead line for applications is 5 December, 2016.
More information can be obtained from the head of the Department of Physics, Professor Hannu Koskinen, +358-50-4155356, Hannu.E.Koskinen@helsinki.fi
Apply at latest 05.12.2016
Monday, December 5, 2016