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Tenure track or tenured position in Information and Computer Science

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


The position is located at the Department of Information and Computer Science (, and is open to outstanding individuals who hold a doctorate and have excellent potential for a successful scientific career. On the basis of their experience and competence, applicants will be placed at one of the four levels of the tenure track system: Assistant Professor (1), Assistant Professor (2), Associate Professor, and (Full) Professor. Applicants to the junior positions (levels 1 and 2) are required to have carried out at least one successful postdoctoral period after their doctorate. Successful candidates at the two first‐mentioned levels will be appointed for a fixed term whereas appointments at the Associate Professor level are either permanent (tenured) or for a fixed term. Full Professor positions are always tenured.

A person at any level of the academic tenure track system 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. Career advances on the tenure track are based on scheduled performance assessments, which take into account the candidate’s merits in all these areas. The focus of the Information and Computer Science Department's research and teaching activity is on advanced computational methods for modelling, analysing, and solving complex tasks in technology and science. The research aims at the development of fundamental computer science methods for the analysis of large and high‐dimensional data sets, and for the modelling and design of complex software, networking and other computational systems.

The present call for applications is targeted particularly to the fields of machine learning, probabilistic modelling, and data mining. A joint appointment with the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT ( can be negotiated. The language requirements for applicants are described in the attached detailed application instructions. Default salaries for the positions follow the common salary scale in use at Aalto University, but applicants may also provide salary requirements.

The applications for the tenure track positions are to be addressed to the President of Aalto University and submitted to the Registry of Aalto University no later than on 13 January 2012 by email to kirjaamo [at] aalto [dot] fi Further details of the positions and the application procedure are available at: and Should there be a lack of eligible outstanding applicants, the application period may be extended. While all applicants who have submitted an application by the deadline will be appropriately considered, Aalto University reserves the right to consider also other candidates for the announced positions. For additional information, please contact Professor Olli Simula (departmental information), tel. +358 9 470 23271, or HR Coordinator Stefan Ehrstedt (application process), tel. +358 50 340 7662. E‐mails: firstname.lastname [at] aalto [dot] fi.

The application materials will not be returned.

In Otaniemi, December 2011