Tampere University

University Lecturer Electrical engineering (electrical energy engineering)

2022-09-05
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Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences create a unique environment for multidisciplinary, inspirational and high-impact research and education. Our universities community has its competitive edges in technology, health and society. Read more: www.tuni.fi/en

The Electrical Engineering Unit of the Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences at Tampere University is looking for University Lecturer in Electrical Engineering with specialization to electric energy engineering. 

The Electrical Engineering Unit of the faculty is a hub of expertise with roughly 150 faculty and staff members, of which 16 professors and 7 tenure track professors. We confer about 100 master’s degrees and 10-15 doctoral degrees on an annual basis. Our teaching and research activities are based on a profound understanding of electrical and electromagnetic phenomena and their modelling and applications. We work in close collaboration with several industrial partners and maintain an active presence in the international scientific community. We also offer an excellent research infrastructure with state-of-the-art laboratories.
 
   Our broad areas of expertise are:

  • electronics and embedded systems
  • wireless communications and communication networks
  • radio positioning and sensing
  • electrical energy engineering and smart grids
  • power electronics and electromechanics

Job description

We are seeking highly motivated and accomplished applicants for teaching in the field of electrical engineering. We especially welcome applicants who can complement our current teaching and research profile. Your background is taken into consideration in the assignment of the specific teaching areas, while the purpose is to also offer flexible ways to be actively part in scientific research.

Your primary role is to participate in planning and execution of the curriculum in collaboration within the unit. You are expected to plan, prepare and organize teaching, supervise BSc and MSc theses and act as a tutor for the students. You will work in a multidisciplinary and international environment where the interest in developing teaching methods and students’ learning experience is highly appreciated. We have modern teaching and research facilities and we encourage employees to actively seek professional growth, for example, by attending pedagogical training courses available at the University. Although the position is teaching oriented, participation in research is also supported and encouraged. 

Field specific job description

The subject area is within renewable energy, sector integration technologies and solutions for the future electrical energy system. Sector integration should be understood broadly including energy production, delivery, storage and usage of electricity, heating and cooling, transportation and logistics, hydrogen economy, industrial processes and services. Knowledge and interest of European electricity markets and roles and interests of market stakeholders are considered additional merit. Your background is taken into consideration in the assignment of the specific teaching areas, and the job may also include participation to the teaching of fundamentals of electrical engineering. The position requires strong organizational and collaboration skills and a good command of English.

Requirements

For the University Lecturer position, we require:

  • applicable doctoral degree
  • ability to provide high-quality research-based education and instruction
  • a minimum of 10 credits in university pedagogy (or other equivalent studies). If you have not completed these studies when joining the University, we expect you to complete them within two years from the beginning of the employment. We have pedagogical studies available for all our teaching staff, free of charge.

We appreciate:

  • interest for teaching and learnings of students
  • studies in university pedagogy or equivalent skills
  • understanding of industry needs
  • capability to collaborate within teaching and research personnel and industry
  • interest for continuous curriculum and pedagogical enhancement

We offer

The position will be filled on a permanent basis, commencing in January 2023 or as mutually agreed. Appointments will be subject to the satisfactory completion of a trial period of 6 months.

The salary is based on job demands and employees’ personal performance in accordance with the Finnish University Salary System. The position of university lecturer is initially placed at levels 6-7 in the salary system. In addition, employees receive performance-based salary. Typical starting salary for the university lecturer will be around €4,200- €4,700/month. A higher salary may be agreed upon based on the successful candidate’s experience and/or performance.

We offer you the opportunity to join our dynamic and innovative international community. As a member of staff at Tampere University, you will enjoy a range of competitive benefits, such as occupational health care services, flexible work schedule, a variety of affordable food and drink outlets across our campuses and a personal fund to spend on sports and cultural activities in your free time. Read more about Tampere University as an employer and get acquainted with us and with Tampere here.

Finland has been assessed to be among the best countries in the world with respect to many quality-of-life indicators, including being the overall #1 country in human wellbeing. Finland provides one of the most advanced and comprehensive social security in the world. It includes for example sickness benefits, various family benefits and a comprehensive healthcare system. Finland is among the leading countries in ICT & Digitalization, from 5G networks to financial technology, artificial intelligence, and AR/VR innovations to IoT, digital education and health solutions. More information about studying and working in Finland can be obtained from the links and also from InfoFinland and This is Finland

From societal and energy business perspectives, Finland is also very interesting at the moment. Finland has many opportunities for teaching and research on this field and the energy transition has truly started. Especially wind power and heat pump segments are growing extremely fast and other technologies and solutions like solar power, electric vehicles, energy storage and hydrogen economy are following the same trend. Teaching in this field has therefore an extremely high societal impact and it is in great demand.

Tampere, located between two big lakes, is Finland’s second largest city area and the biggest inland city in the Nordic countries. The nature is close everywhere you turn your head in Tampere. Finnish Citizens have voted Tampere in 2021 and 2022 as the best Finnish City to live in.  This together with a strong tradition in industry make Tampere a unique environment for living and working. At present the region hosts a great deal of industry and service businesses, and the City of Tampere is a major hub for the Finnish ICT industry.  For more information on Tampere, please check VisitTampere and BusinessTampere

How to apply

Please submit your application through our online recruitment system (link below). The closing date for applications is September 5 2022 (at 23.59 EEST / 20.59 UTC).

Please attach the following documents in your application in pdf format:

For those candidates who are selected for a personal interview, the recruitment process will also include an evaluation of teaching competence. Personal interviews are planned to be organized via Zoom or Teams and they will be held on 27th and on the 28th of September 2022.

Read more about how we evaluate teaching competence in recruiting and the assessment criteria.

For more information, please contact: 

Professor Sami Repo, sami.repo@tuni.fi, tel. +358 40 849 0454

Professor Pekka Verho, pekka.verho@tuni.fi, tel. +358 408490456

Professor Mikko Valkama, Head of the unit, mikko.valkama@tuni.fi, tel. +358 408490756 

Job details

Title
University Lecturer Electrical engineering (electrical energy engineering)
Location
Kalevantie 4 Tampere, Finland
Published
2022-06-20
Application deadline
2022-09-05
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