The Faculty of Information technology is recruiting new top experts in research in the field.
We are looking for
Assistant or Associate Professor in Quantum Computing, tenure track
The position will be filled from August 1st, 2022. The position is for a fixed term of 3-5 years.
Duties and requirements
The Faculty of Information Technology at the University of Jyväskylä is a significant and one of the main academic educators in the IT field in Finland. The Faculty is also very strong in scientific research and highly recognized in the academic rankings of world universities.
The university has recently launched a new bachelor, master, and doctoral program in engineering, and accordingly, the Faculty is expanding its research and teaching activities in quantum computing. The new assistant or associate professor is expected to support the Faculty strategy by carrying out topical and competent scientific research in co-operation with the existing staff and the stakeholders of the Faculty. The elected person will also teach and take part in developing the study programs of the Faculty as well as in renewing practical teaching methods.
The faculty has a long tradition in computational science, especially in mathematical modeling, numerical analysis, and optimization. The tenure track position will shift focus on the new possibilities that quantum computing will create as well as on the corresponding paradigm change in solving computationally demanding problems.
You are the person we look for if you do internationally recognized research in exploiting the possibilities of quantum computing in future IT systems. Or, if you have i) an internationally recognized track record of research in information technology that supports recognition and exploitation of the future potential of quantum computing, ii) sufficiently profound understanding of quantum computing, and iii) a firm aim to apply and create scientific understanding in the exploitation of quantum computing.
In addition to the research activities, the assistant/associate professor will have teaching duties. Depending on the career stage plan the assistant/associate professor will also supervise undergraduate students, doctoral students, or postdoctoral researchers. In addition, the selected person will participate in the continuous development of teaching and will have also administrative tasks. Assistant and associate professors are responsible for research projects, and they contribute to research fundraising.
We expect an excellent record in scientific research, scientific publications, international networking, teaching, and, especially on the associate level, activity in raising research funds, and in supervising MSc and Ph.D. theses. The applicant must state in one’s application which tenure track level (assistant or associate) one is applying for. A more detailed description of the tenure track model, requirements, and selection/promotion criteria is available at the website of tenure track career path at the Faculty of Information Technology.
What we offer?
Tenure Track Career Path
The university will support the new assistant or associate professor in forming a research group and in implementing one’s research plan (e.g., by offering at least 30,000 euros annual support for two years). For further information, see the website of tenure track career path at the Faculty of Information Technology.
A competent and prosperous scientific community
We offer a wide range of staff benefits, such as occupational health care, flexible working hours, excellent sports facilities on campus, and several restaurants and cafés on campus with staff discounts. 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. Please read more about working at the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä, and living in Finland in our International Staff Guide.
Salary is based on duty-specific job demands and personal performance according to the university’s salary system. A trial period of six months when first employed for the position.
Applying for the position
The electronic application must be accompanied by the following documents in English:
-Application / motivation letter
-Curriculum vitae (CV), which also includes a personal ORCID id (curriculum vitae according to the template for researcher's curriculum vitae, Finnish National Board on Research Integrity, TENK)
-A numbered list of all scientific and other publications with which the applicant wishes to demonstrate his / her competence and merit for the position
-Up to five (5) most important publications, which must be numbered according to the list of publications
-A short research plan and a written description of the applicant's scientific research merits related to scientific activities and research management. This should include a statement on the obtained external funding and on the applicant’s responsibilities in the research projects accomplished with such funding
-Teaching portfolio, including applicant’s pedagogical approach, education, and teaching and supervision experience (see instructions)
The application must be submitted no later than January 9, 2022, using the electronic application form.
We process all applications submitted through the electronic system and will liaise with applicants as the application process progresses.
For further information, please contact Dean Pasi Tyrväinen (email@example.com, +358405408646), Vice Dean for Research Tuure Tuunanen (firstname.lastname@example.org, +358408054628) and Computational Science Research Area, Professor Timo Tiihonen (email@example.com, +358503732125).
Upon the consent of the applicant, a background check can be made on the person to be appointed (Security Clearance Act 726/2014). For more information on the background check and the rights of the subject of the check, see: https://supo.fi/en
The University is committed to fairness, consistency, and transparency in selection decisions, and undertakes the recommendations for the responsible evaluation of a researcher in Finland.
Get to know the University of Jyväskylä and the Faculty of Information Technology
At the University of Jyväskylä, everyone can find their place in the human-centered environment of 2,600 experts and 14,700 students. Our goal is to create wisdom and well-being for us all. It is essential that each member of the community thrives and has opportunities to develop and grow. We cherish openness of thinking as well as the balance between research and education. Our naturally beautiful campus is located at the heart of the city of Jyväskylä. JYU is the third-largest employer in Central Finland.
You can get to know the beautiful campus areas of the University of Jyväskylä by watching this video: Kampuselämää Jyväskylän yliopistossa - University campus life at JYU - YouTube.
The Faculty of Information Technology at the University of Jyväskylä is the first and largest in its field in Finland. The mission of the Faculty is to create a science-based digital future. In research, education, and stakeholder collaboration, the Faculty combines comprehensively the viewpoints of technology, information, organizations, business, and people. The IT Faculty employs 180 people and, currently, there are 2400 undergraduate students and 150 postgraduate students. Teaching is given both in Finnish and in English. Strong collaboration with companies and other actors in society is based on long-term research. The Faculty's research is organized through four areas of activity, which are computational science, software and telecommunications technology, information systems science, and educational technology and cognitive science. The Faculty traditionally has degree programs in the natural sciences and business, in addition to which a new degree program in technology was launched in August 2021. The new tenure track professors to be recruited have a unique opportunity to get involved in the development of the degree program if they wish. Interdisciplinarity is realized very concretely already within the Faculty, in addition to which the surrounding multidisciplinary university provides fertile ground for various research openings and other collaborations.
The Faculty is located on the scenic Mattilanniemi campus by the lake. You can find more information about the Faculty's activities on our website. Please take a special look at our research activities and curricula. Read also the academic story of one of our current assistant professors.
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