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Tampere University of Technology (TUT)

Tampere University of Technology (TUT) is an active scientific community of 1,700 employees and approximately 8,300 students. The University operates in the form of a foundation and has a long-standing tradition of collaboration with other research institutions and industry. Many of the fields of research and study represented at the University play a key role in addressing global challenges. Internationality is an integral part of all our activities. Welcome to join us at TUT!

Tenure Track Position in Optics and Photonics

Optics and Photonics underpins much of modern science and knowledge-intensive technology. This area is one of the strongest research areas of TUT and was promoted to one of its profile areas in the recently updated University Strategy. The area also scored full points in the TUT-wide research evaluation in 2017. Research in Optics and Photonics at TUT will be further strengthened by opening new tenure-track positions during 2018-2020.

Our vision is that the next revolution in photonics will rely on new advanced light sources, on exquisite control of light fields, as well as on new materials with tailorable and tunable optical properties. Advances in these fields will provide new capabilities in the future for multiple application areas such as medicine, communication, solar energy and monitoring of the environment.

We are inviting applications for a tenure-track position in Optics and Photonics. The research profile can be either experimental or theoretical/computational.

We are broadly interested in excellent candidates that can complement our present Optics and Photonics activities. We will give special attention to candidates who have strong expertise in the following subfields or a combination thereof:
  • Biophotonics and/or applications in life sciences
  • Novel imaging techniques
  • Novel photonic materials
  • Quantum optics and/or quantum technologies
  • Spectroscopy and optical measurement techniques
Our present activities in Optics and Photonics cover a broad range of topics related to nanostructured photonic materials, novel optoelectronic devices, nonlinear and ultrafast effects as well as optical spectroscopy and measurement techniques. The materials research includes the growth of semiconductor structures by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) and supramolecular photoactive materials. In nonlinear optics, we are interested in fundamental questions regarding the nonlinear response of nanostructured materials, nonlinear microscopy and the extreme localization of light into small spatial and temporal scales. The work on spectroscopy is closely connected to industrial and environmental monitoring, and current needs of these application fields.

For more information on our present activities, see:


Job description:
The successful candidate is expected to:
  • pursue and supervise scientific research
  • lead, conduct and develop education
  • acquire external funding
  • participate in the activities of the national and international scientific communities
  • interact with society
  • commit to the strategy of TUT
We are looking for candidates who have excellent future potential at their respective career stage and who can establish independent world-class research activities at TUT.

More information on TUT‘s tenure track system is available at: www.tut.fi/openpositions – Tenure track.
The position will be filled at the level of Assistant Professor (1st term), Assistant Professor (2nd term) or Associate Professor based on the experience and competence of the successful candidate.

All candidates considered for a tenure track position are expected to:
  • hold an applicable doctoral degree
  • demonstrate the capacity for independent scholarly activity
  • possess the teaching skills required for the successful performance of the duties
  • have the ability to collaborate in a multidisciplinary university environment and with industry.
Depending on the tenure track level, we expect the candidate either to have potential for or hold a demonstrated record of securing external research funding and possess excellent academic credentials. We also expect the candidate to have the competence to develop, lead and maintain a high-quality research programme that leads to national and international recognition.

For more information on the criteria for tenure track appointments, please see www.tut.fi/openpositions – Tenure track.
We offer:
We offer the successful candidate the opportunity to join a world-class research environment and growing international community on Optics and Photonics. This area enjoys strong support from the University level.

We also offer assistance for setting up a research group. The extent and conditions of the funding will be discussed with the candidates during the recruitment process.

TUT offers a wide range of staff benefits, such as occupational health care, flexible working hours, excellent campus sports facilities, and several campus restaurants and cafés with staff discounts.

For more information, please go to www.tut.fi/en – Careers at TUT
Salaries are based on the job demands and employees‘ personal performance in accordance with the Finnish University Salary System. In addition, TUT has implemented bonus systems.
Trial period:
The appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of a trial period of four months.
The expected start date will be individually negotiated with the candidate.

The positions of Assistant Professor and Associate Professor are filled for a fixed-term period of four years. The length of the fixed-term period is based on the University‘s tenure track system. The appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of a trial period of four months.

Candidates may be invited for a video interview during the first stage of the recruitment process. The most qualified candidates will be invited to TUT for an interview with the Tenure Track Working Group and to an aptitude assessment. Potential appointments as Associate Professor will also undergo a review by external experts and are required to give a demonstration of their teaching skills.
For more information, please contact:
Prof. Martti Kauranen by phone +358-40-7733065 or by e-mail martti.kauranen(at)tut.fi
How to apply:
Applications must be submitted through the University‘s online employment system. The closing date for applications is 19th March 2018.

UTC). All applications and supporting documents should be written in English and in pdf format.

Applications should include the following documents assembled according to TUT‘s instructions:
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Research plan
  3. List of publications
  4. Teaching portfolio
  5. References
Additional information on TUT‘s tenure track system and attachments to applications.

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