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Faculty of Information Technology is currently seeking to fulfill
Two Postdoctoral Researcher level positions as of 1.1.2020 or as agreed
(contract length maximum of four years, 2nd term contracts maximum two years)
The Faculty of Information Technology at the University of Jyväskylä is the first and largest in its field in Finland. The IT Faculty’s mission is to take on the challenges in research and education brought on by the developing information technology and digitalization. In research, education and stakeholder collaboration, the Faculty combines comprehensively technology and information to the viewpoints of organizations, business and people. The IT Faculty employs 200 people and, currently, there are 2200 undergraduate students and 150 postgraduate students. Teaching is arranged both in Finnish and in English.
The duties of the Postdoctoral Researcher include research tasks specific to the researcher’s own area of research within one of the faculty`s research groups, high-level publishing productivity, teaching and thesis instruction as well as productivity in research projects and procuring research funding. The research of the Postdoctoral Researcher is expected to strenghten the academic work and publishing profile of the faculty`s research groups.
The Postdoctoral Researchers are recruited for the faculty’s main research areas: information systems, mathematical information technology (inc. data communication), education technology and cognitive sciences and unifying development and profiling areas: cyber security, computational sciences and data-analytics/ computational thinking and decision-making, software development and software business.
More details about the faculty’s research: https://www.jyu.fi/it/en/research
The duties, qualification requirements and language skills of the Postdoctoral Researcher are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines. The candidate selected for the position should have finished his/her doctoral degree before starting in the position. Postdoctoral Researcher is required to have the ability to co-operate, good English skills, and it is an advantage to the candidate to be able to teach in English.
The job-specific salary component of a Postdoctoral Researcher is based on the job demands level 5-6 (EUR 2935,55 – 3423,25/month) according to the salary system concerning teaching and research staff at universities. In addition, a personal performance-based salary component amounting to 6-50 % of the job-specific salary component is also paid.
A trial period of six months will be used when the positions are first filled.
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: www.supo.fi.
For further information on the position and job description, please contact: Dean Pasi Tyrväinen, tel. +358 40 540 8646, email@example.com and on the application process Head of Faculty Administration Maarit Kaija, tel. +358 40 652 8344, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please attach the following documents to the online application form:
1) Curriculum vitae written in compliance with the responsible conduct of research and, when possible, considering the template for researcher’s curriculum vitae by the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity (TENK, see: http://www.tenk.fi/en). CV needs to contain a list of scientific publications, research areas, teaching experience and pedagogical competence, educational material produced by the applicant, other merits in the area of teaching, and other merits that are applicable for this job, and contact information of two academic referees.
2) List of publications organized according Finnish publication forum`s levels, please see: https://www.tsv.fi/julkaisufoorumi/haku.php?lang=en
3) A maximum of five main publications, numbered in accordance with the list of publications (as a single PDF file or in one zip-file). The publication level must be mentioned.
4) Short application/motivation letter, including applicant’s research interests and plan.
Please submit your application by 31 October 2019 using the online application form.
Post expires on Thursday October 31st, 2019