Tenure Track Professor in Micro and Nanosciences Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering Finland

Tenure Track Professor in Micro and Nanosciences


Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 20 000 students and more than 400 professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.


Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering invites applications for a


Tenure Track position in Micro and Nanosciences


We are seeking for an individual with apparent potential and/or demonstrated research excellence in the broad areas of multidisciplinary micro- and nanosciences, especially focusing on nanofabrication in the clean room environment. The successful candidate is expected to conduct an outstanding experimental research that complements the existing research efforts in Aalto University in these areas. Solid background in physics theory or additional experience in computer modelling that is closely related to experimental research is also appreciated. The call is primarily open on the Assistant Professor levels (in exceptional case also Associate Professor level is possible).



The position will be located at the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, in the Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering. The Department excels in the research of nanomaterials and nanostructures in various fields, such as nanoelectronics, photonics, quantum engineering and optoelectronics. The Department is located in Micronova Research Center, which is the leading clean room based research centre in the Nordic countries. Micronova belongs to the larger Otaniemi research infrastructure for micro- and nanotechnologies (Otanano). It offers a wide variety of fabrication processes and equipment for micro- and nanostructures. Otanano’s facilities cover a comprehensive range of imaging, and optical and electronic characterization equipment, including electron microscopy, nanomicroscopy and x-ray scattering and diffraction. The techniques used range from deposition of atomic layers and nanometer sized structures to devices that utilize structures up to hundreds of microns.


The Department’s research groups in Micronova are dedicated to leading edge research in nanoscience and microelectronics. The research fields include materials physics and energy harvesting type research directions, such as modern 2D materials, optoelectronics, photonics, nanoelectronics, quantum physics, solar and thermal energy and some emerging biomimetic nanosciences. The groups contribute to developing various nanofabrication methods utilizing the Micronova clean room. In addition, the department is active in the ongoing EU Graphene Flagship programme and many other international research collaborations.



We look for applicants who have:

• A doctorate in electrical engineering/physics/nanosciences or in a related field
• Potential to carry out research and attract research funding at the highest level
• Passion and ability to teach at the undergraduate and/or graduate level
• Ability to create high-level international contacts
• Skills to cooperate with other research groups using jointly operated infrastructure


The requirements for Tenure track professor positions are based on the following dimensions

1. Research work, scientific output
2. Teaching merits and competence
3. Activity in the scientific community, academic leadership and societal interaction


Please see the details about the evaluation criteria given in www.aalto.fi/en/about/careers/tenure_track/evaluation/.

Read more about the tenure track system at Aalto University at www.aalto.fi/tenuretrack



Aalto University follows the salary system of the Finnish universities, but applicants can also provide their own requests. The position will be located at the Aalto University Otaniemi Campus.




The application materials for the tenure track position should include the following:

• Cover Letter
• Curriculum Vitae (with contact information and ResearcherID number)
• List of publications in which the 5 most significant publications highlighted
• A research statement describing past research and plans for future research
• A teaching portfolio describing teaching experience and plans for teaching
• Possible reference letters


General instructions for applicants including language requirements applied in this application procedure are given at www.aalto.fi/en/tenure_track/for_applicant. More details and guidelines for describing your teaching competence and compiling your teaching portfolio are given in the document: outline for compiling your teaching portfolio. All material should be submitted in English in standard .pdf format. Applications shall consist of one single pdf file with file name “lastname_firstname_application.pdf”. The first document of the pdf file is the cover letter, followed by the appendices in the order given in the list above.


The applications for the tenure track positions are to be addressed to the President of Aalto University. Please refer to the name of the position concerned in your application. Submit the application online through the recruitment system via “Apply for this job” link below, no later than August 31, 2017.


Aalto University reserves the right, for justified reasons, to leave the position open, to extend the application period, and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.



For additional information, please contact Professor Ilkka Tittonen (ilkka.tittonen(at)aalto.fi or Professor Harri Lipsanen (harri.lipsanen(at)aalto.fi)). In the recruitment process related questions, please contact HR Coordinator Jaana Hänninen (jaana.hanninen(at)aalto.fi).


Aalto University Code of Conduct reflects the ethical principles of fair play and integrity that govern our activities and the behavior that we expect from each other (Aalto values). As a community of high ethics we want to assure the highest international standard in research, education and teaching. The code is applicable to all Aalto community members and it clarifies the values that guide us.

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