Tenure Track in Aircraft Systems Tampere University of Technology Finland

Tampere University of Technology (TUT) is an active scientific community of 1,700 employees and more than 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 inherent part of all the University's activities. Welcome to join us at TUT!


Tenure Track in Aircraft Systems

The Faculty of Engineering Sciences is the only purely technology-oriented faculty at Tampere University of Technology. The Faculty offers high-quality education leading towards bachelor's, master's and postgraduate degrees. The Faculty administers one bachelor's degree programme, three master’s degree programmes that are conducted in Finnish, two international master's degree programmes, and one doctoral programme.

Laboratories in the Faculty include the Laboratory of Automation and Hydraulics, the Laboratory of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Systems, and the Laboratory of Materials Science. In addition to the high-level basic research in the fields of the laboratories, the Faculty is famous of its strong collaboration with industry.

The research conducted at the Laboratory of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Systems (MEI) covers mechanical engineering area widely. The main research themes are Design and Development, Manufacturing and Automation, and Life-Cycle Management. In addition MEI has Engineering Intelligence as cross-sectional research theme. The laboratory offers a wide-ranging environment for teaching and research, which corresponds to the needs of our more and more complex world. Research of the laboratory covers not only the basic technologies for mechanical engineering but also the whole product process of a machine system. The cornerstone of all operations of MEI is cooperation with other research institutes, companies and organizations. MEI implements the strategic goals of TUT in the fields of Digital operating environment- Intelligent Machines and Energy- and eco-efficiency. MEI is an active contributor in SMACC - Smart Machines and Manufacturing Competence Centre.

Job description:

The Faculty of Engineering Sciences invites applications for tenure-track position in the field of:

Tenure Track in Aircraft Systems

The successful candidate will be hired on TUT’s tenure track at the rank of Assistant Professors (1st or 2nd term) or Associate Professor. The level of appointment depends on the successful candidate’s record of scholarly achievements.

A successful candidate’s expertise is based on solid research that is supported by experience and linkage in the global industrial sphere and working with various stakeholders. The understanding of the dependency in systems, where mechanical, hydraulic and electrical phenomena are in action, is crucial. The candidate’s research focus can take several different perspectives on the aircraft systems, including but not limited to research areas and topics such as:

  • Dynamic simulation of hydro-mechanical systems
  • Condition monitoring and predictive maintenance of aircraft systems
  • Machine learning and AI methods in aircraft systems modelling and analysis
  • Design and analysis of aircraft systems and components

The successful candidate is expected to:

  • Pursue and supervise scientific research in the field
  • Lead, conduct and develop education in aeronautical systems including flight performance control, movable and adaptive structures control, and fluid mechanics
  • Collaborate actively with local, national and international research partners and companies
  • Form a research group
  • Participate in the activities of the national and international scientific communities
  • Acquire external funding
  • Interact with society, especially with Finnish industry
  • Commit to the strategy of the Faculty and TUT

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 their duties and have the ability to co-operate in a multidisciplinary university environment and with industry.

We appreciate a strong publication track record and experience in acquiring research funding, experience in education, and collaboration activities in research networks and among companies.

For more information on the criteria for each level of TUT’s tenure track, please refer to www.tut.fi/openpositions – Tenure track.

We offer:

We offer candidates the opportunity to join an agile and international research community at the Laboratory of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Systems which has a strong commitment to industrial collaboration at the local, national and global levels. We encourage active collaboration within TUT and with national and international partners. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop, lead and maintain a dynamic research programme leading to national and international recognition.

TUT offers a wide range of staff benefits, such as occupational health care, flexible working hours, excellent campus sports facilities and several restaurants and cafés on campus with staff discounts. Since 2014 TUT holds the European Commission HR Excellence in Research.

For more information, please visit www.tut.fi/en – About TUT – Careers at TUT

Tampere is the largest inland city in the Nordic countries and one of three most rapidly growing regions in Finland. Today, the city is best known for its high tech expertise and extensive know-how in various fields. The city is an industrial powerhouse that enjoys a rich cultural scene and a reputation as a centre of Finland’s information society.


The salary will be based on both the job requirements and the employee's personal performance in accordance with the Finnish University Salary System (YPJ).

Typical annual starting salaries: - the position of Assistant Professor, 1st term: 39,500-45,500 EUR per year - the position of Assistant Professor, 2nd term: 45,500-53,500 EUR per year - the position of Associate Professor: 52,800-61,500 EUR per year

Finland provides one of the most advanced and comprehensive welfare systems in the world. It includes sickness, maternity, paternity and various family benefits, such as child-care services, and a comprehensive healthcare system.

Trial period:

The appointment is subject to the satisfactory completion of a trial period of four (4) months.


The expected start date is August 2018 or as mutually agreed upon by both parties. The positions of Assistant Professor and Associate Professor will be filled for a fixed-term period. The length of the fixed-term period will be based on the University’s tenure track system.

For more information, please contact:

Dean of the Faculty, Pauli Kuosmanen, tel. +358 50 304 5934.

If you have questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR specialist Päivi Peltonen, tel. +358 40 563 9729.

Contact by email: firstname.lastname@tut.fi.

How to apply:

Applications must be submitted through the University’s online employment system. The closing date for applications is 18 March at 24.00 EET / 22.00 UTC). Applications and all accompanying documentation should be written in English.

Applications should include the following documents: 1. Curriculum Vitae (.doc, .pdf) assembled according to TUT’s instructions

  1. Research plan assembled according to TUT’s instructions

  2. List of publications assembled according to TUT’s instructions

  3. Teaching portfolio assembled according to TUT’s instructions

  4. References assembled according to TUT’s instructions

Additional information on TUT's tenure track system and attachments to applications.
Apply: https://careers.fi/tty/add_application.cgi?job_id=1319&language=uk

If you apply for this position please say you saw it on Engineeroxy

All Jobs




nottingham university



Uni Birmingham

Uni Copenhagen

Uni Geneve

Uni Gothenburg

Uni Kuwait

Uni Lausanne

Uni Laval

Uni Nus Singapore

Uni Seoul

Uni Unsw