Assistant/Associate Professor in Sustainability Science Lappeenranta University of Technology Finland

Lappeenranta University of Technology, LUT. LUT’s Trailblazer strategy is searching for answers to four key questions: Are we going to burn up everything? Is humanity condemned to suffer from the water it has polluted? Will waste be the grave of our future? Will we let Europe degenerate to the world’s back yard? No. We will lead the way with a trailblazer spirit. We have been ranked among the world’s top universities (Times Higher Education and QS rankings). We are compact by size, with intensely focused operations. Combining technology and business, we have served as an academic forerunner since 1969. Our international science community encompasses 6,500 students and experts.


LUT School of Energy Systems is looking for applications for a tenure track position of Assistant/Associate Professor in Sustainability Science, New socioecological models.


The position will be filled at the assistant or associate professor level of the tenure track system for a fixed term of four years


The appointment process description explains the qualification requirements, application instructions, and tenure track appointment criteria.


The application and its appendices must be in English. The application must include:


  1. A curriculum vitae
  2. A copy of the applicant's doctoral diploma
  3. A full list of publications, including the total number of publications in the Scopus database, the total number of citations, the h-index and Scopus ID. In addition, equivalent information from the applicant’s Google Scholar profile is required.
  4. Publications for evaluation by experts (max. 10)
  5. A separate list of the publications submitted for expert evaluation
  6. A teaching portfolio or an equivalent account of the applicant’s teaching qualifications
  7. An account of the applicant's merits and activities of significance to the vacancy (max. 3 pages)
  8. An account in English of the applicant’s vision on the development of education, research and projects in the field of the professorship in Lappeenranta University of Technology (max. 3 pages)


The applicant must mention the tenure track level of the position applied for.


The pay is determined according to the pay system for university teaching and research personnel. Assistant professors are situated at level 6 (EUR 3374.18) and associate professors at the levels 6–7 (EUR 3374.18-3889.84/month). In addition, the pay will include an individual pay component based on performance and competence, amounting to a maximum of 46.3% of the job-specific pay component.


Additional information: Professor Mika Horttanainen, tel. +358 40 848 5850,


The deadline for applications is 4 May 2018 (at midnight, Finnish local time, UTC +3 h). Please submit your application by filling out the online form at:

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