The higher education community of Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland’s second largest multidisciplinary higher education institution, places its faith in human potential and scientific knowledge. In this community of 35,000 people, leading specialists are addressing pressing global issues, inspired by the challenge of making changes in the world. The spearheads of our research and learning are technology, health and society.
We are now seeking two assistant professors, associate professors or full professors in the broad field of Microelectronics.
The positions are placed in the Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences (ITC) at Tampere University, more specifically in the Computing Sciences Unit (CS) and in the Electrical Engineering Unit (EE). The two units cover the full spectrum of ICT research and education from transistor-level phenomena to human-technology interaction. We are especially looking for candidates with expertise in the following areas: Computer Engineering (CS position) and Electronics/Wireless (EE position). The new positions will support our new strategic multidisciplinary initiative, System-on-Chip Hub.
The successful candidates will be expected to strengthen and expand the research carried out in ASIC/VLSI design in order to create complete design flows, architectures and circuits as well as production quality tested prototype chips for future System-on-Chips needed in AI, 5G, IoT, imaging, video, robotics and security applications. We appreciate an innovative approach towards emerging techniques, such as implementing analog circuit functions in GHz digital standard cell library and design flows and methodologies.
The final profile of the position can be tailored according to your special areas of expertise and may include, for example, some of the following areas:
Position in Computing Sciences:
Position in Electrical Engineering:
Please note that the above classification is not definitive but provided to identify potential areas of expertise.
The guiding principle of ITC is to break barriers and seek interdisciplinary opportunities. Sustainability, digitalization, automation and machine learning builds on microelectronics as technology enabler. We seek to commoditize microelectronics development through new chip development innovations through e.g. machine learning and open source components. The innovations are realized through test chips in a leading industry collaboration project SoC Hub. This is a unique opportunity to mould and direct research and teaching in a fresh environment and pursue new ground-breaking projects. The candidates are welcome to strengthen European and global collaboration in networking with industry and academy.
In general, our tenure track staff are expected to:
We will expect you to demonstrate how your profile aligns with the strategy of Tampere University and with the profile of the Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences and describe how you would work in a multidisciplinary environment. Ideally, for more senior level appointments, you will have experience of leading or making a major contribution to a research group. An existing track record of industry collaboration will be considered an advantage.
Initial appointment as an assistant professor and associate professor will be for five years. Subject to successful performance, you will become a tenured faculty member at the end of the first five-year period. You will be well supported throughout the five-year period to ease your transition to a tenured position. Full professors will hold a permanent appointment from the outset. Please read more about tenure track career system at Tampere University. A trial period of six months applies to all our new employees.
Salaries are based on the job demands and employees’ personal performance in accordance with the Finnish University Salary System. The starting salary range will be from €4,000 to €4,600/month for an assistant professor, from €4,600 to €5,300/month for an associate professor, and from €5,500-€6,300/month for a professor. A higher salary may be agreed upon based on the successful candidate’s experience and/or performance.
We offer you the opportunity to join our dynamic and innovative international community. As a member of staff at Tampere University, you will enjoy a range of competitive benefits, such as a flexible work schedule, good facilities for teleworking, a variety of affordable food and drink outlets across our campuses and a personal fund to spend on sports and cultural activities in your free time. Please read more about working at Tampere University. You can also find more information about us and working and living Tampere by watching our video: Tampere Higher Education Community - our academic playground
Tampere, located between two big lakes, is Finland’s second largest city area and the biggest inland city in the Nordic countries. The nature is close everywhere you turn your head in Tampere. This, combined with a strong industrial tradition, make Tampere a unique environment for living and working. At present the region hosts a great deal of industry and service businesses, and the City of Tampere is a major hub for the Finnish ICT industry. For more information on Tampere, please see VisitTampere and BusinessTampere.
Finland provides one of the most advanced and comprehensive social security in the world, including, for example, sickness benefits, various family benefits and a comprehensive healthcare system. For more information about Finland, please visit InfoFinland and This is Finland.
How to apply
Please submit your application through our online recruitment system. The closing date for applications is 25 October 2020 (at 23.59 EEST, GMT+2 / 21.59 UTC).
Please write your application and all accompanying documents in English and attach them in PDF format. Applications should include the following documents:
Candidates may be invited for a video interview during the first stage of the recruitment process. The most qualified candidates will be invited for an interview and may undergo an aptitude assessment. They will also undergo a review by external experts and may be required to give a demonstration of their teaching skills.
For more information, please contact:
Professor Timo Hämäläinen, Computing Sciences Unit, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. +358408490777
Professor Mikko Valkama, Electrical Engineering Unit, email@example.com, tel. +358408490756Continue reading
|Title||Tenure track position (Microelectronics), 2 positions|
|Job location||Kalevantie 4, 33100 Tampere|
|Published||September 18, 2020|
|Application deadline||October 25, 2020|
|Job types||Professor,   Assistant / Associate Professor,   Tenure Track  |
|Fields||Computer Architecture,   Quantum Computing,   Electrical Engineering,   Machine Learning,   Electronics  |