Assistant/Associate Professor in Information System Science

University of Jyväskylä Faculty of Information Technology

Assistant / Associate Professor (1-2), Tenure Track in Information System Science

The Faculty of Information technology is recruiting

1-2 tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor(s) in Information System Science

The position will be filled from January 1st, 2022 or as soon as possible after this date. The position is for a fixed term for 3-5 years.

Duties and requirements

The faculty has a long tradition in Information systems science research, especially in information security management, value creation dynamics, information systems development and software business research. The tenure track position will strengthen the faculty’s research profile in the emerging technologies and in the future work with research in the sustainable software business environment and human-oriented, continuous information systems development.

The main responsibilities of the recruited tenure track -professor are research and teaching in the field of information system science. You have the profile that we are looking for if you carry out high quality international research in information system science and, in particular, methods and tools for the human-oriented, continuous development of information systems and/or sustainable software business. We expect your research results to become visible on the most prestigious publication channels of the field. In addition to research, the duties of the assistant/associate professor include teaching and post graduate supervision. The duties to supervise MSc degree students, PhD students, and post doctoral researchers vary depending on the tenure track level. The work profile includes also continuous development of teaching, faculty development and administrative obligations. The recruited person is also expected to take a responsibility for establishing research projects in the area of Information Systems Science and EWIDE-profiling area and gaining external funding for the research group.

We expect an excellent record in scientific research, international publications, international networking, teaching and, especially on the associate level, activity in applying research funding, and in supervising MSc and PhD theses.The applicant must state in his / her application which tenure track level (Assistant or associate) he / she is applying for. The more detailed description of the tenure track model, requirements and selection/promotion criteria is available at the website of tenure track career path at the Faculty of Information Technology.

What we offer? 

Tenure Track Career Path: The university will support the new assistant or associate professor in forming a research group and in implementing one’s research plan (e.g., by offering at least 30,000 euros annual support for two years).  For further information, see the website of tenure track career path at the Faculty of Information Technology.

Salary is based on the duty-specific job demands and personal performance according to the university's salary system.

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, such as occupational health care, flexible working hours, excellent sports facilities on campus and several restaurants and cafés on campus with staff discounts. Finland provides one of the most advanced and comprehensive social security in the world. It includes for example sickness benefits, various family benefits and a comprehensive healthcare system. Please read more about working at the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä and living in Finland in our International Staff Guide.

Applying for the position

The electronic application must be accompanied by the following documents in English: 

  • Application / motivation letter
  • Curriculum vitae (CV), which also includes a personal ORCID id (curriculum vitae according to the template for researcher's curriculum vitae, Finnish National Board on Research Integrity, TENK)
  • Numbered list of all scientific and other publications with which the applicant wishes to demonstrate his / her competence and merit for the position
  • Up to five (5) most important publications, which must be numbered according to the list of publications
  • A short research plan and a written description of the applicant's scientific research merits related to scientific activities and research management. This should include a statement on the obtained external funding and on applicant’s responsibilities in the research projects accomplished with such funding
  • Teaching portfolio, including applicant’s pedagogical approach, education, and teaching and supervision experience (see instructions)

The application must be submitted no later than August 15th 2021 using the electronic application form.
A trial period of six months when first employed for the position.   

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: https://supo.fi/en

For further information, please contact: Dean Pasi Tyrväinen, (pasi.t.tyrvainen@jyu.fi, tel. +358405408646), Vice Dean for Research Tuure Tuunanen (tuure.t.tuunanen@jyu.fi, tel. +358408054628) and Information System Science Research Area, Professor Pekka Abrahamsson (pekka.abrahamsson@jyu.fi, tel. +358 40 541 5929).

Get to know the University of Jyväskylä and the Faculty of Information Technology

At the University of Jyväskylä, everyone can find their place in the human-centred environment of 2,600 experts and 14,700 students. Our goal is to create wisdom and wellbeing for us all. It is essential that each member of the community thrives and has opportunities to develop and grow. We cherish openness of thinking as well as the balance between research and education. Our naturally beautiful campus is located at the heart of the city of Jyväskylä. JYU is the third largest employer in Central Finland.

You can get to know the beautiful campus areas of the University of Jyväskylä by watching this video: Kampuselämää Jyväskylän yliopistossa - University campus life at JYU - YouTube.

The Faculty of Information Technology at the University of Jyväskylä is the first and largest in its field in Finland. The mission of the Faculty is to create science based digital future. In research, education and stakeholder collaboration, the Faculty combines comprehensively the viewpoints of technology, information, organizations, business and people. The IT Faculty employs 180 people and, currently, there are 2400 undergraduate students and 150 postgraduate students. Teaching is given both in Finnish and in English. Strong collaboration with companies and other actors in society is based on long-term research. The faculty's research is organized through four areas of activity, which are computational science, software and telecommunications technology, information systems science, and educational technology and cognitive science. The faculty traditionally has degree programs in the natural sciences and business, in addition to which a new degree program in technology will be launched in August 2021. The new tenure track professors to be recruited have a unique opportunity to get involved in the development of the new degree program if they wish. Interdisciplinarity is realized very concretely already within the faculty, in addition to which the surrounding multidisciplinary university provides fertile ground for various research openings and other collaborations.

The faculty is located on the scenic Mattilanniemi campus by the lake. You can find more information about the faculty's activities on our website. Please take a special look at our research activities and curricula. Read also the academic story of one our current assistant professors.