Assistant/associate professor (tenure track) in sociotechnical transition in services


LUT School of Engineering Science is looking for a professor in sociotechnical transition in services.

The position is situated at the assistant/associate levels of the tenure track system and it will be filled for a fixed four-year term.

We are looking for a professor specialising in the challenges and opportunities of sociotechnical transitions in services in the field of the industrial engineering and management. The position is based in Lahti, Finland. The professorship will reinforce the school's innovation management research and education. 

The person appointed to the position must present strong research merits in sociotechnical transitions, services, and innovation management.

For instance, the following application or topic areas are considered an advantage:

  • service innovations
  • sociotechnical transitions 
  • implementation of emerging technologies 
  • human-technology interaction in services and user involvement

The person appointed to the professorship must also present strong proof of successful project work, funding acquisition, and research collaboration with the public and private sectors. Experience of the Finnish business environment is considered an advantage.

The duties include education at the Bachelor's and Master's levels in the key areas of industrial engineering and management. 

The duties related to the field of research also include the following: 

  • planning and implementation of undergraduate and postgraduate education
  • supervision of final theses and postgraduate studies
  • active collaboration with businesses 
  • collaboration with actors in the Lahti region
  • societal interaction
  • participation in regional and national development projects as an expert
  • preparation and management of national and international research and education projects, including funding acquisition
  • high-impact international research
  • increasing awareness in a way that serves industry and the economy
  • taking part in the preparation of projects in other LUT units as an expert
  • general administrative work related to the university's operation

The salary is determined according to the salary system for university teaching and research personnel. The pay will include an individual pay component based on performance and competence. The annual salary range of assistant/associate professors is approximately 46 000–62 000 euros depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate.

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

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

  1. A curriculum vitae (max. 10 pages)
  2. A copy of your doctoral diploma
  3. A full list of publications, including the total number of publications in Scopus and Google Scholar, the total number of citations, the h-index, Scopus ID and Google Scholar profile address 
  4. A separate list of the publications submitted for expert evaluation (max. 10)
  5. All the publications listed for evaluation by experts (max. 10) 
  6. A teaching portfolio or an equivalent account of your teaching qualifications
  7. An account of your merits and activities of significance to the vacancy (max. 3 pages)
  8. An account of your on the development of education, research and projects in the field of the professorship at LUT University (max. 3 pages).

Please specify the tenure track level applied to. The work starts with a six-month trial period.

The closing date for applications is 30 January 2022  at midnight, Finnish local time (UTC + 2 h). 

Please submit your application by filling out the online form.

Further information, please contact Professor Marko Torkkeli, tel. +358 40 761 1223, marko.torkkeli@lut.fi.


Join our team of trailblazers. Clean energy, water and air are life-giving resources for which we at LUT University seek new solutions with our expertise in technology and business. We help society and businesses in their sustainable renewal. Our international community consists of 6500 members. Our modern campuses are in Lappeenranta and Lahti. Video of our strategy: https://youtu.be/PpFawdT8CDE 


Technical support for the recruitment system: recruitment@lut.fi.


Application period starts: 2021-11-22 08:00Application period ends: 2022-01-30 23:59
Questions marked with an asterisk (*) are required.
Please keep only one form open when filling out an application!
Personal details
First name *
Family name *
Date of birth
day month year
Gender (for statistical purposes) *
Nationality *
We will send you information about your application by e-mail. In order to receive our messages, it is important that the e-mail address is correct.
E-mail address *
I own this e-mail address and I have checked that it is written correctly.
Mobile phone *
Additional telephone
Address (street and number)
Post code
City or town
Additional address information
Education and degrees/qualifications
Highest completed degree of education *
Education
Note: Periods of education are automatically organized by start date, from the earliest to the most recent.
Official name of the school / educational institution
Degree/qualifications
Major subject / educational programme
(Max 200 characters)
Characters left:
Date of graduation / estimated date of graduation
month year
Minor subjects
(Max 500 characters)
Characters left:
Studies are in progress
Number of credits completed, if studies are in progress
University Pedagogy studies
(Max 500 characters)
Characters left:
Other education / training relevant to your application for employment
(Max 500 characters)
Characters left:
Title of docent (adjunct professor)
The title of docent has been awarded
Demonstration lecture
Demonstration lecture passed
Work experience
Note: Work experience is automatically organized by employment start date.
Job title
Main duties and responsibilities
(Max 500 characters)
Characters left:
Employer
Employment started
month year
Employment ended
month year
Other work experience relevant to the position for which you are applying
(Max 500 characters)
Characters left:
Acquisition of significant research funding and leadership of research work
Acting as a supervisor for students at bachelor’s, master’s, and post-graduate levels
Pedagogical teaching credentials and experience; generation of learning materials
Number of publications
Refereed scientific journal articles
Refereed articles in books
Scientific books (monographs)
Refereed conference articles
Other scientific and academic credentials
(Max 1000 characters)
Characters left:
Language skills
Mother tongue *
Other mother tongue
1st foreign language
Other 1st foreign language
2nd foreign language
Other 2nd foreign language
Other language skills and language skill level
(Max 200 characters)
Characters left:
Other professional merits
Other professional merits beneficial to the position for which you are applying
(Max 500 characters)
Characters left:
Please briefly describe your suitability for the position for which you are applying
(Max 500 characters)
Characters left:
Other
Lisäkysymykset
Google Scholar: Link to profile, Number of documents, Number of citations and H-index in Google Scholar *
(Max 100 characters)
Characters left:
Scopus: ID, Number of documents, Number of citations and H-index in Scopus database *
(Max 100 characters)
Characters left:
Which of the tenure track level are you applying for, assistant or associate professor? *
(Max 2)


When can you start working for us?
day month year
Names and contact information of referees
(Max 200 characters)
Characters left:
Information about the job vacancy *
Link to www-page, for more information about me
Attachments
The maximum file size is 5 MB. Permissible file extensions are rtf, doc, odt, pdf, txt, and docx. The contents of the file must correspond to the file extension.
The maximum file size is 5120 kB. Allowed file extensions are: rtf, doc, odt, pdf, txt, docx. The contents of the file must also match the extension.
Attach your CV (max. 10 pages; attaching your CV does not substitute for filling out the form)
The maximum file size is 5120 kB. Allowed file extensions are: rtf, doc, odt, pdf, txt, docx. The contents of the file must also match the extension.
A copy of your doctoral diploma
Publications
The maximum file size is 5120 kB. Allowed file extensions are: rtf, doc, odt, pdf, txt, docx. The contents of the file must also match the extension.
A full list of publications
The maximum file size is 5120 kB. Allowed file extensions are: rtf, doc, odt, pdf, txt, docx. The contents of the file must also match the extension.
A separate list of publications selected for evaluation by experts (max. 10 publications)
The maximum file size is 5120 kB. Allowed file extensions are: rtf, doc, odt, pdf, txt, docx. The contents of the file must also match the extension.
Publication 1 *
The maximum file size is 5120 kB. Allowed file extensions are: rtf, doc, odt, pdf, txt, docx. The contents of the file must also match the extension.
Publication 2
The maximum file size is 5120 kB. Allowed file extensions are: rtf, doc, odt, pdf, txt, docx. The contents of the file must also match the extension.
Publication 3
The maximum file size is 5120 kB. Allowed file extensions are: rtf, doc, odt, pdf, txt, docx. The contents of the file must also match the extension.
Publication 4
The maximum file size is 5120 kB. Allowed file extensions are: rtf, doc, odt, pdf, txt, docx. The contents of the file must also match the extension.
Publication 5
The maximum file size is 5120 kB. Allowed file extensions are: rtf, doc, odt, pdf, txt, docx. The contents of the file must also match the extension.
Publication 6
The maximum file size is 5120 kB. Allowed file extensions are: rtf, doc, odt, pdf, txt, docx. The contents of the file must also match the extension.
Publication 7
The maximum file size is 5120 kB. Allowed file extensions are: rtf, doc, odt, pdf, txt, docx. The contents of the file must also match the extension.
Publication 8
The maximum file size is 5120 kB. Allowed file extensions are: rtf, doc, odt, pdf, txt, docx. The contents of the file must also match the extension.
Publication 9
The maximum file size is 5120 kB. Allowed file extensions are: rtf, doc, odt, pdf, txt, docx. The contents of the file must also match the extension.
Publication 10
Other attachments
Download a template for teaching portfolio from here.
The maximum file size is 5120 kB. Allowed file extensions are: rtf, doc, odt, pdf, txt, docx. The contents of the file must also match the extension.
A teaching portfolio or an equivalent account of your teaching qualifications
The maximum file size is 5120 kB. Allowed file extensions are: rtf, doc, odt, pdf, txt, docx. The contents of the file must also match the extension.
An account of your merits and activities of significance to the vacancy (max. 3 pages)
The maximum file size is 5120 kB. Allowed file extensions are: rtf, doc, odt, pdf, txt, docx. The contents of the file must also match the extension.
An account of your vision on the development of education, research and projects in the field of the professorship in LUT University (max. 3 pages)
Other documented merits of significance to the vacancy
The maximum file size is 5120 kB. Allowed file extensions are: rtf, doc, odt, pdf, txt, docx. The contents of the file must also match the extension.
Additional attachment 1
The maximum file size is 5120 kB. Allowed file extensions are: rtf, doc, odt, pdf, txt, docx. The contents of the file must also match the extension.
Additional attachment 2
The maximum file size is 5120 kB. Allowed file extensions are: rtf, doc, odt, pdf, txt, docx. The contents of the file must also match the extension.
Additional attachment 3
Consent to personal data processing
LUT University or LAB University of Applied Sciences may also consider me for other vacant positions
Applications are kept on file for three (3) years. Please attach only the certificates requested in the vacancy announcement. Other relevant certificates will be reviewed in the possible job interview.