Assistant/associate/full professor (tenure track) in energy storages


LUT School of Energy Systems is looking for a professor in energy storages.

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

The candidate must have proven expertise in the field of applied electrochemistry and/or exceptional knowledge of new material systems for electrochemical energy storages. Candidates must also have a proven ability to realise the research results in real-life proof-of-concepts, carry out testing and apply analysis methods. 

The position requires knowledge in at least in two of the following research fields:

  • computational methods in electrochemistry / advanced modelling and design methods in electrochemical energy storages
  • electrochemical energy conversion processes applied to energy storages
  • measurement methods and diagnostics in electrochemical energy storage systems
  • failure mechanisms of battery storage systems
  • materials used in electrochemical storage solutions.

The appointed professor must possess a strong scientific research background in the above-mentioned research fields. Evidence of the ability to acquire research funding, the successful management of projects and cooperation with relevant research institutes, companies and other stakeholders will also be considered an important merit. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to integrate into the strategic blueprint of LUT's electrical engineering unit and to lead the people of their own research group.

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 
  2. A copy of your 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. A separate list of the publications submitted for expert evaluation
  5. Publications 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 vision 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 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 42000–79200 euros (gross income including holiday bonus), and that of full professors is 68400–103200 euros depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate.

The closing date for applications is 12 November 2020 at midnight, Finnish local time (UTC + 2 h). 

Please submit your application by filling out the online form.

Further information, please contact Professor Jero Ahola, tel. +358 40 529 8524, jero.ahola@lut.fi.


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

Application period starts: 2020-09-14 00:01Application period ends: 2020-11-12 23:59

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