Lecturer in Physics and Nanotechnology

Alkuperäinen julkaisupäivä 25.6.2018
Aalto School of Electrical Engineering is one of the six schools of Aalto University. Our portfolio covers fields from natural sciences to engineering and information sciences. In parallel with basic research, we develop ideas and technologies further into innovations and services. We are experts in systems science; we develop integrated solutions from care of the elderly to space robotics. The School is an international unit with close to 60 professors and 2 000 full-time students, including over 200 doctoral students.

Are you passionate in teaching the university students? Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering (ELEC) is looking for a lecturer in physics and nanotechnology. Future electrical engineering has increasing need for competences in nanotechnology and advanced materials. Therefore, the future electrical engineers graduating from ELEC need to have solid understanding of physics. In addition to ELEC´s education in its fields of expertise, ELEC also offers basic courses in physics for the School´s own students. 

In the role of a Lecturer in Physics and Nanotechnology your main responsibility will be teaching the physics courses in ELEC. As you gain experience in lecturer responsibilities, you will also participate in the department level basic course development work, as well as in the curriculum development. Depending on your expertise, also MSc level teaching can be part of your responsibilities. As a lecturer, your main responsibilities will be in teaching, but you will also participate in the research of the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering.

We will offer you a collegial and strongly development minded work community. The Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering (ELE) operates at two locations in the Otaniemi campus. Your location will be Micronova research center, which belongs to Finland's National Research Infrastructure for micro- and nanotechnology, jointly run by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Aalto University. Our mission is to develop innovative, enabling technologies, and to apply these in practical micro- and nanosystems. Applications developed at ELE Micronova include semiconductor devices, photonic and optoelectronic systems, solar cells, nanoelectronic and quantum devices, radiation detectors, sensors and microelectromechanical systems. Micronova has the largest cleanroom facility (2600 m2) in the Northern Europe.

We expect you to be passionate in teaching, and also developing yourself as a researcher. You have a doctoral degree in physics or in a nearby field. Prior teaching and research experience on university level, or in other organizations is valued. You have already accomplished pedagogical studies or are about to start them. If your research focus is in materials research, photonics or nanotechnology we are especially interested in you. Fluency in Finnish is an advantage, but it will not be required. This position will be filled either to the level of University Teacher, University Lecturer or Senior University Lecturer, depending on your merits.

The position will be initially filled for four years at the level of University Teacher/University Lecturer/or Senior University Lecturer, depending on your merits. Aalto University follows the salary system of Finnish universities, but you can also provide your own salary request. The position includes occupational health and social security benefits. The preferred starting time of employment is by December 2018, but this can be also negotiated.

Please submit your application through our recruiting system by August 15, 2018. If you wish to hear more about the position, you can reach out from July 15 to August 15 to Professor Markku Sopanen, tel. +358 50 365 6356, markku.sopanen(at)aalto.fi.  


  • Ilmoitusnumero: 1149512
  • Työsuhde: Määräaikainen virka
  • Työn tyyppi: Kokopäiväinen
  • Hakuaika päättyy: 15.8.2018
  • Hakuosoite: www-osoite
  • Sijainti: Espoo