1-3 Senior Lecturers, Engineering: Software Engineering / Data Science

Posted 11 months ago

The Faculty of Information Technology is seeking for 1-3 SENIOR LECTURERS in Engineering: Software Engineering / Data Science

The position is fixed-term starting September 1, 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter and ending July 31, 2026.

Qualifications we are looking for

The University of Jyväskylä is launching a modern strategic educational cooperation in software engineering and data science with companies, in association with its Bachelor of Science and Master of Science programmes. The central idea is to systematically enable students to work and do internships in partner companies during their studies.

The duties of a Senior Lecturer hired for this joint activity include producing the online teaching materials needed for education, developing training cooperation with companies, teaching duties related to this cooperation, and other tasks agreed with the supervisor. The task is teaching-oriented. In addition, the recruited person will be expected to participate in a research project with Education Sciences to collect data on the development of students’ academic understanding in a business context.

Senior Lecturer is required to have an applicable doctoral degree, professional skills in software engineering or data science, evidence of independent scientific research, the ability to provide high-quality research-based teaching, and to supervise theses and dissertations. Fluency in English is required. We value good collaboration skills, a track record of developing teaching and producing teaching materials, varied experience of working with businesses or other stakeholders, and research in computer science education such as automated feedback or the use of language models in e-learning.

The duties, qualification requirements, and language skills of a Senior Lecturer are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines.

What does the University of Jyväskylä offer as an employer?

The University of Jyväskylä is actively developing its education and research to meet current challenges, building on its tradition as an impressive university of civilisation. The multidisciplinary university community educates people to build the future of society in close cooperation with internationally renowned research.

Launched in the autumn 2021, the information and software engineering education at the university combines IT technology, human sciences, and mathematical and logical reasoning. The university actively seeks and develops new and creative solutions for engineering education in a multidisciplinary collaboration to develop students’ academic and professional understanding. The Faculty of Information Technology offers the opportunity to work in a forward-looking team that creates new approaches to education. In cooperation with companies, the group develops online material of high quality in terms of content and pedagogy, which is used both in degree courses and in continuous learning. We offer the opportunity to make an impact in a professionally stimulating environment.

Our university’s leadership is based on openness, trust, and creating the conditions for success. Digital tools enable flexible working and access to services, allowing some work to be done remotely.

The task is at level 6 of the university pay scale for teaching and research staff. A personal salary supplement is also paid, based on skills and previous experience. A trial period of six months will be used.

To find useful information about the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä, and living in Finland, see the University’s International Staff Guide.

How to apply

The application should include:

  1. Application / Motivation letter
  2. Curriculum vitae (CV), including the applicant’s ORCID ID, composed according to good scientific practice and considering the template for researcher´s curriculum vitae by The Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity.
  3. A numbered list of all scientific and other publications with which the applicant wishes to demonstrate their competence and merit for the position.
  4. A short (2-3 pages) description of the applicant’s pedagogical training and teaching merits, teaching portfolio.
  5. A short (1-2 pages) written summary of your research and scientific merits
  6. Up to five (5) most important publications, which must be numbered according to the list of publications (one pdf file).
  7. Qualification certificates

Further information: Professor Tommi Mikkonen, tommi.j.mikkonen@jyu.fi, +358503117999

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

The University is committed to fairness, consistency, and transparency in selection decisions, and undertakes the recommendations for the responsible evaluation of a researcher in Finland.

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