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University of Turku

University lecturer of Digital design (Mechanical engineering)

2021-12-09
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Turku, the former capital and a major urban area in Finland with a population of 320’000 people, is a leading hub for technological development and economic growth. Turku has a rich cultural history and is the gateway to a most beautiful archipelago.

The University of Turku is a world-class multidisciplinary research university which offers interesting challenges and a unique vantage point to national and international research and education. The University of Turku is ranked in the top 1 % of universities in the world.

The University of Turku is expanding its technical research and education. The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering started operating at the University of Turku at the beginning of 2021. New bachelor's and master's degree programs in engineering began in the autumn of 2020. In mechanical engineering, research and education focuses on smart systems, digital design, and digital manufacturing.

We are now looking for a university lecturer of Digital design in mechanical engineering. The position is located at the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering in the Faculty of Technology. The position will be filled starting from 1.1.2022, or upon mutual agreement, and are valid until further notice.

The recruited University Lecturer is expected to be an active member of the Master’s program of Digital Design and the mechanical engineering Bachelor’s program. The program of digital design gives students the necessary knowledge and tools for modern industrial engineering design. The courses include Computer Aided Design, Digital Design Methodology, Design Optimization, and Reverse Engineering & Industrial Metrology.

Applicant’s expertise in the design field, teaching ability and experience, ability to produce study materials and other teaching merits are considered in assessing the qualification. Successful applicants are expected to demonstrate research interest and experience in some design areas such as Data-Driven Design, Simulation-Based Design, Design Informatics, Smart Design, Design for Industry 4.0, Product-Service Systems Design, or Design for Circular Economy.

We seek a proactive teacher and researcher with PhD in mechanical engineering or a related field who will join the combined research and curriculum development effort in engineering design toward digital transformation of design pedagogy. Prospective applicants for the position must be able to provide high-quality teaching that is based on research knowledge.

The position includes duties related to the bachelor's and M.Sc. (Tech) degrees in mechanical engineering (independent teaching and small group supervision, supervision of theses). The university teacher participates in the development of the teaching of the subject and the position includes tasks related to student recruitment and study administration. The position also includes research and participation in the social interaction of the subject and the department and in obtaining project funding. The person selected for the position is also expected to be willing to participate in other assignments as needed. It is possible to tailor the tasks according to the skills and experience of the selected persons.

Teaching in Bachelor degree is given in Finnish with some exceptions and the medium of instruction in Master’s level programs is mainly English. Good skills in English language are required. Good knowledge of Finnish language is considered as an advantage for the applicant.

We are building a diverse and multi-skilled team, therefore for instance experience in industry, entrepreneurship, multidisciplinary collaboration or communication will be counted as a benefit. In addition, experience of education development, and knowledge of Finnish higher education system are considered an advantage.

The qualification requirements of the positions are stated in the University of Turku Rules of Procedure. An appropriate doctoral degree and the ability to provide high-quality teaching based on research and to supervise theses are required of persons selected for the post of university lecturer. General guideline for the level of university lecturer is that of a senior postdoc with formal pedagogical qualifications. When assessing the merits of the applicants for the post of university lecturer, scholarly work, practical expertise in the field in question, teaching experience and pedagogical training, ability to produce study materials and use various teaching methods in teaching, other teaching merits, and a trial lecture will be taken into account.

The salary for a university lecturer is in accordance with the University salary system for teaching and research personnel levels 5–7 where task specific salary component is between 3000,49 – 4033,80 eur/ month for University lecturer. In addition, a personal work performance component will be paid. The personal work performance component is 6%–50% of the task specific salary component.

The positions are subject to a six-month trial period.

The application period has been extended. Applications must be submitted by Thursday December 9, 2021 (23:59), using the electronic application form of the University of Turku on the following address: https://www.utu.fi/en/university/come-work-with-us/open-vacancies.  The link to the application system is at the beginning of this announcement (Apply for the job). Applications should include a motivation letter, curriculum vitae, academic portfolio, teaching and research plan at the University of Turku, degree certificate and other documents that may affect the selection.

The position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is identified. University of Turku reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period, reopen the application process, and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

For further information, please contact Head of department Jussi Kantola, jussi.kantola@utu.fi
Questions related to the application process, please contact HR Specialist Sarian Kotka, sjkkot@utu.fi

Job details

Title
University lecturer of Digital design (Mechanical engineering)
Location
TURUN YLIOPISTO, Finland
Published
2021-10-15
Application deadline
2021-12-09
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