Assistant Professor - Industrial Engineering

School/Institution:University of Turku, Finland,  Turku

Discipline: Industrial Engineering

Employment Type:Full-time


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Professor or Assistant / Associate Professor (tenure track) in Industrial Engineering

Turku region with its 320,000 people, former capital and a major urban area in Finland, is located in the southwestern Finland. 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 the highest ranked Finnish university outside of Helsinki.

We are looking for a Professor or Assistant / Associate Professor (tenure track) in Industrial Engineering and Management who want to join us in building a new strategic area of ​​expertise at the University of Turku. The professorship is positioned at the Faculty of Technology in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering.

We are now looking for candidates whose research and teaching record are in the field of Industrial Engineering and Management, especially in innovation and project management.

This is a professorship donated by The Regional Council of Southwest Finland. In this position you have excellent opportunities to establish strong cooperation within a truly international industrial domain.

The successful applicants may be appointed to a fixed-term associate / assistant professorship (tenure track) or a permanent full professorship depending on their previous academic merits.

For the position of Assistant Professor, we seek proactive researchers and teachers beyond their post doc phase yet still at their early academic career, and who already have a proven track record of scientific research.

For the position of Assistant Professor/Associate Professor, we emphasize a proven international track record of scientific research, teaching experience and societal influence. In addition to these, we value proof of acquiring external research funding and business collaboration.

For the position of Associate Professor, and particularly for the position of Full Professor, we seek experienced and internationally renowned experts who already have an excellent publication record and success in acquiring external research funding.

We are building a diverse team and appreciate applicants with different backgrounds. The candidate is expected to have wide experience in industrial engineering and management research and education, to work and have merits in sustainable value creation in innovative multi-project environments and operations. We value, for example, broad academic, professional and societal networks, societal impact and outreach activities, experience in technology transfer, industry or entrepreneurial experience and multidisciplinary collaboration. For all positions, we require an active approach and genuine enthusiasm for teaching and the educational development. Experience and education in areas such as coaching, leadership or project management are also considered an asset.

More information about the Faculty of Technology: and the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering:


  • The guideline for applying and recruitment of a professor or an assistant / associate professor (tenure track)
  • The guideline for tenure track at the UTU

The salary for this particular post is determined in accordance with the university salary system for teaching and research personnel (YPJ) when negotiating the employment contract. The position is subject to a six-month trial period.

For the position, please contact Professor of Industrial Engineering and Management Saku Mäkinen. Practical issues may be discussed with Faculty of Technology’s Head of Faculty Administration Sanna Hirvola.

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Job details

Title: Professor or Assistant / Associate Professor (tenure track) in Industrial Engineering and Management

Employer: University of Turku

Location: TURUN YLIOPISTO Turku, Finland

Job type: Assistant / Associate Professor, Tenure Track

Field: Industrial Engineering

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