Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (Tenure Track position) in Translational Bone Research in Musculoskeletal Diseases

The University of Eastern Finland, UEF, is one of the largest multidisciplinary universities in Finland. We offer education in nearly one hundred major subjects, and are home to approximately 15,500 students and 2,500 members of staff. We operate in Joensuu and Kuopio. In international rankings, we are ranked among the leading universities in the world.

The Faculty of Science and Forestry operates on the Kuopio and Joensuu campuses of the University of Eastern Finland. The mission of the faculty is to carry out internationally recognised scientific research and to offer research-education in the fields of natural sciences and forest sciences. The faculty invests in all of the strategic research areas of the university. The facultys environments for research and teaching are international, modern and multidisciplinary. The faculty has approximately 3,800 Bachelors and Masters degree students and some 490 postgraduate students. The number of staff amounts to 560. http://www.uef.fi/en/lumet/etusivu

We are now inviting applications for

an Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (Tenure Track position) in Translational Bone Research in Musculoskeletal Diseases, Department of Applied Physics, Kuopio Campus

The position belongs to one of the profile areas of the University of Eastern Finland (Ageing, Lifestyles and Health) and research associated with the position is carried out in the Musculoskeletal Disorders research area ( http://www.uef.fi/en/tules ), particularly in the Department of Applied Physics ( http://luotain.uef.fi/ ).

The position is research-oriented, and the specific duties associated with the position are research and teaching addressing experimental and/or computational research of musculoskeletal tissues, particularly bone. Research should combine laboratory tests with clinical data and provide a translation from laboratory to clinics. The duties also include intensifying collaboration between the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital, as well as initiating new collaborations with other groups in the profile area and internationally.

The person can enter the Tenure Track position from the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level, depending on the qualifications of the appointee. At the end of the term, the merits of the person will be evaluated to determine whether he or she can proceed to the next level in the Tenure Track without public notice of vacancy. The criteria, objectives and results to be achieved during the term in order to proceed to the next level of the Tenure Track will be agreed with the appointee in detail when signing the contract of employment. An Associate Professor can be invited to a full professorship on the basis of expert statements.

The person to be appointed to this Tenure Track position as an Assistant or Associate Professor shall hold a doctoral degree in biomedical engineering, medical physics, biomechanics, or in a related field and have good teaching skills.

Furthermore, a person to be appointed as an Associate Professor in the Tenure Track shall have the prerequisites for fulfilling the qualification requirements of a full professor by the end of the Tenure Track term (UEF University Regulations, Section 31).

English is primarily used as the language of instruction and supervision in this position.

The position will be filled for a fixed term of four years from 1 January 2020 or as agreed. The position is filled for a fixed term due to it being a fixed-term research and teaching position (Tenure Track).

The salary of the position is determined in accordance with the salary system of Finnish universities and is based on level 6 - 7 of the job requirement level chart for teaching and research staff. In addition to the job requirement component, the salary includes a personal performance component, which may be a maximum of 50 % of the job requirement component. The salary is typically between 3,970.00 - 5,050.00/month depending on the level of the Tenure Track and the percentage of the job requirement component.

Finland provides one of the most advanced and comprehensive social security in the world. It includes for example sickness benefits, various family benefits and a comprehensive healthcare system. Please read more about working at the University of Eastern Finland and living in Finland.

For further information on the position, please contact: Professor Rami Korhonen, tel. +358 29 445 3343 , e-mail: rami.korhonen [a]uef.fi . For further information on application procedure, please contact: Executive Head of Administration Arja Hirvonen, tel. +358 29 445 3002, email: arja.hirvonen[a]uef.fi

A probationary period is applied to all new members of the staff.

The electronic application is required to contain the following appendices:

- CV
- a portfolio of teaching merits
- a list of publications
- a research vision for the next four years, max. two pages
- copies of the applicant's academic degree certificates/ diplomas, and copies of certificates / diplomas relating to the applicants language proficiency, if not indicated in the academic degree certificates/diplomas

The application needs to be submitted no later than 9 December 2019 (by 24.00 hours Finnish time) by using the electronic application form.

Please click on the "Apply for the job" link to submit your application.


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