Lecturer in Geoengineering

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 14 Jan 2024

7 Dec 2023
Job Information

Aalto University
Research Field

Environmental science » Earth science
Engineering » Other
Researcher Profile

Established Researcher (R3)

Application Deadline

14 Jan 2024 - 21:59 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Hours Per Week

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

Aalto University is where science and art meet technology and business. We shape a sustainable future by making research breakthroughs in and across our disciplines, sparking the game changers of tomorrow and creating novel solutions to major global challenges. Our community is made up of 12 000 students, 400 professors and close to 4 000 other faculty and staff working on our dynamic campus in Helsinki region, Finland. Diversity is a part of who we are, and we actively work to ensure our community’s diversity and inclusiveness. This is why we warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to join our community.

Aalto University School of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering invites applications for


Five years fixed-term position.

The vacancy is at the Department of Civil Engineering, see http://civileng.aalto.fi/en/ at Aalto University http://www.aalto.fi/en . In accordance with Aalto University´s living strategy, www.aalto.fi/en/strategy , our call is to support the shaping of a sustainable future using Aalto’s three core values: responsibility, courage, and collaboration. Currently, the department has 16 professors supported by lecturers, post-doctoral researchers, doctoral students, and technical staff. In total, the number of personnel is about 115. The department and school have well-equipped research infra and access to national scientific computing services. We are located at Aalto University campus in Otaniemi, Espoo where several research institutions and organizations have their laboratories.

Job description

The position will be filled either at the level of university teacher or university lecturer, depending on the applicant's merits and experience. The position is a five years fixed-term position.

The main task of the selected person is to teach and to assist teaching, supplemented as agreed with a combination of research, community service tasks, and academic leadership. The tasks also include student guidance as well as planning, developing, and leading education in collaboration with departmental professors and other teaching staff.

The open position primarily involves working as a teacher for courses in the Bachelor's Program in Civil Engineering and in the Master's Program in Geoengineering. Teaching is in the areas of Geoengineering, particularly in rock and mining engineering. Knowledge in Geotechnical engineering is considered as advantageous.

The person hired will have their own course responsibilities as well as coordinating tasks on other teachers' courses. The position also includes acting as a supervisor for thesis work. The job includes developing online education, providing academic guidance to students and participation in the selection of new students. The teacher/lecturer is expected to conduct research in her/his field and to keep up with the developments in this field. The exact job description will be determined based on the selected person's skills.

The selected candidate will become a part of our active teaching and research community.


The position of university teacher requires a master's degree in rock or mining engineering, geotechnical engineering, engineering geology, or in some other relevant field, while a doctoral degree is required for lecturer positions. Having prior research experience, pedagogical studies, and teaching experience are considered beneficial.

The candidate must have the ability to teach and provide guidance in English. Knowledge in Finnish or Swedish is of high advantage.

What we offer

The salary is based on the salary system used at Aalto University. The applicant may also present salary request. We have flexible working time. In addition, we´ll offer occupational health care services and the opportunity to improve skills through courses and training including Finnish courses.

For more information

For additional information, please contact Associate Professor Mikael Rinne, Department of Civil Engineering, tel. +358 50 572 6090. In questions related to the recruitment process, please contact HR Advisor Heidi Lehtinen, tel. +358 50 340 9683. E-mail addresses follow the form [email protected] .

How to apply?

The application material for the position must consist of the following documents:

  • A cover letter in which the applicant explains suitability for the position
  • A curriculum vitae that follows the model of the Finnish National Board on Research Integrity (TENK) . https://tenk.fi/fi/ohjeet-ja-aineistot/tutkijan-ansioluettelomalli
  • A list of publications that follows the model of the Academy of Finland
  • A teaching portfolio that follows the guidelines of Aalto University .
  • Study register.

The application, addressed to the Dean of Aalto School of Engineering, together with the required attachments must be submitted through Aalto University's electronic recruitment system "Workday" no later than January 14th , 2024, before midnight in Finnish time.

The application material must be written in English. These documents must be combined, in the given order, into a single .pdf file and attached to the online application.

Aalto University has the right, based on justified reasons, to leave the position unfilled or to extend the application period.

A link to the recruitment system can be found at the end of this job advertisement via the text “Apply now”. The general instructions and evaluation criteria for applicants, including language requirements and guidelines for compiling the application material, are given online as well: https://www.aalto.fi/en/teaching-and-learning/lecturer-career-system?check_logged_in=1

Aalto University’s employees and visitors should apply for the position via the internal HR system Workday (keyword “Find Jobs”) by using their existing Workday user account (not via the external webpage for open positions). 

More about Aalto University:


Research Field
Environmental science
Years of Research Experience
4 - 10

Research Field
Years of Research Experience
4 - 10

Additional Information
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Work Location(s)
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Aalto University
Postal Code
Lämpömiehenkuja 2

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