Assistant Professor, Computer Science (Information Systems)

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 10 Jan 2021

At the University of Vaasa, we think out of the box in order to build a sustainable future. We are a university that invests in the quality of research and teaching in order to tackle the challenges of our time. We educate responsible and internationally-minded leaders and experts. We are well known for our high-quality education and inspirational teachers. Our expertise in the fields of business studies, technology, administrative sciences and communication forms the core of our university. Our discipline-based research is complemented by our phenomenon-driven research platforms.

This is a fixed term position starting at the beginning of March 2021 (or as agreed) and ending at the end of July 2022. The position is located at School of Technology and Innovation, University of Vaasa, and the position is funded by the Academy of Finland's DigiConsumers -project.

Your role

The tasks of this Assistant Professor position are mainly focused on high-quality research in the DigiConsumers project. DigiConsumers is a multidisciplinary research project for identifying solutions to improve the economic and consumer skills of young people between the ages of 13 and 25 especially in digital environments. As an information systems researcher your task is to work in the work package “Game-based approaches and digital tools in financial education”. In this work package we analyze how young people use digital tools to manage their finances, and how different digital tools can guide young people to identify and address factors influencing their own financial management decisions. 

The tasks of this position include also teaching and guidance of theses.

All tasks are agreed in more detail in the Annual Work Plan. The annual working time for an Assistant Professor is 1612 hours. 


The position requires a relevant doctoral degree and the ability to independently conduct high-level scientific research in the specified area and the teaching skills required for the task. A proven track record in international scientific publishing is especially valued. 

Fluent written and spoken English language skills are mandatory in the position. Finnish language skills are seen as beneficial in the position. Read more about the selection process and language guidelines: .

Inspirational work environment

The position is situated in School of Technology and Innovations and team of Computing Sciences.

In the Computing Sciences team computing phenomena are studied from the viewpoints of computer engineering, automation, telecommunication, computer science, software engineering and information systems. This means that we have three important viewpoints, hardware, software, and organization viewpoints present in our teaching and research activities and that in our work as researchers and educators we tend to bridge the viewpoints.

We are strongly networked and responsible actors in research, education and public relations. As a work community, our team is diverse, international and encouraging. The cooperation and support of colleagues promotes well-being and inspires working.  

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The salary is based on the University Salary System for Teaching and Research Staff.  The salary for an Assistant Professor is based on demand levels 5-6 (2967–3460 €/month). An additional personal salary component is paid based on work performance. An annual holiday bonus is paid to all employees in July. Each University of Vaasa employee automatically belongs to a pension scheme and the majority of the pension contributions are paid by the employer.


To apply for the position, please use our online application system (using the "Leave an application" button below). The application including annexes has to be in our online application database by midnight 10.1.2021 (Finnish time, GMT +2). Please note! In order for us to process your application, please ensure that you fill in the fields below thoroughly. 

The application should include the following annexes in English (or in Finnish):

Further information

  • The employment is subject to a trial period of six (6) months.
  • Please see the project web site:

Further information about the position:  

Inquiries about the online application system: careers(a)

Due to the holiday season, there may be delays in replies. 

The 5,000 students and 500 employees of the University of Vaasa thrive on the most beautiful campus in Finland, at the seaside. Our university community is international: we come from 80 countries. As an employer, we focus on employee well-being at work by providing extensive occupational health care, flexible working time arrangements and opportunities for competence development. We have been awarded the HR Excellence in Research recognition. Read more about us: .

The coastal city of Vaasa is a trendy and international centre of culture, education and tourism in Western Finland, with nearly 70,000 inhabitants. Vaasa is host to the Nordic countries' most significant centre of excellence in sustainable technology and energy solutions. Its leading exporters' and subcontractors' accumulated turnover of more than EUR 5billion accounts for 30% of Finland's energy technology exports and employs 12,000 experts. 

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