Assistant Professor in Automatic Control

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 31 Dec 2021

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation at the Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering invites applications for


We are seeking control experts over a broad range of topics including modeling of dynamical systems, control theory, optimal control, and cyber-physical systems. Our research and education in control engineering includes both theoretical and engineering-oriented activities within the department research focus areas. Strong application areas include robotics, autonomous systems, electrical and mechanical engineering, and energy technologies.

As a tenure-track faculty member, you are expected to complement the expertise of the current faculty by bringing new ideas and perspectives into our community. You are also expected to teach control theory and engineering, with the typical teaching load of two courses per year.

The position will be filled at the assistant professor level. The position will be located at the Aalto University Otaniemi Campus.

Your experience and ambitions

We are looking for applicants with

• a doctorate in control engineering, applied mathematics, electrical engineering, computer science, or another applicable field

• a proven ability and passion to carry out high-quality research and publish in top venues of the discipline

• potential to attract research funding and build up your own research group

• an interest to collaborate with industry

• ability to build a high-level international collaboration network

• motivation to teach at undergraduate and/or graduate levels

We offer

• a tenure track position with promotion to tenured position based on merits

• a competitive benefits package including access to health care

• start-up funding and grant writing support to help you establish your own group

• excellent collaboration possibilities within the university

• great future in one of the happiest and safest countries in the world, with comprehensive social security system and free education up to university level

Aalto tenure track

This position belongs to our tenure track system and will be filled to the assistant professor level. The salary is based on Aalto University salary system, but you can also provide your own salary requests. Getting tenure and advancement on Aalto tenure track is based on an evaluation of your achievements and merits against the Aalto tenure track criteria. Please see the details about the tenure track path at Aalto at and evaluation criteria at .

Scientific environment

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation (EEA) focuses on three research areas: Electrical Power and Energy Engineering (EPEE), Control Robotics and Autonomous Systems (CRAS), and Health Technology (HTech). In EPEE, we develop new methods, devices, and systems for substantially increasing the share of renewable energy and improving energy efficiency, focusing on making renewables, energy storage, and digital services the essence of power systems. In CRAS, we develop generic methodologies and practices focusing on control systems, field robotics, intelligent robotics, robotic instruments, industry automation systems, and automation software for distributed systems. In HTech, we develop technologies for improved and predictive diagnostic tools and efficient therapeutic methods and offer new analytical techniques for basic medical research focusing on making medical solutions that enable personalized treatments, homecare and data driven clinical decisions. ( )

The department manages and has access to a substantial amount of research and education infrastructure and is committed to renewal and development of its infrastructure through internal and external funding. Besides its participation in the School-wide doctoral education, the Department offers a Master’s degree programme in the above focus areas and is heavily involved in the teaching and education in other cross-disciplinary programmes as well.

Ready to apply

Please submit your application latest on December 31, 2021 through our recruiting system by using the "Apply" link. Aalto University’s employees and visitors please note: you should apply for the position via our internal system Workday -> Career -> find jobs (not external webpage on open positions) by using your existing Workday user account.

Please include the following pdf documents in English (maximum size by each document is 5mb and maximum number of documents is 5).

1) cover letter

2) curriculum vitae (with contact information, the ResearcherID number, list of referees with contact information)

3) list of publications (in which the five most significant publications highlighted and your role in them described)

4) research portfolio describing past research and plans for the future research

5) reaching portfolio describing teaching experience and plans for teaching

General instructions for applicants including language requirements and guidelines for compiling the teaching portfolio, research portfolio and CV are at

More information

If you wish to hear more about the position or us, please contact Professor Jorma Kyyrä, jorma.kyyra(at) In case you have questions related to the recruitment process, please contact HR Coordinator Jaana Hänninen, jaana.hanninen(at) Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open or to extend the application period.

About Aalto University, Helsinki and Finnish society

The School of Electrical Engineering promotes high-quality science, technology and innovations for the benefit of the Finnish society and all of humankind. In our research environment, the natural sciences, engineering and information technology intertwine to form smart systems and innovations that save energy and promote well-being. With our research, we seek to respond to many challenges posed by sustainable development and the results are applied, for example, in mobile devices, electrical networks, health care and in satellites. School’s special strength is linking the research with the Finnish and international business sector. We have around 2000 students in total, and around 250 master’s and 50 doctoral degrees annually. Our personnel consist of 700 people with over 70 professors.

At Aalto, high-quality research, art, education and entrepreneurship are promoted hand in hand. Disciplinary excellence is combined with multidisciplinary activities, engaging both students and the local innovation ecosystem. Our main campus is quickly transforming into an open collaboration hub that encourages encounters between students, researchers, industry, startups and other partners. Aalto University was founded in 2010 as three leading Finnish universities, Helsinki University of Technology, the Helsinki School of Economics and the University of Art and Design Helsinki, were merged to strengthen Finland’s innovative capability.

The greater Helsinki region is a world-class information technology complex, attracting leading scientists and researchers in various fields of electrical engineering. As a living and working environment, Finland consistently ranks high in quality of life, and Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is regularly ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world.

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