Teacher position at the Center for Applied Statistics and Data Analytics (CAST) University of Tampere, Faculty of Natural Sciences Finland

University teacher, periodic task statistics center / A fixed-term university teacher position at the Center for Applied Statistics and Data Analytics (CAST)


The Centre for Applied Statistics and Data Analytics (CAST) aims to build a recognized center of expertise on the area of statistics and applied data analytics that would enable University of Tampere to be a strong partner in local and global scene. The CAST participates in organizing, developing and implementing teaching, research and R&D services in the scope in co-operation with actors in the University Schools and Research centers and outside the university.


The vacancy of a university teacher is now open for applications for the fixed term of 1 August 2017 – 31 December 2019. The university teacher will work at the Faculty of Natural Sciences on the UTA main campus.


The University teacher acts as the coordinator of the CAST and tasks include planning and conducting education, planning and provision of research support in statistics across the Faculties of the University of Tampere, and carrying out related support services in cooperation with the director of CAST. The tasks also include supporting the strategic development of CAST, coordinating national and international cooperation, and communication and reporting, as well as other planning and coordination tasks as agreed with the director. The tasks may also include instruction and research in the applicant’s areas of expertise. The task also includes some administrative tasks.


The successful candidate should hold a Master’s or a Doctoral degree in statistics. Experience of the administration of an academic teaching or research unit, offering instruction in statistics and working in expert tasks are considered an advantage. In addition, good organizational skills, the capacity to work independently and in networks, and good interaction skills in both oral and written Finnish and English are appreciated.


The salary is determined according to the salary system for Finnish universities (YPJ). The preliminary job requirement level is 4-6 in the job requirement scheme for teaching and research staff. Apart from the job requirement level, a part of the salary is based on performance.


There will be a four-month trial period.


Applicants should submit their applications by 15.45 pm (Finnish time) on 22 May 2017 with the electronic application form (please find the link below). The curriculum vitae, a list of publications and the research and teaching interests should be attached to the application.


For further information about the position, please contact:

Director of CAST Paulo Canas Rodrigues paulo.rodrigues@uta.fi, tel. +358 50 318 7538.

For more information about the application process, please contact:

Head of Administration Sari Saastamoinen, sari.saastamoinen@uta.fi, tel. +358 40 1901479


The University of Tampere has the right to not fill the vacancy and to extend the deadline for applications for a valid reason.

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