Postdoctoral Researchers in Information Technology
University of Jyväskylä Faculty of Information Technology

2-8 Postdoctoral Researchers, Information Technology

At the University of Jyväskylä, everyone can find their place in the human-centred environment of 2,600 experts and 14,700 students. Our goal is to create wisdom and wellbeing for us all. It is essential that each member of the community thrives and has opportunities to develop and grow. We cherish openness of thinking as well as the balance between research and education. Our naturally beautiful campus is located at the heart of the city of Jyväskylä. JYU is the third largest employer in Central Finland.

Faculty of Information Technology is currently seeking to fulfill
2-8 Postdoctoral Researcher level positions as of 4 January 2021 or as agreed for maximum of four years
(contract length maximum of four years, 2nd term contracts maximum of two years)

The Faculty of Information Technology at the University of Jyväskylä is the first and largest in its field in Finland. A Mission of the Faculty is to create science based digital future. In research, education and stakeholder collaboration, the Faculty combines comprehensively the viewpoints of technology, information, organizations, business and people. The IT Faculty employs 180 people and, currently, there are 2400 undergraduate students and 150 postgraduate students. Teaching is given both in Finnish and in English.

The duties of the Postdoctoral Researcher include research tasks specific to the researcher’s own area of research within one of the faculty`s research groups, high-level publishing productivity as well as productivity in research projects and procuring research funding. The research of the Postdoctoral Researcher is expected to strenghten the academic work and publishing profile of the faculty`s research groups. Teaching and supervision of master theses in Fininish as well as in English are also regarded as an essantial part of the work of Postdoctoral Researcher.

The Postdoctoral Researchers are recruited for the faculty’s main research areas: information systems, mathematical information technology (inc. data communication), education technology and cognitive sciences and unifying development and profiling areas: cyber security, computational sciences and data-analytics/ computational thinking and decision-making, software development and software business.

The duties and qualification requirements and language skills for the position of the Postdoctoral Researcher are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines. According to Finnish law, a non-native university teaching and research staff member can be granted an exemption from the requirement of Finnish language proficiency. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to have good skills in English language.

Applicants are required to have a Ph.D in the field of Information Technology. We value applicants that have ambition and ability to high-level publishing and active participation in procuring research funding, strong interest to research work as well as teaching and supervising master theses. Some of the positions require an ability to teach fluently both in Finnish and in English whereas in some of the positions excellent English skills are considered sufficient.

The salary of a successful candidate will be based on level 5-6 of of the job requirement scheme for teaching and research staff in the salary system of Finnish universities. The starting salary will be between 3100-4400 EUR/month depending on the qualifications and experience of  the candidate.

A trial period of six months will be used when the positions are first filled. 

Upon the consent of the applicant, a background check can be made on the person to be appointed (Security Clearance Act 726/2014). For more information on the background check and the rights of the subject of the check, see:

For further information on the position and job description, please contact: Vice Dean, Professor Tuure Tuunanen:, tel. +358408054628 or Dean Pasi Tyrväinen:, tel. +358405408646.

Please attach the following documents to the online application form:

1) Curriculum vitae written in compliance with the responsible conduct of research and, when possible, considering the template for researcher’s curriculum vitae by the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity (TENK, see: CV needs to contain contact information of two academic referees.

2) List of publications organized according Finnish publication forum`s levels, please see:

3) A maximum of five main publications, numbered in accordance with the list of publications (as a single PDF file or in one zip-file). The publication level must be mentioned.

4) Short application/motivation letter, including applicant’s research interests and plan.

Please submit your application by 2 October 2020 using the online application form.

More details about the faculty’s research:

To find useful information about the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä and living in Finland, see the University's International Staff Guide.

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