Assistant Professor/Professor in Space Physics University of Helsinki, Department of Physics at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences Finland



The University of Helsinki is among the best multidisciplinary research universities in the world. The university has 11 faculties and separate institutions, some of which are shared with other universities. The university studies 35,000 graduate students.


The Department of Physics at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences is responsible for research at the international level in physics and astronomy, as well as university education based on high-quality research. The research areas are material physics, elementary physics and astrophysics. The department has nationally significant research facilities and close links with the world's major science major projects.
The department is an annual budget of EUR 10 million, with around 200 man-years per year. The institute has 20 regular professors, 3 permanent assistants and 1 visiting professor. Further information .


The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences applies for assistant professor / professor as a field of research in space physics.


The assignment is at the Department of Physics at the Faculty of Science and is part of the Academy of Finland's Center for Sustainable Space Science and Technology. The CoE collects under the same roof under the aegis of the University of Helsinki, the Aalto University, the University of Turku and the Finnish Meteorological Institute in the field of space science and technology, with the aim of revolutionizing space physics by means of small satellites. The Scientific Unit of Excellence focuses on space conditions and seeks to understand the causes and consequences of events, as well as to evaluate their impact, especially from the perspective of small-scale satellites. The objective of the Space Physics Unit of the University of Helsinki at the University of Helsinki is to understand the processes of the inner matrix subfamily under the influence of the solar wind and outer magnetosphere phenomena,


The person to be chosen assigns the teaching of physics, especially space physics. He studies the Earth's magnetosphere, and in particular the dynamics of its internal parts. He utilizes the latest modeling methods for indoor and outdoor metadata and small-satellite data to reach the CoE's goals. The successful candidate research covers at best phenomenological, theoretical and computational space physics physics.


The person to be elected is required to carry out internationally high-level research work, utilizing national and international research funding opportunities, teaching and doctoral training in related training programs, and being active in interaction between science and society. He is expected to develop the University of Helsinki's Space Physics education.


The doctoral candidate of the University of Helsinki is required to hold a doctorate degree, a high level of scientific qualifications, an experience in scientific research management, the ability to provide high-quality research-based instruction and to direct the theses and evidence of international co-operation within the research field.


The candidate for the post of assistant professor is required to have a doctorate degree and the ability to work independently in independent scientific work and the required teaching skills. In addition, publications and otherwise demonstrated ability and motivation for a scientific career are required.


According to the University Regulations, a professor is required to master the Finnish language. In addition, he must have at least satisfactory oral and written skills in the Swedish language. Foreign nationals or Finnish citizens who are not native or who have not received their education in Finnish or Swedish can be granted without a separate application for exemption from this language proficiency requirement.


When assessing the applicant's earnings, scientific publications and other research results of scientific value, teaching experience and pedagogical training, the ability to produce learning material, other gains and, where appropriate, a sample of teaching and participation in doctoral education are taken into account. In addition, the applicant's activity in the scientific community's activities, success in obtaining external research funding and foreign scientific work and international positions of trust are taken into account.


The salary of the professor is based on the level 8-10 of the demand level map of teaching and research staff at the University pay system. The starting salary of the new professor is typically about € 5,700 / month. The Assistant Professor will be at Level 7 with an initial salary of approximately 4,700 euros / month.


The application must be enclosed in a single PDF (English)

1) the University Portfolio (see https: // ... ), which must include a description of theses guidance on how the applicant intends to develop the field and teaching;
2) a list of the publications and other work for which the applicant wishes to prove his / her eligibility and merit;


Applicants are also asked to be prepared to submit, at the end of the application period, at the Faculty's request, a maximum of ten selected publications to be sent to experts. Publications are provided through the electronic search system.


The application will be submitted with the attachments at the University of Helsinki's electronic system "Apply Place" link. Applicants in employment at the University of Helsinki are invited to submit their application on the SAP-HR portal.


The application period ends on February 15, 2018.


For more information, please contact the Head of the CoE Unit, Professor Minna Palmroth,
minna.palmroth (at), +358 2941 51020


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