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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in AI-health (Tenure Track)

Aalto University - School of Science

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers, where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors.

Aalto University invites applications for new cross-school initiative for 

ASSISTANT, ASSOCIATE or FULL PROFESSOR IN AI-HEALTH (tenure track)

The position is open to talented individuals who hold a doctorate in a related field and have an excellent potential or proven track record for a productive scientific career. This position is a new cross-school initiative in artificial Intelligence by leading departments in their own fields. The goal is to build solutions for socially and economically sustainable healthcare by combining artificial intelligence with neuroscience, medical technology, and economics. Artificial intelligence (AI) is quickly changing the world and opening doors to entirely new solutions in all areas of life. Healthcare with its growing challenges is one of the major domains where AI can contribute to significant advances. New levels of efficacy for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of both individual diseases and the overall healthcare system can be reached if AI-related knowledge is combined with expertise in the health domain. Aalto is well placed for this initiative given its strength in AI research, and its ability to combine this with expertise in three special areas of healthcare that have significant future relevance—neuroscience, medical technology, and economics. Complemented with the unique availability of health records in Finland, strong existing ties to public authorities, and tight collaboration with medical partners, the AI-driven healthcare theme can provide significant contributions to research-based knowledge in the healthcare area. This program will help build socially and economically sustainable healthcare by bringing together expertise in these key research areas: Health and Wellbeing, ICT, and business.

As a tenure-track faculty member, the nominated candidate is expected to complement the expertise of the current faculty by bringing new ideas and perspectives into our community.  The candidate is also expected to teach in our study programs with a typical teaching load of about two courses per year.

The nominated candidate is expected to take responsibility for education in the relevant field at Aalto University. Preference will be given to candidates who plan to integrate their research with the existing research in their field in Aalto university. We mainly search for candidates for at the Assistant Professor level, but exceptional candidates for at the Associate and Full Professor levels will also be considered as well.

Your experience

Throughout their career, those in the academic tenure track system are expected to conduct and guide scientific research, to provide related higher academic education, to follow advances in their field, to participate in service to the Aalto University community, and to take part in societal interaction and international collaboration in their field.

We seek applicants with

  • Expertise and research experience in AI
  • A doctorate in a field relevant for healthcare; for example, Computer Science, Economics, Mathematical modelling, Medical Technology, Neuroscience, Physics, or Statistics
  • Potential to carry out research at the highest level and to attract research funding.
  • Potential to take responsibility for education in the relevantown field.
  • Ability to be an effective teacher in undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

The applicants will be reviewed based on their merits in research, teaching, academic/technological leadership, and activities in the scientific community, including in R&D, in accordance with their career stage. A more detailed description of the tenure track system at Aalto University is available at https://www.aalto.fi/en/tenure-track

Aalto University is committed to promoting diversity, equality, and non-discrimination in all its activities. Thus, we promote equal opportunities to learn, acquire knowledge, participate and to make a difference. We encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds and especially women, who are underrepresented in this field, to apply. As an equal-opportunity employer, Aalto University’s  recruitment decisions are based on applicants’ competencies, skills, and aptitudes. Aalto’s recruitment processes are clearly defined, transparent and fair, and allow the relevant areas to be emphasized when recruiting people to positions in the various career systems and levels. Career breaks due to periods of parental leave and other obligatory absences, such as military service, will be considered to your benefit when considering applications.

We offer 

  • a tenure track position with promotion to tenured position based on merits
  • competitive research start-up funding package
  • excellent multi-disciplinary collaboration possibilities within the university
  • grant writing support to help you establish your own team
  • a competitive benefits package including access to health care
  • grant writing support to help you establish your own team
  • excellent multi-disciplinary collaboration possibilities within the university
  • great future in one of the happiest, cleanest, and safest countries in the world, with a comprehensive social security system and free education all the way to the university level

Aalto tenure track 

This position is a part of our tenure track system. We mainly aim at filling the position at the Assistant Professor level, yet for outstanding more advanced candidates, appointment at either Associate or Full Professor levels is possible.”

The salary is based on the Aalto University salary system, but you can also provide your own salary request. Advancement on Aalto tenure track and promotion to a tenured position is based on an evaluation of your achievements and merits against the Aalto tenure track criteria. Please see the details about the evaluation criteria and career path at the university webpage.

Scientific environment

The position will be in the most relevant department to the new professor. Close ties to the other departments participating in the initiative will be maintained, and dual appointments are possible.

Participating departments

Department of Computer Science

The department is a leading European (3rd in Europe and 33rd worldwide in the U.S. News Best Global Universities subject ranking 2020) department combining research on foundations and innovative applications of computer science. It hosts 44 professors and more than 400 employees from 45 countries. For more information about the Department, please visit the departmental webpage

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation, in short EEA, is an ecosystem where scientists and engineers from different fields of microsystems, electrical engineering and automation work together to solve the most challenging scientific problems in the fields of energy and environment, as well as health and wellbeing. For more information about the Department, please visit department webpage

The Department of Economics

The department is the leading research-oriented economics unit in Finland. The main focus of the department is in broadly defined applied microeconomics. For more information about the Department, please visit department webpage. The department is part of Helsinki GSE, an academic joint venture bringing together the economics faculties of three universities in the Helsinki area. For more information, please visit the Helsinki GSE website.

Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering (NBE)

Focusing on biomedical engineering, biophysics, and brain research, we combine experimental and computational methods and develop algorithms as well as new technologies to tackle major problems in human well-being and medical diagnostics. The levels of description range from molecular and cellular measures to noninvasive neuroimaging and behavior. The grand challenges in brain research are in better understanding the human brain in health and disease, as studied in well-controlled and increasingly complex experimental settings, including during social interaction. NBE hosts the Biodesign Finland innovation program. For more information about the Department, please visit department webpage

How to apply

Please submit your application on January 27, 2022 at the latest through our recruiting system here.

(If you are already working at Aalto, please apply via our internal system Workday -> Find Jobs.) 

Please include the following pdf documents in English 

  1. Application letter
  2. Curriculum vitae including list of publications —  - You may use a template(opens in new window) recommended by The Finnish National Advisory Board on Research Integrity (TENK).
  3. Research statement (maximum of 4 pages)
  4. Copies of the five most significant publications. Please give a and justification for their significance in these five publications and describe your role in them described
  5. Teaching statement (maximum of 4 pages)

If necessary, shortlisted candidates will be asked for references' contact information.

More information

If you wish to hear For more information about the position or us, please contact the chair of the recruitment committee samuel.kaski@aalto.fi ( cc: sanna.kokko@aalto.fi) For In case you have questions related to the recruitment process, please contact sanna.kokko@aalto.fi

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

At Aalto, high-quality research, art, education, and entrepreneurship are promoted hand in hand. Excellence in research 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: and was recently listed as the happiest country in the world.

For more information about living in Finland, see: https://www.aalto.fi/services/about-finland

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Location: Espoo - Finland
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 10th January 2022
Closes: 27th January 2022
   
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