Dear all,

The following job vacancy is opened at the at the Center for Ubiquitous 
Computing, University of Oulu, Finland:

Tenure Track Position in Digital Fabrication at the Center for Ubiquitous 

University of Oulu is an international research and innovation university 
engaged in multidisciplinary basic research and academic education. The 
University of Oulu is one of the largest universities in Finland with 14 000 
students and 3 000 employees. The university encompasses ten fields of study: 
Architecture, Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, Humanities, Education, 
Economics and Business, Science, Medicine and Dentistry, Information Technology 
and Electrical Engineering, Technology and Mining. The University of Oulu 
researchers contribute to solving global challenges by combining 
multidisciplinary approaches, high level research and fruitful collaborations 
in the following five focus areas: 1. Creating sustainability through materials 
and systems, 2. Molecular and environmental basis for lifelong health, 3. 
Digital solutions in sensing and interactions, 4. Earth and near-space system 
and environmental change, 5. Understanding humans in change. Collaboration 
across scientific fields is strongly encouraged and supported within the 
University. More information

The following job is open in the University of Oulu:

Tenure Track Position in Digital Fabrication at the Center for Ubiquitous 

Field and location: To strengthen its profile at international level the 
University of Oulu announces a tenure track position in digital fabrication.

The position is placed at the Center for Ubiquitous Computing (UBICOMP, in the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical 
Engineering (ITEE). With 2 professors and about 20 postdocs UBICOMP is the 
largest cluster of HCI and ubicomp researchers in Finland and one of the 
largest in Europe. UBICOMP conducts multidisciplinary research on next 
generation interactive systems and its results are regularly published in 
leading journals and conferences in the field. The successful applicant will be 
supported with a competitive start-up package. The successful applicant will 
have access to world-class research infrastructure on campus, including the 
well-equipped FabLab Oulu (, a professional workshop 
with tools and expertise for building more complex devices, and a 5G test 
network. The successful applicant will join an international and 
multidisciplinary research community of researchers from multiple faculties and 
disciplines that collaborates on new ubiquitous technologies and digital 

The position is in the field of digital fabrication, to strengthen our research 
on next generation interactive technologies. The successful applicant is 
expected to develop a research agenda that explores how emerging digital 
fabrication, embedded computing, wireless communication, sensing and 
interaction technologies can be used with prototyping to develop new smart 
objects, applications, services and “personal fabrication” ecosystems. The 
successful applicant is expected to exploit and further develop our substantial 
infrastructure investment in digital fabrication, and to create and provide 
related BSc and MSc level courses to our curriculum.

Required qualifications, job responsibilities and career advancement:

The tenure track position is open to highly talented individuals who hold a 
doctoral degree and have excellent potential for a successful scientific 
career. Based on the experience and competence, the successful applicant will 
be placed at the level of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Full 
Professor or Distinguished Professor in the four-level tenure track system 
described in the University of Oulu Tenure Track guidelines 
( Career advancement on the tenure 
track is based on performance assessments that measure the candidate’s merits.

Assistant Professor: The position of an Assistant Professor is initially a 
fixed-term position for five years. The position is available for applicants 
who have finished their doctoral dissertation less than ten years ago and are 
advancing towards a professional research career. The selection criteria for an 
assistant professor are the following:

• research potential and merit applicable to the position to date 
(publications, especially internationally refereed publications; participating 
in acquiring external funding/funding granted; connections with the 
international community in the field);
• experience of working abroad during the professional research career;
• demonstrable development of skills is the prerequisite for a continuation 
Associate Professor: The position of an Associate Professor is initially a 
fixed-term position for five years. The selection criteria for an associate 
professor are the following:

• publications on an international level: dissemination, quality of the 
publication forums, references to the publications;
• active role in research training;
• acquisition of external funding;
• working in more than one research facility during one’s career (in most 
fields represented at the University of Oulu this signifies working abroad);
• an active role in the international scientific community;
• acknowledgements and awards.

Full Professor: The position of a Full Professor requires high-level scientific 
or artistic competence, experience in leading scientific research, ability to 
provide high-level research-based teaching and to supervise final theses, and 
merit in international co-operation projects in his/her field of expertise. The 
position of a Full Professor also requires the ability to act as an academic 
leader. When evaluating the merits of an applicant, his/her scientific 
publications and other research results with scientific or artistic value, 
teaching experience and pedagogic training, ability to produce teaching 
material, other merits as a teacher, teaching demonstrations and supervised 
doctoral theses shall be taken into consideration. Other factors to be taken 
into consideration are the active role of the applicant in the scientific 
community, practical experience in the field where applicable, success in 
acquiring supplementary research funding, scientific work abroad, international 
positions, and leadership and interaction skills.

Distinguished Professor: The position of a Distinguished Professor is for 
especially distinguished applicants who exceed the criteria for Full Professor.

Salary: The salary of the appointed researcher will be based on the demand 
level chart for the teaching and research staff of Finnish Universities. In 
addition to the basic salary of the appropriate tenure track level, 
supplementary salary will be given for personal achievement and performance, 
the sum rising to a maximum of 46.3% of the basic salary level for the post. 
The salary thus being roughly 3500–4700 €/month for an Assistant Professor, 
4100–5400 €/month for an Associate Professor and 5600–8300 €/month for a Full 

Other benefits: Finland is one of the most livable countries, with a high 
quality of life, safety, excellent education system, and competitive economy. 
The successful candidate will receive full benefits provided by the University 
of Oulu to university employees, including free time corresponding to holidays 
and free occupational health care services. The successful candidate will 
receive also benefits provided by the Finnish government to residents, for 
example possibility to obtain access to the national healthcare system, tax 
benefits for employees with children and high-quality affordable childcare 

Application & deadline: Applications, together with all relevant enclosures, 
should be submitted electronically,  via by 

The application should be written in English and the following information 
needs to be included:
1) an application letter with contact information
2) a curriculum vitae following the guidelines of the Finnish Advisory Board on 
Research Integrity (tutkimuseettinen neuvottelukunta). The guidelines are 
available at and a 
template at
3) list of publications, ten most important ones marked
4) a brief account of research merits (max 1 page)
5) a brief account of teaching merits or a teaching portfolio (max 2 pages)
6) acquisition of research funds
7) a brief research and action plan (max 3 pages)
8) contact details of 2 - 4 persons available for recommendation.

Evaluators: The selection procedure will be carried out by an Appointment 
Committee according to the University of Oulu Tenure Track guidelines.

Contact details: In order to receive the information and announcements 
concerning the official selection procedures to be followed in order to fill 
this post, applicants must inform the Center for Ubiquitous Computing at the 
University of Oulu of their contact details for the whole duration of the 
selection process: they must specifically provide both their home and work 
telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, fax numbers and postal addresses.

For further information and enquiries about this post, and about the 
application and selection procedures, please contact:

Professor Timo Ojala, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical 
Engineering, Center for Ubiquitous Computing, University of Oulu

P.O. Box 4500, FI-90014 Oulun yliopisto

phone: + 358405676646


Yours sincerely,

Anabela Berenguer, Ph.D
Center for Ubiquitous Computing
University of Oulu
Telephone: +358 (0) 294 482544

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