Åbo Akademi University

Professor or Associate Professor (level 2) in Industrial Energy Technology

2024-06-13 (Europe/Helsinki)
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Åbo Akademi University is an internationally acknowledged research university with an extensive responsibility for providing education in Swedish in Finland. With its strong Nordic ties, Åbo Akademi University has an acclaimed and recognized position within research and education both nationally and internationally. The Faculty of Science and Engineering develops solutions and processes to slow down climate change, promotes a cleaner environment and a healthier sea and finds methods to discover, treat and prevent diseases. Our goal is a healthy human in a sustainable society. Our research is done in cooperation with the industry, research institutes and other universities both in Finland and abroad.

Åbo Akademi University (ÅAU) invites applications to the position as Professor or Associate Professor (level 2) in Industrial Energy Technology at the Faculty of Science and Engineering.  The position is placed in Turku, Finland. The employment starts in the autumn of 2024, or as agreed. The position is placed at the subject cluster Process and Energy Technology at the Faculty of Science and Engineering. The application period for this position has been extended until June 13, 15:00 pm (Finnish time zone).

The recruitment is executed within the ÅAU tenure track system. If appointed as professor, the employment will be permanent. A person holding a tenure track position on level two as associate professor is employed on a fixed-term contract for four years. A successful evaluation facilitates the advancement from associate professor to a permanent position as professor.


The field of activity is energy technology in process industry with a focus on the impact of hydrogen economy in industrial decarbonisation. The candidate will also contribute to the teaching in the study program in Chemical and Process Engineering, the Master's program in Sustainable Chemical and Process Engineering and the double Master's program Erasmus Mundus Master in Technology and Management for Circular Economy (IMATEC).

A professor shall carry out scientific research, provide research-based tuition, follow developments in science, participate in societal interaction, and in national and international cooperation within one’s field of responsibility in accordance with the Universities Act (558/2009). Associate professors' tasks include conducting independent research, leading research projects, and procuring research funding. Associate professors participate in teaching and supervision in general a third of the working time.

A professor is required to have a doctoral degree, solid scientific and pedagogical competence, the ability to lead research projects and acquire research funding, experience from international research collaboration and leadership skills. 

An associate professor is required to have a doctoral degree, considerable research experience, the potential to lead research teams and acquire research funding, experience from international research collaboration and formal pedagogical competence. 

Detailed information about the position, the qualification and evaluation criteria and the recruitment process are found in the appointment plan.


The language requirements at Åbo Akademi University are defined in Section 78 of the University Act (558/2009) and in § 1 and 2 the Åbo Akademi University internal language instructions (25.2.2010). 

For teaching position, native Finnish citizens are required to have excellent proficiency in Swedish (written and oral) and sufficient proficiency in Finnish. Applicants that have not yet a certificate of their Swedish language skills can demonstrate their skills and, if necessary, take a language test arranged by the ÅAU Language Board. For instructions regarding demonstration of Swedish language skills, please see https://www.abo.fi/om-abo-akademi/jobba-hos-oss/information-om-sprakkunskapskrav-for-sokande-till-undervisningsbefattningar/ (only in Swedish).

Foreigners and non-native Finnish citizens are exempt from the requirement to have knowledge of Finnish. However, as the administrative and teaching language of the university primarily is Swedish, the person appointed is expected to acquire such knowledge of Swedish that he or she will be able to participate successfully in teaching and administrative tasks in Swedish in the future. The university offers active support in learning Swedish.

Oral and written knowledge of English is necessary for managing the duties of the position successfully.


The salary for professors is set on levels 8-11 and for associate professors on levels 6-7 of the job demand level for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, a salary component based on personal work performance will be paid. See the salary chart for teaching and research staff: https://www.sivista.fi/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Salary-Scales-010622.pdf. Teachers and researchers have a total working time of 1,612 hours per year. For new employments a trial period applies.


Submit your electronic application through the ÅAU recruitment system below on June 13, 2024 at 15:00 pm (Finnish local time) at the latest. For guidelines on the electronic application, please see https://www.abo.fi/en/instructions-for-submitting-an-application/

The application should include the following enclosures (in English):

1) A curriculum vitae (CV) and a complete list of publications in compliance with the TENK-model (The Finnish National Board on Research Integrity): https://tenk.fi/en/advice-and-materials/template-researchers-curriculum-vitae 

2) A teaching portfolio. Instructions for the portfolio are available at https://web.abo.fi/befattningar/Pedagogical_portfolio2021.pdf 

3) A separate list of a maximum of 10 publications that the applicant has chosen to demonstrate his or her competence. The publications should be available electronically and the applicant will provide links to the publications in the list of publications or upload them to a separate system for file transfer.

4 ) A plan that describes the forthcoming research (max. 4 pages).

5 ) A description of the applicant’s view on the position and on leadership (max. 3 pages).

6) Contact details to three references that the appointment committee can contact if needed.

The applicants may be requested to submit copies of diplomas and certificates after the deadline for application.


For questions regarding the position, please contact Dean Patrik Henelius (email: patrik.henelius[a]abo.fi). For questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact HR Specialist Anna Lübchow (anna.lubchow[a]abo.fi).

We welcome applicants of all backgrounds within the scientific field in question to apply for the position. Åbo Akademi University works for equal gender distribution and diversity in all staff categories.

Dettagli del lavoro

Professor or Associate Professor (level 2) in Industrial Energy Technology
Datore di lavoro
Tuokiokirkontori 3 Turku, Finlandia
Scadenza candidatura
2024-06-13 15:00 (Europe/Helsinki)
2024-06-13 14:00 (CET)
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