Career opportunity: Tenure Track Position in Ubiquitous Computing at University of Oulu

The submission deadline for applications is on Monday, October 1, 2012, at 3pm.

Complete call with detailed requirements for applicants and instructions for applying is available online at:

The Faculty of Technology of the University of Oulu announces a tenure-track opening for a researcher investigating ubiquitous computing. The position is located at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (, which has three world-class research units working in the area of the position: MediaTeam Oulu research group, the Center for Machine Vision Research, and Intelligent Systems Group. Ubiquitous computing research focuses on next generation ubiquitous computing systems and their application in authentic real world settings. Particular research topics of interest include human-computer/city-interaction; interactive and smart spaces; Internet of Things; mobile and context-aware computing; security and privacy; tangible, embedded and embodied interaction; and urban computing. MediaTeam Oulu coordinates the multidisciplinary UBI (UrBan Interactions) research program ( that has deployed the Open UBI Oulu city laboratory at downtown Oulu for studying human-city interaction in authentic urban setting with real users.

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 of this call will be placed at Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level of the four-level tenure track system. A person at any level of the academic tenure track system is expected to conduct outstanding world-class scientific research, to be competitive in attracting outside funding, to publish in leading journals and conferences, to teach, supervise and advance both graduate and undergraduate education, to be an active member of the international scientific community, and to exhibit academic leadership. Career advancement on the tenure track is based on regular performance assessment that measure the candidate’s merits in all these areas. 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 bill 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 3400–4600 euros per month for an assistant professor and 4000-5300 euros per month for an associate professor.

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

Professor Timo Ojala
University of Oulu
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
MediaTeam Oulu research group