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Tenure Track Professor in Internet of Things

Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering

Helsinki, Uusimaa 02150
Job Type:
Employee, Contract
Job Status:
Full Time
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Job Details

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 University has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and nearly 400 professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

Aalto University Department of Communications and Networking invites applications for

Tenure track position in Internet of Things

The position will be filled primarily at the Assistant Professor level.

The department of communications and networking seeks to hire a tenure track professor that can contribute to the development of core enabling technology of IoT / IoE as well as help the industry and enterprises to adapt the technology to further improve their productivity and enable completely new applications. The research focus of the successful candidate may be related to enabling network technologies and architectures (virtualization, artificial intelligence enabled networking, network security, cloud federation etc.) or it may be on the techno-economics of IoE.

The Internet of Everything (IoE) refers to intelligent connection of people, processes, data and things. The “Internet of Everything” builds on the foundation of the Internet of Things (IoT) by adding network intelligence that allows convergence, orchestration and visibility across previously disparate systems. The network plays a critical role in the IoE – it must provide an intelligent, secure, and manageable infrastructure that can scale to support billions of context-aware devices.

IoT/IoE has numerous application areas such as eHealth, transportation including automated driving, industrial internet, smart homes, smart cities, etc. Typically, an IoT is connected to a cloud. Key research issues include: security, privacy, trust, managing the massive number of devices, low power solutions, IoT processing architecture, IoT cloud federation, big data processing including Artificial Intelligence, techno-economics and legal issues etc. Standards in this domain are just emerging.

Scientific environment

Department of Communications and Networking (Comnet) carries out research in the areas of information and communications theory, communications and networking technology, ubiquitous computing, and communications ecosystem. Comnet combines the research traditions from electrical and communications engineering with computer science, economics and behavioral sciences. With 16 professors, Comnet is well positioned to approach research and teaching in communication and networking in a comprehensive fashion covering all the OSI layers from physical to applications and angles from technology to economics and user interfaces. (



We look for applicants who have:

  • A doctorate in Communications Engineering, Networking Technology, Computer Science or in a related field

  • Potential to carry out independent research and attract research funding at the highest level

  • Passion and ability to teach at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels

  • Ability to create international collaboration

  • Skills to cooperate with other research groups using jointly operated infrastructure

  • Fluent command in English


More information of the tenure track system at Aalto University is available at


How to apply

The application materials for the tenure track position should include the following:

  • Cover letter

  • Curriculum vitae (with contact information and ResearcherID number)

  • List of publications in which the 5 most significant publications are highlighted

  • A research statement describing past research and plans for future research

  • A teaching portfolio describing teaching experience and plans for teaching

  • Contact information of possible references


General instructions and evaluation criteria for applicants including language requirements and guidelines for compiling teaching portfolio and CV are given online:


All material should be submitted in English and must be in a single pdf file. The applications for the tenure track positions are to be addressed to the President of Aalto University. Please submit your application online through Aalto University´s eRecruitment system no later than 8 April 2018. See website for job:

Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open or to extend the application period.

Additional Information

For additional information, please contact Head of the Department, Professor Riku Jäntti, riku.jantti(at) or in recruitment process related questions HR Coordinator Katja Korpinurmi, katja.korpinurmi(at)

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