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Associate/full professor of sustainable logistics in industrial management (tenure track)

Published 2024-04-30

The LUT School of Engineering Sciences is looking for a professor of sustainable logistics in industrial management.

The LUT School of Engineering Sciences serves industry and society with its international expertise in separation and process technologies, computer vision and pattern recognition, applied mathematics and physics, industrial engineering and management, software engineering, and social sciences. Our mission is to train problem-solvers in engineering and contribute to a wider understanding of our world through research in technology and social and communication sciences.

The professorship is located at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management and it will reinforce the department’s logistics and innovation research and education.

Industrial engineering and management (IEM) is an integrative, solution-oriented discipline that addresses organisations and their networks as technological, economic and social systems with the objective to enable innovations, create value and advance businesses towards high efficiency, profitability and sustainability. LUT’s IEM research focuses innovation and technology management, logistics and supply chains, operations management, cost and performance management, entrepreneurship, and systems engineering.

The position is at the associate or full professor levels of the tenure track and will be filled through an open call for a fixed term of four years (associate professor) or permanently (full professor). The tenure track system offers researchers a possibility to advance to the next level, provided they meet the requirements in the promotion reviews. The position is based in Kouvola, Finland and starts with a six-month trial period.

The candidates must present strong research merits in sustainable logistics in industrial management and have proven expertise in at least one of the following fields:

  • Logistics management and services, transportation systems
  • Supply chain management, sustainability in logistics
  • Risk management in supply chains and value networks
  • Artificial intelligence in logistic applications of industrial management

The candidates must present strong proof of successful project work, funding acquisition, and research collaboration with the public and private sectors. Experience of the Finnish business environment is considered an advantage. Successful teaching requires good theoretical and practical knowledge in the above-mentioned areas of expertise. Experience in using and teaching different types of simulation tools and artificial intelligence is considered as an advantage. Experience in curriculum development and modern teaching environments in IEM is also an asset. Also, evidence of and experience in practical sustainable logistics applications are valued. Spoken and written fluency in English is required.

The duties include teaching at the master's level in the key areas of IEM, especially in the Master’s Programme in Innovation and Logistics organised in Kouvola. The duties related to the field of the professorship include also the following: 

  • international high-impact research
  • acquisition of external research funding and preparation of research projects
  • active collaboration with industry and business
  • networking and cooperation with international universities and research institutes
  • planning and implementation of master’s and doctoral education
  • supervision of master’s theses and doctoral studies
  • general administrative work related to the operation of the university.

The appointment process description explains the qualification requirements and tenure track appointment criteria.

All application documents must be in English and in PDF format. The application must include:

  • a curriculum vitae (max. 10 pages)
  • a copy of the candidate's doctoral diploma
  • a full list of publications, including the total number of publications in the Scopus database, the total number of citations, the h-index and Scopus ID, and equivalent information from the candidate’s Google Scholar profile
  • a separate list of the publications submitted for expert evaluation
  • publications for evaluation by experts (max. 10)
  • a teaching portfolio or an equivalent account of the candidate’s teaching qualifications
  • an account of the candidate's merits and activities of significance to the vacancy (max. 3 pages)
  • an account of the candidate’s vision on the development of education, research and projects in the field of the professorship at LUT University (max. 3 pages).

Please specify the tenure track level applied to.

The salary is determined according to the salary system for university teaching and research personnel. The pay will include an individual pay component based on performance and competence. The annual gross salary for an associate professor is approximately 66 300 euros and full professor 69 000 – 102 200 euros depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate. In addition to a competitive salary, the wide range of benefits that come with this job include a holiday bonus, a generous holiday entitlement, research incentive scheme with personal rewards for high quality publications, flexible working hours, occupational health care, a collegial faculty environment and continued commitment for your support, learning, training and development.

The closing date for applications is 30 May at 15:00, Finnish local time (UTC + 3h). Please submit your application and all required attachments by filling out the online form.

For further information, please contact Professor Marko Torkkeli, +358 40 7611223, marko.torkkeli@lut.fi.

Read more about the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management.

Read more about the LUT School of Engineering Sciences.

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