Assistant Professor in Electromagnetics (tenure track)

Assistant Professor in Electromagnetics (tenure track)

Finland 16 Aug 2021
Aalto University

Aalto University

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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 has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our main campus is located in the Helsinki Metropolitan area, in Espoo, Finland. Diversity is part of who we are, and we actively work to ensure our community’s diversity and inclusiveness. This is why we warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to join our community.

The School of Electrical Engineering promotes high-quality science, technology and innovations for the benefit of the Finnish society and all of humankind. In our research environment, the natural sciences, engineering and information technology intertwine to form smart systems and innovations that save energy and promote well-being. With our research, we seek to respond to many challenges posed by sustainable development and the results are applied, for example, in mobile devices, electrical networks, health care and in satellites. School’s special strength is linking the research with the Finnish and international business sector. We have around 2000 students in total, and around 250 master’s and 50 doctoral degrees annually. Our personnel consists of 700 people with over 70 professors.

The Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering at the Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering invites applications for the position of an


We are searching for a highly potential candidate with comprehensive knowledge and skills in electromagnetic theory with interest in translational research in multidisciplinary applications. The Department supports and develops research in electromagnetics of complex materials as enablers of new applications, recognizing the application potential of both natural and artificial material systems as biological media, geophysical materials, metamaterials, metasurfaces and other complex electromagnetic media.

As an assistant professor you will enrich our department´s expertise in electromagnetic theory and applications by bringing fresh, new research ideas and perspective into our community. Your key application areas of interest may include, but are not limited to electronics, photonics, health technology, energy applications, and materials processing. Further understanding and control of natural complex materials systems such as biological tissue can be considered as application areas for this position. You have potential to develop a strong and original research program and establish collaborations with existing research groups and partners outside academia. Teaching and development of courses related to electromagnetics is an essential part of your responsibilities.

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Aalto tenure track and contract terms
This position belongs to our tenure track system and will be filled to the assistant professor level with a fixed-term contract. The salary is based on Aalto University salary system, but you can also provide your own salary request. The University provides a research start-up fund, and we actively assist researchers to apply for available scientific research funding. Getting tenure and advancement on Aalto tenure track is based on an evaluation of your achievements and merits against the Aalto tenure track criteria. Please see the details about the tenure track path at Aalto at and evaluation criteria at

Scientific environment
You will join the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering in the Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering. The department’s research areas include electromagnetic theory, integrated circuit design, microwave engineering, space science and technology, as well as nanophotonics and micro and nanotechnology. Our researchers in electromagnetics, lead by profs. Tretyakov, Simovski, Sihvola and Nikoskinen work on fundamental aspects of electromagnetic theory, numerical methods, metamaterials, metasurfaces, bianisotropic media, nanophotonics, and their applications. In these fields, our researchers work in close collaboration with many international leading research institutes and companies. The department has excellent computation and measurement facilities. The main research infrastructure offers a wide variety of measurement equipment from RF to THz frequencies.

Ready to apply?
Please submit your application latest on August 16, 2021 through our recruiting system by using the "Apply now!" button below. Please include the following pdf documents in English 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae (with contact information and the ResearcherID number), 3) the list of publications (in which the five most significant publications highlighted and your role in them described), 4) a research statement describing past research and plans for the future research, 5) a teaching portfolio describing teaching experience and plans for teaching, 6) the list of references/possible reference letters (referees can also send the letters along with their contact details directly to HR Coordinator (annika.salmelin(at)
General instructions for applicants including language requirements and guidelines for compiling the teaching portfolio and CV can be found at

More information
If you wish to hear more about the position or us, please contact Professor Jussi Ryynänen, jussi.ryynanen(at) or tel. +358 50 384 1720. In case you have questions related to the recruitment process, please contact HR Coordinator Annika Salmelin, annika.salmelin(at)

About Aalto University, Helsinki and Finnish society
At Aalto, high-quality research, art, education and entrepreneurship are promoted hand in hand. Disciplinary excellence is combined with multidisciplinary activities, engaging both students and the local innovation ecosystem. Our main campus is quickly transforming into an open collaboration hub that encourages encounters between students, researchers, industry, startups and other partners. Aalto University was founded in 2010 as three leading Finnish universities, Helsinki University of Technology, the Helsinki School of Economics and the University of Art and Design Helsinki, were merged to strengthen Finland’s innovative capability.

The greater Helsinki region is a world-class information technology complex, attracting leading scientists and researchers in various fields of electrical engineering. As a living and working environment, Finland consistently ranks high in quality of life, and Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is regularly ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world.

Finns are proud to say that we have one of the best education systems in the world. The Nordic values of equality and co-operation are deeply rooted in our society. We are one of the world’s top countries in happiness, clean air and nature, press freedom and consider the many voices in our society a strength. With high investments in R&D, a strong innovation culture, open data and advanced state of digitalization, we are a nation of innovation and entrepreneurship. Gender equality, flexibility and the low hierarchy are at the core of our Nordic working environment. Having four seasons, clean air and thousands of lakes, we are nature-loving people who take good care of our unique environment. For more information about living in Finland see Aalto´s pages for international staff:

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