The Faculty of Science invites applications for the position of PROFESSOR OR ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES. The research area of the post is air quality and teaching areas air quality, physics and chemistry of air pollution.
A large fraction of the human population lives in regions that do not meet recommended WHO standards for air quality. Strategies for limiting exposure and implementing pollution abatement policies require science-based understanding of sources and atmospheric mechanisms that control air quality and species most deleterious to human health. New recruitment is expected to form a research group that extends research capabilities of current professors at INAR, addressing current gaps in measurement techniques and/or modelling of air quality and related health effects. This can include development, calibration and deployment of innovative sensors and information systems and/or development of data analysis and/or modelling tools to better monitor citizens’ exposure to air pollution and address exposure related risks. The outcomes of the research should support decision-making by air quality managers and regulators as well as foster connections to other stakeholders such as the business sector.
According to the Regulations of the University of Helsinki, a professor must hold a doctoral degree and have high-level academic qualifications and experience in heading scientific research. The professor must also be able to provide research-based teaching of high quality, supervise dissertations and theses as well as evidence of international cooperation in the field. The professor will give teaching in one or more of the following programmes: Doctoral Programme in Atmospheric Sciences, Master’s Programme in Atmospheric Sciences, Bachelor’s Programme in Physical Sciences, Bachelor’s Programme in Science.
An assistant/associate professor must hold a doctoral degree and have demonstrated ability for independent scientific work as well as teaching skills required by the position. Furthermore, the successful candidate is expected to have competence and motivation for scientific career proven by scientific publications and other academic activities.
When assessing the qualifications of each candidate, attention will be paid to scientific publications and other research results of scientific value, teaching experience and pedagogical training, the ability to produce teaching materials, other teaching merits, and, if deemed necessary, teaching skills as demonstrated in a lecture as well as participation in doctoral education. Furthermore, attention will be paid to the applicant’s activities within the research community, success in obtaining research funding, research work abroad and elected positions in international organisations.
To be successful in the position, the candidate must have a proven capacity for scientific leadership, acquired research funding, project management and scientific writing.