[beasiswa] [INFO] 18 PhD Positions at Tampere Univ. of Tehnology, Finland

Tampere University of Technology (TUT), Finland

Tampere University of Technology (TUT) invests in doctoral education. The doctoral programme of the President of the University that covers all the discplines represented at the University has 55 positions available for doctoral students. The University is now seeking to fill the following positions in the field of architecture and different branches of engineering (see http://www.tut.fi/en/units)

The positions will be filled for a fixed-term period of three years from 1 September 2012 onwards. During this time, the researchers will undertake full-time study toward a doctoral degree. The researchers will also perform teaching duties in their own fields as part of their doctoral education.

The salary will be based both on the job demands and the employee’s personal performance in accordance with the University Salary System. According to the criteria applied to teaching and research staff, the position of a researcher is placed on the job demand levels 1-4. In addition, employees receive performance-based salary. The researchers will serve a trial period of four months.

Please submit your application in English on www.tut.fi > Current > Open positions > 18 researchers on April 13 at the latest.

Note! Applications through email are not taken into consideration!

Enclose the following documents with your application:

A. Degree certificate, appendix to the degree certificate (i.e. list of completed courses) and possibly a transcript of the postgradaute studies already completed.

B. Research plan that includes the following sections and is signed by the Supervisor and the Head of Department.


2.Abstract (max. 150 words)

3.Introduction and theoretical framework

4.Research objectives and expected results

5.Research methods

6.Research environment (research group and supervisor/supervisors) and collaboration partners (e.g. companies and other higher education institutions)

7.Internationality (e.g. interntional partners) and plan for internationalization (e.g. planned period of research exchange)

8.Research schedule (detailed for three years)


The maximum lenght of the research plan, inlcuding the bibliography, is four pages.

C. Postgraduate study plan, including a schedule that covers three years, signed by the supervisor.

D. List of publications organized into the following sections:

1.Refereed journal articles or conference proceedings with the applicant as the first author. Candidates in the field of architecture also list significant awards and recognitions that they have received.

2.Refereed journal articles or conference proceedings with the applicant as a co-author

3.Other publications (including submitted publications)

E. Curriculum vitae (max. 2 pages allowed)

F. Certificate of proficiency in English language (IELTS, TOEFL or CPE/CAE). Note: only non-Finnish speaking applicants!)

If necessary, the enclosures must be scanned (e.g. enclosures that must be signed).

All enclosures (A, B, C, D, E, and F) are combined into one PDF file and named firstname_lastname.pdf

The maximum size of the PDF file is 5 MB. If necessary, the enclosures may also be combined into several PDF files.

Note! In case the applicant is graduating this spring, the applications may be supplemented until 8th June 2012 with the Degree certificate and the Appendix to the degree certificate by email to katja.tornberg@tut.fi.


The successful candidates must be eligible for studies leading to a scientific or artistic postgraduate degree as set forth in the Universities Act (558/2009 37ยง). The requisite degree must be completed on June 2012 at the latest. Candidates do not have to hold official postgraduate student status at TUT when submitting the application.

The candidate must also meet the following requirements to be considered for the position:

– If the candidate has completed both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree, the total duration of one’s studies toward both degrees may not exceed 12 semesters/6 academic years. If the candidate has only completed a master’s degree at the University (and hold either a foreign degree or a Bachelor in Engineering degree from a Finnish university of applied sciences), the total duration of one’s studies may not exceed 6 semesters/3 academic years. Semesters when the candidate was registered as absent are not counted toward the duration of studies;

– The candidate must have completed one’s master’s degree with the weighted grade point average of at least 3.50 on a 1-5 scale (or equivalent) and;

– The candidate’s master’s thesis must be graded 4 (or equivalent) or higher on a 1-5 scale.

When assessing the candidates, the University will especially consider their potential for successfully completing a doctoral degree. The assessment will be based on the candidates’ previous studies and/or research experience.


Head of the Doctoral Programme
Professor Kari T. Koskinen
tel. +358 (0)3 3115 2177
Secretary of the Doctoral Programme
Quality Manager Katja Tornberg

tel. +358 (0)40 556 7889


Application deadline: 2012-04-13







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