Full-Time Professorship in Mechanical Metallurgy
The university together with industry will finance the professorship for a period of five years after which it will be funded partly by the university, on the basis of performance indices, and partly by external projects. The professorship will be organised in the Materials Engineering research group of the Faculty of Technology at the University of Oulu.
The university together with industry will finance the professorship for a period of five years after which it will be funded partly by the university, on the basis of performance indices, and partly by external projects. Materials Engineering is a key part of the Centre for Advanced Steels Research (CASR), which is a strategic development area at the University of Oulu. In the research group, there is a professor of physical metallurgy working on the production, properties and applications of steels. There is also a lecturer and two teachers to help fulfil the undergraduate teaching requirements of the Mechanical Engineering teaching programme, i.e. materials science courses as major or minor subjects. In addition, there are two post-doctoral researchers and about 15 other researchers.
The advertised professorship will strengthen the research and teaching currently in progress in the Materials Engineering group, which already includes research projects related to the rolling and formability of carbon and stainless steels.
Job Responsibilities, Required Qualifications and Language Proficiency: The successful candidate will be expected to carry out and lead research in those aspects of mechanical metallurgy related to the production and application of sheet carbon and stainless steels by working in close cooperation with steel producers and users in Finland as well as research groups internationally. In addition, the professor will develop undergraduate and graduate teaching in the field of mechanical metallurgy.
Emphasis is placed on the physical and numerical modelling of hot and cold rolling, and sheet metal forming. Under section 33 of the Universities Act, a professor shall carry out and supervise scientific or artistic work, give education based on it and follow developments in science or art and participate in societal interaction and international cooperation in his or her field. The required qualifications for the post of professor include a doctoral degree, high quality scientific or artistic competence, experience in supervising scientific research, the ability to give high quality education based on research and to supervise final theses, as well as evidence of international collaboration in his or her field of research. When assessing the applicant’s merits, issues taken into consideration include scientific publications and other research results with scientific or artistic value, teaching experience and pedagogical training, the skill to create teaching material, other teaching merits, the demonstration lecture, and the doctoral theses the applicant has supervised. In addition to this, the following merits will be taken into consideration as well: the applicant’s activity in the scientific community, practical familiarity with the Salary : The salary will be based on the levels 8 – 10 of the demand level chart for teaching and research personnel of the salary system of Finnish universities.
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