Faculty of Information Technology

Postdoctoral researchers and PhD students

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Open positions in the Department of Mathematical Information Technology

The focus of the Department of Mathematical Information Technology is to examine information technology from the natural sciences perspective. Deep understanding of mathematics, close cooperation with industry, interdisciplinary nature of doctoral education and global co-operation with other universities and research institutes are in the centre of the ethos of the department.

The main research areas of the department are computational sciences, mobile computing, software engineering and intelligent systems and educational technology. The department has 9 professors and three part-time research professors. The number of teaching and research personnel is ca. 120 of which more than half is engaged in research projects. About third of the personnel is foreign born. Teaching is conducted both in Finnish and English.


The department is currently seeking to recruit staff to the positions of

1)      Postdoctoral researchers (3-6 positions), as of 1 July 2011 (contract length maximum of four years)

2)      PhD students (7-13 positions), as of 1 July 2011 or as agreed (contract length maximum of four years)


The Postdoctoral researchers and PhD students are being recruited in the main research areas of the department, which are:

Computational sciences:

-          Scientific computing (P. Neittaanmäki, R. Mäkinen, T. Rossi)

-          Optimization (K. Miettinen, F. Neri)

-          Signal processing and data mining (T. Ristaniemi)

Mobile computing (T. Hämäläinen, T. Ristaniemi)

Software engineering and intelligent systems (V. Terziyan, T. Kärkkäinen)

Educational technology (T. Kärkkäinen)

Descriptions of the research areas and groups: https://www.jyu.fi/it/laitokset/mit/en/research/.


Postdoctoral researchers are expected to focus on scientific research, research projects and teaching. According to the University orders (JYU 10.9.2009) a postdoctoral researcher is expected to have suitable doctor’s degree, ability to execute research independently and have needed teaching skills.


PhD students will work towards a doctoral degree at the University of Jyväskylä and have minor teaching and other tasks in the Department.


According to Finnish law, non-native university teaching staff can be granted an exemption from the requirement of Finnish language proficiency. Good language skills in English are regarded as merits.


The basic salary for post-doctoral researchers ranges between levels 5-6 (2 682,35 - 3 145,32 €/month) and for PhD student levels 1-4 (1687,28 – 2 311,51 €/month). Based on personal performance, these can be supplemented by up to 46.3 %.


A trial period of four months will be used when the positions are first filled.


The application documents should include:

  1. Curriculum vitae (CV).
  2. Research plan (max. 1 page) and a short document of  teaching experience and philosophy and the pedagogical competence (max. 2 pages).
  3. A numbered list of all the scholarly and other publications.
  4. Postdoctoral researcher applicants: A maximum of 5 main publications numbered in accordance with the above list.
  5. PhD student applicants: a research plan and a study plan for the postgraduate studies (60 ECTS)


Application with the attachments should be sent by using the electronic application form on website https://www.jyu.fi/it/application-forms/open-positions-mit-2011. The closing date for the applications is April 12th 2011 at 16.15. Applications will not be returned to the applicant.


For enquiries about the positions, please contact the professors / researcher mentioned above (https://www.jyu.fi/it/laitokset/mit -> henkilökunta), the Head of Department, Professor Tuomo Rossi tuomo.j.rossi@jyu.fi tel. +358-14-2602755, or the Head of Faculty Administration Sanna Hirvola sanna.hirvola@jyu.fi tel. +358-14-2602209.