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Position: Professor of Computational Fluid Dynamics
Institution: Aalto University
Location: Espoo, Uusimaa, Finland
Duties: We are seeking outstanding individuals who have demonstrated excellence in addressing challenges in computational fluid dynamics (CFD). We appreciate fluid mechanics research experience and vision in energy applications, such as renewable energy, combustion and multiphase flow or heat transfer. As a tenure-track faculty member, you are expected to complement the expertise of the current faculty by bringing new ideas and perspectives into our community. You are also expected to teach in our study programmes with a typical teaching load of about three courses per year
Requirements: a doctorate in mechanical engineering or energy technology, applied physics, chemistry or another applicable field; a proven ability and passion to carry out high-quality research and publish in top venues of the discipline; potential to attract research funding and build up your own research team; an interest and capability to collaborate with industry; ability to build a high-level international collaboration network; motivation to teach at undergraduate and/or graduate levels
   
Text: Skip to main content We use essential cookies to ensure site performance and basic analytics. In addition we use non-essential cookies to serve personalized and targeted content. You may decline or accept these cookies. By continuing to use the site you are agreeing to the use of essential cookies. Read more on cookies. www.aalto.fi/en/governance/cookie-policy Open positions Open positions page is loaded Professor of Computational Fluid Dynamics Otaniemi, Espoo, Finland Apply The School of Engineering is one of the six schools of Aalto University. The main task of the School of Engineering is to renew technologies related to the technical industry and the built environment through scientific research, technological innovation and inspiring education. Our objective is to create new knowledge, information and solutions to serve the goals of sustainable development. Our research topics are highly relevant to the surrounding society, connecting theory with practice. Collaborative projects with the technological industry and the surrounding society have been a trademark for decades. Our research focus areas are Multidisciplinary Energy Technologies, Sustainable Built Environment, Marine and Arctic Technology, Mechanics and Materials and Systems Design and Production. The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Aalto University School of Engineering invites applications for ASSISTANT / ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS (tenure track) We are seeking outstanding individuals who have demonstrated excellence in addressing challenges in computational fluid dynamics (CFD). We appreciate fluid mechanics research experience and vision in energy applications, such as renewable energy, combustion and multiphase flow or heat transfer. As a tenure-track faculty member, you are expected to complement the expertise of the current faculty by bringing new ideas and perspectives into our community. You are also expected to teach in our study programmes with a typical teaching load of about three courses per year. The position will be filled at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The position will be located at the Aalto University Campus in Otaniemi, Espoo. Your experience and ambitions We are looking for applicants with a doctorate in mechanical engineering or energy technology, applied physics, chemistry or another applicable field a proven ability and passion to carry out high-quality research and publish in top venues of the discipline potential to attract research funding and build up your own research team an interest and capability to collaborate with industry ability to build a high-level international collaboration network motivation to teach at undergraduate and/or graduate levels We offer a tenure track position with promotion to tenured position based on merits a competitive benefits package including access to health care start-up funding and grant writing support to help you establish your own team excellent multi-disciplinary collaboration possibilities within the university great future in one of the happiest, cleanest and safest countries in the world, with comprehensive social security system and free education up to university level Aalto tenure track This position belongs to our tenure track system and will be filled to the assistant or associate professor level. The salary is based on Aalto University salary system, but you can also provide your own salary requests. 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 evaluation criteria at https://www.aalto.fi/services/tenure-track-evaluation-criteria, and work profile at https://www.aalto.fi/en/tenure-track/tenure-track-career-path. Scientific environment Department The Department’s main research areas besides energy technology are engineering design, engineering materials and digital production and marine and arctic technology. The Department provides education in bachelor, master’s and doctoral programs. Currently, the department has about 30 professors together with lecturers, post-doctoral researchers, doctoral students, and technical staff. In total, the number of personnel is about 250. (See https://www.aalto.fi/en/department-of-mechanical-engineering) Research group The position will be filled in the Energy Conversion Research Group of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. https://www.aalto.fi/en/department-of-mechanical-engineering/energy-conversion Our expertise in research and higher education is based on thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and chemistry in energy technology. The group works on energy conversion technology research with focus on renewable energy, carbon neutrality and low environmental impact of energy technologies. We have an active team of 15 researchers focusing on advanced CFD methods with topics including clean combustion and two-phase flow, inside the research group. The Energy Conversion Research Group collaborates extensively with industrial and academic partners in research projects and participates in many international collaboration projects. https://www.aalto.fi/en/news/joint-project-seeks-low-emission-industrial-solutions https://www.aalto.fi/en/news/bjorn-savens-donation-to-aalto-university-makes-a-significant-contribution-to-hydrogen, https://www.aalto.fi/en/news/heatstock-ties-for-first-place-in-helsinki-challenge-idea-competition https://climate.nasa.gov/news/2337/caltech-calls-for-crazy-new-science-to-save-the-planet/ The Energy conversion research group has an active role in offering several courses in energy engineering. Everyone in the group is participating both in teaching and in research. The research group is in charge of the Aalto wide Master’s programme Advanced Energy Solutions and an active partner in EIT Innoenergy’s E-Store, and Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems Master’s programs and Nordic5Tech’s Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering Master’s Program. As a member of our team, you will also be an important member of our teaching community. https://www.aalto.fi/en/study-options/masters-programme-in-advanced-energy-solutions-sustainable-energy-conversion. How to apply Please submit your application latest on December 1, 2021 through our recruiting system by using the "Apply!" link above. (If you are already working at Aalto, please apply via our internal system Workday -> Find Jobs.) Please include the following pdf documents in English 1. Application letter 2. Curriculum vitae including list of publications - Please use the template (opens in new window) recommended by The Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity (TENK). 3. Research portfolio - For instructions, visit Policies and Procedures -document, page 24. 4. Copies of the five most significant publications and justification for significance in these five publications and your role in them described 5. Teaching portfolio - See Teaching portfolio guidelines for candidate (pdf) If necessary, shortlist candidates will be asked for references' contact information. General instructions for applicants including language requirements and guidelines for compiling the teaching portfolio and CV are at https://www.aalto.fi/tenure-track/interested-in-joining-our-tenure-track More information If you wish to hear more about the position or us, please contact group leader Professor Martti Larmi, martti.larmi@aalto.fi . In case you have questions related to the recruitment process, please contact HR Coordinator Anna-Maija Harju, anna-maija.harju@aalto.fi. Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open or to extend the application period. 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. More about Aalto University: Aalto.fi twitter.com/aaltouniversity facebook.com/aaltouniversity instagram.com/aaltouniversity Apply Posted 30+ Days Ago R31964 About Us Aalto University is where science and art meet technology and business. We shape a sustainable future by making research breakthroughs in and across our disciplines, sparking the game changers of tomorrow and creating novel solutions to major global challenges. Our community is made up of 12 000 students, 400 professors and close to 4 000 other faculty and staff working on our dynamic campus in Espoo, Greater Helsinki, 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. 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