Tampere University

University Instructor (Software Quality)

2024-08-05 (Europe/Helsinki)
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Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences create a unique environment for multidisciplinary, inspirational and high-impact research and education. Our university community has its competitive edges in technology, health and society. www.tuni.fi/en

The position is placed in the Computing Sciences Unit at  Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences at Tampere University. The Unit currently employs 45 professors and 55 full-time teachers. Our 440 staff members work mainly on our Hervanta Campus but we have operations in Tampere city center and at the university consortiums of Pori and Seinäjoki. The unit of Computing Sciences covers all essential areas of Information Technology. We develop methods, theories, and technologies for digitalized data and the information centric society. Strong mathematical, algorithmic, and computational thinking and understanding of social networks and human-computer interaction are common to all our fields. Software engineering, signal processing, computer engineering and information security are solution-oriented disciplines, and data science seeks to build models and extract meaningful information from large amounts of complex data. Machine learning, artificial intelligence and data-drivenness cut across all our disciplines. 

The selected applicant will join the software engineering research group that currently has three full professors, two tenure track professors and 14 permanent teachers.  We teach software engineering and software development to both students majoring in Software or Software: Web & Cloud in our three degree programmes and throughout Tampere University for students with a Software minor. Due to this, the number of students on our courses is large, 100-1000 students per course.

Job description

Your primary role is to participate in the execution of the curriculum in collaboration within the unit. You are expected to plan, prepare and organize teaching, supervise BSc and MSc theses and act as a tutor for the students. You will work in a multidisciplinary and international environment where the interest in developing teaching methods and students’ learning experience are highly appreciated. We have modern teaching and research facilities, and we encourage employees to actively seek professional growth, for example, by attending university pedagogy studies available at the university. 

Although the position is teaching oriented, participation in research is also expected. We especially welcome applicants who can complement our current teaching and research profile. Your background is taken into consideration in the assignment of the specific teaching areas.


We are seeking highly motivated applicants for teaching in the field of software engineering with specific emphasis on software quality. Other suitable fields of expertise can include for example software testing, software development methods or software production. Broad expertise is appreciated. 

For the university instructor position we require:

  • Applicable master's degree
  • Good teaching skills 
  • Strong English language skills
  • Strong competence in software engineering, especially software quality – including software testing

We appreciate: 

  • Interest for teaching and learnings of students
  • Studies in university pedagogy or equivalent skills 
  • Understanding of software industry needs
  • Supervision experience (tutoring, thesis, students in general)
  • Ability to collaborate with teaching and research personnel and industry
  • Interest for continuous curriculum and pedagogical enhancement
  • Ability to teach in Finnish is consided a strength.

We offer

The position will be filled on a permanent basis and the start date will be in September 2024 or as agreed. A six (6) month trial period applies to all new employees.

The salary will be based on Finnish University Salary System which applies to teaching and research staff.  According to the criteria applied to teaching and research staff, the position of a University Instructor is placed on levels 5-6 of the job requirements scale. Typical starting salary can be for example 3700-4000 EUR / month but higher salary can be agreed based on the competence  and experience of selected candidate.

We offer you the opportunity to join our dynamic and innovative international community. We also have a brand-new merit-based academic promotion path for teaching-focused staff. As a member of staff at Tampere University, you will enjoy a range of competitive benefits, such as a flexible work schedule, good facilities for teleworking, occupational healthcare services, a variety of affordable food and drink outlets across our campuses and a personal fund to spend on sports and cultural activities in your free time. Please read more about working at Tampere University. You can also find more information about us and working and living Tampere by watching our video: Tampere Higher Education Community - our academic playground

Tampere, located between two big lakes, is Finland’s second largest city area and the biggest inland city in the Nordic countries. The nature is close everywhere you turn your head in Tampere. This together with a strong tradition in industry make Tampere a unique environment for living and working. At present the region hosts a great deal of industry and service businesses, and the City of Tampere is a major hub for the Finnish ICT industry. For more information on Tampere, please check VisitTampereWelcome to Tampere and International House Tampere.

Finland provides one of the most advanced and comprehensive social security in the world. It includes for example sickness benefits, various family benefits and a comprehensive healthcare system. For more information on Finland, please check InfoFinland and This is Finland.

How to apply

Please submit your application through our online recruitment system (link below). The closing date for applications is August 5, 2024 at 23.59 EEST / UTC +3). Please write your application and all accompanying documentation in English and attach them in PDF format only.

Please attach the following documents in your application in pdf format:

  • Motivation letter (max 1 page)
  • Curriculum Vitae  according to TENK guidelines
  • Teaching portfolio according to our guidelines
  • List of publications according to Research Council of Finland guidelines
  • Master’s diploma and transcripts of studies and in original language. If original language is other than Finnish, Swedish or English, please provide an official translation in one of those languages.

For more information, please contact: 

  • Head of Unit Timo Hämäläinen, timo.hamalainen(at)tuni.fi
  • University Lecturer Terhi Kilamo, terhi.kilamo(at)tuni.fi, +358408490723
  • Questions regarding the recruitment process: HR Specialist Teuvo Moilanen, teuvo.moilanen(at)tuni.fi


University Instructor (Software Quality)
Kalevantie 4 Tampere, Finnland
2024-08-05 23:59 (Europe/Helsinki)
2024-08-05 22:59 (CET)
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