[AISWorld] Eight Doctoral Student position in Information Systems or Software Engineering

Netta Iivari Netta.Iivari at oulu.fi
Fri Feb 28 06:17:31 EST 2014

Eight Doctoral Student position in Information Systems or Software Engineering, for a period of four years

Department of Information Processing Science at the University of Oulu, Finland, has an opening for eight (8) doctoral student positions in Information Systems (IS) or Software Engineering (SE). The research performed by the doctoral students should fit or complement the following areas/research groups:

          (a) INTERACT; understanding and supporting participatory design, user-centered design, user innovation and human interaction with technology in divergent everyday life contexts (http://www.oulu.fi/tol/node/20094).

          (b) OASIS; persuasive design and technology; behavior change; the humanized web; social web innovation; human-computer interaction; customer engagement; service design; health informatics  (http://www.oasis.oulu.fi/).

          (c) M-Group: empirical software engineering in national and international projects with industry. Software intensive systems and services development methods, techniques and tools (http://www.oulu.fi/mgroup/)

          (d) Mobi:  smart homes and living environments<http://smartsafenavi.wordpress.com/> and advanced mobile location- and context-based services such as augmented reality services (http://www.oulu.fi/tol/node/20096)

Recently, both IS and SE research of the Department has been evaluated as "Excellent" (5/6) in an external international evaluation of the research at University of Oulu (RAE 2013).

The applicant must indicate the preferred principal supervisor(s) and/or the preferred research group(s) in the application.

Conditions and requirements

The doctoral student positions are typically available for 4 years. There is a teaching obligation.

Starting salary will be based on the job specific level 2 according to the university salary system for teaching and research staff of Finnish universities (about 2100 EUR per month), and salary increases as the PhD work progress. The salary is paid for 12 months in a year. Additionally, the doctoral students are entitled to health care benefits.

The applicants must hold a Master's degree, an equivalent degree, or a higher degree (e.g. licentiate) in a relevant field, and be able to demonstrate sufficient language skills in English or Finnish. The degree must have been accredited with good grades (at least 60% of the maximum grade in both taught studies and the Master's thesis. Lower grades and Bachelor level degree holders will not be considered). If selected, the applicant must apply to University of Oulu Graduate School (http://www.oulu.fi/uniogs/).

Application Procedure

          Applications, including any attachments, should be submitted using the electronic application form by March 24th; 2014 at the following address:

in Finnish:


in English:

The following documents must be attached to the application:
        1) a brief curriculum vitae in English (including the list of publications),
        2) motivation letter,
        3) reference letters,
        4) a brief research plan (max 4 pages).

For further information regarding the filling of this post:

Professor Netta Iivari, email: netta.iivari(at)oulu.fi (INTERACT)
Professor Harri Oinas-Kukkonen, email: harri.oinas-kukkonen(at)oulu.fi (OASIS)
Professor Markku Oivo, email: markku.oivo(at)oulu.fi (M-Group)
Professor Petri Pulli email: petri.pulli(at)oulu.fi (Mobi)

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