[AISWorld] : Junior Faculty Position in Information Systems

Siponen Mikko mikko.t.siponen at jyu.fi
Thu Oct 16 15:05:30 EDT 2014

University of Jyväskylä
Junior Faculty Position in Information Systems

Deadline: 19th October 2014.

The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems is seeking qualified applicants for one junior faculty position.  The Finnish systems has three levels: 1) post-doctoral research fellow-> 2) associate professor-> 3) full professor.

We have now opening at the level 1. The Finnish title of the position is “tutkijatohtori”. Starting date is 2015, the position is up to four years. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in IS or a closely related discipline, and a demonstrated capability for research excellence and high quality teaching.  The selected candidates will be expected to publish in the Basket of 6(8) IS journals, such as MISQ, ISR, JAIS, JMIS, EJIS and ISJ. The teaching load is attractive: one or two courses per whole academic year.

About the Department

The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems is composed of information systems and computer science. Faculty members of the department have published their research in leading Information Systems journals, such as MIS Quarterly, Journal of Management Information Systems, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, European Journal of Information Systems, and others. Faculty members hold editorial positions in reputable IS journals. The department has very strong connections to industry. Data collection opportunities are outstanding.

The department has recently recruited two new IS professors (Mikko Siponen and Tuure Tuunanen) in 2013. Prof. Kalle Lyytinen has a part-time professorship in the department. At the moment, in addition to this call, we have openings for a full professor/Associate Professor. With the present and the future recruitments, the department aims to enhance its reputation as a leading IS institution in Europe.

About Jyväskylä and the University of Jyväskylä:

Jyväskylä is located in Central Finland in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. It is the largest city in central Finland. The hilly terrain in Jyväskylä is surrounded by hundreds of lakes.

University of Jyväskylä is a research-oriented university. The department of Computer Science and Information Systems belongs to the Faculty of Information Technology, which is the largest and oldest in Finland in its branch. Information systems science has been taught at the University of Jyväskylä since 1967. The Department of Computer Science and Information systems is located in the new Mattilanniemi campus, at the lake (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ylisto_silta.jpg).

For enquiries about the positions, please contact the Head of Department, Professor Mikko Siponen  mikko.t.siponen at jyu.fi<mailto:mikko.t.siponen at jyu.fi>.

The application documents should include 1. Curriculum vitae (CV). CV needs to contain a research plan, teaching and supervision experience, pedagogical competence, external research funding obtained and a numbered list of all the scholarly and other publications. 2. A maximum of 5 main publications numbered in accordance with the above list (in one zip-file).

The application along with the required attachments should be sent by using the electronic application form on the University website. The link is:


For more information, contact the head of the Department, professor Mikko Siponen, mikko.t.siponen at jyu.fi<mailto:mikko.t.siponen at jyu.fi>

According to the Finnish law, non-native faculty members can be granted an exemption from the requirement of Finnish language proficiency. Good language skills in English are required.
Deadline: 19th October 2014.


Mikko Siponen
Ph.D., D.Soc.Sc.
Head of Department,
Professor of Information Systems
University of Jyväskylä
Tel. +358 505588128

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