Professorship in Geology and Mineralogy

Oulu Mining School (OMS), Faculty of Technology, University of Oulu, Finland, invites applications for a full professorship position in Geology and Mineralogy specialized in the field of Ore Geology. At present, the academic staff in Oulu Mining School consists of seven professors, four lecturers and four post docs, representing geology, geophysics, mining engineering and mineral processing. The teaching staff also includes a number of Ph.D. students. The number of students accepted each year to study geosciences as their major is currently 30. In addition to this, OMS runs the International Master's Programme in Mineral Resources and Sustainable Mining and has currently 20 Ph.D. students in various research projects. OMS R&D Centre is part of OMS, hosting a continuous automated pilot concentrator facilities and mining engineering, geochemistry and sedimentology laboratories. Besides the various research facilities of the university, OMS has access to joint cutting-edge analytical equipment hosted by the Geological Survey of Finland. Oulu Mining School (former Department of Geosciences) has a long tradition in studying ore deposits. Since 1970, when the associate professorship in ore geology was established, ore geology has been an essential part of the research and teaching.

Job Responsibilities, Required Qualifications

The professor in Ore Geology is responsible for developing the research and teaching in Geosciences in collaboration with other teachers of the field. He/she is the academic leader of the International Master's Programme in Economic Geology and participates in the administration and research in Oulu Mining School. Particularly with respect to the research on mineral resources in Fennoscandia, his/her duty is to develop collaboration with universities, research institutes and mining companies. The required qualifications for the professor position include a doctoral degree, high quality scientific or artistic competence, experience in supervising scientific research, ability to give high quality education based on research and to supervise theses, as well as evidence for international collaboration in his/her field of research.

The salary will be based on levels 8 - 10 of the demands level chart for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal work performance (maximum of 46.3 % of the job-specific component). Employee is entitled to annual incentive bonuses paid on the basis of approved reward systems and profit center specific awarding criteria in the University of Oulu. Additionally, the employee is entitled to health care benefits.

Application procedure

Applications, including the attachments in English, should be submitted by 15.4.2018, using the electronic application form. All material, including publications, should be submitted electronically.

The position is filled as of 1.8.2018 or by agreement. A trial period of six (6) months is applied in the position.

For further information regarding the filling of this post, please contact:

Professor Kari Strand, Oulu Mining School, Faculty of Technology, tel. +358 (0)29 448 3556, email: kari.strand(at)

Professor Riitta Keiski, Dean, Faculty of Technology, tel. +358 (0)29 448 2348, email: riitta.keiski(at)

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posted: 4 April 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.