Doctoral Student in Information Technology

University of Jyväskylä Faculty of Information Technology


6-10 Doctoral Students in Information Technology

At the University of Jyväskylä, everyone can find their place in the human-centred environment of 2,600 experts and 14,700 students. Our goal is to create wisdom and wellbeing for us all. It is essential that each member of the community thrives and has opportunities to develop and grow. We cherish openness of thinking as well as the balance between research and education. Our naturally beautiful campus is located at the heart of the city of Jyväskylä. JYU is the third largest employer in Central Finland.

The Faculty of Information Technology at the University of Jyväskylä is the first and largest in its field in Finland. We create science based digital future for the society. In research, education and stakeholder collaboration, we combine comprehensively the viewpoints of technology, information, organizations, business and people. The IT Faculty employs 180 people and, currently, there are 2500 undergraduate students and 150 postgraduate students. Teaching is given both in Finnish and in English.

The Faculty of Information Technology is currently seeking for 6-10 Doctoral Student positions beginning January 4, 2021, or as agreed. The maximum length of the employment contract is three years.

The Doctoral SchooI in the Faculty of Information Technology offers doctoral education in Information Systems (Ph.D. or D.Sc.), Software and Communications Engineering (Ph.D.), Computational Science (Ph.D.), Learning Science (Ph.D.), and Cognitive Science (Ph.D.). The doctoral school regularly provides funding for doctoral students. This application round is mainly focused on students who have already started their postgraduate studies and are expected to finish their studies within four years from the beginning of their postgraduate study right. The contract can be part-time or full-time.

The doctoral students will work in the research groups of the Faculty of Information Technology ( The research group must be indicated in the online application form. The tasks of the Doctoral Students focus on the research concerning doctoral thesis, doctoral studies, assisting teaching tasks, and other tasks related to these.

The duties, qualification requirements and language skills of Doctoral Student are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines.

The eligible candidate for the Doctoral Student position should have a master’s degree and the right for postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Information Technology, University of Jyväskylä. A good command of English is required.

Applications are evaluated and prioritized first by research areas and then by the board of the doctoral school. Decisions will be made within a month from the application deadline.

The salary of a Doctoral Student will be determined in accordance with the Finnish University Salary System.

A trial period of six months will be applied when the position is first filled.

Upon the consent of the applicant, a background check can be made on the person to be appointed (Security Clearance Act 726/2014). For more information on the background check and the rights of the subject of the check, see

Further information: after August 3, Coordinator Nina Pekkala (+358406825416,

The application should include:

1) CV, which should be written according to good scientific practice and in accordance with the following CV template, as far as possible: 

2) Research plan (including the title, publications, publication plan and timetable)

3) Application letter (motivation to work on the research topic, at the Faculty, and how the dissertation work is connected to the work of the research group)

4) Study plan (including the total number of credits required, completed and planned studied, with timetable)

5) Recommendation letters from the supervisors (not included in the electronic application, please request your supervisor(s) to send the letter(s) to, within one week from the application deadline)

Please submit your application at latest on August 24, 2020, using the online application form.

In your application, please refer to