Professor in Environmental Sustainability of Energy Systems

LUT University


LUT School of Energy Systems is looking for a professor in environmental sustainability of energy systems.

The position is situated at the assistant/associate levels of the tenure track system and it will be filled for a fixed four-year term.

The professorship of the environmental sustainability of energy systems constitutes an independent chair in its area of expertise. It is a part of the LUT School of Energy Systems at the Department of Sustainability Science. The professorship’s preferred location is Lappeenranta, but also Lahti is an option.

The candidate must have proven expertise in the field of the environmental sustainability of technical systems and processes. The candidate must also have a proven ability to model technical systems and apply analysis methods. The position requires knowledge in at least two of the following research fields:

  • life cycle assessment
  • energy system analysis
  • energy generation and conversion.

The appointed professor must possess a strong scientific research background in the above- mentioned research fields. Evidence of the ability to acquire research funding, the successful management of projects and cooperation with relevant research institutes, companies and other stakeholders will also be considered an important merit. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to integrate into the strategic blueprint of LUT's Department of Sustainability Science and to lead the people of their own research group.

The appointment process description explains the qualification requirements and tenure track appointment criteria.

The application and its appendices must be in English. The application must include:

  1. a curriculum vitae
  2. a copy of your doctoral diploma
  3. a full list of publications, including the total number of publications in the Scopus database, the total number of citations, the h-index and Scopus ID. In addition, equivalent information from your Google Scholar profile is required
  4. a separate list of the publications submitted for expert evaluation
  5. publications for evaluation by experts (max. 10)
  6. a teaching portfolio or an equivalent account of your teaching qualifications
  7. an account of your merits and activities of significance to the vacancy (max. 3 pages)
  8. an account of your vision on the development of education, research and projects in the field of the professorship at LUT University (max. 3 pages).

Please specify the tenure track level applied to. The work starts with a six-month trial period.

The salary is determined according to the salary system for university teaching and research personnel. The pay will include an individual pay component based on performance and competence. The annual salary range of assistant/associate professors is approximately 41600–76200 euros (gross income including holiday bonus) depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate.

The closing date for applications is 8 November 2021 at midnight, Finnish local time (UTC + 2 h). 

Please submit your application by filling out the online form.

Further information, please contact Professor Mika Horttanainen, tel. +358 40 848 5850,


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