Tenure Track Professor in European Galileo Satellite Navigation System and its Security Aspects

The Finnish Geospatial Research Institute (FGI) of National Land Survey of Finland, Department of Navigation and Positioning invites applications for the position of Tenure Track Professor in European Galileo Satellite Navigation System and its Security Aspects.

The call deadline is extended to Sep 7, 2018.

Job description

The task is to lead and practice research in the field of satellite navigation, concentrating especially in emerging European Galileo system and its security aspects; Public Regulated Service (PRS) and Open Service Message Authentication (OS-NMA).

The position is located in the Department of Navigation and Positioning, Satellite and Radio Navigation research group. The research groups at the department are Satellite and Radio Navigation (SaRaNA) and Sensors and Indoor Navigation (SINA). Currently, the department has 25 scientists of which 2 are professors. The successful applicant will be appointed to a fixed-term tenure track professorship of 3 years. The salary of a tenure track professor is based on National Land Survey’s competence-based salary at level 13, starting with about 4400 euros/ month.


The applicant should hold a doctorate in a discipline relevant for this position and have expertise in positioning (GNSS) and especially emerging Galileo system and its services as well as geospatial technologies. The applicant should promote active collaboration with the Department and between stakeholders and develop collaborative research. Funding for conducting the research is to be acquired by the applicant from national and international bodies such as the Academy of Finland, Business Finland, European Space Agency and the European Union. The language requirement is fluency in written and spoken English.

The applicants will be reviewed based on their research, academic leadership and activity in scientific community. Throughout their careers, those in the academic tenure track system are expected to exercise and guide scientific research, to follow the advances of their field, to participate in service to the Institute’s research community, and to take part in societal interaction and international collaboration in their field.

Applications (in English) must enclose an academic portfolio and a list of those publications and other relevant documents on competence and merits that the applicant wishes to be taken into account in the selection process. Please submit your application to kirjaamo@nls.fi.

The deadline for applications is the 7th September, 2018. Further information can be obtained from Prof. Sanna Kaasalainen, Deputy Director of the Department of Navigation and Positioning, at leena.sukselainen@nls.fi and pia.isojarvi@nls.fi.