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[Met-jobs] Three tenure-track positions at FMI

From Ari Laaksonen <>
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Date Thu, 3 Dec 2015 19:08:22 +0200

Three Tenure Track positions

20.11.2015 14:03:47

Finnish Meteorological Institute has introduced a tenure track programme for 
service and research personnel, intending to provide a consistent competitive 
and attractive career path. FMI seeks talented, motivated academics who have 
completed their doctoral degree, preferably within the last ten years, and have 
since accrued academic and other relevant qualifications. Successful applicants 
will be employed as tenure track professors. The duration of the initial 
employment contract is three to five years, depending on the background and 
experience of the appointee. Continuation on a second fixed-term contract 
depends on successful fulfilment of predefined criteria; after which a 
permanent position as research professor may be offered. Academic 
qualifications and experience will be considered. Additional merit will be 
given for demonstrating the ability to acquire research funding, utilization of 
research in the development of services, working abroad, and international 

FMI will allocate three tenure track positions to areas which are strategic for 
the future success of the institute. Applicants are expected to have a 
significant contribution to these strategic areas. FMI is announcing open 
tenure-track positions addressing the following themes:

1.  Statistical postprocessing to improve numerical weather forecasts and/or 
development of extreme weather forecasting

2.  Renewable energy production

3.  Cryosphere and its long-term trends and/or modelling of cryospheric 

Requirements: applicant should possess a PhD in atmospheric science or related 

Salary: 4500-6000 € per month, determined from the qualifications and 
experience of the successful candidate.

Applications must include the following, written in English: CV, list of 
publications, summary of previous experience and merit addressing the skills 
required for the theme selected, and any supplementary material relevant to the 
application. In addition, applicants are expected to provide a  statement (max. 
two pages, in English) describing how they intend to develop the research in 
their chosen field, if appointed.

Applications must sent via email to An email must be 
titled “Tenure Track". The closing date for applications is 8 December 2015 at 
12:00 UTC.

Further information: Professor Yrjö Viisanen, Director of Research and 
Development,, tel. +358 50 336 6919

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