Vacancy: Lecturer of Information Systems

Deadline: 3 February 2019

The Institute of Computer Science of University of Tartu invites applications from early-career academics for a full-time permanent position of Lecturer of Information Systems.

The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree and a promising research track record in the field of information systems, evidenced by publications in top conferences in the field (e.g. CAiSE, ER, BPM, ICIS, ECIS) and/or in top journals (e.g. Information Systems, Decision Support Systems, ACM TMIS, MISQ, EJIS, Journal of AIS). Other requirements include teaching experience related to Information Systems and successful supervision of Masters and/or doctoral students. A background in collaborative research with industry is considered a plus. The working language for this position is English.

With 15000 students and 1800 academic staff, University of Tartu is the highest ranked university in the Baltic States according to both the QS World University ranking and THE ranking. University of Tartu's Institute of Computer Science hosts 900+ Bachelors and Masters students and 70 doctoral students. Ranked as the #1 CS department in Central and Eastern Europe (according to the Times Higher Education ranking for Computer Science), the institute is home to internationally recognized research groups in the fields of information systems, software engineering, data science, distributed systems, bioinformatics, and information security. The institute delivers Bachelors, Masters and PhD programs in Computer Science, as well as specialized Masters programs in software engineering, technology management, cyber-security, and security and cloud computing, in cooperation with other leading universities in Estonia and Scandinavia. The institute has a strong international orientation: about one-third of graduate students and one-third of academic and research staff members are international. Graduate teaching in the institute is in English.

In addition to teaching (one course per semester) and supervising students, the successful candidate will conduct research, implement research projects, supervise Bachelors, Masters,and PhD students, and participate in curriculum development activities. Over time, the successful candidate will develop an independent research agenda within the Software Engineering & Information Systems research group. The group is composed of 25 members, including 12 PhD students. The group places a strong emphasis on research excellence, quality of its research publications and research prototypes, and scientific reproducibility. In the past ten years, the group has earned seven best paper or distinguished paper awards, two best demo awards, and three test-of-time awards at international conferences, including BPM, ER, CAiSE, ICSSP, RuleML+RR, and MODELS.

The appointment shall be permanent. The initial salary will be 2500-2800 euros per month depending on qualifications and experience. Estonia applies a flat income tax of 20% on salaries and provides public health insurance for employees. Other benefits include 56 days of annual leave and a sabbatical semester per 5-years period of appointment. Relocation support will be provided if applicable.

The starting date for the position is 1 August 2020 (negotiable). The deadline for applications is 3 February 2020. The application procedures are available at:

Inquiries can be addressed to Marlon Dumas marlon dot dumas št ut dot ee