Lecturer of Software Engineering

University of Tartu Institute of Computer Science


Institute of Computer Science

Deadline: 01.02.2022

Duties and responsibilities
  • Lecturing and conducting seminars in the areas of software engineering, software architecture, web development, and/or software quality assurance.
  • Supervising PhD, master’s and bachelor’s theses by students. 
  • Conducting research in software engineering at the international level.
  • Participation in the work of the university’s decision-making bodies is recommended. 
  • Engaging in science outreach activities.
Required qualifications
PhD or an equivalent qualification.
Required experience
  • Candidates must have successful teaching experience in an institution of higher education at the bachelor’s and/or master’s levels. Evidence of teaching experience in at least two out of the following subject matters must be provided: (1) software engineering, (2) software analytics, (3) software testing, (4) software architecture/design, (5) web-application development.
  • Research experience and publications in the field of software engineering are required. A candidate must be familiar with empirical research methods in software engineering.
  • A track record of at least five publications in highly reputable venues in the area of software engineering is required. 
  • Experience in supervising students in topics related to software engineering is desirable.
Required language skills
Excellent command of the English language is required. Estonian is recommended but not required. According to the Language Act, academic staff with foreign citizenship working in Estonia must have acquired at least B1-level Estonian language skills after five years of work. The Centre for Professional Development offers foreigners and their family members the opportunity to participate in Estonian language courses.

Starting at
From 3000 euros (gross) per month depending on work experience and qualifications. This amount is subject to taxation at a 20% flat tax rate. The total annual payroll is 50000 euros, which includes taxes by the employer.
Additional info
The starting date of the position can be negotiated.
Further information can be provided by Associate Professor Kuldar Taveter, kuldar.taveter [ät] ut.ee. 
At the University of Tartu there is a possibility to get promoted to a higher position, for more information: https://www.ut.ee/en/about-us/career-model

Application documents

In order to be considered for the position, the candidate must submit to the UT Human Resources Office (email: personal [ät] ut.ee; postal address: 18 Ülikooli St, Tartu 50090 ESTONIA; employees of the UT should submit their documents via intranet) following documents:

  1. a letter of application to the Rector;
  2. a curriculum vitae in the established format;
  3. a list of research publications (if necessary, enclosing copies or offprints of more important publications);
  4. a copy of a document (including its annexes) which shows the candidate to hold the required qualification (with authorized translation into Estonian, English or Russian if the credential is not in Estonian, English, Russian, Finnish, Swedish, French, Italian, Ukrainian and Belarussian languages). A candidate can be required to submit the original or a certified copy of the document (including its annexes) showing the candidate to hold the required qualification. If the candidate has acquired the higher education in question abroad, he or she may be required to submit an assessment issued by the Academic Recognition Information Centre (the Estonian ENIC/NARIC) of his or her qualification in respect of the qualification requirements for the position;
  5. a research and teaching vision;
  6. other materials considered relevant by the candidate (a list of such materials must be included in the application or annexed to it).

Number of copies: 1


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