Professor of Applied Geology

University of Tartu Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences


Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences


Duties and responsibilities
  • Teaching at all levels of higher education, using modern teaching methods and educational technology.
  • Supervising students (primarily master’s and doctoral students).
  • Activities related to the administration and development of teaching.
  • High-level RDC activities, incl. directing RDC activities in the field of applied geology and taking care that necessary resources (incl. research grants) are available for it. Directing a research theme.
  • Participation in the work of academic and administrative decision-making bodies.
  • Social and public activities.
  • Participation in research administrative activities of international dimension.
Required qualifications
PhD or an equivalent qualification.
Required experience
  • Previous work experience as a professor, associate professor, research professor or senior research fellow.
  • Ability to organise teaching and teach at all levels of higher education.
  • Previous teaching experience, effective supervising of doctoral students.
  • Knowledge of modern study aids and learning methods.
  • Ability to organise RDC activities in the specialisation.
  • Internationally recognised professional research, the volume of which so far is equivalent to at least three doctoral theses.
  • Ongoing active engagement in research, internationally recognised research in the last five years at least in the volume equivalent to that of 1.5 doctoral thesis.
  • Success in applying for research funding as well as managing and performing RDC-related contracts in the last five years.
  • Participation in the work of the international community in the specialisation.
  • Experience in the application and popularisation of theoretical knowledge.
  • Experience in team or project management.
Required language skills
Excellent English, Estonian is an advantage.

Starting at
Remuneration based on UT Salary Rules.
Additional info
Professor Kalle Kirsimäe, kalle.kirsimae [ät]

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