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Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering, International Degree Programme - Savonia-ammattikorkeakoulu

THIS IS THE WAY TOWARDS A DREAM JOB IN SAVONIA! We are looking for a skilled Mechanical Engineering Lecturer to join our team in Kuopio in a permanent, full-time position in an English-language program.

Would you like to be a part of us, who educate the future mechatronics experts?

The key tasks of a Mechanical Engineering lecturer include, among others:
- Teaching and guidance related to the mechanical engineering and mechatronics in English, as well as the planning and development of teaching. Courses are conducted through both face-to-face and online instruction.
- Supervising thesis projects.
- Participating in research, development, and innovation activities, as well as business activities serving higher education and the working life.
- National and international network collaboration.

The final job description is shaped according to the skills and interests of the selected individual. The tasks are confirmed annually in the work schedule. The work schedule also determines the free periods for teaching staff (12 weeks) in accordance with Savonia's annual schedule and the applicable collective agreement.

We offer you the opportunity to engage in meaningful and fulfilling work at one of Finland's best and most inspiring workplaces. As a Mechanical Engineering Lecturer, you will be part of an international team where you can develop and deliver high-quality education in collaboration with various experts to meet workplace skill demands. We work in modern facilities in an international environment and collaborate with industry partners. As a teacher, you have the flexibility to choose the time and place for at least 28% of your work hours. The annual work time for a full-time teacher is 1,600 hours.

For the role of Mechanical Engineering Lecturer, we expect from you:
- A relevant higher education degree
- At least 3 years of work experience in the field
- Proficiency in English
- Ability to work in digital environments and utilize them in teaching
- Good communication and teamwork skills
- A proactive approach to development in the field
- Understanding of the future trends in the working life

Additionally, we expect expertise in one or more of the following technologies related to teaching:
1. Manufacturing technology (machining, edge-cutting, welding, chip removal techniques, sheet metal work, casting basics)
2. Material technology
3. 3D modeling and technical drawing
4. Machine automation systems and industrial robotics
5. Strength of materials
6. Mechanics
7. Machine part design

You may have a background in machine automation or mechanical engineering. We appreciate skills in working with the Finnish language. We also value pedagogical expertise, but if you lack pedagogical studies, you can complete them within three years from the start of employment. We also hope you are interested in project work and international collaboration. As a teacher and in project work, you will network with various stakeholders and companies.

The terms of employment and salary are determined in accordance with the General Collective Agreement for the Universities of Applied Sciences by Sivista. The total salary for the position is based on the qualifications, education, and experience of the selected individual. For a full-time employee meeting all the qualification requirements, the salary range is €4757,26 - €6146,83 per month, with an additional 2% salary increase for those with a licentiate degree and 4% for those with a doctoral degree. The position of Internet of Things lecturer is filled from August 1, 2024, and it is full-time. Position’s headquartered is Microkatu campus in Kuopio. The position also include teaching and guidance at other Savonia’s campuses. The selected candidate will have a probationary period of 6 months.

The application period for the position ends on May 26, 2024. Please send your application electronically via Kuntarekry (

We value equality and diversity in our workplace. Through responsible leadership, we aim to enable meaningful and effective work in one of Finland's best workplaces. At Savonia, the development and well-being of our staff are highly important. We organize various recreational events, and our staff have access to comprehensive employee benefits, such as Epassi (sports, culture, well-being, commuting), an employee bicycle scheme, SYKETTÄ sports services, and occupational health care services. At our campuses, we provide our staff with coffee, tea, and cocoa during the workday. Additionally, we encourage continuous learning among our staff and offer them the opportunity to study free of charge at Savonia's Open University of Applied Sciences. We are also proud of our community's achievements and regularly reward our staff for their successes.

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Head of International Degrees Mirka Savolainen,

About us

We want to be the best higher education community in Finland – come and join us to make dreams new careers!

We have over 600 employees. In Savonia you can work in a multidisciplinary manner in teaching, research, development and innovation activities as well as in higher education services. Our campuses are located in three lively locations in Finland: Kuopio, Iisalmi and Varkaus. In addition to nearly 8000 students, Savonia actively serves the surrounding business life, which enables both teaching and learning to be close to working life. The key success factors in our operations are wide-ranging cooperation, networking and internationality.

This is the way how we want to lead the way in creating a work culture where well-being is built on trust, community and meaningful work. Welcome to work in one of the best and inspiring workplaces in Finland!

Microkatu 1
70210 Kuopio

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