[ecoop-info] Research Positions in Software Engineering at University of Tartu

Marlon Dumas marlon.dumas at ut.ee
Thu Dec 5 12:17:49 CET 2013

The Institute of Computer Science of University of Tartu 
(http://www.cs.ut.ee/en) is seeking applications for two five-year 
research positions in the field of Software Engineering: one position at 
the level of Research Fellow and another at the level of Senior Research 

The successful applicants will become part of Tartu's Software 
Engineering Research Group - http://sep.cs.ut.ee/. This rapidly growing 
group conducts research in the fields of software processes and business 
process management, with an emphasis on empirical and data-driven 
methods for management of both software and business processes. The 
group also collaborates with the the Estonian Software Technology 
Competence Centre (http://www.stacc.ee): an applied research centre that 
conducts research with several IT companies at the intersection of data 
mining and software engineering, including the use of machine learning 
methods for monitoring and early defect detection. However, applicants 
with backgrounds in other fields related to software engineering are 
very welcome, as the group seeks to build complementarity and capacity 
across a wider spectrum of software engineering research.

The position of Research Fellow is suitable for an early-career academic 
with a recent or soon-to-be-awarded doctoral degree. The successful 
candidate will have a promising track record and ambition to conduct 
high-quality research and to develop an independent research agenda over 
the long term.

The Senior Research Fellow position is intended for a mid-career 
academic with at least four years of postdoctoral experience. The 
successful candidate will have an established research track record and 
demonstrated ability to conduct research independently, to collaborate 
with industry stakeholders where relevant, and to supervise other 
research staff members and/or PhD students.

Both positions involve full-time commitment to research, with a very 
small teaching load (max 2 hours of contact time per week on average). 
The working language for both positions is English.

The positions are initially for five years, renewable according to 
University regulations and depending on available research funding.

Salary for the research fellow position is in the range of 2000-2400 
euros per month depending on qualifications and experience, and in the 
range 2500-2800 for the senior position. Other benefits include 42 days 
of annual leave, relocation support if applicable, as well as access to 
the public health system as stipulated by Estonian law.

University of Tartu (est. 1632) is a research-intensive university that 
promotes academic freedom and aims at becoming one of the top 
institutions in its region. The University's Institute of Computer 
Science counts circa 550 students and 60 full-time academic and research 
staff, out of which a quarter are international.

The deadline for applications is 2 January 2014. Application procedures 
can be found in the respective official announcements:
* Research Fellow: http://www.ut.ee/en/software-engineering-research-fellow
* Senior Research Fellow: 

Inquiries can be directed to Marlon Dumas or Dietmar Pfahl 
(firstname.lastname at ut.ee)

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