21 May 2019   |   Jobs   |   Update from Tallinn University of Technology
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TalTech seeks a Tenured Professor in Food Technology - Tallin

Key area : Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics

Structure : School of Science: Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology

Field : Food Technology

Position : Tenured Professor

The Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology invites applications for a professor (tenure track) position in Food Technology. We seek an exceptional individual with expertise and a track-record in multi-disciplinary research. The position is expected to be filled at Assistant Professor level, but applicants at all levels of professor rank will be considered. The appointee will be required to teach and supervise BSc*, MSc and PhD students; develop the curriculum, mentor post-docs, conduct research in important areas of food science and technology, collaborate with other research groups and stimulate research activities at TalTech.
* The Bachelor's curriculum is in Estonian.

The Department offers 

  • modern working environment;
  • access to relevant infrastructure (computer cluster, molecular biology labs, analytical instruments, etc.).

Requirements for the candidate


  • PhD (or an equivalent) degree in the relevant field;
  • postdoctoral experience;
  • proven competence in food technology and science;
  • interest and experience in teaching and supervising (BSc, MSc and PhD level);
  • independent research experience;
  • good publication record;
  • excellent teaching skills;
  • ability to apply for and obtain funding from national as well as from international sources;
  • ability to work independently and to cooperate with others.


  • experience in supervising PhD students;
  • research leadership experience and experience in coordinating research activities;
  • remarkable ability to initiate and attract collaboration projects with the food industry. 

More detailed information on this vacancy and on the way this job fits in the Department’s strategy can be obtained from Prof. Toomas Paalme, toomas.paalme@taltech.ee

Workload : 1.0

Type of contract : Permanent

Start date of the employment contract : 01.01.2020

Application Date : 01.09.2019

Additional info

Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) is an international scientific community with 11,000 students and approximately 1,800 employees. The strengths of the university are wide multidisciplinary study/research interests, modern research and study environment as well as good collaboration with international educational and research institutions. 

The research carried out at the Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology of the School of Science of TalTech focuses currently on asymmetric synthesis, miniaturization of analytical instrumentation, food science and technology, protein science and cellular regulatory and metabolic networks and related diseases. The research is carried out in 14 research groups. The Department has about 160 employees. The mission of the Department is to perform internationally significant research and to provide high-level undergraduate and post-graduate education in the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, bio- and food technology.

Submit the candidacy online


Job description for Tenured Professor and candidacy requirements can be seen here (pdf).

A candidate is required to submit the following documents to the Personnel Office (konkurss@taltech.ee or submit the candidacy online):

  • an application;
  • in the case of first-time applicants to TalTech, documents showing that the candidate holds the required academic degree and has acquired the required education (in English);
  • a curriculum vitae and a list of publications (if possible, filled out and published in ETIS – Estonian Research Information System);
  • an academic portfolio (according to Annex 2 of Academic Career Management);
  • a vision or an action plan for the following period of employment (requested only from candidates applying to the post of Professor; the maximum total length 1500 words);
  • other documents arising from the specific nature of the post that have been set out in the terms and conditions of the competition.

TalTech Personnel Office
Ehitajate rd 5, U01-143
Tallinn 19086

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