Tenured Professor of Logistics

Company:Tallinn University of Technology

Location:Estonia / Tallinn


Employment Type:Permanent Full-time


Tenured Professor of Logistics

Workload: full-time (40 hours a week)
Type of contract: permanent
Taking up employment: 1 September 2022
Application deadline: 15 February 2022

The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering of Tallinn University of Technology invites applications for a tenured professor position in Logistics.

The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering is one of the largest departments in Tallinn University of Technology. We are responsible for two undergraduate programs (Integrated Engineering and Product Development and Robotics), five master’s programs (Design and Technology Futures, Vocational Teacher, Logistics, Product Development and Production Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management), and one doctoral program (Mechanical Engineering). The department consists of four research centers: the Research Center of Logistics and Transportation, the Materials Engineering Research Center, the Research Center of Smart Industry and Robotics, the Estonian Center of Engineering Pedagogy and in addition, the Laboratory of Mechanical Testing and Metrology.

The department is a promoter of the digitalisation of Estonian industry and a developer of competitiveness through good cooperation with universities / research institutions as well as companies, professional associations, technology development centers and the Innovation Center; an active partner of the technology platforms of the EU, a member of professional associations from Estonia as well from the EU and the Baltic states.


The goal of the position is to carry out research and development in the field of logistics as a whole, to organize it and apply for the necessary funding. The sub-objectives are the supervision and training of doctoral and postdoctoral fellows, and conducting in-service training in cooperation with companies, professional associations and research institutions; increasing the share of R&D and business contracts in the field of logistics; increasing the development and succession of the field by ensuring the professional training of logistics in accordance with the requirements of the professional standard at the bachelor’s (logistics manager – level 6; procurement manager – level 6; mobility engineer – level 6) and master’s level (supply chain manager – level 7; mobility engineer – level 7) and ensuring the training of current and future professionals and managers in accordance with the needs of the labour market.


  • successful application and management of R&D projects, development of the laboratory base;
  • leading the research team;
  • publication of R&D results, including in high-impact scientific journals, presentations at international conferences, and work as an expert in their field;
  • a balanced level of professional training, research and development in the fields of logistics, supply chain planning, and mobility management; responsibility for this level in their field;
  • R&D in the following expected directions: logistics, supply chain engineering, mobility management, with a sub-focus on process optimization in these areas;
  • supervision of doctoral, postdoctoral and postgraduate students;
  • conducting academic teaching and study development activities at the modern methodological and educational technological level at all levels of higher education in Estonian and English in the following curricula: Product Development and Robotics, Logistics, and Business;
  • development of cooperation with other research and development institutions and companies, including international cooperation.

Accompanying tasks: participation in the work of national and international professional decision-making bodies and commissions; participation in international editorial boards of scientific journals, scientific or organizing committees of conferences; participation in the development of study programs, including the work of program boards; popularization of their specialty and field of research; organization of professional in-service training.

The position is located in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. The selected candidate will be offered an opportunity to use a starting grant (120 000€) to develop their research group. The Logistics and Transport Research Group is responsible for developing and organizing of the master programme in the field of Logistics. The research group consists of four senior members of academic staff (PhD holders) and seven PhD candidates.

Candidates will be evaluated on their suitability for the position, but the candidates’ performance to date depending on the length of their career will also be taken into account. Further information on the position: Prof Kristo Karjust, kristo.karjust@taltech.ee.

Qualification requirements

  • doctoral degree (PhD) in a field of research related to the field of activity;
  • research experience from a foreign university or research institution;
  • experience in leading a research team/research laboratory;
  • R&D experience as a research topic/project applicant and principal investigator;
  • effective supervision of master’s and doctoral students;
  • previous experience in conducting university studies at three levels and/or experience in study program management;
  • research at a high international level in their field with an H-index > 10 (ISI Web of Science or Scopus);
  • giving oral and invited presentations at international conferences;
  • experience in organizing research;
  • language skills: English at a minimum level of C1.

Application instructions

To apply for this position please send the following documents in English by 15 February 2022 at the latest by using the link “Apply” :

  • an application;
  • documents proving that the candidate holds the required academic degree (PhD or an equivalent qualification) and has acquired the required education;
  • a curriculum vitae and a list of publications;
  • an academic portfolio , including a motivated self-evaluation regarding compliance with the requirements for the tenured professor post set out in the Academic Career Management Regulation Annexes 3 “Academic Evaluation Matrix” (required in case of university staff) or a free format evaluation of the academic activity undertaken so far and the competencies required for work (required form external applicants);
  • a vision or an action plan for the following period of employment (the maximum total length 1500 words);
  • other documents considered important by the applicant.

Regarding further information on the application documents and recruitment process please contact TalTech HR konkurss@taltech.ee.

Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) is the only flagship in engineering and IT science and education in Estonia, providing higher education at all levels in engineering and technology, information technology, economics, science, and maritime. TalTech’s mission is to be a promoter of science, technology, and innovation and a leading provider of engineering and economic education in Estonia. The university has over 2,000 employees and 10,000 students, and almost 70,000 alumni.

TalTech has a green and one of the most compact university campuses in Europe that includes the Tehnopol Tallinn Science Park. Our Mektory Innovation and Business Center helps faculties and scientists with funding for their research and business know-how. Low hierarchy, academic freedom and a balanced work and family life is valued at TalTech. The university provides individual development and training opportunities, material and non-material tokens of acknowledgement, sporting opportunities at TalTech Sports Club and all-staff activities.

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering: https://taltech.ee/en/department-mechanical-and-industrial-engineering

Further information about working and living in Estonia: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/ and http://www.workinestonia.com/

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