Proffesor Position in School of Law of the University of Tartu 2017, Estonia

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Duties and responsibilities

Professor of Information Technology Law (Databases, Data Processing and Privacy in the field of Information and Communication Technologies) duties.
General duties and responsibilities:

  • fostering the growth of smart specialization in University of Tartu;
  • contributing to the important developments and research projects of Estonia.

Specific duties and responsibilities:

  • assembling and managing the work of the working group sustainably at the University of Tartu based on the requirements of the ASTRA programme, which focuses on the legal foundations of databases, data processing and privacy related to information and communication technologies, and linking the working group to international academic networks;
  • applying for research and development grants, foremost Horizon 2020 projects and other international research grants;
  • conducting international research in the field of databases, data processing and privacy related to information and communication technologies;
  • teaching courses in classroom and online in the framework of Information Technology Law Master’s programme (privacy and data protection) and developing new courses;
  • teaching courses in classroom and online in the framework of Doctoral studies, including developing courses (Digital Economy and Community, Digital Databases and Internet of Things)
  • supervising student research projects in the fields of databases, data processing or privacy and in other topics in field of research;
  • participating in the committee evaluating student research projects;
  • upon successful research funding supervising at least two PhD fellows;
  • supervising at least one doctoral dissertation that is successfully defended.

Required qualifications

PhD in Law or an equivalent qualification.Qualification in the field of technology or IT is considered as an advantage.

Required experience

Doctoral degree in Law or an equivalent qualification. Qualification in the field of technology or IT is considered as an advantage.

  • Experience in conducting academic research on a high level, incl. in the field of databases, data processing and privacy related to information and communication technologies;
  • success in acquiring research funds in law and information technology fields;
  • experience in leading international research projects;
  • experience in conducting classroom teaching in the last 5 years in graduate and postgraduate level.

Additional teaching experience in the field of information technology law and knowledge regarding of databases, data processing and privacy related to information and communication technologies of European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) and the USA is considered as an advantage.

Required language skills

English. It is recommended that during the period of employment the applicant will be ready to obtain skills in Estonian.

Application documents and notification of results

In order to be considered for the position, the candidate must submit to the UT Human Resources Office; postal address: 18 Ülikooli St,Tartu 50090 ESTONIA) following documents:

  1. a letter of application to the Rector (in Estonian or English),
  2. a curriculum vitae in the established format (in Estonian or English),
  3. a list of research publications (if necessary, enclosing copies or offprints of more important publications),
  4. a copy of a document (including its annexes) which shows the candidate to hold the required qualification (authorized translation into Estonian, English or Russian if the credential is not in one of these languages). A candidate can be required to submit the original or a certified copy of the document (including its annexes) showing the candidate to hold the required qualification. If the candidate has acquired the higher education in question abroad, he or she may be required to submit an assessment issued by the Academic Recognition Information Centre (the Estonian ENIC/NARIC) of his or her qualification in respect of the qualification requirements for the position;
  5. other materials considered relevant by the candidate (a list of such materials must be included in the application or annexed to it).

Candidates for the position of professor or lead research fellow shall  present a statement not exceeding 1500 words of the aims to be achieved during the term in the position, and the outline of an action plan for achieving these.

Notification of results: The candidate will be notified of election results within two weeks following the election. The assessments drawn up in respect of the candidate and the documents specified in paragraph 5 of the list of documents will be returned to the candidate. Unsuccessful candidates can also request the return of documents specified in paragraphs 2 -4 of the list.

Fore more information click "Further information"  below.

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