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Estonian Maritime Academy is a school of Tallinn University of Technology, and provides multi-level education and conducts professional research in maritime sciences and fields related to them, making it the only competence centre of its kind in Estonia. There are 4 higher education programmes of professional higher education studies, one master’s in maritime and doctoral studies maritime main speciality in engineering. As one of the schools of TalTech, we have established a base for creating synergies with other research fields and cooperation with the maritime sector.

Number of vacancies


Deadline for applying


Salary (gross)

48000 Yearly

Job location

Kopli 101

Job description

TalTech Estonian Maritime Academy invites applications for a professor position in Nautical Sciences.


The objective of the professorship is to lead research and development activities in nautical sciences, with international visibility. Main focus areas are:

  • technological developments and human factor connections (incl. human-machine interaction, artificial Intelligence and crew activities)
  • shiphandling and operational risk analysis (incl. decision support systems)
  • ergonomics of ship bridges and ship operation.

The professor will:

  • Establish, lead, and manage a high-level research group in the field of nautical sciences;
  • Engage in balanced teaching-, research and development activities according to TalTech Academic Career Management Regulation:

o Initiate high-level scientific research with Estonian and international leading partners through competitive research grant applications;

o Undertake research activities, including the development and implementation of experimental research platforms and simulators (e.g. remote control centre);

o Participate in the development of study programs at all levels;

o Involve students (BSc, MSc, PhD) into research and development projects, teach at all levels and supervise MSc and PhD theses;

  • Publish its research in highly visible journals and conferences with large impact;
  • Cooperate with other research groups in Estonian Maritime Academy, and TalTech, as well as contribute to building a network of academic, industrial, and governmental partners in Estonia, Baltic region, EU and beyond;
  • Be a leading spokesperson in their field in Estonia as well as coordinator of cross-sector cooperation.

The position is in TalTech Estonian Maritime Academy. Successful candidate is offered basic gross salary starting from 48 000 € per year, with high growth potential in case of successful research funding. The selected candidate is expected to take up the position from 1 January 2025.

For further information, please contact: Kristel Toom,


Doctoral degree and completed post-doctoral studies in related field

Work experience

  • Previous international experience in the research field;
  • Experience as an applicant of research and development projects and as PI;
  • Record of publications in reputable journals with level and citation at a comparable level as the professors in TalTech reference universities;
  • Successful supervision of PhD theses;
  • Track record of documented interdisciplinary collaboration (e.g. joint publications across disciplines).

Language skills

Excellent English

The documents required for applying

To apply for this position please send the following documents in English by 1 August 2024 (the application deadline) at the latest by using the application link: 

  • a motivation letter detailing how the candidate meets the qualifications of the position;
  • 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 Annex 3 “Academic Evaluation Matrix” (required for university staff members) or a free format evaluation of the academic activity undertaken so far and the competencies required for work (required for external candidates);
  • a vision or an action plan for the following period of employment (the maximum total length 1500 words);
  • other documents considered to be important by the candidate.

Regarding further information on the application documents and recruitment

process please contact TalTech HR

Additional information

Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) is an international scientific community with approximately 9,000 students and 2,000 employees, one of the largest universities in Estonia that is a leading EU country in digitalization. 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.

Company/organization offers

  • Excellent opportunities for performing high quality research, as part of a highly competent and motivated team of international researchers and engineers. 
  • An informal and inclusive international working environment, green campus approach, a flexible schedule and modern office facilities located in Tallinn.
  • Opportunities to build international networks, through established collaboration with industry, exchange programs and research visits to other universities, and support to attend research conferences. 
  • Innovative, ambitious, and multidisciplinary cooperation-oriented research groups in TalTech.
  • Professionally provided administrative support (project applications writing, submission and projects implementation, HR, HPC, etc.).
  • One of the most compact and sufficient maritime community in Europe that is surrounded by technology and digitalization. 
  • To support the high-quality research, it is possible to use the numerous possibilities offered by our state-of-the-art modern laboratories' infrastructure and maritime simulator centre.
  • Our digital and small society - everything is doable digitally and on smart quick way.
  • Individual development and training opportunities.
  • A competitive salary.
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  • Contract start date: 01.01.2025
  • Work time: Full time work
  • Workload: 1
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