Professor of Information Technology. Databases, Data Processing and Privacy in the Field of Information and Communication Technologies

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IT Law Programme at the University of Tartu
Professor / Associate Professor
of Information Technology Law
Databases, Data Processing and Privacy in the field of Information and
Communication Technologies
The University of Tartu (UT) was founded in 1632. It belongs to the top 2% of world's best universities by
ranking 347th in the QS World University Rankings 2016/17 and within the 301350 range in the Times Higher
Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016-2017. It has about 14 000 students, including more than
1300 doctoral students.
The UT has been teaching law since its founding. Today teaching law remains as one of the main
responsibilities of UT according to the contract signed by the Ministry of Justice, UT and other universities in
the country. Estonia is considered as one of the most advanced e-societies in the world and IT Law as a part
of ICT is considered as one of the growth areas of smart specialisation in Estonia.
The School of Law invites applications for a position of Professor or Associate Professor in the field of IT Law
whose main tasks are to assemble a working group which focuses on the legal foundations of databases, data
processing and privacy related to information and communication technologies, and conducting
international research, as well as applying for research and development grants.
Required qualifications and experience: PhD in Law or an equivalent qualification;
It is considered as an advantage if the candidate has:
Qualification in the field of technology or IT;
Experience in conducting academic research on a high level, incl. in the abovementioned field;
Success in acquiring research funds in law and information technology fields;
Experience in leading international research projects;
Experience in conducting classroom teaching (graduate and postgraduate level);
Experience in the field of information technology law.
Additional duties and responsibilities:
Teaching courses in classroom and online (min 128 academic hours per calendar year)
Supervising student research projects
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 language skills: English.
Duration: Starting at 01.09.2018 (negotiable), temporary contract until 30.06.2022 (opportunity to
extend the employment contract).
Workload: Part-time to full-time (negotiable).
Salary: 63750 to 72 460 EUR/year (incl. taxes).
Expected application deadline: please contact

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