The programme is part of the University of Helsinki sustainability and responsibility plan and will be implemented as a pilot project in collaboration with the Finnish Disability Forum. The programme will provide the University with important information on how recruitment processes should be developed further from the perspective of accessibility.
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According to the Convention, “persons with disabilities include those who have long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments which in interaction with various barriers may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others.”
The article 27 of the Convention provides for the right of persons with disabilities “to work on an equal basis with others; this includes the right to the opportunity to gain a living by work freely chosen or accepted in a labour market and work environment that is open, inclusive and accessible to persons with disabilities.”
The University of Helsinki wishes to promote equality in the workplace and the employment of people with disabilities. In 2022 the University launched a pilot employment programme for people with disabilities as part of its theme year of disability inclusion. The aim was to increase awareness and build a more equal community.
The programme is included in the University’s sustainability and responsibility plan. Among the focus areas for sustainability and responsibility work set out in the plan are the promotion of equality and the prevention of discrimination in all our operations. Other measures outlined in the plan include developing accessibility and non-discrimination in recruitment, and increasing information on accessible routes on campuses. Our goal is to be a leader in creating an atmosphere of respect for diversity.
For further information on the University’s social responsibility activities, please see the sustainability and responsibility website.
Positions opened through the programme are available, in particular, to individuals with a disability or long-term illness affecting their fitness for work based on their own evaluation.
The page will be updated when new positions become vacant.
If you have not previously applied for a job at the University of Helsinki using the new system (launched on 17 May 2022), please start by registering and creating an account.
New users can register in our job portal.
You can also access the above web address by clicking on the Apply link in a job ad published at Open positions page.
When you register, we will ask you for your email address, name and country or region of residence and to set a password. Before creating a user account, you must read and accept the data protection statement.
We recommend that you provide an email address other than one ending in @helsinki.fi.
The system will direct you to your applicant profile. You will also receive a message confirming your registration to the email address you provided.