Vacant professorships at the Faculty are advertised so that the appointment can be made to a tenure track assistant professorship or directly to a permanent professorship.
An appointee to the tenure track will be employed as an assistant professor for a duration of three to five years, depending on his or her background and experience. If the appointee fulfils the predetermined criteria and successfully performs the duties of the position, he or she may be appointed professor or the employment may be continued with a second contract for three to five years, after which the appointee may receive a permanent position as a professor.
As a rule, applications must be accompanied by a CV, a list of publications, the teaching qualifications survey form and other documents that may be relevant to filling the position.
Please submit the application documents (in English) as a single PDF-file
Applicants are requested to number and indicate these publications as they are numbered and indicated in the list of publications (section 7 above).
Only publications where the applicant is the author, or one of the authors, can be included on the list of publication.
The applicant’s name should be highlighted inbold or underlining.
The title of the publication should be in the original language. (Translated title can be in parenthesis. An English summary of 10-15 lines can be included.)
The faculty requires publications to be grouped as follows:
A. Scientific original articles publications. Publications which essential content is research findings, not included in earlier publications, published in international scientific publication series, with a peer review system, are considered as scientific original publications. Accepted manuscripts (in press) can be included, with a note “accepted for publication”.
B. Original articles in scientific edited books or printed congress publications. This does not includeconference abstracts (only the number of conference abstracts is required).
C. Case reports in international publications series with a peer review system.
D. Reviews and editorials in international scientific publication series and textbooks.
E. Original articles and reviews in Finnish textbooks and publication series with a peer review system.
F. Articles intended for the general public.
G. Web materials
H. Hirsh-index, counted from applicant’s all publications in Web of Science (WOS) -database. Publications which document type is Article, Letter, Review or Note in Web of Science are included http://libraryguides.helsinki.fi/metrics/diy.
I. Sum of Times Cited without self-citations from WOS-database. Publications which document type is Article, Letter, Review or Note in Web of Science are included http://libraryguides.helsinki.fi/metrics/diy.
J. List of PubMed ID’s of the applicant’s publications in PubMed. PubMed ID’s are needed for possible further citation analysis http://libraryguides.helsinki.fi/metrics/diy.
K. List of 20 most significant publications. The applicant’s name should be highlighted inbold or underlining. After each of these 20 publication mark:
For further information, contact Terkko information service (firstname.lastname@example.org). On weekdays 9am-15pm tel. 02 941 26628.
An appointee to a position at the University shall have the education, experience and language proficiency necessary to successfully complete the duties of the position. Specific criteria shall be determined for each position before the beginning of the appointment process.
Before the employment decision is made, the language proficiency stipulated in the Government Decree on Universities and the other language skills required for the position shall be verified through application documents and, where relevant, a teaching demonstration.
When filling a teaching and research position, foreign citizens, non-native Finnish citizens or citizens who have not been educated in Finnish or Swedish may be exempted from the Finnish and Swedish language requirement of the Government Decree on Universities without a separate application. The exemption shall be granted by the administrative organ or person who makes the appointment decision. When filling a professorship, the exemption shall be granted by the dean or, in the case of an independent institute, the chair of the board.
A foreign citizen or a non-native Finnish citizen appointed to a teaching or research position may be required to acquire a reasonable level of proficiency in Finnish or Swedish within a certain period of time, if deemed necessary. This requirement shall be mentioned in the call for applications.
Provisions on the degrees and other qualifications required for teaching and research positions shall be issued elsewhere in these Regulations.
If a position involves the management of a unit or sector, the appointee shall have a second-cycle degree, familiarity with the field of the position and the leadership experience necessary for the position. The director of an independent research institute or the head of a faculty research unit shall, however, hold a doctoral degree. Holders of such positions shall also be required to have the skills necessary for serving as an academic leader.
An appointee to a professorship shall hold a doctoral degree and have top-level scholarly qualifications, experience in the supervision of scientific research, as well as the ability to provide top-level research-based teaching and to supervise theses and dissertations. In addition, the appointee shall present documentation of international cooperation in the field of research that he or she represents. Holders of professorships shall also have the skills necessary for serving as an academic leader.
When considering the applicant’s qualifications, attention shall be given to scientific publications and other research results of scientific value, teaching experience and pedagogical training, the ability to produce teaching material, other teaching merits and, if necessary, a demonstration of teaching skills as well as the applicant’s participation in doctoral education. Account shall also be taken of the applicant’s activity in the scientific community, success in obtaining external research 2(3) funding, international research experience and international elected positions as well as leadership and interaction skills.
A holder of a doctoral degree with professional merits and experience of particular significance from outside the academic world that can benefit the University may be appointed professor of practice.
The position shall be filled by invitation and always for a fixed term.
An appointee to the position of research director or senior curator shall hold equivalent qualifications as an appointee to a professorship, but when considering qualifications, special attention shall be given to scientific work, the efficient leadership of a research group, success in obtaining external research funding and evidence of international research cooperation.
An appointee to the position of assistant professor in the tenure track system shall hold a doctoral degree, have the ability to conduct independent scholarly work and have the teaching skills necessary for the position. In addition, applicants for assistant professorships shall demonstrate their ability and motivation for an academic career through publications and other means.
When considering applicants’ qualifications, account shall be taken not only of their research work and teaching qualifications, but also of their success in obtaining external research funding, international research experience and other international experience.
An appointee to the position of university lecturer or clinical instructor shall hold an applicable doctoral degree and be able to provide high quality teaching based on research and to supervise theses and dissertations.
A person who has completed an applicable Licentiate degree and is thoroughly familiar with the field of the position may, however, be appointed as a clinical instructor.
When considering the applicants’ qualifications for the position of university lecturer or clinical instructor, attention shall be given to scientific publications and other research results of scientific value, teaching experience and pedagogical training, the ability to produce teaching material, other teaching merits and, if necessary, a demonstration of teaching skills.
If the position of university lecturer or clinical instructor has been defined as teaching focused, particular emphasis shall be placed in the selection process on teaching experience, pedagogical training, the ability to produce learning materials, other teaching merits and, if necessary, a demonstration of teaching skills.
If the position of university lecturer or clinical instructor has been defined as research focused, particular emphasis shall be placed in the selection process on scientific publications and other research results of scientific value as well as on other research activities in Finland and abroad.
An appointee to the position of university researcher, senior researcher, research coordinator or curator shall hold a doctoral degree and present documentation of scholarly research work as well as have the teaching skills necessary for the position.
The positions of university researcher, senior researcher and curator shall require the ability to lead a research group and obtain external research funding. The position of research coordinator 3(3) shall require, in particular, the ability to administer research projects and their finances. When selecting the appointee to these positions, scholarly work outside Finland and evidence of international cooperation shall be particularly appreciated.
An appointee to the position of postdoctoral researcher shall hold a doctoral degree, have the ability to conduct independent scholarly work and have the teaching skills necessary for the position.
An appointee to the position of university instructor shall hold an applicable second-cycle degree and have teaching experience.
Pedagogical training and the ability to produce learning material and provide diverse teaching shall be particularly appreciated.
An appointee to the position of doctoral student shall hold a second-cycle degree and have an approved research proposal. Other requirements shall include the ability and motivation, as demonstrated in previous degree studies or otherwise, to pursue postgraduate studies and a doctoral degree according to the study plan and research proposal.
A student who is pursuing postgraduate studies alongside undergraduate studies may also be appointed as a doctoral student if such an arrangement is based on a confirmed postgraduate system in the faculty.
The administrative principal of the teacher training schools, the principal of a school providing basic education, the principal of a general upper secondary school, as well as the deputy principal and full-time teachers must have the appropriate qualifications as laid down in the Teaching Qualifications Decree (986/1998).
Specific criteria for the successful completion of the duties of the position shall be determined for each position before the beginning of the appointment process.
Holders of teaching and research positions at Finnish universities must be proficient in the language of teaching, either Finnish or Swedish. Proficiency in the teaching language can be demonstrated as laid down in the Regulations of the University of Helsinki.
Holders of teaching and research positions must also have at least satisfactory oral and written skills in the second national language, Finnish or Swedish.
The University may grant an exemption to these language requirements as provided in its Regulations.
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