Applying for teaching and research positions

Applicants for teaching and research positions at the Faculty of Social Sciences are kindly asked to follow the Faculty instructions below concerning CVs, lists of publications and the assessment of teaching skills.

Instructions for applying for teaching and research positions at the Faculty of Social Sciences:


Full names

Date and place of birth

Current position and date of appointment

Education and degrees awarded

Previous professional appointments

Research awards, research honours and major stipendiary support for research

Editorial board memberships/editor

Elected memberships in scientific societies

Supervision of research work and postgraduate studies

Other academic and professional activities

All applicants for teaching positions at the Faculty of Social Sciences must submit a report on their teaching qualifications. The Faculty’s evaluation matrix will serve in the evaluation of teaching qualifications. The teaching skills committee will provide the appointment committee with a statement on each applicant’s teaching qualifications based on his or her report and teaching demonstration. Instructions for the teaching demonstration are available here:


The evaluation will consider only qualifications mentioned in the report. If the report omits something that is specified as an area of assessment in the matrix, the assumption will be that no relevant proof is available. The recommended length of the report is three pages. Information stated in the report must be verified on request.

The report must be divided into the following sections

Practical teaching experience and the development of teaching

  1. Amount of teaching experience (months in the case of teaching positions, or number of courses or equivalent units of study; if necessary, list individual lectures separately) – mention, if need be, duties included in teaching positions (e.g., entrance examinations, student guidance, participation in planning teaching programmes)
  2. Forms of teaching (e.g., lectures, seminars, workshops, online courses)
  3. Teaching environments (e.g., different universities) and languages of instruction
  4. Collection, processing and utilisation of feedback on teaching
  5. Use of ICT in teaching (e.g., tools and platforms used and the purpose for using them)

Supervision experience: A report on the amount and nature of supervision experience

  1. Theses and dissertations supervised at different levels of study: number, educational institution, dates, names of supervisees in the case of Master’s and doctoral degrees (if the teacher has a long career, mention only the names of students supervised in the past few years) as well as other participation in the supervision of theses and dissertations
  2. Supervision experience in work contexts: research environments and projects, nature of supervision (supervision of research, management)

Pedagogical vision, training or other development of teaching skills

  1. The applicant’s understanding of good university teaching and a reasoned analysis of it from the perspectives of planning, implementation and assessment
  2. Amount and scope of pedagogical training (number of credits or duration of training, place and time of training)
  3. Alternatively, applicants may explain how they have developed their teaching skills and acquired related expertise through other means.

Production of learning material

  1. Printed learning material and its use
  2. Other public learning material (e.g., online material) and its use and availability
  3. Development and use of other learning material (e.g., learning platforms and slide shows)

Other teaching merits

  1. Cooperation in teaching (scope and quality, partners)
  2. Participation in the development of teaching within the applicant’s work community
  3. Activities in bodies that aim to develop university teaching at the faculty and university levels
  4. Any (university) pedagogical research and reporting work
  5. Other awards and recognition for teaching

In applications for Faculty teaching positions, the list of publications should comply with the Finnish national classification for publications issued by Ministry of Education and Culture (also used in the TUHAT research database of the University of Helsinki).  

A Peer-reviewed scientific articles
Journal article (refereed), original research; review article, literature review, systematic review; book section, chapters in research books; conference proceedings
NB. Doctoral dissertations (articles) also listed under item G.

B Non-refereed scientific articles
Non-refereed journal article; book section; non-refereed conference proceedings

C Scientific books (monographs)
Book; edited book, conference proceedings or special issue of a journal
NB. Doctoral dissertations (monographs) also listed under item G.

D Publications intended for professional communities
Article in a trade journal; article in a professional manual or guide or professional information system, textbook material; professional conference proceedings; published development or research report or study; textbook, professional manual or guide, dictionary

E Publications intended for the general public, linked to the applicant’s research
Popularised article, newspaper article; popularised monograph

F Public artistic and design activities
Published independent work of art; public partial realisation of a work of art; public artistic performance or exhibition; model or design adopted for production/use

G Theses
Polytechnic thesis, Bachelor’s thesis, Master’s thesis, polytechnic Master’s thesis; Licentiate thesis; doctoral dissertation (monograph); doctoral dissertation (article)

H Patents and invention disclosures
Granted patent; invention disclosure

I Audiovisual material, ICT software
Audiovisual material; ICT software

For each publication, give a complete literature reference, indicating the authors and the title of the article or publication as well as the publisher.