Visiting Professor Program
Visiting Professor Program strengthens international cooperation.

The Visiting Professor Program brings internationally recognized scholars for visits at the City Center Campus of the University of Helsinki. Yearly call for applications is open in September.

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The deadline for the first round of proposals was March 18, 2022.

The mission of Helsinki Institute for Social Sciences and Humanities (HSSH) is to support multidisciplinary research, cross-faculty cooperation and methodological development at the City Center Campus. The visiting professor programme is part of the HSSH/PROFI6 project that focuses specifically on the challenges and opportunities of datafication.

HSSH invites proposals for Visiting/Guest Professor positions in 2022–2025 in two categories, Visiting Professor for the Datafication Research Initiative and Open Call for Visiting Professor in all HSSH-related research.

The Datafication Research Initiative is seeking Visiting Professor candidates that help to strengthen the programme agenda and build long term cooperation, enhance institutional networks, facilitate other academic mobility, take part in mentoring students, and enable joint funding applications and publications.

The Open Call for all HSSH-affiliated research fields is seeking Visiting Professors that will catalyze research group cooperation inside the University of Helsinki by serving more than one research group, enhance interdisciplinary debates and help.

HSSH-affiliated scholars and research groups can invite leading scholars in their fields to visit Helsinki for a minimum period of two weeks per year, present in the campus.

HSSH will support each visit with a budget that includes a fee for the VP, travel costs and accommodation costs.

Visiting professor’s programme in Helsinki should consist of elements such as one public lecture or an open workshop, mentoring PhD candidates and participation activities of at least two HSSH-research groups.