The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Helsinki conducts high-quality research and provides research-based basic and post-graduate education in medicine and dentistry. The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Helsinki is located in the Meilahti Campus, offering excellent opportunities for close collaboration with both the University Hospital and public sector research institutes (the National Institute of Health and Welfare, the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health). In addition to teaching and research, the Faculty serves as an important authority in the field of health care and actively participates in ethical discourse. The Faculty aims to become one of the most highly reputed medical faculties in the world as well as to maintain and to strengthen its position as a Centre of Excellence in teaching.

The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Helsinki, together with Helsinki University Central Hospital (HUCH) and the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) form the Academic Medical Center Helsinki. This medical unit has done very well in international evaluations: we rank among the 10 best medical centers at European level and the 50 best centers in the world (http://www.med.helsinki.fi/english/research/index.html).

The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Helsinki invites applications for the position of

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR / PROFESSOR

The field of the position is Forensic Medicine.

The position may be filled as assistant professor, associate professor or professor depending on the candidates’ merits and career stage.

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 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 funding, international research experience and international elected positions as well as leadership and interaction skills.

The assistant professor / professor participates in teaching undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education in the Forensic Medicine. The professor’s duties also include carrying out and supervising scientific research, following developments in research in the relevant fields and participating in societal interaction as well as national and international cooperation in the field. In addition, the professor’s duties include other tasks assigned to the unit.

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.

The position requests a specialist degree or qualification as a licensed specialist in appropriate field.

The salary will be based on level 7 (assistant professor) and 8-10 (professor) of the demands level chart for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal work performance.

Instructions, requirements for language skills and models are available on the Faculty’s website at https://www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-medicine/faculty/recruitment

Please submit your application (in PDF-format) using the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the link Apply for job. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application via the SAP HR portal.

The closing date for applications is May 5, 2017.

Further information about the position may be obtained from Professor Antti Sajantila, antti.sajantila(at)helsinki.fi, 0400 605 2015 or Professor Tom Böhling, tom.bohling(at)Helsinki.fi, 050 427 1900.

Apply at latest 05.05.2017

Due date

Friday, May 5, 2017