The Faculty of Medicine conducts high-quality research and provides research-based undergraduate and postgraduate education in medicine, dentistry, psychology and logopedics. 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

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


The field of the position is Pharmacology and the language of instruction is Swedish.

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. To ensure that the applicant’s ability to supervise theses and dissertations meets the requirements of the Faculty of Medicine, he or she must have completed the supervision of at least one doctoral dissertation.

The duties of the assistant professor / associate professor /professor include the provision of Swedish-language teaching in undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education in the field, as well as the development of teaching.
The appointee’s duties also include carrying out and supervising scientific research in the field, following developments in research in the relevant fields and participating in community relations and Finnish and international cooperation in the field. In addition, the duties include other tasks assigned to the department.

The practical knowledge required for the position can be demonstrated through Swedish-language instruction given in pharmacology that encompasses the various areas of medical pharmacology and toxicology.

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

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 September 2, 2018.

Further information about the position may be obtained from Professor Eero Mervaala, eero.mervaala(at), 050 448 2201.

Enquiries regarding the recruitment process: HR Specialist Tania Sawkins, tania.sawkins(at)

Technical support with the recruitment system: recruitment(at)

Due date

02.09.2018 23:59 EEST