The competitive and transparent Helsinki tenure track model attracts top scientists from all over the world. With close to 500 full professors and over 70 assistant and associate professors, the University of Helsinki is an attractive research and teaching environment.

In the three-level tenure track, a fixed-term assistant professorship of three to five years leads to an associate professorship of three to five years. When the criteria for granting tenure are met, it culminates in a permanent professorship.