The Faculty of Social Sciences is Finland’s leading research and education institute in the social sciences, and the country’s most diverse social sciences faculty in terms of the range of its disciplines and fields of research. The Faculty has a strong international research profile and an international MA program, and several of its disciplinary units, including anthropology, have been rated among the top 50 in the world. The faculty has ca. 350 research and teaching staff, and each year it awards some 350 Bachelor’s degrees, 400 Master’s degrees and more than 40 doctoral degrees. For more information, please see the Faculty website at

The Faculty of Social Sciences invites applications for the position of


for a three-year fixed term period from 1 January, 2018 onwards (or as agreed). The appointed researcher is to conduct independent research, and actively contribute to two ongoing research agendas, one on public preferences for democratic decision-making processes and one on intraparty competition in Finnish parliamentary elections

An appointee to the position must hold a doctoral degree in political science or other relevant field, have a documented ability to conduct independent scientific research, possess the teaching skills required for the position and have a strong command of English. Other valued merits include thorough knowledge of democratic theory, skills in advanced statistical analyses, experience in survey experiments, and a good command of Finnish and Swedish.

The salary shall be based on levels 5 of the job requirement scheme for teaching and research staff in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, a salary component based on personal performance will be paid. The annual gross salary range will be approx. 41,000 – 50,000 euros, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience. In addition, occupational healthcare will be provided. The employment contract will include a probationary period of four months.

The following English-language documents must be enclosed with applications (please compile all documents as a single pdf file):

1) A curriculum vitae
2) A numbered list of publications on which the applicant has marked in bold her or his five key publications to be considered during the review.
3) A statement (max 2 pages) outlining how the applicant’s expertise could contribute to this specific core research area
4) A summary (max. 2 pages) on the applicant’s scholarly activities including original research at an international level, international academic networks, local co-operation, success in obtaining research funding

Instructions about preparing the CV and list of publications and the documentation of teaching merits can be found in the following web address:

Please submit your application through the University of Helsinki Recruitment System by clicking the link Apply for job. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) must submit their applications through the SAP HR portal,

Further information about the position and the research projects may be obtained from Professor Åsa von Schoultz (

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