The University of Helsinki is an international scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers. It is one of the leading multidisciplinary research universities in Europe and ranks among the top 100 international universities in the world.

1HEALTH is a new network organization, led by the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and cooperated by four other faculties at the University of Helsinki, to co-ordinate research actions within the area of One Health. One Health is a globally emerging concept recognizing that the health of humans and animals is interconnected and that their populations share the essentials of life: the genome, disease agents, health, welfare, and the environment. One Health involves different disciplines and professions to work together to resolve emerging health problems concerning animal and human populations worldwide. In addition to other profiling actions, 1HEALTH will host several tenure track professorships with their established research environment in years 2018-2022. Please see:

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for the position of an


This 1HEALTH position is a joint position between the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and the Faculty of Medicine. The research and teaching field of the professorship is translational research in disease mechanisms including e.g. nervous system, cardiovascular, muscular, gastrointestinal and respiratory diseases. The professorship is based in the One Health Research Programme hosted by the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. The areas of strengths of the program relevant to the call include for example development, neuroscience and molecular genetics in the context of in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo animal models. The 1HEALTH Programme also offers unique opportunity to utilize spontaneous animal diseases occurring in natural populations as a model of human diseases.

The appointee is expected to contribute to the advancement of 1HEALTH Research Programme in at least one of the above fields. The main tasks of the appointee will include scientific research and research-based teaching, and participation in international collaboration. Demonstrated excellence and scientific leadership in her/his research field is a requirement.


The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine ( is the only institution of higher education in Finland to produce veterinary surgeons. The degree programmes have been accredited in accordance with the ESEVT system for the evaluation of veterinary education in Europe. The Faculty has four departments and a Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The Veterinary Teaching Hospital has 126 staff members and a turnover of 7.2 M€, including companion animal and equine hospitals in Helsinki, Viikki Campus, and the production animal hospital in Mäntsälä. It is Finland’s only veterinary hospital for all animal species and a top-level unit in veterinary care.

The Faculty of Medicine ( conducts high-quality research and provides research-based undergraduate and postgraduate education in medicine, dentistry, psychology and logopedics. It is located in the Meilahti Campus, offering excellent opportunities for close collaboration with both the University Hospital (part of HUS) and public sector research institutes. 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 research and teaching activities at the Viikki and Meilahti Campus are supported by state-of-the-art infrastructures including core facilities e.g for genome analysis, in vitro and in vivo animal imaging and electrophysiology, histotechnology and laboratory animal pathology and mouse behavioral phenotyping


The successful applicant may be appointed to a permanent full professorship or a fixed-term assistant/ associate professorship (tenure track), depending on his or her qualifications and career stage. For more information on the career path and a description of the tenure track model at the University of Helsinki, please see

An appointee to the position of an assistant/associate 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 as well as ability and motivation for an academic career.

An appointee to a full 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 applicants’ qualifications, account shall be taken to for example:
• scientific publications
• success in obtaining external research funding
• experience in leading research projects
• experience in teaching and supervision as well as other teaching merits
• international research experience and elected positions
• vision for development of the applicant’s own research and the field
• language skills necessary for the position
• good oral and written communication skills
• assessor statements and success in interview


• Monthly gross salary will be about 4 300–5 400 euros for assistant/associate professor and about 5 400–6 800 euros for professor depending on the applicant’s merits and career stage.
• The position is associated with a negotiable start-up package.
• Read more about the employee benefits at the University of Helsinki and why the University of Helsinki is an excellent career choice:


Application must include an academic portfolio (in English), which includes applicant’s CV, publication list and scientific activity (including acquired research funding), report on the experience and merits related to the assessment of teaching skills; as well as a plan for improving research and teaching (maximum of 2 pages). For more information, please see:

Please submit your application, together with the required attachments as a single pdf file, through the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the link Apply for the position (Sök jobbet). Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application via the SAP HR portal. Only the mandatory fields (*) of the recruitment system, including the Academic Merits questionnaire and where you found about this job opportunity, may be filled in. The closing date for applications is 31 October, 2018.

Applicants are kindly asked to prepare for the situation in which, after the closing of the application period, the faculty may request them to submit up to 10 publications of their choice to be sent to the assessors.

Further information:
• About the position and the operational environment: Vice Dean, Professor Olli Peltoniemi, olli.peltoniemi(at), p. +358405381621.
• About the recruitment process: HR Specialist Heidi Kauppinen, heidi.m.kauppinen(at), p. +358504155341.
• Technical support with the recruitment system: recruitment(at)

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