1-3 Assistant Professors and/or an Associate Professors (tenure track) (# of pos: 3)

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 30 Nov 2019

At the University of Jyväskylä, everyone can find their place in the human-centred environment of 2,500 experts and 14,500 students. Our goal is to create wisdom and wellbeing for us all. It is essential that each member of the community thrives and has opportunities to develop and grow. We cherish openness of thinking as well as the balance between research and education. Our naturally beautiful campus is located at the heart of the city of Jyväskylä. JYU is the third largest employer in Central Finland. 

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences  and Faculty of Education and Psychology  are currently seeking to recruit 

1-3 Assistant Professors and/or Associate Professors (tenure track), starting January 1st  2020 or as soon as possible thereafter in the position of an Assistant Professor for a fixed term of 3-5 years and in the position of Associate Professor for a fixed term of 5 years. 

The position is allocated to the university’s profiling area Multiliteracies for social participation and learning across the life span (RECLAS2), which is a joint scheme by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences  and the Faculty of Education and Psychology . 

The Assistant Professor and Associate Professor is expected to conduct internationally high quality research in a multidisciplinary team on some of the three thematic areas of the profiling areas and/or at their intersections. The successful candidate is expected to have a doctoral degree in one of the following fields: language studies, social sciences, media studies, cultural studies, educational studies or other relevant discipline. 

In addition, multidisciplinary orientation as well as profound and broad methodological expertise are regarded as a merit.

Evaluation criteria is weighed taking into account the position level.

Get familiar with the general requirements of the position.  The qualification requirements should be met by the closing of the application time. 

The position of Assistant Professor is filled for a fixed term of 3-5 years and the position of Associate Professor for a fixed term of five years (see the tenure track model ). When an employee has been selected for a fixed-term professorship, an evaluation procedure is used regarding the employee’s merits for the next level in the tenure track. The evaluation procedure shall begin before the end of the fixed-term contract. 

In the Assistant Professor position the annual salary will be approximately 45.200 - 55.700 EUR (gross income, including holiday bonus), depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate. 

In the Associate Professor position the annual salary range will be approximately 52.200 – 64.200 EUR (gross income, including holiday bonus), depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate. 

A trial period of six months will be used when the position is first filled. 

For more information, please contact Professor, e-mail: anne.pitkanen-huhta@jyu.fi , tel: +358 50 4285276, Professor Tarja Nikula-Jäntti, e-mail: tarja.nikula@jyu.fi , tel: +358 40 556 5877 or Professor Mirja Tarnanen, e-mail: mirja.tarnanen@jyu.fi , tel: +358 40 805 3011. 

To find useful information about the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä and living in Finland, see the University's International Staff Guide . 

The application must include the following documents in English (publications need not to be translated) and the name of the applicant must be mentioned in the file name: 

1. A CV of the applicant, composed according to good scientific practice and considering, when possible, the template for researcher´s curriculum vitae  of the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity (TENK);

2. A numbered list of all scientific and other publications with which the applicant wishes to demonstrate his or her eligibility and merits for the post, according to the instructions of the Academy of Finland ;

3. A brief (2-3 pages) written account of the applicant’s scientific research, merits in scientific activities and supervision of research work, including an account of acquired complementary research funding and  the responsibilities related to the research conducted through such funding and in international activities;

4. A brief (2-3 pages) explanation of the applicant’s pedagogical training and teaching merits i.e. teaching portfolio ;

5. A brief (2-3 pages) written account of the applicant’s societal interaction and international cooperation;

6. A brief (2-3 pages) account of how the applicant intends to develop research, teaching and societal interaction in one or more thematic areas of the (Multiliteracies for social participation and learning across the life span) profiling area;

7. A maximum of ten publications, numbered in accordance with the list of publications. 

Please submit your application at the latest on November 30th  2019 using the online application form. 


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