Assistant / associate / professor in Clinical Physiology and Nuclear Medicine

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 29 May 2024

The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Helsinki invites applications for the position of a part-time (35 %)  


The field of the position is Clinical Physiology and Nuclear Medicine and the language of instruction is Finnish.

The position may be filled as assistant professor, associate professor or professor, depending on the candidates’ merits and career stage.
The professorship in Clinical Physiology and Nuclear Medicine is connected to the position of head of department at HUS Helsinki University Hospital. Separate applications must be submitted for the professorship and the position of head of department. 

Assistant / associate professor
An appointee to the position of 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. In addition, applicants for assistant / associate professorships shall demonstrate their ability and motivation for an academic career through publications and other means. The degree requirement must be met by the end of the application deadline.
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. The degree requirement must be met by the end of the application deadline.
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 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 requirement for a supervised dissertation must be met by the end of the application period.

Holders of teaching and research positions at Finnish universities must be proficient in the language of teaching, either Finnish or Swedish. Further information

When filling a teaching and research position, foreign citizens, non-native Finnish citizens or citizens who have not been educated in Finnish or Swedish may be exempted from the Finnish and Swedish language requirement of the Government Decree on Universities without a separate application. A foreign citizen or a non-native Finnish citizen appointed to a teaching or research position may be required to acquire a reasonable level of proficiency in Finnish or Swedish within a certain period of time.

The assistant professor / associate professor / professor is responsible for undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education in the field, participates in teaching in practical small groups and in lecture-based teaching in his or her specialty. The professor’s duties also include carrying out and supervising scientific research in Clinical Physiology and Nuclear Medicine, following developments in research in the relevant field and participating in societal interaction as well as national and international cooperation in the field. In addition, the professor’s duties include other tasks assigned by the Faculty.
The practical experience required for the position can be demonstrated with a specialist’s degree or license in the field.

The salary will be based on level 7 (assistant professor) and levels 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.
Applications must have the following enclosures as a one single pdf file (in English):
•    CV;
•    Scientific activities: free-form, one-page report of the applicant’s scientific activities;
•    Statement of intent: a statement of no more than on page on how the applicant intends to carry out the clinical duties of the position and develop the teaching and research in the field;
•    Documentation of teaching qualifications
•    List of received funding sources (€)
•    List of publications
•    List of selected 20 publications

Instructions, requirements for language skills and models are available on the Faculty’s website at  

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A separate application must be submitted for the position of head of department at HUS Helsinki University Hospital in accordance with the HUS instructions. 

Should HUS terminate the appointment process or the proposals of the appointment committees of the Faculty of Medicine and HUS differ from each other, the appointment process for the professorship at the University of Helsinki will be terminated. If the appointee to the professorship resigns from the position of head of department at HUS, his or her employment contract with the University of Helsinki will also be terminated. 

The University of Helsinki welcomes applicants from a variety of genders, linguistic and cultural backgrounds, and minorities.

Further information about the position may be obtained from Director of Clinicum, Professor Klaus Olkkola, klaus.olkkola(at), 040 7583655.

Enquiries regarding the recruitment process: HR Specialist Tania Sawkins, tania.sawkins(at), 02 941 26619.

The Faculty of Medicine promotes scientific research of a high standard and is responsible for providing research-based undergraduate and postgraduate education in medicine, dentistry, psychology and logopedics, as well as for the English-language Master’s Programme in Translational Medicine, Master’s Programme in Development of Health Care Services and provides also psychotherapist education. In addition to its teaching and research activities, the Faculty serves as a significant expert organisation in the healthcare sector and contributes to the discourse on ethics in the field. In terms of research, the Faculty aims for a place among the best medical faculties in the world, while consolidating and strengthening its status as a top-level institution of medical education. 

Together with HUS Helsinki University Hospital and the Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE), the Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, constitutes the Academic Medical Center. This medical center has been very successful in international comparisons, ranking among the top 10 medical campuses in Europe and among the top 50 globally.   

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