Spanish Language, University Lecturer

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 26 Jun 2022

The Faculty of Arts invites applications to the Department of Languages for the position of


into fixed-term employment from August 22, 2022 to June 16, 2023 (substitute for study leave). The appointment starts with a trial period.

The university lecturer teaches and supervises according to the curriculum at all levels of the bachelor's and master’s degrees and in postgraduate studies. The tasks of this appointment in particular focus on Spanish literature and Spanish history, as well as language skills training. The appointment requires good cooperation skills as the tasks include participating in the planning and development of teaching in cooperation with the department, degree programs, and other staff of the discipline. The university lecturer also supervises students, examines MA projects, conducts research in his or her field of specialization and participates in the development of the discipline.


An appointee to the position of university lecturer shall hold an applicable doctoral degree and be able to provide high quality teaching based on research and to supervise theses and dissertations.

When assessing the qualifications of applicants for the position of university lecturer, attention shall be paid to scientific publications and other research results of academic value, teaching experience and pedagogical training, the ability to produce learning material and other teaching merits.

In accordance with the Government Decree on Universities (770/2009) teaching and research staff at universities are required to have proficiency in the language in which they shall provide instruction, either Finnish or Swedish. The language of instruction for this position is Finnish. To successfully attend to the duties of the position, the appointee must have satisfactory proficiency in Swedish and good proficiency in English as well.

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. However, a foreign citizen or a non-native Finnish citizen appointed to the position must acquire a reasonable level of proficiency in Finnish within a reasonable period of time.


The salary will be based on levels 5-7 of the job requirement scheme 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 performance. The monthly gross salary of a university lecturer is approximately €3,500-4,500 depending on the appointee’s qualifications and work experience.

The University of Helsinki provides its staff with comprehensive services, including occupational health and sports services as well as professional development opportunities (further information ). International staff are supported in relocating to Finland (further information ).


The application must be submitted through the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on the link below. Employees of the University of Helsinki must submit their applications through the SAP Fiori portal .

Applications must be accompanied by a single PDF file named “lastname_firstname_musicology” and including the following documents:

  • a CV a report (for example, a university portfolio) of up to five (5) pages on the applicant's teaching expertise a list of publications a report (for example, a university portfolio) of up to three (3) pages on the applicant’s research activities, including acquired research funding
  • Please, see instructions .

    After the application period shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview and to give a teaching demonstration.

    University of Helsinki is committed to promoting equality and to prevent discrimination throughout all operation and activities. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.


    Further information about the position can be obtained from Head of Department, Professor Johanna Viimaranta, . Further information about the recruitment process can be obtained from HR Specialist Anni Kauppinen, . Recruitment system technical support: .


    The University of Helsinki Faculty of Arts is Finland’s oldest and largest unit of teaching and research in the arts in terms of the organisation and selection of its

    disciplines. The Faculty is also a significant international community of research, education and culture.

    The Faculty of Arts studies and teaches languages and literature spoken in Europe and other parts of the world, with almost 40 languages. In addition, we are developing the general theory of linguistics, translation science and literary research.

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