Education Planning Officer

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 29 Aug 2022

Would you like to help shape the future of university education in an international and inspiring atmosphere? We are looking for an development-oriented


to work in a team supporting the Faculty of Science on Kumpula Campus. In this development-oriented role, you will be a proactive partner for degree programme directors and will deputise for the head of academic affairs. You will both carry out practical duties involving degree programmes and contribute to the broad-based promotion of matters under the responsibility of Teaching and Learning Services. As part of your practical duties, you will support the coordinators of the bachelor’s and master’s programmes in geosciences and geography in the development of teaching and learning. Your core duties will include curriculum design, timetabling and the provision of day-to-day support to teachers and students.

Based on Kumpula Campus, our team consists of 14 teaching and learning services professionals with a positive attitude to development and a commitment to seamless collaboration with the Faculty’s teachers and students. The present position of education planning officer is placed on level 10 of the job requirement scheme for specialist and support staff in the salary system of Finnish universities. The salary will range between €4,000 and €4,200, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience.

About you

You are motivated by strategic, innovative thinking and a role in which you can shape the development of academic education. You wish to use your skills and play an active role as an expert in the field of learning. You are an inspiring team player with good organisational skills and are able to engage your work community in driving new development initiatives and concepts forward. You take a naturally professional and flexible approach to your work alongside others. You feel comfortable working in an international academic environment and have diverse interaction skills that help you promote productive collaboration.

You hold a master’s degree and have experience in education planning and the development of teaching in a higher education environment. Pedagogical training will be considered an asset. The main language skills needed in our international work community are fluent Finnish and English.

Please send your application through our recruitment system by 29 August 2022. The University of Helsinki welcomes applicants of any gender, linguistic and cultural background, or minority group.

If you have any questions about the position, please do not hesitate to contact Anne Palo, Head of Academic Affairs,, phone +358 2941 50061 on Friday, 19 August, 13.00–14.00 or Tuesday, 23 August, 13.00–14.00.

Teaching and Learning Services

Teaching and Learning Services of the University of Helsinki provides supports for students and degree programmes. Together with teachers, we create a well-functioning learning environment for our students. We are a unit of roughly 350 professionals in several separate service entities. We are responsible for the University’s educational planning, student and career guidance, educational technology, admissions services, mobility services for students and staff, the Student Register, counselling psychologist services, academic administration and support for Swedish-language education. In addition, we are involved in preparing and coordinating strategic decision-making related to university education.

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