University In­structor of Eng­lish

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 12 Apr 2021

The University of Helsinki is one of the leading multidisciplinary universities in the world. Our research and education set global benchmarks, as shown by several indicators. We work daily to improve teaching and promote lifelong learning, and believe passionately in the power of thought to change attitudes, people and society – for a better world.

The University of Helsinki Language Centre is one of Finland’s largest language training institutes in terms of both staff numbers and the curriculum. The Language Centre is responsible for the language and communication studies required for academic degrees at all University of Helsinki faculties, and offers comprehensive language services to the academic and wider communities.

The University of Helsinki Language Centre invites applications for a


for a fixed-term appointment from 16 August 2021 to 31 July 2024.

The duties of the university instructor include teaching English to undergraduate and postgraduate students of all faculties at the University of Helsinki. The appointee’s duties also include the content-related and pedagogical planning, provision and development of teaching, the production of teaching material (incl. digital material) and the development of assessment. In addition, the appointee will attend to administrative duties related to teaching. The appointee is also expected to participate in the development of their unit.

The provisions governing the University’s operations stipulate that applicants must have a master’s degree applicable for the position as well as sufficient oral and written skills in Finnish and Swedish. Citizens of countries other than Finland may be exempted from these language requirements.

We value pedagogical training and skills. We hope that applicants have experience in teaching that corresponds to the job description as well as the ability to produce learning material. Extensive experience in teaching and the ability to apply diverse teaching methods are considered an asset. The appointee must also have good cooperation skills and be willing to develop not only their own skills, but also the Language Centre’s operations.

The salary for the position will be based on levels 4–5 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 appointee’s monthly salary will range from €3,005 to €4,050. There will be a six-month trial period at the beginning of employment.

Applicants are requested to attach the following documents to their applications:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A report (max. 3 pages) on the applicant’s teaching expertise, for example, an academic portfolio demonstrating the applicant’s education and degrees, language skills, pedagogical training, teaching, guidance and supervision experience, the ability to develop and use learning material, and any other qualifications
  • A list of publications, if any
  • A report (1–3 pages) on the applicant’s teaching activities and teaching philosophy
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    Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview and a demonstration of teaching skills. The interviews and teaching demonstrations will be conducted via remote video conferencing software.

    The application, together with the required attachments, must be submitted through the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on the link below. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) must submit their applications through the SAP HR portal. The deadline for applications is 12 April 2021.

    Further information can be obtained from

    University Lecturer Tuula Lehtonen,


    Director Leena Nissilä,

    Due date

    12.04.2021 23:59 EEST

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