University Lec­turer, Changing Education Mas­ter's Pro­gramme

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 31 Oct 2021

The internationally esteemed and highly successful Faculty of Educational Sciences at the University of Helsinki is Finland’s leading unit of research and teaching in Educational Sciences and Teacher Education.

Our research aims towards the realization of cultural and social possibilities for the wellbeing of an individual and a society in a changing world. We provide undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education that qualifies students for both the teaching profession and other positions requiring general academic expertise.

The Master’s Programme in Changing Education is a two-year international Master’s programme focusing on equity and equality of education, educational psychology and neuroscience as engines for change in education, and the Finnish education system.

The Department of Education at the Faculty of Educational Sciences invites applications for the position of


to the Changing Education Master’s Programme. The position is to be filled as of 1st January 2022.

The research area of the university lecturer is educational sciences, especially in the fields of teaching of the Changing Education Master’s Programme; 1) equality, equity and global justice in education, 2) educational psychology and neuroscience, and 3) the Finnish education system and didactics. The university lecturer takes part in teaching and teaching related planning of the programme. The teaching duties are mainly composed of courses and supervision of Master’s theses in the Changing Education programme in English, but it is possible to take part in teaching in Finnish or Swedish at the faculty, too. The university lecturer will conduct research in one of the fields of the Changing Education Master’s programme, take part in the activities of the programme, and work actively in the international and national academic networks in the field of education. Expertise in experimental, quantitative and qualitative research methods is considered an asset. In addition, the position includes some administrative tasks.


An appointee to the position of university lecturer shall hold a suitable doctoral degree and have the teaching and thesis supervision skills necessary for the position.

The following are considered as assets for the applicant:

  • Research merits in one of the teaching areas of Changing Education Master’s Programme
  • Teaching experience in one of the teaching areas of Changing Education Master’s Programme
  • International networks in research and development of teaching

In the selection, the following are assessed:

  • Scientific publications
  • Other scientific activities
  • Teaching and supervision experience and other teaching merits
  • Pedagogical training
  • Development of teaching
  • Production of learning materials
  • Teaching demonstration in English
  • Interview


The appointee must have written and oral competence in the language in which he or she provides instruction, in this case English language. Additionally, to successfully attend to the duties of the position, the appointee must have a level of Finnish or Swedish proficiency suitable for everyday communication.

Foreign citizens, non-native Finnish citizens or citizens who have not been educated in Finnish or Swedish may be exempted from this requirement without a separate application. If the appointee is not proficient in Finnish or Swedish, he or she must attain a level of Finnish or Swedish proficiency suitable for everyday communication within three years of taking up the position. The university offers support the appointee in learning Finnish or Swedish language.


The annual gross salary of university lecturer in the beginning of employment varies between 39,000 and 60,000 euros depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience. The trial period is 6 months.

The faculty’s administrative and technical staff, as well as your expert colleagues will support you in your role. The university takes care of your well-being by flexible work arrangements, comprehensive occupational health care and wide-ranging, low-cost UniSport services. Professional development is supported in different ways, i.e. by offering mentoring and versatile staff training.


Applications are submitted through the University’s electronic recruitment system by clicking on the link below. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) submit their applications through the SAP HR portal

The application needs to include all of the following documents in one single PDF file:

Please note: All application documents need to be in English language and submitted as one single PDF file. The file needs to be named as follows: lastname_lecturer_CE. Make sure to attach the pdf to the position you’re applying for in the recruitment system (please see instructions for the recruitment system). Other documents, such as letters of recommendation, are not needed.

Additionally, we request you to fill out a separate report on your teaching qualifications via:

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

The application deadline is 31st October 2021.


For information about the position and working environment, please contact professor Minna Huotilainen Tel. +358 (0) 405608304.

For information on the recruitment process, please contact the faculty HR Specialist Linda Ylönen,

For support with the recruitment system, please contact:

The Faculty of Educational Sciences is a dynamic, inspiring, and international working and studying environment that has invested in state-of-the-art research and teaching infrastructure. We encourage our staff to make bold and creative decisions while exercising high standards of ethical conduct in research, teaching and community relations.

The University of Helsinki is an international scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers. It is one of the leading multidisciplinary research universities in Europe and ranks among the top 100 international universities in the world. We are an equal opportunity employer and offer an attractive and diverse workplace in an inspiring environment with a variety of development opportunities and benefits. Read more about the University as an employer:

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Due date

31.10.2021 23:59 EEST

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