The University of Helsinki (www.helsinki.fi/university ), the largest university in Finland and one the world’s leading multidisciplinary universities, looks for solutions to global challenges and engenders new thinking for the benefit of humanity. With a community of more than 8,000 staff members, we offer extensive career advancement opportunities in teaching and research as well as service and specialist roles. Some 36,000 students are currently pursuing an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at the University of Helsinki.
The Ruralia Institute (www.helsinki.fi/en/ruralia-institute ) of the University of Helsinki’s Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry provides high-quality research-based knowledge and innovation partnership opportunities for rural development. The institute’s multidisciplinary work focuses on the development of local communities, sustainable food chains and the new bioeconomy. The institute’s 40 or so experts engage in wide-ranging international, national and regional cooperation in the university consortiums of Mikkeli and Seinäjoki.
We invite applications for the permanent position of
at the Mikkeli unit of Ruralia Institute. The field of the position is sustainable economy and cooperatives. In their research, the appointee is expected to focus on the adaptation and change needs of various economic models in response to the sustainability transformation. The appointee’s research should also explore cooperatives, as the Ruralia Institute has a specific responsibility for research and national development of teaching in this area. https://www2.helsinki.fi/en/ruralia-institute/education/co-op-network-st...
The aim is to produce high-quality research-based knowledge to support companies and other economic actors in promoting the sustainability transformation as well as in adapting to it.
The duties of the university researcher include not only research work, but also the planning and management of research projects in the field, the provision of university-level teaching, and active public engagement. The goal is to establish a research group with strong national and international networks.
An appointee to the position of university researcher must hold a doctoral degree and have evidence of scientific research, the teaching skills necessary for the position, and the ability to lead a research group and obtain external funding. When selecting the appointee, evidence of productive international cooperation and public engagement will be given particular consideration.
WHAT WE OFFER
The university researcher will take on the role of principal investigator (PI) at the University of Helsinki. The University of Helsinki’s extensive networks and the Ruralia Institute’s multidisciplinary work community and high-quality support services provide a good basis for academic work. The University of Helsinki’s profile in sustainability science (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/helsinki-institute-of-sustainability-science ) also supports the appointee in the successful completion of their duties.
We will provide the appointee with the academic freedom to direct their research activities and to develop national and international cooperation. We ask applicants to describe in their application what they consider the main areas in which they would initially like to direct their research activities.
The salary for the position will be based on levels 6–7 of the job requirement scheme for teaching and research positions in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal work performance. The appointee’s gross monthly salary will range from €4,300 to €5,500. There will be a six-month trial period for the position.
Please submit your application documents in a single PDF file in the following order:
Applications with the above attachments must be submitted in a single PDF file, which is named: sustainableeconomy_lastname_firstname. Other attachments are not required.
Please submit your application in one PDF file through the University’s electronic recruitment system by clicking on the link below. Current employees of the University of Helsinki must submit their applications through the SAP HR portal.
The closing date for applications is 5.5.2021.
- Further information about the position may be obtained from vice-director Torsti Hyyryläinen, phone +358 44 3085322 email@example.com
- Further information on the recruitment process (incl. the recruitment system) can be obtained from HR Specialist Mirkka Juntunen, phone +358 2941 57583, firstname.lastname@example.org .
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