University teacher fixed-term position

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 04 May 2020

Turku region with its 320,000 people, former capital and a major urban area in Finland, is located in the southwestern Finland. A leading hub for technological development and economical growth, Turku has a rich cultural history and is the gateway to a most beautiful archipelago.

The University of Turku is a world-class multidisciplinary research university which offers interesting challenges and a unique vantage point to national and international research and education. The University of Turku is ranked in the top 1 % of universities in the world.

The University of Turku is strengthening its research and education in technology. We are now looking for innovative professionals who want to join us in building a new strategic area of ​​expertise at the University of Turku.

University Teacher in Mathematics (fixed-term position)

University of Turku, Department of Mathematics and Statistics is looking for a University teacher in Mathematics (fixed-term position). The assignment will begin on 1 July 2020 or as agreed and the assignment will end on 31 June 2021.

The vacancy is at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, in the mathematics section. The university will extend its engineering education in the autumn of 2020, and teaching mathematics to the engineering students will be one of the tasks in the position. Other tasks may include teaching at all levels, in particular teaching mathematics to the students of the future technologies department. There may also be other teaching responsibilities, including supervising bachelor's and master's theses, coordinating exams, coordination and collaboration with other departments (in particular, the department of future technologies), retraining programs, as well as administrational and other duties. The primary language of instruction is Finnish and, therefore, good skills in Finnish are necessary.

The qualification requirements of the positions are stated in the University of Turku Rules of Procedure. A person selected for the post of University teacher is required to have an applicable higher university degree and good teaching skills. When assessing the merits of the applicants, extensive competence in the field in question, teacher training, the ability to produce study materials and the ability to provide multifaceted teaching as well as teaching demonstration will be taken into account. Practical experience and readiness in performing all the tasks listed above will
be a key criterium.

The salary for a University teacher is based on the University salary system for teaching and research personnel. The salary is at levels 4–6 on the job demands chart, where the task specific salary component is 2535,20–3423,25 euro per month. In addition, a personal work performance component will be paid. The personal performance component is a 6%–50% of the task-specific base salary.

The position is subject to a six-month trial period.

Applications must be submitted by Monday4th of May, 2020 (23:59), using the electronic application form of the University of Turku on the following address:   The link to the application system is at the beginning of this announcement (Apply for the job). 

Applications should include CV, a publication list, academic portfolio ( ), degree diplomas and other documents that may affect to the selection.

For further information contact Professor Iiro Honkala (honkala(at) For questions related to the application process, contact HR specialist Antti Fjällström (antti.fjallstrom(at)

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