University Lecturer Faculty of Law

The University of Helsinki (university.helsinki.fi) is among the leading multidisciplinary research universities in the world. In addition to its 11 faculties, the University includes several independent institutes, some of which are jointly operated with other universities. Some 36,000 students are currently pursuing an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at the University.

The Faculty of Law at the University of Helsinki (www.helsinki.fi/law) is the leading Finnish institute of legal education. Some of the Faculty degrees can be completed at the Vaasa Unit of Legal Studies (www.helsinki.fi/oik-vaasa/english). The Faculty’s mission is to train qualified, ethically responsible legal professionals for both the Finnish and international markets through high-quality international research and research-based teaching. The Faculty offers undergraduate degrees in Finnish, Swedish and English as well as a bilingual degree in Swedish and Finnish. The Faculty employs approximately 140 members of teaching and research staff and has some 2,400 degree students.

The Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki, invites applications for the position of

UNIVERSITY LECTURER IN INTERNATIONAL LAW

This locum tenens position is for the period 1 September 2015–31 August 2016.

The Regulations of the University of Helsinki stipulate that an appointee to the position of university lecturer shall hold an applicable doctoral degree and be able to provide high-quality teaching based on research and to supervise theses and dissertations in the field of the position.

When assessing the qualifications of the applicants, attention shall be paid to scientific publications and other research results of scientific value, teaching experience and pedagogical training, the ability to produce learning materials, other teaching merits and, if necessary, a teaching demonstration.

Pursuant to section 1 of the Universities Decree (770/2009), the appointee to the university lectureship in international law must be proficient in Finnish and have at least satisfactory oral and written skills in Swedish. To successfully attend to the duties of the position, the appointee must be able to teach in English and to supervise and examine theses and dissertations as well as other studies completed in English.

Foreign citizens, non-native Finnish citizens, or citizens who have not been educated in Finnish or Swedish may be exempted from this Finnish and Swedish language requirement without a separate application.

The duties of the university lecturer in international law include not only research, but also the provision of undergraduate teaching in the discipline as well as the supervision of postgraduate students in the discipline after the appointee has received the title of docent. A wide range of research in international law is considered an asset. The university lecturer will teach in the Faculty’s English-language Master’s Degree Programme in International Business Law and Public International Law (MICL).

The salary will be based on levels 5–7 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 work performance. Annual workload provisions issued in the collective agreement for universities apply to the appointee. The Faculty Council of the Faculty of Law has decided that the university lecturer must provide at least 140 hours of contact teaching per year, unless otherwise specified in the annual work plan.  The Faculty instructions for preparing a work plan can be requested via email (oik-tyohakemukset@helsinki.fi).

The Faculty recommendation for the pedagogical training of teachers can also be requested via email (oik-tyohakemukset@helsinki.fi).

Applications must be accompanied by a CV, a list of publications, a report of experience and merits relevant to assessing the applicant’s teaching skills as well as other documents that may be relevant to the selection; or, alternatively, an academic portfolio containing the above-mentioned documents and information. Further information about the academic portfolio is available from www.helsinki.fi/recruitment/academicportfolio, and about the assessment of teaching skills, from the Faculty Office or website at www.helsinki.fi/law/faculty/application-instructions_open-positions.html.

Applications addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki, must be delivered in writing, together with the required enclosures, to the following address: Faculty of Law Office (“University Lecturer in International Law”), PO Box 4, 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland. The street address is Yliopistonkatu 3, third floor. The application and its enclosures may also be submitted via email to oik-tyohakemukset@helsinki.fi. The closing date for applications is 15th of  June 2015. (The Registry closes at 15.45 local Helsinki time.)

After the closing date, applicants may be notified that they can submit up to five publications from their list of publications within a specific deadline.

More information about the appointment of university lecturers at the Faculty of Law is available on the Faculty website at www.helsinki.fi/law/faculty/application-instructions_open-positions.html.

Further information about the position can be obtained from University Lecturer Jarna Petman, coordinator of the discipline of international law, jarna.petman(at)helsinki.fi, tel. +358 2941 24025 or +358 50 318 5691, and about the University’s salary system and terms of employment, from Tarja Pellinen, Head of Administration, tarja.pellinen(at)helsinki.fi, tel. +358 2941 22463 or +358 50 415 0589.

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Veterinarian Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

              Anesthetist’s Veterinary position

In Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, University of Helsinki, FINLAND, EUROPE Starting on July 1st 2015 or as agreed for 7 months (1.7. – 31.12.2015)  

Welcome to the Best Country in the World!

About us: Veterinary Teaching Hospital of University of Helsinki is located at Viikki campus of University of Helsinki. The Hospital includes both Small Animal and Equine Hospital with a total case load of 21 000. Campus is one of the 4 main campuses with Faculties of Agriculture and Forestry, Biosciences, Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine. Helsinki is capital of Finland (5 million inhabitants) with over 500 000 inhabitants and cosmopolitan features. It is located on the southern coast of Finland. City is providing excellent cultural, recreational and sports activities and supplies well-functioning public transportation system.  

Job Description: Your duties include clinical service in Anesthesia both in Small and Equine Hospital. You should have experience in clinical anesthesia in small animals and horses as well as theoretical aspects of anesthesiology. You must have a DVM degree and be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Finland (or qualify to obtain the license). Diplomate of ECVAA/ACVAA is an advantage.   The salary will be around 3 300 – 4 500 €, and it will be assessed at the time of appointment based on your education and experience.   

To apply: For additional information about the teaching and research duties connected to the post, as well as general information, please contact Outi Vapaavuori (outi.vapaavuori@helsinki.fi), tel. +358 743 2242. For instructions and administrative information regarding applications, please contact the office manager Ms. Anne Neva (anne.neva@helsinki.fi), tel. +358 50 448 4031.  

The applications must include CV and other documents that might be beneficial in the selection. The applications should be addressed to the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and sent with the email adress el-hallinto@helsinki.fi.

The submission deadline for all application documents is June 4th, 2015.  

Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

University of Helsinki

City of Helsinki

Finland  

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Postdoctoral Researcher Independent institutes

The Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) is an international research institute in Helsinki focusing on human genomics and personalised medicine. FIMM is a partner institution of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL). FIMM integrates molecular medicine research, technology centre and biobanking infrastructures and thereby promotes translational research and adoption of personalised medicine in health care.

FIMM is currently seeking outstanding candidates for the position of

Postdoctoral Researcher in Breast Cancer Predisposition

Description:

The open position is in the field of breast cancer predisposition. We recently discovered that an orphan G protein-coupled receptor GPRC5A is a likely genetic modifier of breast cancer risk mediated by inherited mutation in BRCA1 gene (PMID: 24470238). The project aims to understand the role of GPRC5A in breast cancer and its mode of interaction with BRCA1. Our latest data indicate that GPRC5A regulates cell adhesion and migration (Bulanova et al., submitted) suggesting a possible role in tumor metastases.

Qualification and experience:

A successful candidate is expected to have a doctoral degree in a suitable field (cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, molecular genetics, biotechnology or other relevant field), and excellent skills in molecular cloning, cell culture, microscopy and protein biochemistry. Demonstrated research work in cell cycle analysis, signal transduction, and/or cell-ECM interaction is an asset. The candidate should be fluent in English and have verifiable writing and presentation skills.

Salary & contract:

A one-year contract is initially available for the position, starting on 1.9.2015. The salary will be commensurate with qualifications based on the University salary system and is expected to be in the range of 3274 - 4021 €/month depending on the credentials, previous experience and performance of the postdoctoral researcher.

Applications:

The application deadline is 15.7.2015 at 17.00 EEST. Please send the standard application material (cover letter, CV, list of publications, and contacts for at least two referees) as a single PDF file to Sergey Kuznetsov (sergey.kuznetsov@helsinki.fi). The review of applications will begin as soon as the applications arrive and applicants will be notified of the results of the preliminary review by 4.8.2015.

Other relevant links:

Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM): https://www.fimm.fi/

Group Kuznetsov home page: https://www.fimm.fi/en/research/groups/kuznetsov

FIMMPOD Postdoctoral and Senior Researcher Program: https://www.fimm.fi/en/training/fimmpod

University of Helsinki Research: http://www.helsinki.fi/research/

The International Staff Office of the University of Helsinki: http://www.helsinki.fi/intstaff/

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University Lecturer Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts at the University of Helsinki is Finland’s oldest and largest unit of teaching and research in the arts in terms of the organisation and selection of its disciplines. The Faculty is also a significant international community of research, education and culture. The Department of Modern Languages is the largest department of the Faculty of Arts with its 14 disciplines, some 2,400 first- and second-cycle students and 150 staff members. The Department operates several externally funded research projects. Its annual objective is to produce 175 graduates with a Master’s degree.

The Department’s key areas of research focus on cultural and linguistic diversity, conversation and interaction research as well as language technology and corpus research.

The Department of Modern Languages invites applications for the position of

UNIVERSITY LECTURER IN LANGUAGE TECHNOLOGY

to begin on 1 January 2016 or at the earliest date possible.

Language Technology is a multidisciplinary field that combines ideas from Linguistics, Computer Science and Mathematics to describe the structure and function of natural languages and to develop methods and tools that support a variety of applications in corpus linguistics, language teaching, information retrieval, translation, data mining, and linguistic interaction with machines. The Department of Modern Languages is the only academic institute in Finland that teaches Language Technology as a major subject at bachelor, masters and postgraduate levels. Language Technology and General Linguistics jointly accept 15 new students for graduate studies each year.

This announcement refers to a permanent position. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching of subject courses and seminars in language technology but will also be expected to participate in research activities at the department. Language technology in Helsinki is an active research subject with currently around ten researchers employed by the department and some recent projects are described here: http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/en/lt/research/index.shtml.

The duties of the university lecturer will include teaching according to the degree requirements, supervision and examination of theses and dissertations at all levels of education. The successful candidate must be able to carry out high-quality research in corporation with other researchers in the field and at the department. The appointee is expected to hold, in particular, knowledge in teaching basic and intermediate courses on finite state language processing, large-scale corpus analysis, grammar engineering and statistical parsing, and empirical methods in natural language processing. The appointee is also expected to develop courses and teaching material together with other staff according to the state of the art in language technology. In addition, the university lecturer will participate in planning and other activities within the discipline and at the department.The Regulations of the University of Helsinki stipulate that an appointee to the position of university lecturer shall hold an applicable doctoral degree and be able to provide high-quality teaching based on research and to supervise theses and dissertations. Research merits will also be considered in the appointment process. Furthermore, the successful candidate must provide evidence of good interaction skills and thee ability to complete jointly agreed tasks where necessary (e.g., setting and marking entrance examinations).

When considering the qualifications of applicants, attention will be paid not only to language requirements, but also to scientific publications and other research results of scientific value as well as the ability to network both in Finland and abroad. When assessing the teaching skills of applicants, particular focus will be placed on teaching experience, training in university pedagogy, the ability to produce learning materials and other teaching merits.

Foreign citizens, non-native Finnish citizens or citizens who have not been educated in Finnish or Swedish can be exempted from the requirement of proficiency in Finnish and the requirement of satisfactory skills in spoken and written Swedish (according to the Government Decree on Universities) without a separate application. Some degree of proficiency in Finnish may be considered an additional merit in the appointment process.

The salary will be based on levels 5–7 of the job requirement scheme for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities http://www.sivistystyonantajat.fi/tyomarkkinat/tyoehtosopimukset_kaannokset.html, page 125

In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal work performance. There is a four-month trial period for the position.  Applicants are requested to enclose with their applications the following documents in English:

1)                   A curriculum vitae

2)                   An report (max. 5 pages in the form of, e.g., an academic portfolio in English) of the applicant’s teaching expertise (teaching philosophy, teaching experience, pedagogical qualifications, ability to develop and use teaching materials, other teaching merits), see http://www.helsinki.fi/hum/english/administration/resources/skills/index...).

3)                   A list of all publications and other works with which the applicant wishes to demonstrate his or her competence and merits; the list should follow the instructions for classifying publications, available on the Faculty website at http://www.helsinki.fi/hum/english/administration/resources/publications.htm

4) The applicant’s 5 most important publications

The top candidates will be invited for an interview and a demonstration of teaching skills.

Applications written in English and addressed to Ulla Tuomarla, Head of the Department of Modern Languages, must be submitted, together with the required enclosures, preferably by email to nykykielet-toimisto@helsinki.fi or sent by post to the Department of Modern Languages, PO Box 24 (Unioninkatu 40), 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland. The closing date for applications is 31 May 2015 at 15.45 local Helsinki time.

Enquiries about the application process may be addressed Ulla Tuomarla (ulla.tuomarla@helsinki.fi), Head of the Department of Modern Languages.

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Professor of Clinical neurophysiology

The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Helsinki conducts high-quality research and provides research-based basic and post-graduate education in medicine and dentistry. The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Helsinki is located in the Meilahti-Ruskeasuo Campus, offering excellent opportunities for close collaboration with both the University Hospital and public sector research institutes (the National Institute of Health and Welfare, the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health). In addition to teaching and research, the Faculty serves as an important authority in the field of health care and actively participates in ethical discourse. The Faculty aims to become one of the most highly reputed medical faculties in the world as well as to maintain and to strengthen its position as a Centre of Excellence in teaching.

The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Helsinki, together with Helsinki University Central Hospital (HUCH) and the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) form the Academic Medical Center Helsinki. This medical unit has done very well in international evaluations: we rank among the 10 best medical centers at European level and the 50 best centers in the world (http://www.med.helsinki.fi/english/research/index.html).

The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Helsinki invites applications for the position of a part-time (35 %)

PROFESSOR OF CLINICAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY

The professorship in Clinical neurophysiology is connected to the position of head of department at the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS). Separate applications must be submitted for the professorship and the position of head of department.

The professor of Clinical neurophysiology is responsible for undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education in the field. The professor participates in teaching in practical small groups and in lecture-based teaching in his or her speciality.

According to the Regulations of the University of Helsinki, an appointee to a professorship shall hold a doctoral degree and have top level scholarly qualifications, experience in the supervision of scientific research, the ability to provide top level teaching based on research and to supervise theses and dissertations as well as documentation of international cooperation in the research field that the appointee represents.

Requirements for language skills are defined in the description of the operating environment.

When considering the applicant’s qualifications, attention shall be given to scientific publications and other research results of scientific value, teaching experience and pedagogical training, the ability to produce teaching material, other teaching merits and, if necessary, a demonstration of teaching skills as well as the applicant’s participation in doctoral education. Account shall also be taken of the applicant’s activity in the scientific community, success in obtaining external research funding, international research experience and international elected positions as well as leadership and interaction skills.

The appointee must have practical knowledge of the field which can be demonstrated through a specialist degree or qualification as a licensed specialist in the field.

The salary will be based on levels 8-10 of the demands level chart 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 work performance.

The position overview, instructions for filling the position as well as instructions and models for drafting the list of publications are available on the Faculty’s website at http://www.med.helsinki.fi/hallinto/professorin%20tehtavan%20taytto.html.

The closing date for applications is June 10, 2015. Please submit your application via the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment management system.

The professorship in Clinical Neurophysiology is connected to the position of head of department at the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS). A separate application must be submitted for the position of head of department at HUS according to the application instructions provided by HUS (https://hus.taleo.net/careersection/hus1_external/jobsearch.ftl?lang=fi&...).

Should the appointment procedure be terminated at HUS or should the proposals of the search committees of the Faculty of Medicine and HUS differ from each other, the appointment procedure for the professorship at the Faculty of Medicine will be terminated.

Further information about the position may be obtained from Professor Timo Erkinjuntti, timo.erkinjuntti(at)hus.fi, 09 471722793 and Professor Klaus Olkkola, klaus.olkkola(at) helsinki.fi, 040 7583655.

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Postdoctoral Researcher Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences

The University of Helsinki, founded in 1640, is one of the world’s leading universities for multidisciplinary research. The university has an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. The University of Helsinki offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development. The International Staff Services office assists employees from abroad with their transition to work and life in Finland.

The Department of Biosciences situated at the Viikki science park belongs to the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences of University of Helsinki and is the largest research and teaching unit in biosciences in Finland. The Department of Biosciences is one of the largest departments of Helsinki University with its c. 25 million euro budget and over 400 staff members.

The Department of Biosciences invites applications for a

TWO-YEAR POST DOCTORAL RESEARCHER POSITION

in the Ecological Genetics Research Unit, headed by Prof. Juha Merilä.

The Ecological Genetics Research Unit is part of the Department of Biosciences which hosts research community of experimental, computational, and theoretical labs with common interest in Evolutionary Biology. Cutting edge infrastructure is available at all levels, including high-performance computer clusters, access to next-generation sequencing facilities, molecular biology labs and animal breeding facilities.

The main goal of this Academy of Finland funded post-doctoral project is to address questions about the genetic underpinnings of quantitative trait variation within and among different populations of stickleback fishes. Large datasets (SNPs and full genome sequences) will be analysed with QTL- and association mapping, along with other population genomic approaches. Questions relating to phylogeographical relationships among different populations and species of sticklebacks, as well as the relative roles of selective and neutral processes underlying the inferred relationships, are also to be addressed within this project. Opportunities for collaborative projects with other unit members and research associates are possible. The candidate would be given freedom to pursue their own ideas and research interests within the general framework of the main project.

We are looking for an ambitious postdoctoral researcher with strong enthusiasm towards science. The successful candidate should have PhD / post doctoral experience within the fields of evolutionary genetics/genomics, bioinformatics and/or animal breeding, with genuine interest towards addressing problems at the population level (rather than comparative genomics). Excellent bioinformatics skills and experience in handling both large marker datasets and full-genome sequence analyses (e.g. programming

in C, or scripting language Python and/or Perl), as well as good written and verbal communication skills in English are required. The preferred starting date is 1st January 2016, but an earlier start date is negotiable (earliest possible start date: 1st October 2015). The employment contract includes a trial period of 4 months.

The salary will be based on level 5 of the demands level chart 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 work performance. The total minimum salary at the beginning of the employment is 3127,54 €/month.

To apply, please send your CV with publication list and contact details of two references, and a letter (max 2 pages) with a description of your research interests and career goals. In particular, please provide clear motivation for your suitability as a candidate for this position. Send these documents as a single pdf-file to hy-kirjaamo@helsinki.fi.

Apply at latest 31 July 2015 by 15.45 local Helsinki time.

For more information, please contact Prof. Juha Merilä (juha.merila@helsinki.fi), Tel: +358-40-8374165.

More information about host groups research profile, please consult e.g. http://www.helsinki.fi/biosci/egru/publications/publications.html

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Postdoctoral Researcher Faculty of Medicine

Research Programs Unit of the Faculty of Medicine is a top-quality research environment. Unit’s six research program comprises groups that integrate clinical, translational and biomedical research. Translational Cancer Biology applies multiple genetic engineering and stem cell methods, RNAi and chemical biology technologies to investigate tumors in their microenvironment, to identify new therapeutic molecules affecting genetic driver programs in cancer, and to perform systematic analysis of factors contributing to cellular signaling, reprogramming, migration, and invasion. Research in the Laakkonen group focuses on invasion and metastasis of cancer. Currently, our main focus is to understand the molecular mechanisms and pathways underlying the highly invasive and infiltrative growth of human gliomas as well as to develop novel, innovative therapies against this deadly disease.

Laakkonen group invites applications for a position of

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER

in glioma targeting project till 31.12.2016 with possibility of extension till 31.12.2017, starting as soon as possible. Trial period of four months will be applied.

The position is open in a research consortium focusing on development of new therapies for treatment of glioblastoma, a malignant human brain cancer. The goal of the project is to develop and validate a novel glioma therapy strategy using nanoparticle-mediated delivery of therapeutic RNAi through the blood-brain-barrier. The project is funded by the Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation.

We recently discovered a small peptide that very specifically homes to gliomas via blood stream. This peptide is also able to deliver imaging agents, drug molecules and nanoparticles to gliomas. Our aim is to develop a novel targeted, RNAi-based therapy strategy for glioblastoma by using new efficient carriers and glioblastoma mouse models in collaboration with the two other groups in the consortium. Our main task in the consortium is to optimize the delivery of the peptide-coated nanoparticles through the blood-brain-barrier to the tumor using the different mouse models and develop novel targeting agents. We will also develop new in vitro and in vivo models to study targeted delivery through the blood-brain-barrier.

The successful applicant should be well acquainted with cell and molecular biology. Experience in cancer research as well as acquaintance with imaging techniques and animal experimentation are also valuable assets. In addition, good skills in English language and team-work are highly appreciated. We are searching for a highly motivated person with publication record indicative of competence in independent scientific thinking and project management.

Salary will be based on the Universities salary scheme for teaching and research personnel composed of both task specific (demand level 5) and personal performance components. The task specific salary component is 2820,64 €/month and the component based on personal work performance (max. 46%).

Applications are to be sent as a single pdf-file by May 31, 2015 by e-mail to rpu-office@helsinki.fi (Subject: Postdoc application/glioma targeting). The document should include a short cover letter describing your areas of expertise and motivation for the position, CV (max 2 pages), and names and contact information of two to three references.

Further information is available from Research Director Pirjo Laakkonen, tel. +358 50 4486 437 or pirjo.laakkonen(a)helsinki.fi.

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Director of the Helsinki Institute of Physics

The Helsinki Institute of Physics (HIP, www.hip.fi) is a joint national research institute of the Universities of Helsinki and Jyväskylä, the Aalto University and the Technical Universities of Lappeenranta and Tampere. The research fields include theoretical physics, experimental particle physics and technology related to accelerators. The Institute has also the responsibility to coordinate Finland’s relations with CERN and the FAIR GmbH Darmstadt.

Helsinki Institute of Physics, Finland, invites applications for the position of

DIRECTOR

The appointment will be made for a period of five years starting from January 1, 2016. The Director is a staff member of the University of Helsinki.

The director is responsible for directing and planning the activities of the Institute as well as the budget of the Institute.

Familiarity with the research fields and experience in directing research is a requirement as well as a PhD. The successful applicant is expected to have top level scientific merits, international experience and good collaboration skills. Salary conditions will be based on those applied at Finnish universities.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae with a brief account of the applicant’s qualifications and activity relevant to the position as well as other documents relevant to the application.

Please submit your application using the University of Helsinki Recuitment System via the link Apply for job. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application via the SAP HR portal.

The application deadline is June 8th, 2015.

For further information please contact: Dean Jouko Väänänen, Chair of the Board, tel. +358 2941 51425, e-mail: Jouko.Vaananen@helsinki.fi.

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Doctoral Student Faculty of Arts

The Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies (http://www.helsinki.fi/phca/) belongs to the Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki, and has a strong profile in the multidisciplinary research and teaching of the humanities.

Department’s project Rationality in Perception: Transformations of Mind and Cognition 1250-1550 invites applications for the position of

DOCTORAL STUDENT

for a fixed term from November 1st, 2015 to October 31st, 2019.

The project aims to investigate late medieval theories of mind and cognition focusing on the relation between intellect and the senses, the activity of perception, and the development of a model of cognition that is characterized by the incremental reduction of all psychological function to the mind.

Candidates are expected to conduct research on the above-mentioned research project, namely by writing a dissertation on a topic related to late medieval theories of perception, especially within the Augustinian tradition. The exact topic is to be agreed upon by the selected applicant and the supervisor, who will be the project’s director (co-supervision is possible and in fact recommended). Working knowledge of Latin and medieval philosophy are obligatory requirements, and skills in reading and editing manuscripts considered an advantage. In addition to research, the successful applicant is also expected to take on some management tasks, such as maintaining the project’s website. The candidate should have a good command of the English language.

The salary will be based on levels 2-4 of the demands level chart 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 work performance. There is a four-month trial period for the position.

Upon being selected the applicant is required to apply to the University of Helsinki doctoral program and the contract will be celebrated only after acceptance to the program. (Information on how to apply will be sent to the candidate after selection.)

Applications addressed to Associate Professor Jose Filipe Pereira da Silva, the head of the project, with the required enclosures (1. a cover letter describing the candidate’s research interests and his/hers academic background, 2. list of publications, 3. CV, and 4. a one page description of the candidate’s proposed research topic for the doctoral dissertation) must be sent preferably by e-mail to the following address: hy-kirjaamo@helsinki.fi (as one file). The applications can also be sent to the following address: Helsingin yliopiston kirjaamo, PO BOX 3 (Fabianinkatu 33), 00014 University of Helsinki. The application documents will not be returned.

The deadline for applications is June 11th 2015 at 15:45. The decision will be communicated to the successful candidate in early August.

For further information please contact Associate Professor Jose Filipe Pereira da Silva, +358 2941 21784, jose.pereiradasilva@helsinki.fi.

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Professor Faculty of Social Sciences

The University of Helsinki is among the leading multidisciplinary research universities in the world. In addition to its 11 faculties, the University includes several independent institutes, some of which are jointly operated with other universities. Some 36,000 students are currently pursuing an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at the University.

The Department of Political and Economic Studies (www.helsinki.fi/politicsandeconomy) is a multidisciplinary unit of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki, and comprises the disciplines of development studies, economics, political science, social and moral philosophy as well as social science history (political history and economic and social history). The Department also accommodates the Network for European Studies, the Helsinki Center of Economic Research (HECER) and the Consumer Society Research Centre. The Department is the largest Finnish unit in its field and is at the national forefront of research and education in the social sciences. It has a staff of 165. Each year an average of 200 Bachelor’s degrees, 130 Master’s degrees and 15 doctorates are completed at the Department.

The Department of Political and Economic Studies invites applications for the position of

FULL PROFESSOR

to be employed on a full-time contract as of 1 January 2016. The field of the position is Development Studies.

The discipline of Development Studies has a permanent academic staff of: two professors (including the advertised post), two university lecturers and two other teachers. In addition, about a dozen researchers with external funding are working at the discipline and form an integral part of its active research community. In addition to carrying out research and teaching, the academic staff members are also involved in consultancies and participate in debates in the media and other public fora.

Development Studies deals primarily with countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America and maintains wide networks with academic institutions in these areas. Development Studies research and teaching draws upon theories and methodologies from a range of social sciences (e.g. anthropology, geography, sociology, political science, history, and political economy). Within the Faculty of Social Science, Development Studies is distinguished by its multi-disciplinarity and its focus on analysis of complex processes of social transformation in relation to development policy and practice. The research community in Development Studies endeavors to produce and disseminate knowledge that reflects a meaningful engagement with people, movements, everyday lives and concrete situations in the Global South.  

According to Section 33 of the Universities Act (No 558/2009), a professor shall carry out and supervise scientific work, provide teaching based on it, follow developments in science as well as participate in societal interaction and international cooperation in the field.

According to the Regulations of the University of Helsinki, an appointee to a professorship shall hold a doctoral degree and have top-level scholarly qualifications, experience in the supervision of scientific research, the ability to provide top-level teaching based on research and to supervise theses and dissertations as well as documentation of international cooperation in tthe research field that the appointee represents.

When considering the applicant’s qualifications, attention shall be given to scientific publications and other research results of scientific value, teaching experience and pedagogical training, the ability to produce teaching material, participation in doctoral education, other teaching merits and, if necessary, a demonstration of teaching skills. The applicant’s activity in the scientific community, success in obtaining external research funding, international research networks and elected positions as well as leadership and interaction skills shall also be taken into account. When making the selection, diverse expertise in multidisciplinary Development Studies shall be considered an asset.

According to the Government Decree on Universities, professors are required to be competent in the language in which they provide instruction, in other words, Finnish. Ability to teach and do administration in Finnish will be considered an advantage. They must also have at least satisfactory spoken and written skills in Swedish. 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. In order to successfully attend to the duties of the position, the appointee must also have good English skills. A foreign citizen, non-native Finnish citizen or citizen who has not been educated in Finnish or Swedish is encouraged to acquire sufficient proficiency in Finnish. The employer will support the appointee’s language studies.

The salary shall be based on levels 8–10 of the job requirement scheme for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee shall be paid a salary component based on personal work performance. Depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience, the salary will range from €€71,995 to €96,418 per annum. All professors recruited from abroad on full-time contracts will receive financial support as part of a new professor’s package from the University’s central funds for three years. This will include funding to appoint a post-doctoral researcher to work with the professor for up to three years. For further information about other benefits, see: http://www.helsinki.fi/intstaff/index.html.

The application should include the following documents in English:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A numbered list of publications
  • An informal report of no more than three pages presenting the applicant’s scientific activity
  • A plan of maximum three pages on how the applicant intends to carry out the duties of the position and develop the field
  • A report of no more than three pages on teaching qualifications (an academic portfolio, for instance)
  • A report on external funding acquired

Applicants are kindly asked to prepare for a situation in which, after the closing of the application period, the Faculty might request them to submit 10 publications of their choice to be sent to the assessors. The publications must be submitted as PDF attachments. Applicants should indicate these documents on their list of publications.

The application must be addressed to the Faculty of Social Sciences. The Faculty requests that the application and its enclosures be emailed to the Registry of the University of Helsinki at hy-kirjaamo@helsinki.fi. Applications may also be sent to the following postal address: Registry of the University of Helsinki, PO Box 33 (Yliopistonkatu 4), 00014 UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI, Finland. The closing date for applications is 1 June 2015. (The Registry closes at 15.45 local time.)

For more information, please contact Professor Barry Gills, tel. +358 2 941 24571, barry.gills@helsinki.fi , or Professor Jussi Pakkasvirta, Head of the Department of Political and Economic Studies, tel. +358 2941 23795, jussi.pakkasvirta@helsinki.fi.

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Professor of Neurosurgery

The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Helsinki conducts high-quality research and provides research-based basic and post-graduate education in medicine and dentistry. The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Helsinki is located in the Meilahti-Ruskeasuo Campus, offering excellent opportunities for close collaboration with both the University Hospital and public sector research institutes (the National Institute of Health and Welfare, the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health). In addition to teaching and research, the Faculty serves as an important authority in the field of health care and actively participates in ethical discourse. The Faculty aims to become one of the most highly reputed medical faculties in the world as well as to maintain and to strengthen its position as a Centre of Excellence in teaching.

The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Helsinki, together with Helsinki University Central Hospital (HUCH) and the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) form the Academic Medical Center Helsinki. This medical unit has done very well in international evaluations: we rank among the 10 best medical centers at European level and the 50 best centers in the world (http://www.med.helsinki.fi/english/research/index.html).

The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Helsinki invites applications for the position of a part-time (35%)

PROFESSOR OF NEUROSURGERY

The professorship in Neurosurgery is connected to the position of head of department at the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS). Separate applications must be submitted for the professorship and the position of head of department.

The professor of Neurosurgery is responsible for undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education in the field. The professor participates in teaching in practical small groups and in lecture-based teaching.

According to the Regulations of the University of Helsinki, an appointee to a professorship shall hold a doctoral degree and have top level scholarly qualifications, experience in the supervision of scientific research, the ability to provide top level teaching based on research and to supervise theses and dissertations as well as documentation of international cooperation in the research field that the appointee represents.

Requirements for language skills are defined in the description of the operating environment.

When considering the applicant’s qualifications, attention shall be given to scientific publications and other research results of scientific value, teaching experience and pedagogical training, the ability to produce teaching material, other teaching merits and, if necessary, a demonstration of teaching skills as well as the applicant’s participation in doctoral education. Account shall also be taken of the applicant’s activity in the scientific community, success in obtaining external research funding, international research experience and international elected positions as well as leadership and interaction skills.

The appointee must have practical knowledge of the field, which can be demonstrated through a specialist degree or qualification as a licensed specialist in the field.

The salary will be based on levels 8-10 of the demands level chart 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 work performance.

The position overview, instructions for filling the position as well as instructions and models for drafting the list of publications are available on the Faculty’s website at http://www.med.helsinki.fi/hallinto/professorin%20tehtavan%20taytto.html.

The closing date for applications is June 1, 2015. Please submit your application via the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment management system.

The professorship in Neurosurgery is connected to the position of head of department at the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS). A separate application must be submitted for the position of head of department at HUS according to the application instructions provided by HUS (https://hus.taleo.net/careersection/hus1_external/jobsearch.ftl?lang=fi&...).

Should the appointment procedure be terminated at HUS or should the proposals of the search committees of the Faculty of Medicine and HUS differ from each other, the appointment procedure for the professorship at the Faculty of Medicine will be terminated.

Further information about the position may be obtained from Professor Timo Erkinjuntti, timo.erkinjuntti(at)hus.fi, 09 471722793 and Professor Klaus Olkkola, klaus.olkkola(at) helsinki.fi, 040 7583655.

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University Lecturer Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences

The University of Helsinki is among the leading multidisciplinary research universities in the world and the most versatile institution of scholarship, education and intellectual stimulation in Finland. In addition to its 11 faculties, the University includes several independent institutes, some of which are jointly operated with other universities. Some 35,000 students are currently pursuing an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at the University of Helsinki.

The Department of Biosciences in the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, is Finland’s largest and most prominent institution engaged in biosciences research and teaching . The Department of Biosciences, based in the Viikki Science Park, is among the largest departments of the University. Its budget is approximately €25 million, and it employs nearly 400 people. The Department is divided into six divisions, namely biochemistry, ecology and evolutionary biology, physiology and neuroscience, plant biology, genetics, and general microbiology. The Department coordinates the administration and basic teaching for all students during the first few years of study, but each of the above divisions are independently responsible for their teaching and research. The Department also offers a degree programme that provides students with the qualification of a biology teacher.

Department of Biosciences invites applications for two

University lecturers in Microbiology

specialising in the biology of prokaryotic viruses and molecular virology of prokaryotes.

The positions are filled until further notice. Applicants are expected to be active in research and successful in raising external research funding exposed to competition. The duties of a university lecturer include in addition to research and teaching limited participation in administrative duties. University lecturers are required to have experience in providing university level teaching. In this position, applicants are expected to be actively involved in research on molecular biology of prokaryotic viruses, which is expected to strengthen the ongoing teaching and research activities at the division of general microbiology.

The university lecturers will be based at the division of general microbiology of the Department of Biosciences. The division has professors in microbiology and virology, as well as lecturers in microbial immunology and molecular microbiology. The education in microbiology on the Viikki campus is undergoing a reform in collaboration with the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, where there are professors in applied microbiology and food microbiology. The Faculty of Pharmacy and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, where there are part-time professors in zoonotic virology and animal disease virology, are also involved in the development of the education in microbiology. The university lecturers will actively participate in the development of education in microbiology. The goal is to offer a collaborative and comprehensive teaching program which will serve the entire Viikki campus.

According to the Regulations of the University of Helsinki, an appointee to a university lectureship shall hold a doctoral degree in the field of the position and shall have the ability to provide top-level teaching based on research, as well as to supervise theses. When assessing the qualifications of the applicants, attention shall be paidd to scientific publications and other research results of scientific value, teaching experience and pedagogical training, the ability to produce learning material, other teaching merits, and, if necessary, a teaching demonstration.

According to the Government Decree on Universities, university lecturers are required to be proficient in the language in which they provide instruction, in other words, Finnish. They must also have at least satisfactory spoken and written skills in Swedish. 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. To successfully attend to the duties of the position, appointees must also have good English skills.

The salary for the position will be based on the demands level chart for teaching and research staff in the salary system of Finnish universities. The demands level for university lecturers is 5–7. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal performance. The salary for the university lecturer is 3200–5600 euros per month, depending on the appointee's qualifications and experience.

The English-language application must be accompanied by:

• a CV

• a list of publications

• a brief report of the following qualifications: research and scientific activities, description of teaching qualifications, participation in administrative duties 

• a report on other activities of which the applicant wishes to inform the Faculty

or, alternatively, an academic portfolio containing the above documents (see instructions at www.helsinki.fi/bio/faculty/materials/portfolio-ohjeet_eng.pdf) The application must be submitted as a single PDF file.

Applications addressed to the Head of Department of Biosciences, together with the required enclosures, must be delivered to the Registry of the University of Helsinki as PDF files to the address hy-kirjaamo@helsinki.fi. The application may also be submitted to the address Registry of the University of Helsinki, PO Box 3 (Yliopistonkatu 4), 00014 University of Helsinki. Deadline for applications is 5th June, 2015 (The Registry will be closed at 15.45).

More information can be requested from Prof.  Benita Westerlund-Wikström, head of division of general microbiology, +358-2941 59251, email: benita.westerlund@helsinki.fi or the head of Department of Biosciences Prof. Kurt Fagerstedt, +358-2941 59438, email: kurt.fagerstedt(at)helsinki.fi.

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