University lecturer in Educational Sciences, specifically Intercultural Education University of Oulu, Faculty of Education Finland

University lecturer, Educational Sciences, specifically Intercultural Education

Job Description and Location


The post is located in the the research unit Values, ideologies and social contexts of education.


Within the full-time working hours (1624 hours per annum) and an annually confirmed working plan, the lecturer shall teach the faculty’s introductory, intermediate and advanced level courses and supervise theses.


Responsibilities, Required Qualifications and Language Skills


The lecturer is responsible for several tasks in the field of education, as follows.


Together with the professor in Global Education the lecturer is expected to develop research based education and specifically, the two programmes: Intercultural teacher education (ITE) and the International master’s programme Education and Globalisation (EDGLO).


The research carried out by the lecturer is expected to focus on some of the main fields of Intercultural Education. Preferably, the lecturer’s own research should follow the line of the research unit VISE (Values, ideologies and social contexts of education).

The lecturer is expected not only to carry out own research but also to guide and supervise students’ master’s and doctoral theses.

An applicant to be appointed as the lecturer shall have a doctoral degree, and relevant experience of teaching duties as well as give proof of national and international network and collaboration in the field of research that he or she represents.


When assessing the applicant’s merits, issues taken into consideration include academic publications, teaching experience and pedagogical training, other merits achieved in the teaching profession and supervising theses. In addition, experiences in applying external funding and international activities will be taken into account.




The salary is based on levels 5-6 of the job profile chart for university research and teaching staff. In addition to the job-specific salary component, a salary component based on personal work performance will be paid, which will be 46.3 % at most of the job-specific component.


The position is scheduled to be filled as of August 1, 2017, and it is subject to a four-month trial period.


Language skills must be stated clearly in the CV. In the Portfolio the mastery of English and Finnish as languages of instruction should be commented upon and if seen necessary, the applicants’ language skills will be tested in the interviews.


Application Procedure


Applications, including attachments, should be submitted using the electronic system form by 2 May 2017 before midnight Finnish time.


The following appendices shall be included with the application:


1) A brief curriculum vitae written in English ( max. 4 pages)


2) Teaching merits that are significant for the position should be presented in English in the form of a teaching portfolio which is expected to follow the outline given in appendix 1.


3) A list of publications classified as follows: (1) articles in international peer-reviewed journals, (2) articles in international peer-reviewed volumes of scientific significance and articles in peer-reviewed conference proceedings, (3) articles in domestic peer-reviewed journals, (4) articles in domestic peer-reviewed volumes of scientific significance and articles in domestic peer-reviewed conference proceedings, (5) scientific monographs, (6) other scientific publications, e.g., articles in scientific journals and conference proceedings with no peer-review process, and in university or department publications.


4) Copies in electronic form of at most six (6) publications


Contact Information


For further information regarding this appointment process, please contact the Faculty of Education at the University of Oulu as follows:

Eila Estola, Dean

University of Oulu, Faculty of Education

PO Box 2000, 90014 University of Oulu

tel. +358 294 483701

e-mail: eila.estola(at)


Kimmo Spets, Chief Administrator

University of Oulu, Faculty of Education

PO Box 2000, 90014 University of Oulu

tel. +358 294 483819

e-mail: kimmo.spets(at)






According to the policy approved by the University of Oulu, the teaching skills referred to in the Appointments Decree (Decree on the Appointment of Professors at Universities 1581/91; Amendment 462/98) are assessed according to the outline below:


1. Teaching philosophy and characterisation of yourself as a teacher

- thinking underlying your teaching, the personal background idea of your teaching: how is this to be seen in your work as a teacher? Description of yourself as a teacher and worker in the teaching profession


2. Practical experience gained in the teaching profession, how you develop your teaching


3. Production and use of learning materials


4. Maintenance of your teaching skills


5. Feedback received on your teaching (student and peer assessments, awards and approved teaching demonstrations)


6. Vision of the development of your work as a teacher

- provide a brief plan for the development of your teaching and work as a teacher in the near future, e.g. in relation to the department’s curriculum




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