Two Associate Professors at University Pedagogy (Hype University Center for Higher Education) University of Helsinki, Center for Higher Education (HYPE) Finland



The University of Helsinki University Center for Higher Education (HYPE) is a research and development unit serving the University of Helsinki, located in the faculty of education. The Center's mission is to provide multidisciplinary university pedagogical research at the University of Helsinki as well as the organization of university pedagogical education, pedagogical expertise services, teaching development and quality assurance based on it.


The Center for Higher Education emphasizes the strong link between research and teaching and its importance as a foundation for high quality teaching at the University of Helsinki. The Center conducts international level research on university teaching and learning. The research will help to develop teaching and learning methods suited to the university context and different disciplines that promote students' autonomous and critical thinking and support their development process. The research will promote the expertise of university teachers in teaching.


The faculty of education at the University of Helsinki is a multidisciplinary, internationally renowned research and education unit for education and teacher education. Research and teaching are aimed at the realization of human cultural and social potential in the best possible way for the benefit of the individual and mankind. The Faculty of Education is a dynamic, inspirational and international work and study environment with a high-quality research and teaching infrastructure. We encourage research, teaching, and social interaction with ethics, courage and creativity.


The Center for University Pedagogics at the University of Helsinki is applying for the Faculty of Education




Tasks may be filled by a professor or as a tenure track validator for an indefinite period based on the applicant's earnings and career stage.


The duties of Associate Professors / Professors in University Pedagogy are directed towards university teaching and learning in the field of university pedagogy. The Center for University Pedagogics is responsible for university pedagogical research, university pedagogical education and research-based development of teaching and learning at the University of Helsinki.


People who are able to work must be able to engage in the development of the field of work, the teaching of the University of Helsinki, the faculty's degree programs and the work community. Elected people should also be active in monitoring the development of science, in social interaction and in international co-operation. The task is also to acquire domestic and international research funding.




The candidate for the post of assistant professor is required to have a doctorate degree and the ability to work independently in independent scientific work and the required teaching skills. In addition, publications and otherwise demonstrated ability and motivation for a scientific career are required.


The doctoral candidate is required to have a doctorate degree, a high level of scientific qualifications, an experience in scientific research management, the ability to provide high-quality research-based teaching and guidance, and evidence of international co-operation in research. In addition, the professorships need the skills to act as an academic leader.


According to the regulations on universities, an assistant professor / professor must master the Finnish language. In addition, the applicant must have at least satisfactory oral and written skills in the Swedish language. A foreigner or a Finnish citizen who is not native or who has not obtained his / her education in Finnish or Swedish can be granted a separate application for a language exemption but is required to be able to acquire sufficient Finnish language skills within three years of starting a job. The employer supports language learning. Successful management of the task also requires good English language skills.




When assessing the applicant's earnings, both scientific and educational merits are taken into account. Scientific publications and other research results of scientific value, success in obtaining external research funding, foreign scientific work and international positions of trust are considered as scientific merit. As a teaching qualification, the teaching experience and pedagogical training, the ability to produce learning material, other gains and, where appropriate, a sample of teaching activities, are taken into account as well as participation in doctoral education. In addition, the applicant's leadership and interaction skills and the activity of the scientific community are taken into account.




The remuneration of the assignments is based on Level 7 (Assistant Professor) and 8-10 (Professor) Levels of Compliance Level Education and Research Staff of the University Paying System. In addition, a payroll based on personal performance is paid. The gross salary is approximately 4 500-8 000 per month depending on the scientific merits of the appointee and the career path stage.




The application will be submitted to the University's electronic recruitment system via the Get Place link. Applicants at the University of Helsinki will apply for the assignment through the SAP HR portal.
The application will not be processed unless it is accompanied by documents that follow the following guidelines. All documents must be in English and must be submitted as one pdf file.


• University Portfolio ( https: // ... ) according to the instructions of the University of Helsinki

• a complete list of publications made in accordance with the Academy of Finland guidelines ( http: // ... ) and the publication category of the Ministry of Education and Culture ( https: // )

• a research and development development plan (up to 2 pages).


Applicants are asked to make sure that after the application deadline, they are requested to submit up to 10 selected publications for specialists through the electronic search system. The application period ends on January 15, 2018.




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Further information on the task and its operating environment is provided by Professor Jari Lavonen, jari.lavonen (at)


Recruitment Technical Support: Recruitment (at)


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Monday, January 15, 2018

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