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

University lecturer, Educational Sciences, specifically Global Education
University of Oulu, Finland


Faculty of Education


Open position of University lecturer, Educational Sciences, specifically Global Education


The University of Oulu is an international scientific community, with 16 000 students and approximately 3 000 employees. The strengths of the University are wide multidisciplinary study/research interests and modern research and study environment and good cooperation with international educational and research institutes.


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 intermediate and advanced level courses and supervise theses.


Responsibilities, Required Qualifications and Language Skills


The lecturer is responsible for the following tasks in the field of education:

  • Together with the professor in Global Education and her team, the lecturer is expected to develop research based education and teach in the international master’s programme Education and Globalisation (EDGLO), and contribute to teaching and development of the Intercultural teacher education (ITE) programme.
  • In addition to teaching, the lecturer will guide and supervise master’s and doctoral theses, and participate in the regular administration tasks related to the post.
  • The research carried out by the lecturer is expected to focus on of Global Education. Preferably, the lecturer’s own research should follow the line of the research unit VISE (Values, ideologies and social contexts of education).
  • 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 networks 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.




Salary will be set at level 5 or 6 of the demand level chart for teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. In addition, a salary component based on personal work performance will be paid (maximum of 46.3 % of the job-specific component). The salary is in practice roughly 3498 -4282€ per month, depending on the appointee’s qualification and performance.


The position is scheduled to be filled as of August 1, 2018, or as agreed, and it is subject to a four monthstrial period.


Language skills must be stated clearly in the CV. In the Portfolio the mastery of English as the language of instruction should be commented upon. A good command of Finnish language is an advantage and a non-Finnish speaker is encouraged to learn the language. If seen necessary, the applicants’ language skills will be tested in the interviews.


Application Procedure


Apply online latest on 16.03.2018


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, max. four pages, which is expected to follow the outline given in appendix 1.

3) A brief plan, max. two pages, how to develop teaching of global education.

4) 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 proceedings with no peer-review process, and in university or department publications.


The recruitment committee will interview the applicants considered best and make arrangements for demonstration lectures if deemed necessary.


Contact Information


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


Elina Lehtomäki, Professor, Global Education

University of Oulu, Faculty of Education

PO Box 2000, 90014 University of Oulu

tel. +358294483877

e-mail: elina.lehtomaki (at)


Kimmo Spets, HR Manager

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

Updated 19.2.2018

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