10 Postdoctoral Researcher Positions in Educational Sciences
University of Helsinki, Faculty of Educational Sciences

The internationally esteemed and highly successful Faculty of Educational Sciences at the University of Helsinki is the leading unit of research and teaching in Educational Sciences and Teacher Education in Finland. Research at the Faculty of Educational Sciences focuses on human growth, development, behavior and learning. Researchers examine their topics from various perspectives, including the social, communal and individual. Research objects are educational systems, learning environments and learners. Our research aims towards the realization of cultural and social possibilities for the wellbeing of an individual and a society in a changing world.


The Faculty of Educational Sciences is a dynamic, inspiring and international working and studying environment that has invested in state-of-the-art research and teaching infrastructure. We encourage our staff to make bold and creative decisions while exercising high standards of ethical conduct in research, teaching and community relations.


We provide undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education that qualifies students for both the teaching profession and other positions requiring general academic expertise. Some 600 students complete an undergraduate degree at the Faculty each year. We also offer the pedagogical studies required to qualify as a teacher to students majoring in other faculties’ disciplines.


The Faculty of Educational Sciences invites applications for




The successful candidates’ research will focus on educational sciences. The position will require both independent and collaborative scientific publishing nationally and internationally, and active seeking for research funding. The faculty also expects that the postdoctoral researcher contributes to its teaching programs and supervision of under-graduate and doctoral students.


An appointee to the position of postdoctoral researcher must hold a doctoral degree in a relevant field, have the ability to conduct independent scientific research, and possess the teaching skills required for the position. The candidate should have a proven capability to publish in scientific journals, have excellent analytical and methodological skills, and be able to work both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary scientific community. The successful candidate is expected to have excellent skills in written and oral English. The postdoctoral researcher to be appointed should has obtained his/her doctoral degree within the last five years. Applicants who have completed their doctoral degree in the last three years will be given priority in the assessment process.


The duration of the positions may vary from 2-3 years and the faculty may decide to appoint less than 10 persons.


The salary for the positions will be based on level 5 of the demands level chart or teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal performance. The salary is EUR 3,100-3,800 per month, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience. There is a six-month trial period for the position.


Applications should consist of the following English-language documents:

•CV (according to the guidelines of the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity http://www.tenk.fi/en/template-researchers-curriculum-vitae)
• List of publications
• Certificate of the doctoral degree
• Research plan for the intended postdoctoral research activities, including i) a brief description of previous


research experience ii) a proposal for the research project that the applicant wants to conduct at the Faculty of Educational Sciences iii) a brief description of the plans for scientific cooperation with the staff of the University of Helsinki, Faculty of Educational Sciences.


The proposed research project should focus on the focus areas of the research at the faculty. These areas are 1) educational research on teaching and learning and 2) educational research on schooling, society and culture.


Further information on the positions may be obtained from Vice Dean of Research Kristiina Kumpulainen, Kristiina.kumpulainen(at)helsinki.fi.


Further information on the recruitment process may be obtained from HR Specialist Tiina Kärki, tiina.karki(at)helsinki.fi.


Please submit your application, together with the required attachments, through the University of Helsinki
Recruitment System via the link Apply for job. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki
are requested to send their application via the SAP HR portal. The closing date for applications is
Monday, 1 October 2018.


If you need assistance with the University’s electronic recruitment system or SAP HR portal, please contact recruitment(at)helsinki.fi.


The University of Helsinki has an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members, and it 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.


Due date
01.10.2018 23:59 EEST

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