Assistant/Associate Professor in Musicology
University of Jyväskylä Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Assistant or Associate Professor (Tenure Track) in Musicology


The employment relationship will start on January 1, 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position of the assistant professor is for a fixed term of three to five years, and the position of the associate professor is for a fixed term of five years (according to the tenure track model). At the end of the fixed-term assignment, there will be an evaluation procedure to assess the employee's qualifications for promotion to the next level (associate/full professor).  

Tasks and qualifications 

The position will be located at the research focus areas of the department, Cognitive musicology and Music, art, cultural practices as the source of wellbeing, raising and therapy. The assistant/associate professor will work at the Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Music, Mind, Body, and Brain (2022–2029), nominated by the Academy of Finland.  

The main duties include active research work, acquiring external research funding, and launching and implementing research projects.The duties also include tasks related to the under- and post-graduate levels and supervision of doctoral dissertations and master’s theses as well as participating in stakeholder collaboration and other activities in the university community. 

Candidates should have an excellent record of conducting and publishing scientific research in the research fields described above. Merits especially in the research fields of embodied music cognition, empirical psychology of music and/or computational music research are emphasized in the evaluation. We also value high-level and international research and publications, strong methodological competence, success in acquiring external research funding, experience of managing projects and being involved them, working at a multidisciplinary research environment and, finally, experience of supervising and teaching international students. The assistant/associate professor is expected to have excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. 

Please see a more detailed description of the tenure track model, requirements, and selection/promotion criteria: The general requirements for appointing an assistant professor or associate professor (tenure track), Tenure track at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences . The qualification requirements should be met before the closing time of this call.   

Please note that candidates for the position of the assistant professor must have completed a doctoral degree within the last nine years and have postdoctoral research experience in Finland and/or abroad. Special circumstances (e.g. maternity leave, paternity leave, parental leave and childcare leave, military service / non-military service, or long-term illness), extend the nine-year rule accordingly. 

The University is committed to fairness, consistency and transparency in selection decisions, and undertakes the recommendations for the responsible evaluation of a researcher in Finland.  

What does the University of Jyväskylä offer as an employer?   

The university and the department will support the formation of a research team and the implementation of the research plan both financially (e.g. starting grant) and by addressing the technical support needed for the new group. 

Salaries are based on the job demands and employees’ performance following the Finnish University Salary System. A holiday bonus is paid to all employees. There is a trial period of six months at the start of employment.   

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, such as occupational health care, flexible working hours, excellent sports facilities and several restaurants and cafés on campus with staff discounts. Finland provides one of the most advanced and comprehensive social security in the world. It includes, for example, sickness benefits, various family benefits and a comprehensive healthcare system. Please read more about working at the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä and living in Finland.  

A competent and prosperous scientific community  

At the University of Jyväskylä, you are a respected member of the university community. You get the opportunity to learn from your colleagues and meet high-level researchers from the full spectrum of science and humanities. Here the barriers between disciplines are low, and we encourage our employees to cross them in their daily work. We offer you a meaningful career where you can make a real impact in your field and society.   

You will become part of our international and multidisciplinary community where the wellbeing of everyone is important. We provide a good setting for a mobile and healthy lifestyle on and around campus. Jyväskylä region offers an excellent balance between ambitious work and a chance to relax after work, with beautiful nature and various sport and cultural activities within close distance from home and work.     

Take a closer look at our workplace by watching the Faculty video on youtube.   

How to apply?  

The online application form should include (in English):  

  1. Curriculum vitae, including a personal ORCID ID and composed according to good scientific practice and considering the template for researcher´s curriculum vitae by The Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity (maximum 2 pages).  

  1. A numbered list of all scientific and other publications in which the applicant wishes to demonstrate their competence and merit for the position.  

  1. A maximum of five (5) main publications, numbered in accordance with the list of publications.  

  1. Research statement (2-4 pages describing research merits, including external funding, and future plans).  

  1. Teaching statement (a short 2-4 page description of applicant’s pedagogical training and teaching merits, including future development plans).  

  1. Societal impact statement including future development plans (max. 1 page) 

Please submit your application at the latest on April 30th, 2022 (Finnish time) by using the online application form.   

For further information, please contact the head of the department, professor Heikki Hanka , +358400247417or the dean Jari Ojala.

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is a strong contributor to human and social sciences. It has a central role in understanding and developing human activities and the structures of society. The faculty is a unique, strongly profiled unit that conducts internationally significant research with societal impact. Research and education at the faculty focus on culture, arts, traditions, languages and communication, social sciences and philosophy.  

The University of Jyväskylä is a human-centered environment of 2,500 experts and 14,500 students. Our goal is to create wisdom and wellbeing for all. JYU's naturally beautiful campus is located in the heart of the city of Jyväskylä. JYU is the third-largest employer in Central Finland.

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