Associate Professor of Communication
University of Jyväskylä, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Associate Professor (tenure track), Communication


At the University of Jyväskylä, everyone can find their place in the human-centred environment of 2,500 experts and 14,500 students. Our goal is to create wisdom and wellbeing for us all. It is essential that each member of the community thrives and has opportunities to develop and grow. We cherish openness of thinking as well as the balance between research and education. Our naturally beautiful campus is located at the heart of the city of Jyväskylä. JYU is the third largest employer in Central Finland.

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is currently seeking to recruit an

Associate Professor (tenure track), Communication, starting August 1st 2020 for a fixed-term period of five years.

The Associate Professor’s position is allocated to the Department of Language and Communication Studies.

The Associate Professor is expected to have strong research merits and methodological competence in the research area of organizational communication and social interaction, as well as insight of developing research and teaching, especially from the perspective of changing work life and new technologies. Solid experience in organizational communication, communication and well-being as well as communication in teams and networks is regarded as a merit. Strong international research profile is emphasized and success in acquiring external research funding will also be considered an asset.

The appointment procedure provides more detailed information on the duties and qualification requirements. The qualification requirements should be met by the closing of the application time.

The position is filled as a fixed-term associate professorship of five years (tenure track), see the tenure track model for professorship. When an employee has been selected for a fixed-term associate professorship, an evaluation procedure is used regarding the employee’s merits for a professorship filled through an invitation procedure. The evaluation procedure shall begin before the end of the fixed-term contract. The evaluation procedure follows the same practices used in the expert evaluation procedure for filling a professorship.

The annual salary range will be approximately 52.200 – 64.200 EUR (gross income, including holiday bonus), depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate.

A trial period of six months will be used when the position is first filled.

For more information, please contact Professor Anu Sivunen, e-mail:, tel. +358 40 735 4279 or Head of the Department, Professor Mika Lähteenmäki, e-mail:, tel. +358 40 805 3206.

To find useful information about the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä and living in Finland, see the University's International Staff Guide.

The application must include the following documents in English (publications need not to be translated) and the name of the applicant must be mentioned in the file name:

  1. A CV of the applicant, composed according to good scientific practice and considering, when possible, the template for researcher´s curriculum vitae of the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity (TENK);
  2. A numbered list of all scientific and other publications with which the applicant wishes to demonstrate his or her eligibility and merits for the post, according to the instructions of the Academy of Finland;
  3. A brief (2-3 pages) written account of the applicant’s scientific research, merits in scientific activities and supervision of research work, including an account of acquired complementary research funding and the responsibilities related to the research conducted through such funding and in international activities;
  4. A brief (2-3 pages) explanation of the applicant’s pedagogical training and teaching merits i.e. teaching portfolio;
  5. A brief (2-3 pages) written account of the applicant’s societal interaction and international cooperation;
  6. A brief (2-3 pages) account of how the applicant intends to develop research, teaching and societal interaction in the field of communication;
  7. A maximum of ten publications, numbered in accordance with the list of publications

 Please submit your application at the latest on November 30th 2019 using the online application form. 

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