Doc­toral stu­dent at the Fac­ulty of Edu­ca­tional Sci­ences
University of Helsinki Faculty of Educational Sciences

Doc­toral stu­dent, Fac­ulty of Edu­ca­tional Sci­ences



The internationally esteemed Faculty of Educational Sciences at the University of Helsinki is Finland’s leading unit of research and teaching in educational sciences and teacher education. The aim of the Faculty’s research and teaching is to optimally realise the cultural and social potential of people for the benefit of individuals and humanity.


The Faculty of Educational Sciences invites applications for the position of



The appointment is for a fixed term (1 September 2019–30 August 2022).


The duties of the doctoral student include dissertation work and the completion of doctoral studies. The doctoral student will carry out research related to education in the Connected Classroom Nordic (CCN) project. CCN is part of the Nordic Centre of Excellence: Quality in Nordic Teaching (QUINT), funded by NordForsk (see


The doctoral student’s duties also include teaching and other tasks. Teaching may account for up to 5% of the annual workload.


The purpose of the Connected Classroom Nordic project is to explore quality in teaching by bringing together researchers, teachers and pupils in a collaborative, video-based longitudinal study with a focus on the digitalised classroom in Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Iceland. The study will concentrate on the school subjects L1 (native language), mathematics and social studies in years 7–9. The doctoral research project must be linked to this research area and based on a comparative approach to data from at least two Nordic countries. A special focus will be on cooperation between research environments relating to the digitalisation of teaching at Karlstad University and the University of Helsinki. The appointee is expected to cooperate with the other doctoral students at QUINT and to participate in Nordic network meetings, conferences and doctoral training courses.


The appointee must have good cooperation skills and the ability to conduct research independently. In addition, the appointee must hold a master’s degree in education or another subject, relevant for the position. A degree with a specialisation in the digitalisation of education or the professional development of teachers, or documentation of experience in these areas is considered a merit. Specialisation in other research areas relevant to QUINT is also considered a merit.


The appointee must hold the right to complete a doctoral degree at the University of Helsinki by the beginning of employment. If the applicant does not hold the right to complete a doctoral degree at the University of Helsinki, he or she must separately apply for it (


The completion of the duties associated with the position requires good oral and written skills in Finnish or Swedish and good English skills. Fluency in another Scandinavian language is considered a merit.


When assessing the qualifications of each applicant, attention will be paid to scientific publications in education and other scientific activity as well as teaching experience and pedagogical training.


The salary for the position will be based on level 2 of the requirement scheme for teaching and research positions in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal performance. The monthly salary will be approximately €2,100−2,400, depending on the appointee’s experience and scholarly qualifications. A trial period of six months will be applied.


Applications must be accompanied by the following documents:

• A research plan

• An academic portfolio

• A list of publications


Applications and the accompanying documents must be submitted in a single PDF file named as follows: lastname_QUINT.


Please see the instructions for attachments and the accompanying documents:


Applications, together with the required attachments, must be submitted through the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on the link below. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) must submit their applications through the SAP HR portal.


Further information about the position and the field can be obtained from Anna Slotte, university lecturer, docent, phone +358 2941 40972, anna.slotte(at) Further information about the recruitment process can be obtained from Anna-Maija Kostiainen, HR specialist, anna.maija-kostiainen(at) Technical support for using the recruitment system: rekrytointi(at)


The closing date for applications is 14th June 2019.


The Faculty of Educational Sciences is a dynamic and inspiring work and study 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. Approximately 600 students studying to become a subject teacher annually complete these studies at the Faculty to obtain teaching qualifications.


Further information about the Faculty:


Due date


14.06.2019 23:59 EEST

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