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University lecturer in Gender Studies, Open positions, University of Helsinki.

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The discipline of Gender Studies is a part of the Faculty of Arts and the Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies, University of Helsinki.

Gender Studies at the University of Helsinki grants MA and PhD degrees, and provides courses in basic Gender Studies for several BA programmes. There is a newly enlarged MA programme, through which an average of twenty MA students will graduate in Gender Studies annually, and one to two PhDs graduate in Gender Studies every year.

In addition to the present university lectureship, the discipline of Gender Studies teaching staff includes a professor, an assistant professor, and a university lecturer. There are approximately 30 researchers and doctoral students. Gender Studies is a dynamic discipline, which has been recently very successful in gaining external research funding.

The Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies, University of Helsinki, invites applications for the position of


to be employed until further notice as of 1 August 2017. The position is in the discipline of Gender Studies. There is a four-month trial period for the position.

The university lecturer’s duties will include teaching according to the degree requirements, the supervision and examination of theses and dissertations, research in the field as well as contributing to the performance of the discipline’s other tasks. The university lecturer is expected to be active in publishing their research, in doctoral training within the discipline, and in applying for external research funding.

The teaching load of the university lecturer will be on average two BA and/or MA level courses or seminars per teaching period. In addition, the university lecturer will take part in literature examinations, personal study plan supervision, student selections, general supervision, planning and developing of the teaching in the discipline, and other tasks within the discipline, as well as doctoral training. The university lecturer is expected to have an active and collaborative attitude towards further developing the discipline.

According to the University of Helsinki Regulations, holders of university lectureships are required to possess an applicable doctoral degree, to have the ability to provide high quality research-based teaching and to supervise theses and dissertations. The university lecturer in Gender Studies must have competence in a wide area of gender studies, and the successful applicants may come from different disciplinary backgrounds.

When assessing the qualifications of applicants, attention will be paid to academic qualifications and merits, such as publications, experience in research projects and in applying external funding, as well as teaching and supervision experience, pedagogical skills, and the ability to produce learning material. When assessing applicants, a diverse and wide range of research and teaching experience in Gender Studies will be an advantage.

According to the Government Decree on Universities, university lecturers are required to be proficient in the language in which they provide instruction, or in other words, Finnish or Swedish. They must also have at least satisfactory spoken and written skills in the second Finnish national language. Foreign citizens, non-native Finnish citizens or citizens who have not been educated in Finnish or Swedish may be exempted from this requirement without a separate application. To successfully attend to the duties of the position, the appointee must also have good English skills. Foreign citizens, non-native Finnish citizens or citizens who have not been educated in Finnish or Swedish are expected to acquire moderate proficiency in Finnish. Support for language studies is offered.

The salary for the position will be based on levels 5–7 of the demands level chart for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal work performance.

The application must be accompanied by a CV (4 pages max) and a list of publications (4 pages max). The applicants are also requested to include a report (2-3 pages) on their teaching experience, teaching philosophy and other merits in teaching; and a research portfolio of (2–3 pages), indicating the applicant’s research specialisation in Gender Studies and their plans to further develop, and orientate themselves in their research, if selected for this position.

The applicants are asked to be prepared to send five of their publications for evaluation soon after the deadline, if shortlisted; and to be prepared to attend an interview, as well as to give a lecture for evaluation of teaching skills.

Instructions to applicants for teaching and research positions

The application, together with the required attachment, 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 may be obtained from the Head of Department Matti Sintonen, +358 2941 28089,

Further information about eRekry system,

Apply by 19.12.2016 at the latest.

Apply at latest 19.12.2016



Monday, December 19, 2016

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