The Faculty of Arts invites applications for:
Postdoctoral Researchers (5-10)
Apply at latest 20.02.2017

for a fixed term from 1 September 2017 to 31 August 2020, to work in the University of Helsinki Humanities Programme. The successful candidates’ research projects within the programme will focus either on environmental studies in the humanities or on indigenous languages and cultures. The postdoctoral researchers to be appointed will have proven expertise in one of these areas. Their main duties will include full-time research in their respective fields. The post will require both independent and collaborative scientific publishing.

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 candidates are expected to have excellent skills in written and oral English.

The postdoctoral researchers to be appointed should have obtained their doctoral degree within the last five years.

The salary for the position 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 3,300-4,000 per month, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience.

Applications should consist of the following English-language documents:
(1) CV (max. 2 pages) and a list of publications
(2) Contact information for two referees
(3) A research statement (max. 2000 words) consisting of
i) a brief description of previous research experience
ii) a proposal for the research project that the applicant wants to conduct in the University of Helsinki Humanities Programme
iii) a brief description of the plans for scientific cooperation with the staff of the University of Helsinki, Faculty of Arts.

Further information on the position may be obtained from Dean Hanna Snellman,

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.

If you need assistance with the University’s electronic recruitment system or SAP HR portal, please contact

Apply at latest 20.02.2017

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Due date
Monday, February 20, 2017

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