University Lecturer in World Politics


The University of Helsinki is the oldest and largest institution of academic education in Finland, an international scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers. In international university rankings, the University of Helsinki typically ranks among the top 100. The University of Helsinki seeks solutions for global challenges and creates new ways of thinking for the best of humanity.

The Faculty of Social Sciences invites applications for the position of


for a permanent appointment beginning on 1 September 2020 or as agreed.

The duties of the present university lecturer will include providing teaching in accordance with the degree requirements, supervising and examining theses and dissertations, and conducting research.


The appointee is required to possess an applicable doctoral degree, to have the ability to provide high quality research-based teaching and to supervise theses and dissertations.

We especially value expertise in global political economy, involving economic theories, approaches to world politics, and methodology and philosophy of social sciences. Moreover, worldwide networks and the successful acquisition of external research funding will be given particular consideration.

To successfully attend to the duties of the position, the appointee must have good English skills. If the appointee is not proficient in Finnish or Swedish, he or she is expected to acquire moderate proficiency within a reasonable time after the appointment. Support for language studies will be offered.

When assessing the qualifications of each applicant, attention will be paid to:
• scientific publications
• other scholarly activities
• teaching experience, supervision of theses and dissertations and other pedagogical merits
• pedagogical training
• the development of teaching
• the production of learning material
• teaching demonstration
• interview.


We are an equal opportunity employer and offer an attractive and diverse workplace in an inspiring environment. The annual gross salary range will be approx. €42,800–65,500, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience. In addition, University of Helsinki offers comprehensive benefits to its employees, including occupational health care, wellbeing and sport services and opportunities for professional development. Further information at The employment contract will include a probationary period of six months.


Please submit your application, together with the required attachments, through the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the link Apply for the position. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to submit their application via the SAP HR portal

Applicants are requested to enclose the following documents with their applications:
• A curriculum vitae
• A numbered list of publications on which the applicant has marked in bold his or her five key publications to be considered during the review
• A report (max. 3 pages) on practical experience and qualifications relevant to the assessment of teaching skills
• A report (max. 3 pages) on the applicant’s scholarly activities (including activities in scientific communities, international scholarly work, the acquisition of research funding and the applicant’s role in the acquisition of such funding)

Detailed information on the CV and list of publications as well as the presentation of teaching skills can be obtained online:….

The enclosures must be submitted as a SINGLE PDF file named as follows: fieldofposition_lastname_firstname. Other enclosures, such as recommendation letters or certificates, are not required.


Further information on the position and the working environment may be obtained from Professor Heikki Patomäki,,
Further information on the discipline at….

Further information on the recruitment process may be obtained from HR Specialist Minna Maunula,

The Faculty of Social Sciences is Finland’s leading research and education institute in the social sciences, and the country’s most diverse social sciences faculty in terms of the range of its disciplines and fields of research. The Faculty has a strong international research profile and an international master’s programme, and several of its disciplinary units have been rated among the top 50 in the world. The Faculty has approximately 450 research and teaching staff, and each year it awards some 350 bachelor’s degrees, 400 master’s degrees and more than 40 doctoral degrees.

For more information, please see the Faculty website at

Due date

29.05.2020 23:59 EEST

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