Senior Lecturer, International Development Studies
University of Jyväskylä

Senior Lecturer, International Development Studies

Finland 15 Feb 2021


The University of Jyväskylä is a nationally and internationally significant research university and an expert on education that focuses on human and natural sciences.
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Senior Lecturer, International Development Studies

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
 is currently seeking to recruit a

Senior Lecturer, International Development Studies, from September 1st 2021 until 31st December 2024.

The Senior Lecturer is expected to teach and supervise theses in an international 2-year Master’s Degree Programme in Development, Education and International Cooperation (DEICO), which is a joint programme with the Faculty of Education and Psychology. Additionally, the tasks of the Senior Lecturer include participation in development of the programme and supervision of PhD dissertations in the specialization in development studies. 

Qualifications we are looking for

The Senior Lecturer is expected to be an active independent researcher in international development studies with social science orientation, and have a potential to strengthen the research profile of the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy within its focus area of Sustainable Societies. In addition, activity in global research networks and potential for acquiring external funding are regarded as merits.

The duties and qualification requirements for the position of the Senior Lecturer are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines. The selected person is required to have a command of Finnish language. When considered appropriate, the University may grant exemption from the language proficiency requirements. In this position, the language of instruction is English and excellent English skills are required.  

What does the University of Jyväskylä offer as an employer?

The Senior Lecturer’s position is allocated to the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy. The Department is one of the leading units in social scientific and philosophical research in Finland. Our strengths are high quality, good international reputation, active participation in societal discussion, encouraging environment and student satisfaction. The focus areas of research at the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy are:

1. Traditions of Philosophical and Political Thought
2. Sustainable  Societies
3. Policies and Politics of Welfare and Care

You become part of our international and multi-science community where the welfare of each individual is important. At Jyväskylä we offer a great and lively campus area with opportunities to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. 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 annual salary range will be approximately 38.800 – 64.200 EUR (gross income, including holiday bonus), depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate.

Six months trial period is applied to the filling of the position.

How to apply 

Following documents must be included in English to the electronic recruiting system:

Please submit your application at the latest on 15th February 2021 using the online application form. 

For more information, please contact Professor, Head of Department Marjo Kuronen e-mail:, tel. +358 408054231 or Associate Professor Tiina Kontinen, e-mail:, tel. +358 404856718

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.

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