Senior Lecturer in History
University of Jyväskylä

Senior Lecturer in History

Finland 01 Mar 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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The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is currently seeking to recruit a

SENIOR LECTURER IN HISTORY, from 1 August 2021 until further notice.

The Senior Lecturer’s position is allocated to the Department of History and Ethnology and its Subject Area of History.

The Senior Lecturer’s duties focus on teaching research methods to undergraduate and post-graduate students as well as on conducting teaching and research in the fields of economic, social and/or business history.

Qualifications we are looking for

In evaluating the applicants, both teaching and research merits will be considered. In addition, special attention will be paid to the following: versatile methodological expertise (including digital historical research); multi-faceted knowledge of economic, social and/or business history; experience in teaching and research supervision; and merits in the development of teaching. The successful applicant will contribute to the department's existing areas of strength and/or extend them in new directions. International activities and networks are regarded as an asset. 

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 person selected for this position is expected to teach in Finnish and/or English. Good English skills are thus required, and the ability to teach in English is regarded as an asset.

What does the University of Jyväskylä offer as an employer?

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 a holiday bonus), depending on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

 A trial period of six months trial applies to this position.

 How to apply 

To apply for this position, the following documents must be submitted to the electronic recruiting system, in English: 

Please submit your application by 1 March 2021, using the online application form. 

For more information, please contact Head of Department Heli Valtonen, e-mail:, tel. +358 40 805 4897 or Professor Pertti Ahonen, e-mail: tel. +358 40 805 4491.

 At the University of Jyväskylä (JYU), 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 well-being 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 teaching. Our beautiful, park-like campus is located at the heart of the city of Jyväskylä. JYU is the third largest employer in Central Finland.

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