Senior Lecturer, Philosophy
University of Jyväskylä

Senior Lecturer, Philosophy

Finland 05 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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The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is currently seeking to recruit a 

Senior Lecturer, Philosophy, from August 1st 2021 until further notice. 

The Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy 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 

The Senior Lecturer’s position is allocated to the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy to the discipline of Philosophy. Its focus areas are phenomenology, history of philosophy, philosophy of human condition and social philosophy.  

The Senior Lecturer is expected to teach and supervise theses at the bachelor and masters levels of philosophy. In addition, the discipline of philosophy carries responsibilities in teaching the study module of ethics, and ethics and moral education in the high school teacher education. Philosophy is also a popular minor subject for the students of other Faculties. 

The Senior Lecturer is expected to be an active independent researcher who strengthens the research profile of the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy within the abovementioned areas of philosophy. 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. In this position, the languages of instruction are Finnish and English. Good English skills are thus required, and the ability to teach in English is regarded an asset. 

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. 

For more information, please contact Professor Mikko Yrjönsuuri, e-mail:, tel. +358 400247476 or Professor, Head of Department Marjo Kuronen, e-mail: tel. +358 40 8054231. 

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

Please submit your application at the latest on February 5th 2021 using the online application form. 

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. 

To find useful information about the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä and living in Finland, see the University's International Staff Guide.



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