Senior Lecturer, Social Sciences
University of Jyväskylä

Senior Lecturer, Social Sciences

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, Social Sciences, from August 1st 2021 until further notice. 

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 

The Senior Lecturer is expected to teach and supervise theses at the bachelor and masters levels of social sciences (sociology, social and public policy, social work), especially in the Department’s joint courses in qualitative research methods. Additionally, teaching, coordination and development tasks in the multidisciplinary module of Violence studies  (NOTE! Only in Finnish)

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 its focus areas of Sustainable Societies and Policies and Politics of Welfare and Care. 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 mainly Finnish. Good English skills are still 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, Head of Department Marjo Kuronen e-mail:, tel. +358 408054231 or Professor Tiina Silvasti, e-mail:, tel. +358 408054218. 

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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