The University of Helsinki is among the leading multidisciplinary research universities in the world.
The Department of Geosciences and Geography of the Faculty of Science at the University of Helsinki is Finland's top research and education institute in its field. The Department engages in geological, geographical and seismological research and handles official duties related to seismology. It has an overall budget of EUR 8 million and a staff of 110.
The Department of Geosciences and Geography invites applications for the position of
for a permanent appointment as of 1 August 2012, or as agreed. The field of the position is structural geology.
The appointee's duties will include conducting research in structural geology, imparting education based on it and overseeing instruction in geology-related geoinformatics.
The university lecturer will also be in charge of developing geoinformatics and 3D modelling for the needs of geology education and research. The appointee will participate in geology field education and develop digital methods for it. The university lecturer is expected to demonstrate a solid research background in the field of structural geology as well as experience in the use of geographic information systems (GIS) and related instruction. The appointee must also be able to provide English-language instruction.
According to the Regulations of the University of Helsinki, an appointee to a university lectureship shall hold an applicable doctoral degree and be able to provide high-quality teaching based on research and to supervise theses and dissertations.
When assessing the qualifications of the applicants, attention shall be paid to scientific publications and other research results of scientific value, teaching experience and pedagogical training, the ability to produce learning materials, other teaching merits and, if necessary, a teaching demonstration.
According to the Government Decree on Universities, university lecturers are required to be proficient in Finnish. They must also have at least satisfactory spoken and written skills in Swedish. Foreign citizens, non-native Finnish citizens or citizens who have not been educated in Finnish or Swedish may be exempted from this requirement without a separate application.
The salary will be based on levels 5-7 of the demands level chart for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal work performance. There is a four-month trial period for the position.
Applications must be accompanied by a CV, a list of publications, a report of practical experience and qualifications relevant to the assessment of teaching skills, as well as other documents that may be relevant to the selection; or alternatively, an academic portfolio containing the above-mentioned documents and information.
Further information about the academic portfolio and assessment of teaching skills can be obtained from the Faculty Office or website of the Faculty of Science, or from the following link: http://www.helsinki.fi/recruitment/academic-portfolio.html.
Applications addressed to the Head of the Department of Geosciences and Geography, together with the required enclosures, must be delivered to the Registry of the University of Helsinki by email (email@example.com) or by post to the following address: Registry of the University of Helsinki, P.O. Box 33 (Yliopistonkatu 4), 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland. The deadline for applications is 8 May 2012. (The Registry closes at 15.45 local Helsinki time.)Further information on the position may be obtained from Professor Juha Karhu, Head of the Division of Geology, +358 9 191 50834, firstname.lastname@example.org, and from Professor John Westerholm, Head of the Department of Geosciences and Geography, +358 9 191 50775, email@example.com.