The University of Helsinki is a multidisciplinary research university that ranks among the best in the world and the top ten among European universities. The university has some 36,000 degree students.

The Department of Geosciences and Geography at the Faculty of Science is the leading research and education unit in its field in Finland. In addition to research in geology and geography, research into seismology and official duties in the field of seismology is carried out at the department. The staff at the department numbers some 100.

The Faculty of Science at the University of Helsinki is seeking

A University Lecturer in Geology

from September 2019. The more specific fields of the post of University Lecturer is structural geology with emphasis on geofluid flow modelling and metamorphic processes. The successful candidate will carry out high-level research in structural geology and geofluid flow processes of the crust (Earth critical zone and deeper realms), combining the fields of structural geology and metamorphic petrology with geochemistry as a denominator. The department has state-of-the-art Mineralogical and Geofluids laboratories and is a partner of the national SGL laboratory, thus granting access to elemental geochemical, fluid and melt inclusion, imaging and isotopic methods. The candidate is expected to compile and adopt a teaching portfolio with lecture and laboratory courses both in the Bachelor's Programme in Geosciences (e.g., structural geology) and the Master's Programme in Geology and Geophysics (e.g., geofluid modelling, metamorphic petrology). The candidate will also participate in supervision of undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate students. A pertinent research infrastructure (at the University of Helsinki and on a national scale) will be at the candidate's disposal but the candidate is also expected to develop his or her own international research network.

In accordance with the regulations of the University of Helsinki, candidates are expected to have a doctoral degree in the discipline and the ability to give high-quality instruction based on research, and to supervise theses. When assessing candidates, their scientific publications and other research results with scientific merit will be considered. Further, the teaching experience and pedagogic education of candidates, skills in producing teaching material, other merits within teaching, and a teaching demonstration if necessary will be considered. Other merits include a wide knowledge of research methods, the ability to develop methods, and experience with instruction in quantitative methods.

According to the university legislation, the university lecturer is expected to be proficient in Finnish. In addition, the university lecturer must have sufficient oral and written skills in Swedish. Foreigners or Finnish nationals who were not born here or have not received their education in Finnish or Swedish may be recused from this language regulation without separate application. The supervision of theses in Finnish requires sufficient knowledge of the language.

The salary is based on the demands chart of the university salary system for teaching and research staff, and amounts to 3,700-5,000 euros per month.

Applications must have the following enclosures as a joint pdf document (in English):

Please submit your application using the University of Helsinki Recruitment System Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application via the SAP HR portal.

The application deadline is April 12, 2019.

For more details, please contact the Head of the Department of Geosciences and Geography, Annakaisa Korja,, +358 2941 51606 and Professor Tapani Rämö,, +358 2941 50810.

posted: 19 March 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.