University Lec­turer in Eng­lish Language

Helsinki, Finland
06 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
29 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University of Helsinki is Finland’s oldest and largest academic institution, an international scholarly community of 40,000 students and researchers. In international university rankings, the University of Helsinki usually ranks among the top one hundred universities in the world. The University of Helsinki is looking for solutions to global challenges and engendering new thinking for the benefit of humanity.

The University of Helsinki Faculty of Arts is Finland’s oldest and largest unit of teaching and research in the arts in terms of the organisation and selection of its disciplines. The Faculty is also a significant international community of research, education and culture.

The Faculty of Arts invites applications for the position of


for a fixed-term employment 1 January 2021 – 31 December 2021.

We are looking for an English language and linguistics specialist to serve as a university lecturer in English. The appointee is expected to have research-based expertise in some of the research topics that are relevant in the subject at the University of Helsinki, such as sociolinguistics, pragmatics or discourse studies. The university lecturer will be responsible for the provision of teaching in English and in research focused on the English language in the Bachelor’s Programme in Languages and the English Studies Master’s Programme with other teachers. In addition to the courses included in the English syllabus, the teaching load of the university lecturer may include methodology courses targeted at all language students in the Bachelor’s Programme in Languages. The university lecturer must also conduct scientific research, examine and supervise theses and perform other tasks as agreed.

The position requires good cooperation skills and the ability to work in a group and give courses together with other teachers. The university lecturer will contribute to the development of his or her field and the planning of teaching in cooperation with the department, degree programmes and colleagues in the field. The position is at the Department of Languages.


A university lecturer must 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 applicants for a university lectureship, attention will 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.

To successfully attend to the duties of the position, the appointee must have excellent skills in English.


The appointee’s gross monthly salary will range from €3,300 to €4,500, depending on his or her qualifications and experience. There is a six-month trial period.


The application, together with the required attachments, must be submitted through the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on the link below. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) must submit their applications through the SAP HR portal. Applications must be accompanied by a single PDF file named “English_language_lastname_firstname” and including the following documents in Finnish or English:

  1. A CV
  2. A report of up to three pages on the applicant’s research activities
  3. A numbered list of publications

In addition, applicants are asked to fill a report on teaching expertise here:

Other enclosures, including letters of recommendation or certificates, are not required.

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Further information about the position can be obtained from Professor Minna Palander-Collin, Further information about the recruitment process can be obtained from HR Specialist Minna Arekhau,

Due date

29.11.2020 23:59 EET