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Assistant / Associate / Professor In Neurological Rehabilitation

The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Helsinki invites applications for the position of a part-time (35 %) ASSISTANT PROFESSOR / ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR / PROFESSOR   

The field of the position is Neurological rehabilitation with Finnish as the language of instruction.

The position may be filled as assistant professor, associate professor or professor, depending on the candidates’ merits and career stage.

As the position is part time, the appointee must be employed (as deputy chief, head of department or chief physician) at HUS Helsinki University Hospital.

Assistant / associate professor  

An appointee to the position of assistant/associate professor in the tenure track system shall hold a doctoral degree, have the ability to conduct independent scholarly work and have the teaching skills necessary for the position. In addition, applicants for assistant professorships shall demonstrate their ability and motivation for an academic career through publications and other means. The degree requirement must be met by the end of the application deadline.

When considering applicants’ qualifications, account shall be taken not only of their research work and teaching qualifications, but also of their success in obtaining external research funding, international research experience and other international experience. 


An appointee to a professorship shall hold a doctoral degree and have top-level scholarly qualifications, experience in the supervision of scientific research, as well as the ability to provide top-level research-based teaching and to supervise theses and dissertations. In addition, the appointee shall present documentation of international cooperation in the field of research that he or she represents. Holders of professorships shall also have the skills necessary for serving as an academic leader. The degree requirement must be met by the end of the application deadline.

When considering the applicant’s qualifications, attention shall be given to scientific publications and other research results of scientific value, teaching experience and pedagogical training, the ability to produce teaching material, other teaching merits and, if necessary, a demonstration of teaching skills as well as the applicant’s participation in doctoral education. Account shall also be taken of the applicant’s activity in the scientific community, success in obtaining external research funding, international research experience and international elected positions as well as leadership and interaction skills. To ensure that the applicant’s ability to supervise theses and dissertations meets the requirements of the Faculty of Medicine, he or she must have completed the supervision of at least one doctoral dissertation. The requirement for a supervised dissertation must be met by the end of the application period.

Holders of teaching and research positions at Finnish universities must be proficient in the language of teaching, either Finnish or Swedish. Further information

The assistant professor / associate professor / professor is responsible for undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education in the field and in addition, participates in teaching in practical small-group and lecture-based teaching.

The professor’s duties also include carrying out and supervising scientific research, following developments in research and participating in societal interaction as well as national and international cooperation in the field. In addition, the professor’s duties include other tasks assigned by the Faculty.

The practical experience required for the position can be demonstrated with an applicable specialist’s degree or license in the field.

The salary will be based on level 7 (assistant professor) and levels 8-10 (professor) 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.

Applications must have the following enclosures as a one single pdf file (in English): 

  • CV;
  • Scientific activities: free-form, one-page report of the applicant’s scientific activities;
  • Statement of intent: a statement of no more than on page on how the applicant intends to carry out the clinical duties of the position and develop  the teaching and research in the field;
  • Documentation of teaching qualifications 
  • List of received funding sources (€)
  • List of publications
  • List of selected 20 publications

Instructions, requirements for language skills and models are available on the Faculty’s website at 

If the appointee to the professorship resigns from the position at HUS Helsinki University Hospital, his or her employment contract with the University of Helsinki will also be terminated. 

The University of Helsinki welcomes applicants from a variety of genders, linguistic and cultural backgrounds, and minorities. 

Further information about the position may be obtained from Director of Clinicum, Professor KlausOlkkola, klaus.olkkola(at), 040 7583655.

Enquiries regarding the recruitment process: HR Specialist Tania Sawkins, tania.sawkins(at), 02 941 26619.

The Faculty of Medicine promotes scientific research of a high standard and is responsible for providing research-based undergraduate and postgraduate education in medicine, dentistry, psychology and logopedics, as well as for the English-language Master’s Programme in Translational Medicine and provides also psychotherapist education. In addition to its teaching and research activities, the Faculty serves as a significant expert organisation in the healthcare sector and contributes to the discourse on ethics in the field. In terms of research, the Faculty aims for a place among the best medical faculties in the world, while consolidating and strengthening its status as a top-level institution of medical education.

Together with HUS Helsinki University Hospital and the Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE), the Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, constitutes the Academic Medical Center. This medical center has been very successful in international comparisons, ranking among the top 10 medical campuses in Europe and among the top 50 globally.

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