Tenure track

The competitive and transparent Helsinki tenure track model attracts top scientists from all over the world. A tailored career path and and an international, transparent recruitment process facilitate top research in a unique research and teaching environment.

A tailored career path

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In our three-level tenure track, a fixed-term assistant professorship of three to five years leads to an associate professorship of three to five years. This culminates in a permanent professorship if the criteria for granting tenure are met.

All stages of the tenure track can be entered directly depending on the career stage of the applicant.

The intention of the system is to increase the predictability, competitiveness and attractiveness of academic careers.

Our tenure track model enables the careful selection of candidates. Once a candidate is selected, individual criteria are set to define the guidelines for progress along the tenure track.

An international, transparent recruitment process

The University strives to find the most talented and motivated people to recruit for tenure track positions. Our application process has been praised for its transparency, professional conduct and international outlook. All nominations are based on careful consideration by respected experts and external reviewers. We communicate openly with all candidates throughout the process.

Read more: Tenure track at the University of Helsinki