Professor in Anesthesiology

The University of Oulu (UO) is an international scientific community, with 16 000 students and approximately 3 000 employees. The strengths of the University are wide multidisciplinary study/research interests, modern research, study environment, and good cooperation with international educational and research institutes. UO has newly decided upon its focus areas of research 

The following job is open in the University of Oulu

Professor in Anesthesiology

Job Description and Location:
The position concerned is a Professorship in Anesthesiology and it belongs to the Research Unit of Surgery, Anesthesia and Intensive Care at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu.

Research of the Faculty of Medicine is focused on molecular and environmental basis for lifelong health in which we generate greater understanding of the factors that affect health during life and how this knowledge can be translated into the benefit of lifelong health exploring human life from fetal development to old age, including molecular and physiological properties, and environmental, social and psychosocial factors.

This includes promoting research into the possibilities of combining ICT with health and service research to create innovations in health care. In addition, research concerning fibrosis as risk factor in chronic diseases and unhealthy aging is enhanced.

Responsibilities, Required Qualifications and Language Skills:
The professor will be a dynamic individual who provides vision, leadership, and guidance in the field of Anesthesiology.

Qualifications for successful candidate include a doctoral degree, high quality scientific competence, experience in supervising scientific research, ability to give high quality education based on research and supervision of doctoral theses, as well as evidence of international collaboration in his/her field of research and training (see section 33, Universities’ Act).

When assessing the applicant’s merits, issues taken into consideration include scientific publications and other research achievements, teaching experience, pedagogical training and other teaching merits. In addition, the applicant’s activity in the scientific community, practical familiarity within the field concerned, and success in acquiring domestic and international research funding, scientific work abroad and other international activities will be taken into consideration. The duties of professor are to be responsible for both undergraduate and postgraduate training, and implementation of entrustable professional activities in postgraduate training as part of clinician’s daily work.

Professor to be nominated will be evaluated also regarding the suitability of his/her research into the above-mentioned focus area.

The teaching language at the University of Oulu is Finnish. Teaching in English is also possible.

Selection Procedure

Applications, together with all relevant enclosures, should be submitted using electronic application form byApril  30th, 2019.

1) Curriculum vitae following the guidelines of the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity (tutkimuseettinen neuvottelukunta). The guidelines are available at

2) List of publications classified as follows:

 A. Peer-reviewed scientific articles

Original journal articles, review articles, literature reviews, systematic reviews, sections and chapters in scientific books and conference proceedings etc.

B. Non-refereed scientific articles

Non-refereed journal articles, book sections and non-refereed conference proceedings etc.

C. Publications intended for professional communities

Articles in trade journal, articles in professional manuals or guides, textbook materials, professional conference proceedings, published development or research reports etc.

D. Patents and invention disclosures

At most ten (10) publications to the referees for assessment and to be taken into consideration upon evaluation of the eligibility and scientific merits. The applicant is required to indicate these 10 publications within his/her list of publication (* or color coding).

3) Teaching merits of relevance to the position concerned are requested to be present in the form of a teaching portfolio, or a comparable document.

  • Teaching philosophy, teaching strategies and methods
  • Teacher’s self-reflection on his/her teaching style, a personal background idea of teaching; how are these reflected in teaching?
  • A description of oneself as a teacher and an implementer of educational work
  • Practical experience in teaching and efforts to improve teaching
  • Description of educational material (curricula, handouts, assignments, workbooks)
  • Professional development as a teacher
  • Evaluation from teaching (student evaluations, peer evaluations, awards and assessed test lectures)
  • Plans for future directions of teaching in the discipline concerned 

4) Brief research action plan in English with a special emphasis on how the plan benefits the above-mentioned focus areas of the faculty and university (max 3 pages).

Reviewer Assessment
The dean will nominate a recruiting committee to take care of the evaluation process. As proposed by the recruiting committee the research council of the university has appointed minimum two reviewers to be consulted regarding the selection process.

Interview and proposal by the recruitment committee
The recruiting committee analyses the reviewers´ evaluations, interviews the suitable candidates and makes the proposal for appointment. 

The salary will be based on the levels 8 – 10 of the demand level chart for teaching and research personnel of the salary system of Finnish Universities. In addition to the basic salary, supplementary salary will be given for personal achievement and performance, the sum rising to a maximum of 50 % of the basic salary level for the post.

Official Employment
Based on the proposal by the recruiting committee the dean will make her proposition to the vice rector for research, who in turn will make the nomination to the post.

Contact information
For further information regarding filling of this post:

Anne Remes, Dean

Faculty of Medicine   

University of Oulu                                    

P.O.Box 5000 

FIN - 90014 University of Oulu

tel +358-40-5330090

e-mail: anne.remes(at)


Tiina Hurskainen, HR Manager

Faculty of Medicine   

University of Oulu                                                          

P.O.Box 5000

FIN - 90014 Oulu University

email: tiina.hurskainen(at)

tel.  +358-40-7040270


Basic regulations
University Law (558/2009) and Statute (770/2009); University of Oulu administration rules and regulations (23.11.2015)


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