2 Postdoctoral Researchers, History

The University of Jyväskylä is a nationally and internationally significant research university and an expert on education that focuses on human and natural sciences. The University is Finland’s leading expert in teacher education and adult education, as well as the major exporter of education. The Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences is the only one in the country. The University of Jyväskylä is known for its dynamic operating culture and strong commitment to social responsibility.

The department is currently seeking to recruit  staff to the position of 

2 Postdoctoral Researchers, History, from 1.1.2018, maximum four years.

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is a strong contributor to human sciences. It has a central role in understanding and developing human activities and the structures of society. The faculty is a unique, strongly profiled unit that conducts internationally significant research with societal impact. Research and education at the faculty focus on culture, arts, traditions, languages and communication, social sciences and philosophy.

Post doctoral positions are located to the Department of History and Ethnology, to the discipline of history (exit funding for the Center of Excellence “History of Society”). The Department of History and Ethnology at the University of Jyväskylä conducts high-quality research and trains experts in history and ethnology to process and to produce knowledge about cultural phenomena in different time periods. A particular area of emphasis in the Department’s research profile is the comparative study of societal crises and changes in a long-term perspective.

The post doctoral researcher's main duties are active research, teaching and supervision  of doctoral

The successful applicant will be required to demonstrate sound proof of having produced high-quality historical research in a comparative and longitudinal context (The themes and areas represented in the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence History of Society - Re-thinking Finland 1400-2000). To accomplish the task successfully also requires extensive theoretical and methodological expertise, likewise extensive knowledge of sources and analytical skills.

The duties and qualification requirements and language skills for the position of the Postdoctoral Researcher are stipulated by  the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines. According to Finnish law, a non-native university teaching and research staff member can be granted an exemption from the requirement of Finnish language proficiency. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to have good skills in English language.

The job-specific salary component of a postdoctoral researcher is based on the job demands level 5-6 (2865,30 €/Month - 3340,77 €/Month) according to the salary system concerning teaching and research staff at universities. In addition, a personal performance-based salary component amounting to the maximum of 46,3% of the job-specific salary component is also paid.

A trial period of four months will be used when the position is first filled.

For further information: Head of Department, Professor Jari Ojala, e-mail: jari.ojala@jyu.fi.

Please attach the following documents to the online application form:

1.  Motivation letter

2.  A CV composed according to good scientific practice and considering, when possible, the template for researcher´s curriculum vitae of the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity (TENK). See: http://www.tenk.fi/en 

3.  Short (2 - 3 pages) explanation of the applicant’s pedagogical training and teaching merits, research activities and merits in scientific work including previous fieldwork experience, experience in working in research teams and networks, and acquisition of supplement funding

4. A numbered list of publications covering the applicant’s the scientific and other publications according to the instructions of the Academy of Finland. See: http://www.aka.fi/en/funding/how-to-apply/appendices-required/guidelines-for-list-of-publications/ 

5. A short research and publication plan (maximum of 3 pages).

Please submit your application at the latest by 03.12.2017 using the online application form.