2-4 Postdoctoral Researchers, Social Sciences and Philosophy

Our naturally beautiful campus in the Jyväskylä city centre is home to a dynamic multidisciplinary research university – a modern, open and collaborative community of 2,500 experts and 15,000 students seeking answers to the pivotal questions of today and tomorrow. It was here, in 1863, that Finnish-language teacher education began. Since then, the University of Jyväskylä has been serving the future. The dialogue between research, education and society is our driving force. We cherish this balance of research and education, and work to promote open thinking. We kindle the skills, knowledge and passion to live wisely for the best of humanity.

Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy is currently seeking to recruit

2-4 Postdoctoral Researchers, Social Sciences and Philosophy, for a fixed term period from 1 June 2018 until 31 May 2019.

Specialized in research on social, political and cultural transformations, the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy is one of the leading units in the field of social sciences in Finland. Our strengths include high quality of research, good international reputation, active participation in public discussion as well as supportive and student friendly environment.The focus areas of research at the department of Social Sciences and Philosophy are:

  1. Traditions of Philosophical and Political Thought
  2. Sustainable Societies
  3. Policies and Politics of Welfare and Care

The applicant is expected to strengthen the research profile of the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy in its focus areas and/or in the University’s profiling area Crises Redefined: Historical Continuity and Societal Change

Postdoctoral researchers are required to have a relevant doctoral degree, the ability for independent scholarly work and the teaching skills required for the position. 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.

The Postdoctoral Researcher’s job-specific salary component is based on the job demands level 5-6 (2 893,95€/month - 3 374,18€/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-spesific salary component is also paid.

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

For further information, please contact Prof. Mika Ojakangas, tel. +358 40 805 4177, email: mika.ojakangas@jyu.fi or Prof. Tiina Silvasti, tel. +358-40-8054218, email: tiina.h.silvasti@jyu.fi

Following documents must be included:

  1. Motivation letter.
  2. 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/sites/tenk.fi/files/CV_english_270613.pdf).
  3. Numbered list of publications covering the applicant’s 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/).
  4. Research plan (2-5 pages).

Please submit your application at the latest on 30 April 2018 using the online application form.