Professor, Social Work

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 a

Professor in Social Work starting January 1st 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter until further notice.

A Professor’s duty is to provide teaching and supervision at the social work bachelor, master’s and doctoral levels, and to participate in the development of the discipline and the entire Department as well as applying external funding. The Professor is expected to strengthen the research profile of the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy, especially in the research areas of social work discipline. In addition, the Professor shall actively participate in societal interaction, and national and international networks of social work research and education. 

The appointment procedure provides more detailed information on the duties, qualification requirements and attachments, see: The qualification requirements should be met before the closing time of this apply.

The Professor’s job-specific salary component is based on the job demands levels 8-11 (4.702,72 – 6.928,70 €/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.

For more information, please contact Professor Marjo Kuronen, e-mail:,  tel. +358 40 805 4231 or Professor Mika Ojakangas, e-mail:,  tel. +358 40 805 4177.

The application must include the following documents in English (the name of the applicant must be mentioned in the file name):

  1. CV of the applicant, 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:;
  2. A numbered list of all scientific and other publications – drawn up according to the categorisation of the Academy of Finland – with which the candidate wishes to demonstrate his or her eligibility and merits for the post:;
  3. A brief (2-3 pages) written account of the applicant’s scientific research, merits in scientific activities and supervision of research work, including an account of acquired complementary research funding and  the responsibilities related to the research conducted through such funding and in international activities;
  4. A brief (2-3 pages) written account of pedagogical training and teaching merits. See: Teaching portfolio model;
  5. A brief (2-3 pages) written account of the applicant’s societal interaction and international cooperation;
  6. A maximum of ten publications, numbered in accordance with the list of publications;
  7. A brief (2-3 pages) account of how the applicant intends to develop research, teaching and societal interaction in the field of Social Work
Please submit your application at the latest on August 15th 2018 using the online application form.