1-15 Doctoral Students

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.

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is currently seeking to recruit  staff to the position of  1-15 Doctoral Students, for a fixed term of maximum 4 years, starting on 1st of January 2019 or according to a separate agreement.

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.

The duties of the doctoral student will focus on postgraduate studies. Positions are situated at the doctoral programmes of the Faculty.

The duties, eligibility requirements and language skills of doctoral student are defined in the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines. Proficiency in Finnish is required in the teaching and research positions of the University of Jyväskylä. However, when considered appropriate, the University may grant exemption from the language proficiency requirements. 

The Doctoral Student must have a relevant Master’s degree and the right to pursue postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at University of Jyväskylä.

The selection criteria for the position include a realistic research plan that can be implemented within the target schedule, and the applicability of the research plan in the research fields of the University of Jyväskylä. For those who have received doctoral study rights before 2018, the criteria also include the progress of doctoral studies. The department’s statement on the applicant will also be considered in the process.

The doctoral student’s job-specific salary component is based on the job demands levels 1 - 4 (1 826,50 €/month – 2 500,06 €/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 six months will be used when the position is first filled.

For further information, please contact Vice-Dean, Professor Jari Ojala, e-mail: jari.ojala@jyu.fi

Please attach the following documents to your online application:
1. Motivation Letter
2. Curriculum vitae written in compliance with the responsible conduct of research and, when possible, considering the template for researcher’s curriculum vitae by the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity (TENK). See: http://www.tenk.fi/en/template-researchers-curriculum-vitae
3. A postgraduate study plan (via electronic form)
4. A research plan (max. 3 pages)

Applications must be submitted by using the online application by the application deadline 31 October 2018.