4-6 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.

4-6 Doctoral Student positions beginning August 1st 2019 or as agreed, contract length maximum of two years 

The Doctoral SchooI in the Faculty of Information Technology offers doctoral education in information systems, computer science, cognitive science and mathematical information technology. The doctoral school regularly provides funding for doctoral students. This application round is mainly focused on the students who are expected to graduate within two years.

The selected Doctoral Student will work in different reserach fields in the Faculty of Information Technology. The tasks of a Doctoral Student focus on research concerning doctoral thesis, doctoral studies, assisting teaching tasks and other tasks connected to these tasks. 

The duties and qualification requirements for the position of Doctoral Students are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines. The selected person is required to have a full command of Finnish language. When considered appropriate, the University may grant exemption from the language proficiency requirements. A good command of English is required.

Doctoral students are required to have a master’s degree and the right to postgraduate degree studies at the University of Jyväskylä. If the applicant does not have the study right, he/she must apply for it from the faculty with a separate application within the application period.

The job-specific salary component of a Doctoral student is based on the job demands level 2-4 (EUR 2011,17 –2507,62/month) according to the salary system concerning teaching and research staff at universities. In addition, a personal performance-based salary component amounting to 6-50 % of the job-specific salary component is also paid.

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

Upon the consent of the applicant, a background check can be made on the person to be appointed (Security Clearance Act 726/2014). For more information on the background check and the rights of the subject of the check, see www.supo.fi

For additional information please contact University teacher Sami Kollanus (sami.kollanus@jyu.fi

The application should include:

1) Application letter

2) CV, which should be written according to responsible scientific practices and in accordance with the following CV template, as far as possible: http://www.tenk.fi/en/template-researchers-curriculum-vitae  

3) Research plan (including publications / publication plan)

4) Study plan  (40 ECTS)

5) Recommendation letters from the supervisors (Not needed in the electronic application, request your supervisors to send them directly to sami.kollanus@jyu.fi)


Please submit your application at latest on March 31, 2019 using the online application form.