ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR in Leadership in the field of education, tenure track
The position starts on the 1st of October 2021 or as soon as possible after that. Assistant Professor’s position is defined for a fixed-term of 3 to 5 years and a position of Associate Professor is defined for a fixed-term of 5 years (according to the tenure track model).
Tasks and qualifications
The Assistant / Associate Professor is responsible for research and teaching tasks related to the research area of leadership in the field of education. We expect evidence of international level scientific research. We are looking for an individual carrying out research with links to current areas of strength of the faculty and department in the area of educational leadership. However, the recruited Assistant/Associate professor should also be capable to bring new directions to research, and develop the area as an educational discipline and position educational leadership as a scientific discipline. As the current position is situated in the Department of Educational Sciences in has connections to the department’s existing research and training of educational leaders and principals in the field of education.
The qualification requirements for the position include doctoral degree in Educational Sciences or an applicable degree. We expect strong evidence of international-level scientific research and publishing, international networking, research funding, and teaching and supervision of theses. We expect, in particular, evidence of research on leadership in the field of education and development of the discipline of educational leadership through conceptualization of the area.
Research experience or expertise of a successful applicant may have links to the following areas or themes, e.g. learning of personnel and communities, research on development of leadership capabilities, leading of educational organisations, societal analysis of core tasks of education. Assets considered in evaluation of candidates is networking and impact in the areas of research, training or development of educational leadership, work life or adult learning. Pedagogical training is also considered an asset in evaluation of candidates.
An Assistant / Associate Professor’s duties include teaching at the basic, subject and advanced levels in the field of the position and related developmental tasks. Administrative tasks and other academic responsibilities are also part of an assistant / associate Professor’s duties. The assistant/associate professor supervises both undergraduate and postgraduate theses and acquires external funding to maintain a research group.
Please see the general requirements of the position. The qualification requirements should be met before the closing time of this call.
What do we offer?
The university supports the beginning of the assistant/associate professorship in forming a research group and implementing the research plan. We support success on the career path.
The Faculty is committed to fairness, consistency and transparency in selection decisions, and undertakes the recommendations for the responsible evaluation of a researcher in Finland. We appreciate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
We offer a wide range of staff benefits, such as occupational health care, and flexible working hours. Finland provides one of the most advanced and comprehensive social security in the world including e.g., sickness benefits, various family benefits and a comprehensive healthcare system. Please read more about working at the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä and living in Finland.
A competent and prosperous scientific community
At the University of Jyväskylä, you are a respected member of the university community. You get the opportunity to learn from your colleagues and meet high-level researchers from the full spectrum of disciplines. Here the barriers between disciplines are low. We offer you meaningful career where you can make a real impact not only in your field, but also to society.
You will become part of our international and multidisciplinary community where the wellbeing of everyone is important. We provide a good setting for a mobile and healthy lifestyle on and around campus. Jyväskylä region offers beautiful nature and various sport and cultural activities within close distance from home and work.
Salaries are based on job demands and employees’ performance following the Finnish University Salary System. A holiday bonus is paid to all employees. There is a trial period of six months at the start of the period of employment.
How to apply
The application should include:
(the name of the applicant must always be mentioned in the file name, all the documents should be on PDF format.)
1. A cover / motivation letter
2. Curriculum vitae, including personal ORCID ID (A template from The Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity is preferred). The CV is strictly limited to four (4) pages.
3. A numbered list of all scientific publications and other publications showing the applicants ability and merits
4. A maximum of five (5) main publications, numbered in accordance with the list of publications
5. A brief description of the applicant’s merits related to research, research leadership, and research funding, and a research plan related to the position and a vision of how the applicant’s current and future activities will complement those of the Department of Educational Sciences in the field and position being applied for (total of max 4 pages).
6. Portfolio of teaching credits (max. 3 pages).
Applicants are kindly asked to submit their applications using the online application form by 15.5.2021.
For further information, please contact the Head of the Department of Educational Sciences Leena Halttunen, email@example.com, +358504413677 or Head of Administration Paula Hassinen, firstname.lastname@example.org +358504273068
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|Title||Assistant or Associate Professor, in Leadership in the Field of Education, tenure track|
|Employer||University of Jyväskylä|
|Job location||Seminaarinkatu 15, Jyväskylä|
|Published||April 8, 2021|
|Application deadline||May 15, 2021|
|Job types||Assistant / Associate Professor,   Tenure Track  |
|Fields||Educational Leadership  |