Lecturer in Language

University of Jyväskylä



Lecturer in Language

Centre for Multilingual Academic Communication (Movi) is recruiting staff for the position of University Teacher in English language starting January 2nd 2024 (or as agreed) until further notice.

Tasks and qualifications
In the position of University Teacher, the emphasis is on teaching English academic communication skills for bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral students in the various faculties of the university. The position involves working in interdisciplinary teams in order to develop and deliver studies which support and enhance students’ multilingual academic communication competencies. Work in different kinds of development projects is part of the job along with teaching-related administrative tasks. On occasion, the work tasks may also include professional English courses for staff. 

The applicant is expected to have extensive academic teaching experience especially in the area of language teaching. In addition, they should have at least a master's level degree in a relevant field, as well as a sound knowledge of current pedagogical research and practices in at least some of the following areas: language skills assessment, content and language integrated teaching and learning, teaching multilingual and/or multidisciplinary groups. Experience with various modes of teaching is also a bonus. 

Successful performance in the position requires an open mindset to working with others and good interaction skills. An adaptability to change and the ability to manage a full and varied workload is also of key importance. 

University level studies in disciplines other than languages and knowledge of the Finnish university system is an advantage, as well as experience in teaching students from a variety of disciplines and cultural backgrounds.  

The duties, qualification requirements and language skills for the position of University Teacher are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines. The applicant must be fully proficient in both general and academic English. Since the job requires working in multilingual settings, proficiency in Finnish as well as other languages is a benefit.  

What does the University of Jyväskylä offer as an employer?
At the Centre for Multilingual Academic Communication (Movi) you become part of an international and multilingual work community where everyone’s participation and well-being is important. Movi offers a wide range of opportunities for developing communication and language teaching and also your own skills and competence.

To find useful information about the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä and living in Finland, see International Staff Guide.

The salary is based on the job demand level and personal performance, in accordance with the salary system for Finnish Universities. A trial period of six months will be used in the beginning of the employment. 

How to apply?
The application should include the following attachments in English as pdf files:

1. Curriculum vitae (a template from The Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity is preferred)
2. A cover letter/motivation letter
3. A list of all scientific publications and other publications showing the applicant’s ability and merits
4. A brief (2-3 pages) account of pedagogical training and teaching merits (i.e. teaching portfolio)
5. Degree certificate 
6. RecRight video interview. Click this link and answer the questions in the RecRight system
Sections 1-5 are completed in the TalentAdore system, section 6 in the RecRight system.

For further information on the position and job description, please contact University Teacher Elena Kirk (elena.m.kirk@jyu.fi). For questions on the application process, contact Development Manager Mikko Jäkälä (mikko.jakala@jyu.fi).  

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The Centre for Multilingual Academic Communication

The Centre for Multilingual Academic Communication (Movi) is a multicultural expert unit of academic language learning and teaching.  Movi’s primary task is to organise communication and language studies for all bachelor’s and master’s degree students at the University of Jyväskylä (JYU), in compliance with Government Decree 794/2004, as well as to support the internationality of the university. In addition, we organise academic writing and research communication courses for doctoral students as well as communication and language training for JYU staff. For further information, see movi.jyu.fi/en 

The University of Jyväskylä is a human-centred environment of 2,500 experts and 14,500 students. Our goal is to create wisdom and wellbeing for us all. It is essential that each member of the community thrives and has opportunities to develop and grow. We cherish openness of thinking as well as the balance between research and education. Our naturally beautiful campus is located at the heart of the city of Jyväskylä. JYU is the third largest employer in Central Finland.

Location:Seminaarinkatu 15

Information for the applicant

The application form cannot be saved as draft. However, after submitting you can return to edit your application via the link you receive by email. The application can be edited until the application deadline.

You have 6 hours to complete your application before the timeout.

In your application, please refer to Professorpositions.com


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