Professor in Medicine

University of Oulu Faculty of Medicine


Professor (30%), Medicine

The University of Oulu (UO) is an international scientific community, with 15 000 students and approximately 3 000 employees. The strengths of the University are wide multidisciplinary study/research interests, modern research, study environment, and good cooperation with international educational and research institutes. UO has recently decided upon its focus areas of research

Several (at most five) Professor positions are open at University of Oulu, Faculty of Medicine

Professor (30%), undefined field/-s

Job Description and Location:

The positions are professorships (30%) and the field/-s will be determined in negotiations between the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu, Oulu University Hospital and the nominated person. In addition, the placement of the position in a certain Research Unit will be determined when the nominated person is chosen. The post/-s are permanent positions and are based on the agreement between the Faculty of Medicine (UO) and Oulu University Hospital.The eligible candidate must have a clinical position of a Physician in Oulu University Hospital

Research of the Faculty of Medicine is focused on molecular and environmental basis for lifelong health in which we generate greater understanding of the factors that affect health during life and how this knowledge can be translated into the benefit of lifelong health. We explore human life from fetal development to old age, including molecular and physiological properties, and environmental, social and psychosocial factors. Our strong and emerging fields of research include also digital health, translational imaging and individual-focused, innovation-based research.

Responsibilities, Required Qualifications and Language Skills:

The professor will be a dynamic individual who provides vision, leadership, and mentoring in the field of in question. In addition to research, the position includes teaching related activities

Qualifications of successful candidate include a doctoral degree, high quality scientific competence, experience in supervising scientific research, ability to give high quality education based on research and supervision of doctoral theses, as well as evidence of international collaboration in his/her field of research and training (see section 33, Universities’ Act).

When assessing the applicant’s merits, issues taken into consideration include scientific publications and other research achievements, teaching experience, pedagogical training and other teaching merits. In addition, the applicant’s activity in the scientific community (social impact), practicality within the field concerned, and success in acquiring domestic and international research funding, scientific work abroad and other international activities will be taken into consideration.

Professor/-s to be nominated will be evaluated also regarding the suitability of his/her research.

The teaching language at the University of Oulu is Finnish. Teaching in English is also possible.

Selection Procedure

Applications, together with all relevant enclosures, should be submitted using electronic application form by 30.11.2020. Applications sent by email will not be considered.

1) Curriculum vitae following the guidelines of the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity (Tutkimuseettinen neuvottelukunta). The guidelines are available at

2) List of publications classified as follows:

A. Peer-reviewed scientific articles

Original journal articles, review articles, literature reviews, systematic reviews, sections and chapters in scientific books and conference proceedings etc.

B. Non-refereed scientific articles

Non-refereed journal articles, book sections and non-refereed conference proceedings etc.

C. Publications intended for professional communities

Articles in trade journal, articles in professional manuals or guides, textbook materials, professional conference proceedings, published development or research reports etc.

D. Patents and invention disclosures

At most ten (10) publications has to be identified to the referees for assessment and to be taken into consideration upon evaluation of the eligibility and scientific merits. The applicant is required to indicate these 10 publications within his/her list of publication (* or color coding).

3) Teaching portfolio or a comparable document including merits of relevance to the position

  • Teaching philosophy, teaching strategies and methods
  • Teacher’s self-reflection on his/her teaching style, a personal background idea of teaching; how are these reflected in teaching?
  • A description of oneself as a teacher and an implementer of educational work
  • Practical experience in teaching and efforts to improve teaching
  • Description of educational material (curricula, handouts, assignments, workbooks)
  • Professional development as a teacher
  • Evaluation of teaching (student evaluations, peer evaluations, awards and assessed test lectures)
  • Plans for future directions of teaching in the discipline concerned

4) Research action plan in English with a special emphasis on how the plan benefits the above-mentioned focus areas of the faculty and university (max 3 pages).

A six-month trial period is applied to the position.

Reviewer Assessment

The Dean will nominate a recruiting committee to take care of the evaluation process. As proposed by the recruiting committee the research council of the University has appointed minimum of two reviewers to be consulted regarding the merits of the applicants.

Interview and proposal by the recruitment committee

The recruiting committee will analyze the evaluations of the reviewer’s, interview the suitable candidates and make a proposal for appointment.


The salary will be based on the levels 8 – 10 of the demand level chart for teaching and research personnel of the salary system of Finnish Universities. In addition to the basic salary, supplementary salary will be given for personal achievement and performance, the sum rising to a maximum of 50 % of the basic salary level for the post. The Beginning of the position is negoatiable

Official Employment

Based on the proposal by the recruiting committee the Dean will make her proposition to the Vice Rector for research, who in turn will make the nomination to the post.

Contact information

For further information regarding filling of this post:

Anne Remes, Dean

Faculty of Medicine

University of Oulu

P.O.Box 5000

FIN - 90014 University of Oulu

tel +358-40-5330090

e-mail: anne.remes(at)

Tiina Hurskainen, HR Manager

Faculty of Medicine

University of Oulu

P.O.Box 5000

FIN - 90014 Oulu University

email: tiina.hurskainen(at)

tel. +358-40-7040270

Basic regulations

University Law (558/2009) and Statute (770/2009); University of Oulu administration rules and regulations (23.11.2015


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