Professorship of Education

University of Jyväskylä


Professorship in Education

Jyväskylä University is 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.

Kokkola University Consortium is currently seeking to recruit  staff to the position of

Professorship in Education, to be filled as of 1 November 2020 or as agreed, in effect until further notice

The Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius is a multidisciplinary institute shared by the universities of Jyväskylä, Oulu and Vaasa. The University of Jyväskylä is responsible for the coordination of the Consortium’s activities. The Consortium provides research-based, high-quality academic adult education and internationally networked research activities that contribute to regional development. The focus areas of research and education are the renewal of industries and businesses; participation, communality and wellbeing; and learning and teaching on the move.

The professorship is located in the learning and teaching on the move focus area. In this area, we explore the phenomena of learning and teaching in the changing world as well as develop solutions for academic adult education and the multimodal utilisation of IT in teaching, including modern learning environments and platforms. The professorship will link the Consortium’s research activities more closely to the University of Jyväskylä’s core field of learning, teaching and interaction.

The professorship focuses on the area of ‘learning and teacher education on the move’.

The plan for filling the position provides more detailed information on the duties, qualification requirements and attachments to the application. The plan is visible on the faculty’s website at

The salary of a successful candidate will be based on level 8 of the job requirement scheme for teaching and research staff in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, a salary component based on personal performance is paid.The total starting salary varies between €5,057 and €7,157 per month, depending on your qualifications and experience.

For further information, please contact: Acting Director, Professor Ismo Hakala, tel +358 40 7518089,

Applications for the position are submitted through the online system of the University of Jyväskylä. The application must include the following PDF files in English (the name of the applicant must always be mentioned in the file name):

1) Curriculum vitae (CV), composed according to the responsible conduct of research and, where possible, considering the template for a researcher’s curriculum vitae by the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity See:

2) a brief (1–3 pages) written account of the applicant’s scientific research, research leadership, merits in international activities, and acquired supplementary research funding

3) a brief (1–3 pages) written account of the applicant’s pedagogical training and teaching merits (teaching portfolio)

4) a brief (1–3 pages) written account of the applicant’s societal interaction, practical familiarity with the field, and other merits that the applicant wants to use to demonstrate eligibility for the position

5) a numbered list of all the scientific and other publications that the candidate wants to use to demonstrate eligibility and merits for the position; the publication list must be drawn up according to the guidelines of the Academy of Finland

6) a brief account of how the applicant plans to contribute to research and teaching at the Consortium in the field of teacher education, particularly in the adult education provided for class teachers

7) a brief account of the applicant’s supervisor and leadership experience

8) a maximum of 10 main publications, numbered in accordance with the list of publications.

Please submit your application at the latest on 1. June 2020 using the online application form.
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