Senior Lecturer in Gender Studies

University of Jyväskylä Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy


Senior Lecturer in Gender Studies

The University of Jyväskylä, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy is currently seeking to recruit

a Senior Lecturer in Gender Studies, for the period of 1.1.2023 – 31.7.2027.

The position will be located in Jyväskylä, Finland.

Tasks and qualifications

The Senior Lecturer is expected to teach, supervise, and do research relevant for gender studies in the fields of social and political science. The candidate is required to have a relevant doctoral degree, evidence of academic research work, the ability to provide high-quality research-based teaching and to supervise theses and dissertations.

The Senior Lecturer is expected to conduct high quality research that supports the research of the Department in its focus areas. In addition, strong international networks and the ability to acquire external research funding are considered as merits.

The duties, qualification requirements and language skills of a Senior Lecturer are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines. According to the Finnish law, a non-native lecturer/research staff member can be granted an exemption from the requirement of Finnish language proficiency. In this position, teaching is conducted in Finnish and English. The selected person is expected to have a good command of English  and previous experience of teaching in English is considered as a merit.

What does the University of Jyväskylä offer as an employer?

At the University of Jyväskylä, you are a valued member of our academic community with a unique opportunity to influence the research-based education of students. You become part of our international and multidisciplinary community where the welfare of each individual is important. We offer a great and lively campus area with opportunities to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.

The Senior Lecturer’s salary is situated on the job demands levels 5–7 according to the salary system concerning teaching and research staff at universities. The annual salary range will be approximately 39.800-64.500 EUR (gross income, including holiday bonus), depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate.

A trial period of six months will be used at the beginning of the employment.

How to apply?

Following documents must be included in English to the electronic recruiting system:

  1. CV composed according to good scientific practice and considering, when possible, the template for researcher´s curriculum vitae of the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity (TENK) (see:,
  2. Teaching portfolio, i.e. short (2–3 pages) explanation of the applicant’s pedagogical training and teaching merits (see:,
  3. Research statement, i.e. short (2–3 pages) explanation of the applicant’s research activities, merits in scientific work and supervision of research and its connection to the department’s core research areas,
  4. A numbered list of all scientific and other publications according to the guidelines of the Academy of Finland,
  5. A maximum of five publications, which must be numbered according to the list of publications.

Please submit your application at the latest on August 15th, 2022, using the online application form.

For further information, please contact Senior Lecturer in Gender Studies Martina Reuter, +358408053259 or Head of the Department Marjo Kuronen, +358408054231.

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is a strong contributor to human and social sciences. It has a central role in understanding and developing human activities and the structures of society. The faculty is a unique, strongly profiled unit that conducts internationally significant research with societal impact. Research and education at the faculty focus on culture, arts, traditions, languages and communication, social sciences and philosophy.

At the University of Jyväskylä, everyone can find their place in the human-centered 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.

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