University Lecturer in Museology

University of Helsinki Faculty of Arts


The University of Helsinki is Finland’s oldest and largest academic institution, an international scholarly community of 40,000 students and researchers. In international university rankings, the University of Helsinki usually ranks among the top 100 universities in the world. The University of Helsinki is looking for solutions to global challenges and engendering new thinking for the benefit of humanity.

The University of Helsinki Faculty of Arts is Finland’s oldest and largest unit of teaching and research in the arts in terms of the organisation and selection of its disciplines. The Faculty is also a significant international community of research, education and culture.
Museology is a study module offered by the Department of Cultures at the University of Helsinki Faculty of Arts and taught in the Master’s Programme in Cultural Heritage.

The Faculty of Arts invites applications for the position of

University Lecturer in Museology

to begin on 1 August 2021. There is a six-month trial period for the position.

The duties of the university lecturer include providing teaching in accordance with the curriculum, conducting research in the field, and attending to other duties related to the discipline and degree programme.

The appointee must hold an applicable doctoral degree and be able to provide high-quality teaching based on research.

When assessing the qualifications of applicants, attention will be paid to both scholarly qualifications and teaching experience: publications and experience in research projects as well as pedagogical skills and the ability to produce learning materials. The appointee is also expected to have good teamwork and interaction skills.

Museology is an advanced study module that serves the University as a whole. The university lecturer in museology will cooperate closely with both the cultural heritage sector and disciplines related to the field. The aim of museology is to support and further develop professionalism in the museum sector and to develop a critical understanding of cultural heritage processes and practices.

The university lecturer in museology will have primary responsibility for teaching in museology as well as its provision and development as part of the Master’s Programme in Cultural Heritage. Applicants must have solid expertise and teaching experience in various areas of museology. As a scholar, the appointee is expected to develop the academic profile of museology, establish research groups and apply for external research funding. The appointee will collaborate with the Helsinki University Museum and contribute to its development. The focus in teaching will be on project-based courses organised in cooperation with the cultural heritage sector. Consequently, knowledge of the Finnish museum sector will be considered an asset.

To successfully attend to the duties of the position, the appointee must have good Finnish and English skills. Foreign citizens, non-native Finnish citizens or citizens who have not been educated in Finnish or Swedish may be exempted from this requirement without a separate application.
The salary will be based on levels 5–7 of the job requirement scheme for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal performance. The appointee’s gross salary will depend on their qualifications and experience.
The application must be accompanied by the following documents in PDF format:
1) A curriculum vitae
2) A report (max. 5 pages, e.g., an academic portfolio) of the applicant’s teaching expertise
3) A list of publications
4) An informal report (max. 3 pages) on the applicant’s scholarly activities, including success in obtaining research funding
See instructions:

Applicants are kindly asked to prepare for the situation in which, after the closing of the application period, the appointment committee may request the top candidates to attend an interview on Zoom and, if necessary, to draw up a separate report on their teaching qualifications and to give a demonstration of teaching skills.
The application, together with the required attachments, must be submitted through the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on the link below. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) must submit their applications through the SAP HR portal.
Further information about the position can be obtained from Department Director Jussi Pakkasvirta, Further information about the recruitment process can be obtained from HR Specialist Maria Colliander,

Due date

06.05.2021 23:59 EEST


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