The University of Helsinki – among the best in the world
Founded in 1640, the University of Helsinki is one of the best multidisciplinary research universities in the world. The University of Helsinki is an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. It operates on four campuses in Helsinki and at 15 other locations. The high-quality research carried out by the university creates new knowledge for educating diverse specialists in various fields, and for utilisation in social decision-making and the business sector.
The Faculty of Arts (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-arts) of the University of Helsinki is Finland’s oldest institution for teaching and research in the humanities and the largest in terms of the structure and range of disciplines. It is also a significant international community fostering research, education and cultural interaction.
The Department of Modern Languages (http://www.helsinki.fi/modernlanguages/) carries out research and teaching in languages spoken in Europe and elsewhere in the world as well as in literature written in these languages. It offers teaching in a total of 23 languages. The Department also contributes to the development of the general theory of linguistics, translation studies, language technology and literary research.
The Department of Modern Languages invites applications for the position of
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR / ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR / PROFESSOR OF TRANSLATION STUDIES.
The successful applicant may be appointed to a professorship or a fixed-term assistant/ associate professorship (tenure track system), depending on his or her qualifications and career stage.
A professor will carry out and supervise scientific research, provide teaching based on it, follow developments in research and participate in societal interaction in his/her field and in international cooperation. He or she must also participate in the development of teaching and acquire research funding.
The duties of the assistant professor/associate professor/professor of translation studies will include teaching and supervision of MA students of translation. The University of Helsinki offers teaching of translation in altogether 16 languages, the most popular being English, Swedish, German, Russian and French. Translation into Finnish is required in all cases. To successfully attend to the duties of the position, the appointee must be proficient in at least two of the languages mentioned above as well as have good Finnish skills.
The professor/assistant professor of translation studies shall hold a doctorate in the field of translation studies or other applicable field.
An appointee to the position of assistant/associate professor within the tenure track system shall have the ability to conduct independent scholarly work and have the teaching skills necessary for the position. In addition, applicants for assistant/associate professorships shall demonstrate their capability and motivation as regards an academic career through publications and other means.
An appointee to a full professorship shall have top-level scholarly qualifications and experience in the supervision of scientific research, along with the ability to provide top-level research-based teaching as well as to supervise theses and dissertations. In addition, the appointee shall present documentation of international cooperation in the field of research that he or she represents. Holders of professorships shall also have the skills necessary to serve as academic leaders.
When assessing the qualifications of each applicant, attention will be paid to both scholarly and teaching qualifications. Scholarly qualifications include scientific publications and other research results of scientific value, success in obtaining external research funding, international research experience as well as international elected positions. When considering the teaching qualifications of each applicant, attention will be focused on teaching experience and pedagogical training, the ability to produce learning material, other teaching merits and, if necessary, a demonstration of teaching skills as well as participation in doctoral education. The applicant’s leadership and interaction skills as well as activity in the academic community will also be taken into account.
To successfully attend to the duties of the position, the appointee must have good Finnish skills. The appointee must also have at least satisfactory spoken and written skills in Swedish. Foreign citizens, non-native Finnish citizens or citizens who have not been educated in Finnish or Swedish language may be exempted from this requirement without a separate application.
The salary for the position will be based on levels 8−10 (professor) and 7 (assistant/associate professor) of the requirement scheme for teaching and research positions in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, a salary component based on personal performance will be paid.
Applicants are requested to enclose with their applications the following English-language documents:
1) A curriculum vitae
2) A report (max. 5 pages) on pedagogical expertise
3) A report (max. 5 pages) on the applicant’s research activities (including activities in scientific communities, the acquisition of research funding and international scholarly work)
4) A report (1-2 pages) on how the applicant intends to develop his or her research and focus his or her activities, if appointed
5) A list of publications
For instructions see https://www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-arts/faculty/instructions-to-appli...
Applicants are kindly asked to prepare for the situation in which, after the closing of the application period, the Faculty may request them to submit up to 10 publications of their choice to be sent to the assessors.
Please submit your application, together with the required attachments, through the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the link Apply for job. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application via the SAP HR portal (https://saphr.it.helsinki.fi/irj/portal).
Further information on the position and the working environment may be obtained from Professor Liisa Tiittula, liisa.tiittula(at)helsinki.fi.
For a description of the tenure track system at the University of Helsinki please see https://www.helsinki.fi/en/university/working-at-the-university/careers-....
In case you need support with the recruitment system, please contact recruitment(at)helsinki.fi (no service from 8 to 23 July).
Apply at latest 21.08.2017