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The University of Turku is an inspiring and international academic community of 25,000 students and staff in Southwest Finland. We build a sustainable future with multidisciplinary research, education, and collaboration in eight faculties and five special units. Thanks to the outstanding services, compact campus and active academic community, you will feel at home from your first day at work!
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The University of Turku ranks among the TOP 1 % of universities worldwide (QS World University Rankings 2021). Our research has significant impact and meets future global challenges. Our strong basic research in different fields creates the basis for the cross-disciplinary initiatives and cooperation.


Implement and advance multidisciplinary research and education  and create platforms for networks, business collaboration, innovations and strategic partnerships:

Biodiversity and sustainability
Future technologies and digital society
Cultural memory and social change
Children, young people and learning
Health, diagnostics and drug development
Sea and maritime studies


We are an equal and diverse University community committed to common values and goals. Work with us is meaningful and inspiring!




The University campus is located in the active student city of Turku next to the city centre and Aura River. Turku is the former capital of Finland, where the first Finnish university was established in 1640. In Turku you are close to the unique archipelago of Southwest Finland.


At the University of Turku you will have a front row seat at the development of Finnish and international research, education and innovations.  The University is a learning organisation where everyone can keep up their skills and develop as experts. The well-being of our University community is the basis of our success.
Our services and campuses are developed sustainably and with foresight. The digital working environment and culture at the University of Turku are modern and user-oriented. We are committed to strengthen the researcher career path, open science and the research infrastructure and environments.
The University participates in many international science and innovations networks. In Southwest Finland, in Turku Region, The University is a strong influencer and the third biggest employer in the City of Turku.
We offer a wide range of vacancies and interesting career opportunities in teaching and research as well as service and expert positions. 
Welcome to work with us at the University of Turku!



University of Turku
University of Turku
Location: Turku, Finland | Closing on Jun 25
Doctoral candidate/project researcher in the field of microcavity polaritons and organic semiconductors
The University of Turku is a world-class multidisciplinary research university that offers interesting challenges and a unique vantage point to national and international research and education. University of Turku is extending its research to materials and mechanical...
University of Turku
University of Turku
Location: Turku, Finland | Closing on Jul 05
Post-doctoral researcher/Project Researcher, LEXSECURE project
The Faculty of Law is a modern research and educational community. It is an encouraging and innovative academic community in which the interaction between students, teachers, researchers and administrative staff is easy and uncomplicated. The production of the new research...
University of Turku
University of Turku
Location: Turku, Finland | Closing on Jun 30
Two-years a Postdoctoral Researcher position in photosynthesis and (bio)electrochemistry
The Photosynthetic Microbes research group based in the Life Technologies Department of the University of Turku is looking for a Postdoc to join our international and dynamic team. The University of Turku is Finland’s second largest multidisciplinary university. The University...
University of Turku
University of Turku
Location: Turku, Finland | Closing on Aug 06
Professor in sociology (temporary)
The Faculty of Social Sciences invites applications for a temporary position of aProfessor in Sociology for the time period 1.1.–30.6.2022Sociology belongs to the department of Social Research. Areas of expertise profiling the department’s teaching and research include...
University of Turku
University of Turku
Location: Turku, Finland | Closing on Jun 28
Assistant or Associate Professor in Biochemistry
Turku region with its 320,000 people is a major urban area and a leading hub for technological development and economic growth in Finland.  This former capital, located in the southwestern Finland, has a rich cultural history and is the gateway to a most beautiful...