3-5 Doctoral Researchers

University of Jyväskylä


August 1, 2022


The Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences is recruiting

3-5 Doctoral Researchers, starting August 1st 2022 or as agreed, for a fixed term of up to four years.

The Faculty's Doctoral school is one of the six doctoral schools operating within the University of Jyväskylä and it includes three doctoral programmes: Sport Sciences, Biology of Physical Activity and Health Sciences.

Tasks and qualifications

The main duties of Doctoral Researchers include research for the doctoral thesis, writing and publishing the dissertation, postgraduate education, teaching assistance and possibly other related tasks.

The duties, qualification requirements and language skills of Doctoral Researchers are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines. Doctoral Researchers are required to have a good command of the English language.

Prerequisites for a Doctoral Researcher position are: - a suitable Master's degree - the study right for doctoral studies at the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Jyväskylä. If the applicant has not already been admitted to the doctoral school, he/she must first apply for the study right during the application period (https: // www. jyu.fi/sport/en/admissions/doctoral-school/phd-application- process)

What do we offer as an employer?

At the University of Jyväskylä, you are a recognized member of our community with a unique opportunity to influence international research. You get to participate in our international and multidisciplinary community where the welfare of each individual is important. At the University of Jyväskylä, we offer a great and lively campus area with opportunities to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.

The salary of a successful candidate will be based on level 2-4 of the job requirement scheme for teaching and research staff in the salary system of Finnish universities. The annual salary will be approximately 28,900 EUR (gross income, including a holiday bonus). With progress of the thesis work, the salary will be increased in accordance with the Collective Agreement of Finnish Universities. A trial period of six months will be used at the beginning of the employment.

How to apply?

The application should include the following attachments as PDF files in English or Finnish:

1. Application letter. If the applicant is unable to take up the post from August 1 2022, the letter should also indicate the proposed starting date. 2. Curriculum vitae (CV), composed according to good scientific practice and considering where possible the researcher CV template by The Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity (https:// www. tenk.fi/en). 3. List of publications 4. Research plan (max. 6 pages, not including references and annexes) based on the template found here: https: // www. jyu.fi/sport/en/admissions/doctoral- school/phd-application-process.

Please submit your application by the 10th of June 2022 using the online application form.

For further information, please contact: Vice Dean Professor Neil Cronin (neil.j.cronin@jyu.fi, +358408053735).

At theUniversity of Jyväskylä, everyone can find their place in the human- centred environment of 2,600 experts and 14,700 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.

Education and research in sport sciences in Finland are concentrated at the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences of the University of Jyväskylä. There are two main lines of study at the Faculty: Sport Sciences and Health Sciences. Links between physical activity and health as well as promotion of exercise and health are viewed from a multidisciplinary perspective with the improvement of health, functional ability, and wellbeing across the human lifespan as the key aim.

Research at the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences is a central part of the Univ ersity's denoted core research field of exercise, health and well- being.

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