4 Postdoctoral Fellow fixed-term positions (TIAS)
The University of Turku is a world-class multidisciplinary research university
which offers interesting challenges and a unique vantage point to national and
international research and education.
The Turku Institute for Advanced Studies promotes cutting-edge
interdisciplinary research in the humanities and social sciences including
studies in arts and literature, cultural studies, history, archaeology,
languages, linguistics, speech and language pathology, business studies,
economics, education, law, philosophy, political science, psychology, social
policy, social work, sociology and research methodologies. TIAS is supported
by the faculties of Education, Humanities, Law and Social Sciences and the
Turku School of Economics and its Fellows span these disciplines.
TIAS invites applications for four (4) Postdoctoral Fellow (Postdoctoral
Researcher) positions for a three-year period starting from 1September2022.
Postdoctoral is defined as being within five (5) years of applicants having
passed their PhD. Applicants must have successfully completed their doctoral
degree by the end of the application period.
TIAS selects its Fellows via an international call for applications and
welcomes applications from all disciplines within its five constituent
faculties (Economics, Education, Humanities, Law and Social Sciences).
The main task of TIAS Fellows is to carry out an internationally excellent
research project over a three year period, during which the results of the
project should be disseminated in a number of ways. Fellows are also required
to contribute to the intellectual life of the Institute via such things as
attending and presenting at TIAS meetings, organising TIAS events and cross
disciplinary working with their co-Fellows.
The positions are located at one of the campuses of the University of Turku
and successful candidates are required to live in Finland. In addition to TIAS
meetings, Fellows are expected to attend the campus regularly. TIAS Fellows
are located in departments which act as hosts to the research. Selected
applicants will benefit from being hosted within departments in the
University's faculties, while also being part of the vibrant TIAS research
community. In their motivation letter, applicants should state how their work
supplements existing work at the University, identifying both the department
within which they wish to be located and relevant members of staff whose work
aligns with their own.
TIAS supports the research priorities of the University of Turku and
applicants should outline how their work relates to one or more of the
strategic research and education profiles of the University of Turku for
2021–30: 1) Biodiversity and sustainability, 2) Future technologies and
digital society, 3) Cultural memory and social change, 4) Children, young
people and learning, 5) Health, diagnostics and drug development, 6) Sea and
maritime studies (see strategic profiles). Successful candidates are
requested to demonstrate engagement in international academic networks and
must provide evidence of their ability to work in a research environment of
high international standard.
Selection of successful applicants will be on the basis of academic
excellence. External Reviewers are asked to rank, from 1–6, the following:
(i) applicants' previous academic achievements, (ii) the quality of the
research plan, (iii) the theoretical and methodological framework, (iv)
the proposed outputs plan and (v) an overall assessment. Reviewers are also
asked to comment on any ethical issues around the proposed research. Based on
the external evaluations, the TIAS Board of Management makes final decisions
on the successful applicants.
TIAS Fellows' salaries are determined in accordance with the university salary
system for teaching and research personnel. The salary for Postdoctoral
Researcher positions corresponds to a requirement level 5 and the pre-
estimated personal performance percentage of 17% (current euro-dominated
salary 3 510 €/month). Progress in the researcher's personal performance can
be taken into account when determining the salary during employment.
The University of Turku is a responsible employer and educator and follows The
Equality Plan of the University of Turku approved by the University Board. The
European Commission has awarded the University of Turku the right to use the
HR Excellence in Research logo. The logo is a token of the University's
commitment to continuous development of the position and working conditions of
researchers according to the guidelines set forth in the European Charter for
> > Detailed Instructions and guidance for applicants
The closing date for applications is 7 January 2022 ( 23.59.59 Finnish
time, GMT +2 ). Applications must be submitted via the University of
Turku's electronic application form, a link to which can be found at the
beginning of this announcement (Apply for the job).
For more information on applying, please contact the TIAS Director, Professor
Martin Cloonan email@example.com or the TIAS Coordinator, Jenni
Kankaanpää, TIASfirstname.lastname@example.org. For further information on TIAS please see TIAS
Q&A session about the call will be organised on Wednesday 8 December 2021
between 14.00 and 16.00 Finnish time (GMT+2). Further details of the
location of the Q&A session will be posted on the TIAS website.
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