The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Department of Music, Art
and Culture studies is currently seeking to recruit a candidate to the
POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER in music research for a fixed-term period from
1.8.2022 until 31.7.2025 (or as agreed).
Qualifications we are looking for
The postdoctoral researcher will work as a member of the Centre for Excellence
in Music, Mind, Body & Brain (MMBB) and for an EU-funded research project
MUSICONNECT: Music as youth empowerment – creating connection to self and
others. The successful candidate will conduct research that is grounded in
music psychological approach, investigating music as a resource for
emotionality, emotion regulation and development of emotional skills. The
studies of the projects will use experimental and longitudinal designs,
psychometrics, mobile experience sampling, HRV-measures, and computational
The duties, qualification requirements and language skills of a postdoctoral
researcher are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and
language skills guidelines. The qualification requirements should be met by
the closing of the application time. The postdoctoral researcher is required
to have a doctoral degree suitable for the research area and ability for
independent scholarly work. It is considered as an advantage for the candidate
to have experience of a relevant research field (e.g. music psychology,
musicology, music education, music therapy, psychology, computer science),
statistical methods, and working in multidisciplinary environments. In this
position, the language of instruction is English.
A successful candidate is expected to conduct high-quality multidisciplinary
research and to publish in high-ranking international journals. The post-
doctoral researcher is also expected to support the development of research
and other activities of the department, participate in acquiring external
funding, and participate in societal interaction together with the research
What does the University of Jyväskylä 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 multi-science community where the welfare
of each individual is important.
Finland has a high standard of living, with free schooling (also in
English), affordable childcare, good family benefits, and healthcare.
Jyväskylä is located in central Finland in the Finnish Lakeland, and has
excellent opportunities for different nature, outdoor, and sports activities.
The city of Jyväskylä is a major educational center and the city has a large
student population. As such there is a vibrant cultural scene in the city.
In Jyväskylä, we offer a great and lively university campus area with
opportunities to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. To find useful
information about the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä and
living in Finland, see the University's International Staff Guide.
The annual salary range will be approximately 39 750-48 000 EUR for the
Postdoctoral Researcher (gross income, including holiday bonus) depending on
the qualifications and experience of the candidate. A trial period of six
months will be used at the beginning of the employment.
How to apply?
The following documents shall be attached to the online application in English
as PDF files (each attachment is named after the applicant).
1) A short application letter
2) Curriculum vitae (CV) which is to be written in accordance with good
scientific practice and the following CV template:
https:// www. tenk.fi/en/template-researchers-curriculum-vitae
3) List of publications with the 5 most important articles highlighted
4) Research plan (max. 3 pages and list of sources)
Applicants are kindly asked to submit their applications using the online
application form by June 5th, 2022.
For further information, please contact PI of the MUSICONNECT research
project Suvi Saarikallio, email@example.com, 0505361900 and PI of the
MMBB Centre of excellence Petri Toiviainen firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is a strong contributor to
human and social sciences. It has a central role in understanding and
developing human activities and the structures of society. The faculty is a
unique, strongly profiled unit that conducts internationally significant
research with societal impact. Research and education at the faculty focus on
culture, arts, traditions, languages and communication, social sciences and
The University of Jyväskylä is a human-centered environment of 2,500
experts and 14,500 students. Our goal is to create wisdom and wellbeing for
all. JYU's naturally beautiful campus is located in the heart of the city of
Jyväskylä. JYU is the third largest employer in Central Finland.