The University of Turku is a world-class multidisciplinary research university that provides interesting challenges and a unique vantage point into the world of Finnish and international research and education.
The Faculty of Humanities at the University of Turku invites applications for the position of University Teacher in German at the Department of German in the School of Languages and Translation Studies. The position will be filled on a fixed-term employment for 5 months.
The employment period of the appointed university teacher is 1.1.2023–31.5.2023.
The Department of German is part of the School of Languages and Translation Studies. The School is an active, diverse and international centre for language study education and research. In the Department of German, research is conducted on a wide range of topics that focus on language, culture and translation studies. For further information, please visit
https: // www. utu.fi/en/university/faculty-of-humanities/german
The duties in the open position include teaching both in bachelor's and master's level studies.
Qualifications and requirements
The eligibility criteria for prospective applicants are defined in the University of Turku's rules of procedure.
Successful performance in the post of University Teacher requires excellent proficiency in German, fluency in Finnish, an applicable higher university degree and experience in university level teaching of German. When assessing the merits of the applicants for the post, an extensive competence in the field in question and ability to provide versatile teaching shall be taken into account.
In addition, the University Teacher is expected to participate in developing the studies, student admissions, coordinating the studies with the personnel of the School, as well as other tasks in the department.
The person to be recruited must also fulfil the conditions of a substitute for a job alternation leave. The substitute recruited for the duration of the job alternation leave shall be a person who has been registered with the TE Office as an unemployed jobseeker. A person may be recruited as a substitute, if he or she:
- has been registered with the TE Office as an unemployed jobseeker for a minimum of 90 days during the 14 months preceding the substitution or
- is under the age of 25 or over the age of 55 at the start of the job alternation leave or
- is under the age of 30 and no more than a year has passed since completing the Master's degree.
A full-time student or a full-time entrepreneur cannot be hired as a substitute.
Salary and trial period
The salary for the position is determined on the basis of job demand assessment levels 4–6 of the university salary system for teaching and research personnel, where the task-specific salary component is between € 2628–3549 per month. A component that is based on personal performance is also paid in addition to the task-specific salary. Depending on previous competence and experience the salary of a university teacher will 2786 - 4150 €/month.
The position includes a 2-month trial period.
How to apply
Your application must include the following:
The CV, academic portfolio and list of publications should follow the guidelines of the University of Turku. For further information, please visit the following link:
https: // www. utu.fi/en/university/faculty-of-humanities/career/teraching-and- research
The application and the attachments should be written either in Finnish or in English.
All applications and enclosures must be submitted no later than Monday 28 Nobember 2022 (23:59 Finnish time) via the eRekry online application system. The link to the online application system is available at the beginning of this announcement (“Apply for the job”) and at www. utu.fi/career.
The candidates may be interviewed.
For additional information on the position, please contact Professor Marjut Johansson (email [email protected]).
For further information on the selection process, please contact HR Specialist Maija Österlund (email: [email protected]).
For more information about the University of Turku and living in Finland, please visit: https: // www. utu.fi/en/university/for-international-staff
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