at the Department of Forest Sciences at the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry of
University of Helsinki The position is especially directed in the fields of ecophysiology of forest trees and forest production.
According to the Regulations of the University of Helsinki, an appointee to a university lectureship shall hold an applicable doctoral degree and be able to provide high quality teaching based on research and to supervise theses and dissertations. When considering the qualifications of the applicants, attention will be paid to scientific publications and other research results of scientific value. In addition, teaching experience and pedagogical training, the ability to produce learning materials, other teaching merits and, if necessary, a teaching demonstration will be considered.
According to the Universities Decree, university lecturers must be fluent in the Finnish language. They must also have at least satisfactory spoken and written skills in Swedish. Foreign citizens, non-native Finnish citizens or citizens who have not been educated in Finnish or Swedish may be exempted from this requirement without a separate application. Good oral and written proficiency in English is necessary for completing the duties associated with the position.

The salary will be based on levels 5-7 of the demands level chart for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal work performance. There is a four month trial period for the position.
Applicants are requested to enclose with their applications a CV, a certificate of language skills, a list of publications (for instructions, see link) and a brief English-language report of the following:
– research and scientific experience,
– involvement in administrative duties,
– other activities which the applicant wishes to bring to the Faculty’s attention,
and a description of teaching qualifications (for instructions, see link).
or, alternatively, an academic portfolio containing the above documents (for instructions, see link).

Applications addressed to the Department of Forest Sciences at the University of Helsinki, together with the required enclosures, will be emailed as one pdf-file to Applications, which will not be returned to the applicants, can also be delivered to the following address: Registry of the University of Helsinki, P.O. Box 33 (Yliopistonkatu 4), 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland. The deadline for applications is 16 December 2014 (the Registry closes at 15.45 local Helsinki time).

Further information about the position may be obtained from Professor Annikki Mäkelä (

segnalato da Federico Magnani