Professor in English Language


The School of Arts on the College of Helsinki invitations purposes for a professorship in English language for a fixed-term contract (1 March 2024 – 31 December 2026).

The professorship is predicated within the Division of Languages. The College of Helsinki is internationally identified for lively analysis within the subject of English. The members of the English unit educate and perform analysis on the particular traits of recent English, in addition to the historic evolution of the English language from its early phases to its present standing as a lingua franca, in addition to the literature of English-speaking areas from the sixteenth century to the current. The spectrum of analysis subjects is extensive, and the Unit is house to a number of ongoing analysis tasks.

The duties of a professor embody: finishing up and supervising scholarly analysis on English linguistics, offering instructing primarily based on their analysis, following developments in analysis, partaking with the general public on the topic and cooperating with worldwide colleagues within the subject. The professor can also be anticipated to undertake numerous administrative duties throughout the college neighborhood.

Necessities for the place and evaluation of {qualifications}

In line with the Rules of the College of Helsinki, an appointee to a professorship should maintain an relevant doctoral diploma and have top-level scholarly {qualifications}, expertise within the supervision of scholarly analysis, the skills to offer top-level instructing primarily based on analysis and to oversee theses, and documentation of worldwide cooperation within the appointee’s analysis subject. Moreover, the place of professor calls for educational management abilities.

Pursuant to the Authorities Decree on Universities (770/2009), appointees to instructing and analysis positions on the College have to be proficient within the language during which they supply instruction, i.e., Finnish or Swedish. To efficiently attend to the duties of the place, the appointee should even have wonderful English abilities. If the appointee doesn’t communicate Finnish, it’s anticipated that the appointee will purchase ample information of Finnish inside an inexpensive time period. Help for language research is obtainable.

Additional details about language abilities and their demonstration may be discovered on our web site.

When assessing candidates’ {qualifications}, consideration might be paid to each scholarly and instructing deserves. Scholarly {qualifications} embody scholarly publications and different analysis outcomes of scholarly worth, success in acquiring exterior analysis funding, scholarly work exterior Finland and worldwide elected positions. Educating {qualifications} embody instructing expertise and pedagogical coaching, the flexibility to provide studying supplies, different instructing deserves and, if vital, a instructing demonstration, in addition to participation in doctoral training. Moreover, account might be taken of the applicant’s management and interplay abilities, in addition to exercise within the analysis neighborhood.

What we provide

The wage for the place might be primarily based on ranges 8–10 of the job requirement scheme for instructing and analysis personnel within the wage system of Finnish universities. As well as, the appointee might be paid a wage element primarily based on private efficiency. The gross annual wage is €64,000–€96,000. There might be a six-month trial interval for the place.

The College of Helsinki gives complete providers to its staff, together with occupational well being care, sports activities amenities, and alternatives for skilled growth. Additional details about workers advantages is out there on our web site .

How you can apply

The applying have to be accompanied by the next paperwork in PDF format:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A listing of publications, with the ten most important publications clearly marked
  • A report (max. 3 pages) describing the applicant’s analysis actions, comparable to actions within the scholarly neighborhood, success in acquiring analysis funding and worldwide analysis 
  • A plan (max. 2 pages) on the event of the sphere and the course of the applicant’s analysis
  • A report (max. 2 pages) on the applicant’s instructing {qualifications}

Additional details about educational portfolios is out there on our web site . The entire above attachments have to be in English. Different attachments, together with letters of advice or certificates, usually are not required at this level.

Candidates are kindly requested to arrange to pick as much as 10 publications from their checklist of publications and submit them for evaluation by way of the digital utility system after the applying interval.

The deadline for purposes is October,16 (at 23.59 EET).

Functions have to be submitted by way of the College of Helsinki digital recruitment system by clicking on the hyperlink under. Present staff of the College of Helsinki should submit their purposes by way of SAP Fiori’s Suffeli recruitment portal. The College of Helsinki welcomes candidates of all genders, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds.

Additional details about the place may be obtained from professor Sanna Kaisa Tanskanen ([email protected] ). Additional details about the recruitment course of may be obtained from HR Specialist Jenni Syväoja ([email protected] ).

You’ll be able to learn extra about working on the college on our web site .

The School of Arts on the College of Helsinki is the oldest and the biggest humanities instructing and analysis unit in Finland when it comes to its disciplinary construction and vary of topics. Additionally it is a serious worldwide analysis, training and cultural neighborhood.

The School of Arts research and teaches languages and literature spoken in Europe and the remainder of the world, in whole nearly 40 languages. It additionally develops basic theories of linguistics, translation and literary research.

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