Fellowships at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies

Matti Miestamo matti.miestamo at helsinki.fi
Fri Jun 18 11:36:55 UTC 2010

Dear All,

I'm forwarding a job ad that may interest some members of the list. The 
fellowships are available at different levels, postdoc and above. 
Apologies for cross-postings.

Best wishes,
Matti Miestamo

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	HCAS fellowship call 2011 & opening of the Jane and Aatos
Erkko Professorship
Date: 	Fri, 18 Jun 2010 14:15:45 +0300
From: 	Maria Soukkio <maria.soukkio at helsinki.fi>

*Please circulate. *

The Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies is inviting applications for


for a fixed-term appointment starting from 1 August 2011

The director of the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies will
determine the length of the individual appointments (between one and
three years) on the basis of the applicants’ research plans.


for a fixed term from 1 August 2011 to 31 July 2014

The requirements for the above positions include a doctoral degree and
the necessary teaching skills. Successful applicants will have research
experience in the arts and social sciences as well as proof of their
ability to work in an international research environment of a high
standard. Applicants must also demonstrate in their application how they
plan to engage in the inter- and multidisciplinary cooperation conducted
at the Collegium. The working language of the Helsinki Collegium for
Advanced Studies is English.

In the 2010 round of applications 2–4 researcher positions may be
reserved for scholars whose research interests are related to the theme
of /mortality/. All applicants submitting proposals related to this
theme, including applicants for the Kone Foundation senior fellowship,
will also be taken into account in filling the regular researcher
positions at the Collegium. The monthly salary will be based on the job
demands level of the position in question as well as personal work

The appointees to the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies will be
academics at different stages of their careers. The Collegium encourages
applications also from professor-level scholars, who may be appointed as
research directors at the Collegium.

The application must be submitted electronically. Detailed instructions
for applicants will be posted on the website of the Helsinki Collegium
for Advanced Studies on 18 June 2010 and the link to the application
form on 2 August 2010. The website of the Collegium can be found at
http://www.helsinki.fi/collegium/english/, and the instructions under
the tab Application Procedure.

The application period will begin on 2 August 2010 at 9.00 and end on 8
September 2010 at 15.45 local Helsinki time. The decision on the
appointments will be made on 1 February 2011 in the afternoon.

Further information can be obtained from Programme Coordinator Maria
Soukkio, collegium-office at helsinki.fi
<mailto:collegium-office at helsinki.fi> and at:


The Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies has an opening for a
distinguished scholar:

*The Jane and Aatos Erkko Professorship in Studies on Contemporary Society*

for a one- or two-year term starting on 1 August 2011.

The Collegium for Advanced Studies requests interested academics to
notify the Collegium of their interest by the designated deadline. The
position will be filled by invitation.

The field of research of the professorship will focus on themes of
topical significance to contemporary society and social justice. A
special duty of the appointed professor will be to organise a seminar in
his or her own research field at the Collegium.

According to Section 33 of the Universities Act (No 558/2009) a
professor shall carry out and supervise scientific work, provide
education based on it, follow developments in research, and participate
in societal interaction and international cooperation in his or her field.

According to the Regulations of the University of Helsinki, appointees
to professorships must hold a doctoral degree and have high-level
academic qualifications and experience in heading up scientific
research. They must also be able to provide research-based teaching of a
high quality and supervise dissertations and theses, as well as present
evidence of international cooperation in their field.

According to the Government Decree on Universities, professors are
required to be proficient in Finnish. They must also have at least
satisfactory oral 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. To successfully attend to the duties of
the position, appointees must have good English skills.

The salary will be based on levels 8-10 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. The professor will be offered a
residence in the centre of Helsinki for the duration of the appointment.
The duties of the position as well as the procedure for notifying
interest in it are specified in the position overview, which can be
obtained free of charge from the Office of the Helsinki Collegium for
Advanced Studies or from the website www.helsinki.fi/collegium
<http://www.helsinki.fi/collegium> under the Application Procedure tab
or from the University of Helsinki Registry. The enclosures required
with the notification are listed in the position overview.

Further information is available from Director Sami Pihlström, tel. +358
9 191 23456, sami.pihlstrom at helsinki.fi, and Kustaa Multamäki, Head of
Planning and Development, tel. +358 9 191 23261,
kustaa.multamaki at helsinki.fi.

Applications, together with the required enclosures, must be delivered
to the following address: University of Helsinki Registry, P.O. Box 33
(Yliopistonkatu 4), 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland. The deadline
for the notification is 08.09.2010 at 15.45 local Helsinki time.


Maria Soukkio
Programme coordinator

Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies


FIN 00014 University of Helsinki


tel. +358 (0)9 19124974, +358 (0)50 4154503

email: maria.soukkio at helsinki.fi <mailto:maria.soukkio at helsinki.fi>

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