Job ad: Fellowships at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies

Matti Miestamo matti.miestamo at HELSINKI.FI
Mon Jun 20 12:47:17 UTC 2011

Dear All,

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

Best wishes,
Matti Miestamo

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> The Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies invites applications for
> for fixed terms ranging from one to three years, to begin on 1 September 2012.
> The director of the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies will determine the length of the individual appointments on the basis of the applicants’ research proposals. 
> One of the vacancies is the Kone Foundation Senior Fellowship, which will be filled for the period 1 September 2012–31 July 2015. The fellowship is intended for research on issues of relevance to Finnish culture and identity. Successful applicants will take Finland’s international position and interaction into account in their research.
> The qualification requirement for all positions shall be a doctoral degree and the ability to conduct independent scholarly work. Appointees to the positions of university researcher and senior researcher shall also have evidence of scholarly research work as well as the ability to lead a research group and obtain supplementary research funding. When selecting the appointees, scholarly work outside Finland and evidence of international cooperation shall be given particular consideration. An appointee to the position of research director shall hold equivalent qualifications as an appointee to a professorship, but when considering qualifications, special attention shall be paid to scientific work, the efficient leadership of a research group, success in obtaining external research funding and evidence of international research cooperation.
> Successful applicants will have research experience in the human and social sciences as well as evidence 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.
> Each applicant may submit only one application. The applicants may, however, use the same application form to apply for the Kone Foundation senior fellowship and/or the specially allocated thematic grant. The present call for applications continues last year’s application theme, which was mortality. The Collegium may select 2-4 researchers with a cross-disciplinary approach whose research interests are related to the theme of mortality. All applicants, including applicants for the Kone Foundation senior fellowship and/or the specially allocated grant, will also be taken into account in filling the open researcher positions at the Collegium.
> The salary will be based on the demands level chart for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointees will be paid a salary component based on personal work performance.
> The appointees to the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies will be academics at different stages of their careers.
> The application must be submitted electronically. The link to the application form will be posted on the Collegium website ( on 1 August 2011.
> The application period will begin on Monday, 1 August 2011 at 9.00 and end on Wednesday, 7 September 2011 at 15.45 local Helsinki time. The decision on the appointments will be announced on 7 February 2012 in the afternoon.
> We kindly ask that you submit any questions to the email address collegium-office at
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> Maria Soukkio
> Programme coordinator
> Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies
> PO BOX 4
> FIN 00014 University of Helsinki
> Finland
> tel. +358 (0)9 19124974, +358 (0)50 4154503
> email: maria.soukkio at

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