University of Jyväskylä

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The Department of Psychology, in Faculty of Education and Psychology is currently seeking to
POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER  starting March 1st 2022 for a term up to 2 years.

Tasks and qualifications

The purpose of post doc funding is to promote the start of an independent research career after a dissertation. The postdoctoral position is intended for person who has a dissertation during the last three years. Post-doctoral researcher is required to have a doctoral degree in the applicable research area. During the funding period, the postdoctoral researcher must apply for external funding for his or her research. Tasks include research and teaching tasks with an emphasis on research tasks and other related tasks.

The duties, qualification requirements, and language skills of a Postdoctoral Researcher are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines.  The selected person is expected to have a command of Finnish language. The University may grant exemption from the language proficiency requirements if needed. Postdoctoral Researcher is expected to have excellent skills in the English language.

The evaluation of applicants emphasizes research evidence in the areas of research strength of the Department of Psychology, as well as the feasibility and quality of the research plan and the planned funding application. Experience in obtaining competitive research funding, national or international co-operation networks and good co-operation skills are also considered as asset.

What does the University of Jyväskylä offer as an employer?

At the University of Jyväskylä, you are a recognized member of our community with a unique opportunity to influence international research. You get to participate in our international and multidisciplinary community where the welfare of each individual is important. At the University of Jyväskylä, we offer a great and lively campus area with opportunities to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. 

Finland has a high standard of living, with free schooling (also in English), affordable childcare, good family benefits, and healthcare. Jyväskylä is located in central Finland in the Finnish Lake District having excellent opportunities for different nature, outdoor, and sports activities. The City of Jyväskylä is a major educational center with a large student population and a vibrant cultural atmosphere. For more information regarding the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä and living in Finland, see the University's International Staff Guide.

The annual salary range will be approximately 38,800 - 55,700 EUR (gross income, including holiday bonus), depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate. 

 A trial period of six months will be used when the position is first filled.

How to apply?

The application documents that should be included in PDF format:

1. Motivation letter

2. A CV of the applicant, composed according to good scientific practice and considering, when possible, the template for researcher´s curriculum vitae of The Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity  (TENK);

3. A numbered list of all scientific and other publications with which the applicant wishes to demonstrate his or her eligibility and merits for the post (preferably according to the guidelines of the Academy of Finland.;

4. A brief (2 - 3 pages) description of the applicant's further research plan and the related funding application plan.

Please submit your application by 1 February 2022 using the online application form.

For further information, please contact Head of Department, professor Juha Holma, juha.m.holma@jyu.fi 

+358 40 8053488

The university follows the national recommendations for responsible evaluation of a researcher.

The Faculty of Education and Psychology is a research and education unit that uses its strong traditions as a foundation for building a sustainable future. The mission of the faculty is Learning and wellbeing in building a sustainable future society. The faculty is among the top units in Finland in teacher education and psychotherapy training.

The strengths of the faculty’s internationally renowned high-quality research are learning, teaching and interaction. The faculty has five focus areas of research: Education, teaching and interventions; The psychological and neurocognitive basis of learning; Interactive and technology-enhanced learning environments; Childhood, family, interaction and wellbeing; and Wellbeing, learning and interaction at work. The faculty coordinates a number of infrastructures and networks, including the Centre for Interdisciplinary Brain Research (CIBR), the Methodology Centre for Human Sciences (IHME), the Psychotherapy Training and Research Centre, Multidisciplinary Research on Children and Families, and the Centre for Research on Learning and Teaching (CLT).  

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