The University of Jyväskylä is a nationally and internationally significant research university and an expert on education that focuses on human and natural sciences. The University is Finland’s leading expert in teacher education and adult education, as well as the major exporter of education. The Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences is the only one in the country. The University of Jyväskylä is known for its dynamic operating culture and strong commitment to social responsibility.
The Faculty of Education and Psychology is currently seeking to recruit staff to the position of 2-4 Doctoral Students in Education or Psychology from 1 October 2017 for a maximum period of four years.
The Faculty of Education and Psychology undertakes significant, internationally recognised research. Most of the studies are published in high-level international journals, and the researchers of the faculty are sought-after partners in research and when applying for research funding. The faculty also provides high-quality education in its various disciplines. The Department of Psychology educates about a third of the psychologists graduating in Finland. Within educational sciences, particularly in teacher education, the faculty is one of Finland’s largest, and in special education it is the largest.
The Faculty of Education and Psychology comprises three departments – Education, Teacher Education and Psychology – and the Teacher Training School, which provides basic education and general upper secondary education. The faculty has 30 professorships. The number of staff is about 350, a hundred of whom work at the Teacher Training School.
1-2 Doctoral Students will be recruited to the Doctoral Programme in Education and 1-2 Doctoral Students to the Doctoral Programme in Psychology.The duties of the PhD students mostly concern their own doctoral dissertation research, but other related duties such as teaching can be assigned.
The duties and qualification requirements for the position of Doctoral Students are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines. The selected person is required to have a full command of Finnish language. When considered appropriate, the University may grant exemption from the language proficiency requirements. A good command of English is required.
Doctoral Students are required to have a master's degree and the right to postgraduate degree studies at the University of Jyväskylä. If the applicant does not have permission for post-graduate studies in the University of Jyväskylä, it must be applied with a separate application procedure from the proper faculty.
The job-specific salary component of a Doctoral Student is based on the job demands level 1-4 (EUR 1808,42 – 2475,31/month) according to the salary system concerning teaching and research staff at universities. In addition, a personal performance-based salary component amounting to the maximum of 46.3% of the job-specific salary component is also paid.
Appointee is subject to a four-month trial period.
For further information, please contact 1 August onwards: Vice Dean Anna-Maija Poikkeus, email email@example.com, or Head of the Department of Psychology Jari-Erik Nurmi, email firstname.lastname@example.org
The application should include:
1. Cover page:
Name of the applicant
Funding period applied
The beginning date of the doctoral studies (month/year)
Estimated time of completion (month/year)
Title of the dissertation
Form of dissertation (monograph or articles)
The research strength area of the faculty
Supervisors (Supervisor-in-charge first)
Member of the follow-up group
Previous funding, including the funding period and source
Pending applications of research funding
2. List of publications (including poster and paper presentations at scientific conferences). The list of publications should be composed according to the guidelines of the Academy of Finland.
3. Research plan (max 5 pages + references)
In addition describe 1) the progress of the doctoral study, manuscripts in preparation, manuscripts send to be reviewed or published, the phase of data analyzing); 2) Work plan for the funding period (including mobility plan and plan of publishing, when relevant)
4. Curriculum vitae (CV), composed according to good scientific practice and considering when possible the template for researcher´s curriculum vitae by The Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity. See: http://www.tenk.fi/en
Please submit your application at the latest on 20 August 2017 using the online application form.