The Department of Psychology is currently seeking to recruit staff to the position of

SENIOR LECTURER, developmental psychology, 1.1.2022-31.8.2024

The position is situated at the Department of Psychology and it is closely linked to the University’s core field of Learning, teaching and interaction as well as the University strategy that aims at creating competence and wellbeing for the individual. The senior lecturer is expected to strengthen the research profile of the Department of Psychology in the field of developmental psychology, especially psychological development and wellbeing of children and/or adolescents in family and school environments. Experience in preventive interventions in above mentioned environments is considered an asset. In addition, the lecturer is expected to conduct high quality research according to international standards and to contribute to research and teaching collaboration within the faculty of Education and Psychology and between the University’s different faculties.

Qualifications we are looking for

The position is teaching based and the Senior Lecturer must contribute in teaching of work and organization psychology.  Senior lecturer supervises Bachelor’s and Master’s Theses and doctoral students and is expected to acquire supplementary funding for doctoral students and post-doc researchers.

The duties and qualification requirements for the position are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines. In this position, the main language of instruction is Finnish. Excellent Finnish and good English skills are thus required. The ability to teach in English is regarded an asset.

What does the University of Jyväskylä offer as an employer?

At the University of Jyväskylä you are a valued member of our academic community with a unique opportunity to influence the research based education of engineering students. You become part of our international and multi-science community where the welfare of each individual is important. At Jyväskylä we offer a great and lively campus area with opportunities to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.

The annual salary range will be approximately 43.000 – 64.000 EUR (gross income, including holiday bonus), depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate.

Six months trial period is applied to the filling of the position.

How to apply

Please attach following documents to the online application in English as PDF files:
1) Curriculum vitae (CV) which is to be written in accordance with good scientific practice and the following CV template:
2) A short motivation letter (free-form)
3) A list of publications
4) A brief written account of pedagogical training and teaching merits (teaching portfolio)
5) A brief (2-3 pages) written account of the applicant’s scientific research and merits in scientific activities
6) Maximum of five (5) main publications, numbered in accordance with the list of publications (as one PDF file)

For further information, please contact Head of Department, Professor Juha Holma, 

Please submit your application at the latest on November 1st 2021 using the online application form.

At the University of Jyväskylä, everyone can find their place in the human-centred environment of 2,600 experts and 14,700 students. Our goal is to create wisdom and wellbeing for us all. It is essential that each member of the community thrives and has opportunities to develop and grow. We cherish openness of thinking as well as the balance between research and education. Our naturally beautiful campus is located at the heart of the city of Jyväskylä. JYU is the third largest employer in Central Finland.

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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