The University of Helsinki is among the leading multidisciplinary research universities in the world. In addition to its 11 faculties, the University includes several independent institutes, some of which are jointly operated with other universities. More than 36,000 students are currently pursuing a degree at the University of Helsinki.
The Faculty of Law at the University of Helsinki (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-law) is the leading Finnish institute of legal education. Some degrees granted by the Faculty are completed at the bilingual Vaasa Unit of Legal Studies. The Faculty’s mission is to train qualified, ethically responsible legal professionals for both the Finnish and international markets through high-quality international research and research-based teaching. The Faculty of Law offers undergraduate degrees in Finnish, Swedish and English as well as a bilingual degree in Finnish and Swedish. The Faculty has a teaching and research staff of around 120 people and 2,400 students pursuing a degree.
The Faculty of Law at the University of Helsinki invites applications for an
ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSORSHIP IN FINANCIAL LAW
for a fixed-term appointment. The assistant/associate professorship is a position in the tenure track system of the University of Helsinki. In the three-tier tenure track system, the University employs the appointee as an assistant professor for a fixed term of three to five years, at the end of which the appointee can advance on the tenure track to another fixed-term appointment of three to five years in the position of an associate professor. Based on a performance evaluation carried out during the associate professorship, a successful appointee can be appointed to a permanent professorship.
The appointee must be qualified for the position of an assistant/associate professor in law, in addition to which the appointee must have merits in teaching and research concerning financial law.
The assistant/associate professorship in financial law is focused on teaching and research concerned with financial law. Knowledge of changes and developmental trends in the financial and banking sectors, as well as in their regulation, is given particular attention when filling the position. In addition to the international operational environment, the appointee must be familiar with the domestic environment, as well as able to keep in touch with its active parties. The ability to provide teaching also in the broader field of civil law and/or law and economics will be considered an asset. The teaching duties of the position include both undergraduate and postgraduate education.
An appointee to an associate/assistant professorship shall hold a doctoral degree, have the ability to conduct independent scholarly work and have the teaching skills necessary for the position. Other requirements include the ability and motivation to pursue a scientific career, as demonstrated through publications or otherwise.
When assessing the qualifications of each applicant, attention will be paid to both scholarly and teaching qualifications, Scholarly qualifications include scientific publications and other research results of scientific value, success in obtaining external research funding, international research experience as well as international expert and elected positions. When considering the teaching qualifications of each applicant, attention will be focused on teaching experience and pedagogical training, the ability to produce learning material, other teaching merits and, if necessary, a demonstration of teaching skills as well as participation in doctoral education. The applicant’s leadership and interaction skills as well as activity in the scientific community will also be taken into account.
According to the Government Decree on Universities, professors are required to be proficient in the language in which they provide instruction. They must also have at least satisfactory spoken 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. If the appointee is not proficient in Finnish, he or she must attain a level of Finnish proficiency suitable for everyday communication within three years of taking up the position. To successfully attend to the duties of the position, the appointee must also have good English skills.
The salary for the position will be based on level 7 of the requirement scheme for teaching and research positions in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on the personal performance. The gross monthly salary will be approximately €4,500-5,200, depending on the appointee’s scholarly qualifications and career stage.
The application must be accompanied by the following English language documents as one PDF file:
• a curriculum vitae
• an academic portfolio (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/university/academic-portfolio) based on the University’s instructions
• a full list of publications and
• a plan (max. 2 pages) for the development of one’s research and teaching
Applicants are kindly asked to prepare for the situation in which, after the closing of the application period, they are requested them to submit up to 10 publications of their choice to the electronic recruitment system for the use of the assessors.
More information on the tenure track model of the University of Helsinki can be found here: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/university/working-at-the-university/tenure-t...
The application, together with the required attachments, must be submitted as one PDF file through the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on the link below. Applicants employed by the University of Helsinki must submit their application through the SAP HR portal (https://saphr.it.helsinki.fi/irj/portal). The closing date for applications is 04 June 2018.
Further information on the position may be obtained from Dean of the Faculty of Law Pia Letto-Vanamo, pia.letto-vanamo(at)helsinki.fi.
Further information on the recruitment system may be obtained from HR Specialist Eeva Harju, eeva.harju(at)helsinki.fi.
Technical support for using the recruitment system: rekrytointi(at)helsinki.fi
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