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Assistant/Associate Professor of Education, especially Didactics (Tenure Track)
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Published: 3 months ago
Application deadline: Jun 29
Location: Turku, Finland
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Assistant/Associate Professor of Education, especially Didactics (Tenure Track)

The University of Turku is a world-class multidisciplinary research university which offers interesting challenges and a unique vantage point to national and international research and education.

Faculty of Education hereby invites applications for the post of

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR / ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF EDUCATION, ESPECIALLY DIDACTICS

The post is positioned at the Department of Teacher Education. The unit of placement is Rauma, Finland and may include duties in Turku, Finland.

The Department of Teacher Education provides internationally recognized critical research which creates the basis for teaching of different subjects at the Department. In its strategy, the University of Turku has profiled six thematic areas of which Digital Futures and Children, young people and learning are the most significant for the position. Digitalisation of teaching and learning is also emphasised as a part of high-quality education.

Education and research at the Department of Teacher Education in Rauma focuses on the phenomena of learning and teaching and teachership, especially in regards to primary and pre-primary and early childhood education. The focus areas of research are education, craft education, early childhood education, special education and physical education. New areas of activities are specialisation studies for teachers and transnational education. More information on the unit: http://www.utu.fi/fi/yksikot/edu/yksikot/okl/sivut/home.aspx.

The Associate Professor/Assistant Professor conducts and supervises scientific research, gives research-based education, follows developments in science, and participates in societal interaction and international cooperation in his or her field.

The Associate Professor/Assistant Professor is responsible for the teaching and research of the main subject of Teacher Education, educational science, especially didactics. The main fields of didactics are e.g. learning, teaching, teaching arrangements, assessment and operations at schools. The positions also includes development of methodology studies and teaching practices. 

The person selected for the position will also actively participate in and develop the doctoral studies, development and training of transnational education activities and projects and university administrative tasks.

The Associate Professor / Assistant Professor selected for the post is required to have good spoken and written skills in English and satisfactory spoken and written skills in Finnish or commitment to learning Finnish language.

The Associate Professor / Assistant Professor selected for the post is required to show research and other merits in educational sciences, especially in research in basic education and familiarity of teacher education. Special emphasis is put on research methodological expertise and multidisciplinary and international research cooperation which can be verified through publications and other merits.

Please see the appointment specification for more detailed information on the qualifications and tasks of the post.

Link: Appointment Specification

The tenure track system at the University of Turku is clarified in more detail in the appendix of the appointment specification.

Applications must be submitted Thursday 29 June 2017 at the latest via the electronic application form of the University of Turku; link to the application system at the beginning of this announcement (Apply for the job). 

Additional information about the procedure from the Faculty Services Manager Ulla Kiviaho (ulla.kiviaho(a)utu.fi).

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