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LINGUIST List 23.3323

Tue Aug 07 2012

Jobs: English; Finnish; Swedish; Phonetics: Prof, University of Helsinki

Editor for this issue: Svetlana Tchistiakova <svetlanalinguistlist.org>

Date: 07-Aug-2012
From: Jussi Saarinen <jussi.saarinenhelsinki.fi>
Subject: English; Finnish; Swedish; Phonetics: Professor, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
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University or Organization: University of Helsinki
Department: Institute of Behavioural Sciences
Job Location: Helsinki, Finland
Web Address: http://www.helsinki.fi/ibs
Job Rank: Professor

Specialty Areas: Phonetics

Required Language(s): English (eng)
                            Finnish (fin)
                            Swedish (swe)


The Faculty of Behavioural Sciences of the University of Helsinki invites
applications for the position of Professor in phonetics.

The professorship will be located in the Institute of Behavioural Sciences.
The multidisciplinary Institute is involved in high quality basic and
applied research in the fields of educational sciences, cognitive science,
psychology and speech sciences. The Institute is responsible for
undergraduate, postgraduate and specialist education in these fields as
well as for several Master's programmes. The Institute of Behavioural
Sciences has 1,700 undergraduate and postgraduate students and around 240
employees. Its annual budget is approximately EUR 15 million, of which a
third consists of competitive external research funding.

According to Section 33 of the Universities Act (No 558/2009), a professor
shall carry out and supervise scientific work, provide education based on
it, follow developments in research, and participate in societal
interaction and international cooperation in his or her field.

The professor shall lead and develop research and teaching in phonetics as
well as supervise theses and dissertations in the field.

According to the Regulations of the University of Helsinki, an appointee to
a professorship shall hold a doctoral degree and have top level scholarly
qualifications, experience in the supervision of scientific research, the
ability to provide top level teaching based on research and to supervise
theses and dissertations as well as documentation of international
cooperation in the research field that the appointee represents.
Furthermore, the position also calls for academic leadership skills.
Applicants are expected to demonstrate first-rate international research
and teaching merits in the Faculty's key research area of Brain Activity,
Cognition and Communication.

According to the Government Decree on Universities, professors are required
to be competent in Finnish and to have satisfactory skills in spoken and
written Swedish. According to the Regulations of the University of
Helsinki, the language skills required for the position are demonstrated
through the application documents and, if relevant, a teaching
demonstration. Foreign citizens, non-native Finnish citizens or citizens
who have not been educated in Finnish or Swedish may be exempted from these
language requirements without a separate application. To successfully
attend to the duties of the position, appointees must also have good
English skills.

When considering the applicant's qualifications, attention shall be given
to scientific publications and other research results of scientific value,
teaching experience and pedagogical training, the ability to produce
teaching material, other teaching merits and, if necessary, a demonstration
of teaching skills as well as to participation in doctoral education.
Account shall also be taken of the applicant's activity in the scientific
community, success in obtaining external research funding, international
research experience and international elected positions.

The salary will be based on levels 8-10 of the demands level chart for
teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish
universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component
based on personal work performance.

Applicants are requested to enclose with their applications 10 publications
related to the field of the position, which will be submitted for
assessment. Detailed application instructions can be found online at

Application Deadline: 22-Aug-2012
Mailing Address for Applications:
Professor Jussi Saarinen
Institute of Behavioural Sciences
PO Box 9
00014 University of Helsinki
Helsinki, Helsinki 00014
Contact Information:
Professor Jussi Saarinen
Email: jussi.saarinenhelsinki.fi

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