FES | Federación Española de Sociología

Applications for a tenure-track position in research on population ageing and its social consequences

The Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki. 

The Faculty of Social Sciences is the most diverse faculty in its field as well as the largest unit focusing on research and teaching in the social sciences in Finland (http://www.helsinki.fi/socialsciences/). The tenure-track position will be located in the Department of Social Research (http://www.helsinki.fi/socialresearch/), which encompasses the disciplines of sociology, social and cultural anthropology, social psychology, social work, media and communication studies, statistics, and social and public policy. The appointee will work within the discipline of sociology, in the specialist option of demography, and as a member of the Centre for Population, Health and Society (CPHS).

The duties of the assistant professor will include research, teaching and supervision of theses and dissertations in the field, as well as involvement in administrative tasks and support, and community relations. The duties also include participation in undergraduate- and postgraduate-level education in demography.

The appointee’s previous research, teaching and supervision must relate to the study of the social reasons and  consequences of population ageing in the developed countries as well as to the social discussion on ageing and the life cycle. He or she must also provide proof of an ability to conduct quantitative research of a high international standard. Special merit will be given for previous research that supplements and connects with one or several themes in which the CPHS research community (http://blogs.helsinki.fi/cphs-helsinki/) has solid expertise and know-how. The appointee must have published internationally and is expected to acquire external funding for the research projects under his or her leadership.  

Applications must be accompanied by the following English-language documents: a CV, a list of publications, a report on experience and merits relevant to assessing the applicant’s teaching skills as well as other documents that may

be relevant to the selection; or, alternatively, an English-language academic portfolio containing the above-mentioned documents and information (for instructions, see http://www.helsinki.fi/socialsciences/administration/positions/portfolio_english.pdf). 

In addition, applicants are requested to enclose with their application a report (max. two pages, in English) on how they intend to develop research in the field, if appointed. Applicants are kindly asked to be ready, upon request from

the Faculty, to submit for assess ent the 10 publications indicated on their list of publications after the application period. The publications must be submitted via email as PDF files.

Applications addressed to the Faculty of Social Sciences must be delivered, together with the required enclosures, to the following address: Registry of the University of Helsinki, P.O. Box 33 (Yliopistonkatu 4), 00014 University of

Helsinki, Finland, or by email to hy-kirjaamo@helsinki.fi. The application period ends on the 9th of January 2014 (The Registry closes at 15.45 local Helsinki time.)

Orther information about the position may be obtained from Professor Pekka Martikainen, pekka.martikainen@helsinki.fi, +358 44 286 1946.