1-2 Senior Lecturer positions in Information systems University of Jyväskylä, Faculty of Information Technology Finland

1-2 Senior Lecturer positions, Information systems


Our naturally beautiful campus in the Jyväskylä city centre is home to a dynamic multidisciplinary research university – a modern, open and collaborative community of 2,500 experts and 15,000 students seeking answers to the pivotal questions of today and tomorrow.It was here, in 1863, that Finnish-language teacher education began. Since then, the University of Jyväskylä has been serving the future.The dialogue between research, education and society is our driving force.We cherish this balance of research and education, and work to promote open thinking. We kindle the skills, knowledge and passion to live wisely for the best of humanity.


Faculty of Information Technology is currently seeking to fulfill 1-2 Senior Lecturer positions as of 1.10.2018 or as agreed, for the present.


The Faculty of Information Technology at the University of Jyväskylä is the first and largest in its field in Finland. The IT Faculty’s mission is to take on the challenges in research and education brought on by the developing information technology and digitalization. In research, education and stakeholder collaboration, the Faculty combines comprehensively technology and information to the viewpoints of organisations, business and people. The IT Faculty employs 200 people and, currently, there are 2200 undergraduate students and 150 postgraduate students. Teaching is arranged both in Finnish and in English.    

A senior lecturer in the Faculty of Information Technology works in teaching and research in the subject of Information systems. The position focuses on teaching.   


The position centers on teaching in the bachelor and master’s programmes of Information systems and thesis instruction. Teaching of information systems focuses on, for example, developing information systems, service business, software business, information management, interaction between people and technology, and cyber security. The teaching of information systems is organized for students in bachelor and master’s programmes. In the international master’s programmes the language of teaching is English. The senior lecturer takes part in developing education. 


Teaching of Information systems: https://www.jyu.fi/it/en/study/bachelors-and-masters-degree-programmes


A senior lecturer of Information systems is expected to have versatile knowledge of the field as well as extensive experience in teaching. Particularly knowledge in software business, information management, developing information systems or cyber security is emphasized. Additionally, comprehensive experience in teaching and thesis instruction is expected from the appointed candidate. The education and research profile of the candidate appointed to the position should strengthen the know-how of information systems particularly. The senior lecturer is also expected to participate in postgraduate education. Previous involvement in high scale, multidisciplinary research and applying for research funding as well as international cooperation is considered as a benefit.


The duties, qualification requirements and language skills of Senior Lecturer are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines. The selected person is required to have a command of Finnish language. In certain cases, the University may grant exemption from this requirement. A good command of English language and an ability to teach in English are regarded as advantageous for the applicant.


The job-specific salary component of a Senior Lecturer is based on the job demands level 5-7 (EUR 2 893,95– 3 889,94/month) according to the salary system concerning teaching and research staff at universities. In addition, a personal performance-based salary component amounting to the maximum of 46.3% of the job-specific salary component is also paid.

Upon the consent of the applicant, a background check can be made on the person to be appointed (Security Clearance Act 726/2014). For more information on the background check and the rights of the subject of the check, see www.supo.fi


A trial period of six months will be used when the positions are first filled. 


For further information, please contact:
Head of Faculty Administration, Jaana Markkanen, jaana.markkanen@jyu.fi, 040 805 3279.


The application documents should include:

1) Curriculum vitae written in compliance with the responsible conduct of research and, when possible, considering the template for researcher’s curriculum vitae by the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity (TENK). See: http://www.tenk.fi/en/content/template-researchers-curriculum-vitae


2) Publication list devised following the directions from the Academy of Finland. Complete references of the publications should be mentioned.


3) A maximum of five main publications, numbered in accordance with the list of publications (as a single PDF file).


4) A short (2–3 pages) description of the applicant’s pedagogical training and teaching merits: https://www.jyu.fi/en/workwithus/teaching-portfolio


5) Short (1-2 pages) written report on research work and academic achievements.


Please submit your application by 22 April 2018 using the online application form. 

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