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.
Turku Institute for Advanced Studies (TIAS) invites applications for Five (5) post-doctoral researcher positions for three-year periods starting from 1 January 2018.
The purpose of the Turku Institute for Advanced Studies is to promote cutting-edge university research in the humanities and social sciences. These include studies in arts and literature, cultural studies, history, archaeology, languages, linguistics, speech and language pathology, business studies, economics, education, law, philosophy, political science, psychology, social policy, social work, sociology and research methodologies.
TIAS selects researchers through an international call for applications. The call is open to all researchers in the respective fields. A doctoral degree must be completed by the end of the application period.
TIAS aims to support the research profile of the University of Turku, consisting of six thematic collaborations: 1) Biofuture 2) Digital futures 3) Cultural memory and social change 4) Children, young people and learning 5) Drug development and diagnostics 6) Sea and maritime studies.
The Board of the Institute selects the appointees on the basis of external evaluations. In the selection process, particular attention is paid to the quality of the candidate’s research proposal and international collaboration. Applicants are requested to demonstrate a linkage to the research profile and with the research activities of the University of Turku. For the latter purpose, applicants must have a letter of commitment from one of the departments at the University of Turku stating that it undertakes to serve as the site of the research and provide the researcher with basic facilities and services.
The salary is determined in accordance with the university salary system for teaching and research personnel. The salary for Postdoctoral Research positions correspond to a requirement level 5 and personal performance level 4 euro-denominated salary (3 326, 61 €/ month).
Progress in the researcher's personal performance can be taken into account when determining the salary during the employment.