Job Opportunity: Associate Professor/Professor in Coastal Ecology, University of Helsinki, Finland | POGO

Job Opportunity: Associate Professor/Professor in Coastal Ecology, University of Helsinki, Finland

Apply by 15 Sept 2019


The Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences at the University of Helsinki ( invites applications for the position of ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR / PROFESSOR IN COASTAL ECOLOGY.


The successful applicant may be appointed to a permanent full professorship or a fixed-term associate / assistant professorship (tenure track) depending on their qualifications and career stage.


They seek an internationally competitive mid-career researcher with a strong academic track-record in aquatic ecology. The position will strengthen and expand the research done on ecological processes in coastal ecosystems and habitats. Seeking candidates who would focus on developing a better understanding of dynamic coastal ecosystem processes in an ecosystem heavily affected by anthropogenic pressures, e.g. eutrophication and climate change, to support conservation and management efforts. Particular expertise may relate to, e.g. the influence of multiple stressors and habitat degradation on the functioning and resilience of coastal ecosystems. The appointee is expected to engage extensively in collaborations with other staff members and participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching and supervision.


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 the documentation of international cooperation in the research field that the appointee represents.


An appointee to an associate professorship shall hold a doctoral degree, have the ability to conduct independent scholarly work and have the teaching skills necessary for the position. Other requirements shall include the ability and motivation to pursue a scientific career, as demonstrated through publications or otherwise.


When considering the applicant’s qualifications, attention shall be given to scientific publications, teaching experience and pedagogical training as well as the applicant’s participation in doctoral education. Furthermore, account shall also be taken of the applicant’s activity in the scientific community, success in obtaining external research funding, international research experience and elected positions in Finnish and international organizations. The teaching of the appointee will mainly be allocated to the Bachelor of Science Programme in Environmental Sciences and the Master’s Programme in Environmental Change and Global Sustainability (ECGS).


There is no requirement for foreign citizens, non-native Finnish citizens or citizens who have not been educated in Finnish or Swedish to be proficient in Finnish. To successfully attend to the duties of the position, the appointee must have good skills in English.


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