Career at the University

Positions in teaching and research

Teaching and research positions are divided into four career stages according to common Finnish and European practice.

  1. Doctoral students
  2. Assistant professors, university teachers
  3. Associate professors, university lecturers
  4. Research managers, professors

Additional positions in teaching and research include, for example, research assistants and project researchers.

All four career stages include both teaching and research. The tasks are agreed upon in more detail when annual work plans are prepared.

Tenure track positions

Further information about the tenure track:

Some positions are available as tenure-track positions. The person chosen for the task can advance to the next career stage if they succeed in the regular evaluations of the tenure track scheme. Based on the candidate’s experience and competence, they will primarily be employed for a fixed term as an assistant professor or an associate professor. A person fulfilling all the qualification requirements and demonstrating particular merit may be appointed directly to the position of a professor.

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Tenure Track

A candidate’s or employee’s performance and merits are assessed in the areas of scientific research, teaching, activities in the scientific community, and societal impact.

Positions in administrative services and independent institutions

University Services provides services for the whole university community thus supporting the activities in research and teaching. The University Services is divided into two functions: Academic Services and Administrative Services. The Academic Services includes Education Services, Research Services and the Graduate School, and Communications, Brand and Marketing. The Administrative Services consists of HR and Executive Services, Finance and Project Administration, ICT Services as well as Campus Services. In addition, there are two on-site service centres in the Tervahovi and Fabriikki buildings.

The affiliated institutions comprise the academic library Tritonia and the Levón Institute, which is the university's centre for continuing education and research.

The personnel employed include, for example, vice-directors for functions, managers, specialists, and assistants.