All applications should be submitted using the Laura -recruitment system. Applicants must ensure that all required attachments can be found in the system by the deadline.

Once the application period has ended, the University of Vaasa will select the applicants, who will proceed to the next stage of the recruitment process. Depending on the position, the recruiter or a named appointment committee will decide on the next steps such as interviews, language and aptitude tests as well as teaching demonstrations (test lecture).

The University of Vaasa reserves the right to leave the position vacant, to extend the application period and consider candidates who have not applied within the application period.

All teaching and research positions are filled in compliance with the appointment procedure as specified in the Finnish Universities Act (558/2009) and the regulations of the University of Vaasa.

Appointments for positions in teaching and research

Applicants merits and competences are assessed extensively. The job announcements contain the selection criteria and prerequisities for the position.

The application documents may, if deemed necessary for filling the position, be sent to internal and/or external scientific experts for evaluation.

Teaching demonstration

The selection process may require some candidates to give a teaching demonstration. The teaching demonstration is evaluated as part of the applicant’s teaching skills as a whole. The teaching demonstration is open to the public and may be recorded. A teaching demonstration usually lasts about 30 mins.


Language skills

The administrative language of the University of Vaasa is Finnish. The teaching languages are Finnish and English. Candidates are required to have the language skills required for carrying out the duties of the position.

Section 1 of the Finnish Government Decree on Universities (707/2009) requires personnel recruited to fill teaching and research positions to be proficient in Finnish. However, if the candidate is a foreigner or a Finnish citizen who is not a native or has not been educated in Finnish, they may be granted an exemption from the Finnish language proficiency requirement. The selected candidate is then expected to acquire the necessary Finnish language skills needed in the position within a reasonable time period. The Manager and candidate define and agree upon the time period.