Careers at the faculty of social sciences


Vacancies at the faculty are announced primarily on the University of Turku Open Vacancies page and other public media such as the Helsingin Sanomat and Turun Sanomat newspapers, and various other websites.

The faculty has instructions for preparing a curriculum vitae and a list of publications. Furthermore, the university has instructions for preparing an academic portfolio. These are all required when applying for permanent teaching and research positions. Each call for applications may also have more detailed requests for materials for example regarding key publications.


The University of Turku may on application award the title of docent to a person who has thorough expertise in his or her field, the skills necessary for conducting independent research or artistic work as evidenced by publications or otherwise, and good teaching skills.

If you intend to apply for the title of docent at the faculty, please contact the relevant discipline or department first.

The process and instructions for applying for the title of docent are available in a separate document. You will also find useful the faculty’s instructions for preparing a CV and publication list, and the university’s instructions for an academic portfolio.