Academic Portfolio
Complementing the actual CV, the portfolio is a public document and the candidate is responsible of its authenticity. If necessary, the author must be able to prove the veracity of the information contained in the portfolio.
A good presentation portfolio is both comprehensive and concise. Its recommended maximum length is five pages. Faculties may give more information about the quality and quantity of appendixes.  
Portfolios are created for a variety of purposes, the most important situation being recruitment. Portfolio is also an excellent way for members of the personnel to cultivate their expertise and it can also be used in development discussions and when building the work unit’s job description.

Structure of the academic portfolio as used in the University of Turku

1. Basic information

  • Personal and contact information
  • Education and degrees
  • Other necessary background information

2. Research and scientific activities

  • Experience of research and other scientific activities
  • Research philosophy and ethics, primary fields of research
  • Significant publications
  • Research assessments and awards
  • Activities in the academic community
  • Vision and personal development
  • Other scientific qualifications

3. Teaching and supervision

  • Experience of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and supervision 
  • Pedagogical approach and training
  • Published study materials and use of educational technology
  • Development of teaching and awards for teaching
  • Participation in the assessment and development of teaching
  • Strengths, development challenges and visions of one's teaching
  • Other teaching-related qualifications

4. Administration and other activities

  • Administrative and management duties
  • Duties in one's field outside the University
  • Active role in society
  • Publications, presentations and the dissemination of scientific knowledge through other means
  • Other significant qualifications and duties 

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