Open Vacancies
Turku Institute for Advanced Studies (TIAS) invites applications for 10 Postdoctoral and 12 Collegium Researcher positions

The following calls will open on Monday 12 February and close by 13 April 2018:

-Five (5) Postdoctoral Researcher positions for three-year period starting from 1 January 2019 (apply here)

-Five (5) Postdoctoral Researcher positions for three-year period starting from 1 January 2020 (apply here)

-Six (6) Collegium Researcher positions for three-year period starting from 1 January 2019 (apply here)

-Six (6) Collegium Researcher positions for three-year period starting from 1 January 2020 (apply here)

TIAS promotes cutting-edge interdisciplinary university research in the humanities and social science including studies in arts and literature, cultural studies, history, archaeology, languages, linguistics, speech and language pathology, business studies, economics, education, law, philosophy, political science, psychology, social policy, social work, sociology and research methodologies. TIAS is supported by the faculties of Education, Humanities, Law and Social Sciences and the Turku School of Economics, and its researchers span these disciplines.

TIAS will appoint researchers for two different positions: Postdoctoral Researchers and Collegium Researchers. TIAS selects researchers through an international call for applications and rigorous review process. This call for applications is open to all researchers in the respective fields. However, tenured professors are not eligible. Successful candidates must provide evidence of their ability to work in an interdisciplinary research environment of high international standard. All applicants must have a doctoral degree at the point of application.

TIAS selects researchers on the basis of external evaluations. In the selection process, particular attention is paid to the quality of the candidate’s research proposal and their international collaborations. TIAS researchers are located in departments which act as hosts to the research. Applicants must have a letter of commitment from one of the departments at the University of Turku stating that it undertakes to serve as the site of the research and provide the researcher with the necessary support. Please see detailed guidance on this in the Instruction for Applicants.

TIAS aims to support the research priorities of the University of Turku, which consist of six thematic collaborations: 1) Biofuture 2) Digital futures 3) Cultural memory and social change 4) Children, young people and learning 5) Drug development and diagnostics 6) Sea and maritime studies. Applicants are requested to demonstrate a linkage between their research and these thematic collaborations.

TIAS researchers’ salaries are determined in accordance with the university salary system for teaching and research personnel. The salary for Postdoctoral Researcher positions corresponds to a requirement level 5 and personal performance level 4 euro-denominated salary (3 326, 61 €/ month). The salary for Collegium Researcher positions corresponds to a requirement level 7 and personal performance level 4 euro-denominated salary (4 471, 39 €/ month). Progress in the researcher's personal performance can be taken into account when determining the salary during their employment at the University.

For more information on applying, please contact the TIAS Director, Professor Martin Cloonan: martin.cloonan@utu.fi or the TIAS Coordinator, Marko Ahteensuu: tias-haku@utu.fi.

The closing date for applications is 13th April 2018 (23.59.59; GMT +2h). Applications must be submitted via the University of Turku’s the electronic application form, a link to specific Calls can be found above (“apply here”).
 
Instructions for Applicants can be found here.
 
The University of Turku has been recognised by the Times Higher Education World University Ranking as Finland's most international university (see here).
 
For the University's services for international staff, please see here.
 
​Please note that the working language of TIAS is English.
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