Applying for Title of Docent at Turku School of Economics

The University of Turku may grant 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.

 

A free-form application in writing is directed at the Rector of the University of Turku, but it is delivered to the HR-Specialist Taina Karjalainen preferably scanned and signed (taina.karjalainen(a)utu.fi) or to address: Turku School of Economics Service Point, 20014 TURUN YLIOPISTO.

 

Before submitting the application, it is recommended that the applicant discusses the application with the head of the applicable department or professors in the discipline/field. Department representatives are best placed to evaluate whether it is necessary to name new docents in the field. The discussions should also touch upon the docent’s title.

Instructions for applying for the title of docent

Scientific qualifications

 

As regards scientific competence, a docent shall have comprehensive knowledge in his or her own field and a capacity for independent research work demonstrated through publication or some other manner. In evaluating scientific competence, the person applying for a docentship must meet the discipline-specific minimum requirements as regards publications. In all cases, the applicant must demonstrate scientific publications at least to the extent of two doctoral theses from areas related to the operation and profile and meeting the scientific requirements of Turku School of Economics. The discipline-specific minimum requirements may also be higher than this.

 

Skills in teaching

 

Good teaching skills are required of a docent.

 

Application

A free-form application in writing is directed at the Rector of the University of Turku, but it is delivered to the Faculty Services Manager Sanna Kuusjarvi preferably in scanned and signed (sanna.kuusjarvi(a)utu.fi) or to address: Turku School of Economics Service Point, 20014 TURUN YLIOPISTO.

 

Before submitting the application, it is recommended that the applicant discusses the application with the head of the applicable department or professors in the discipline/field. Department representatives are best placed to evaluate whether it is necessary to name new docents in the field. The discussions should also touch upon the docent’s title.

 

Application attachments

 

1. CV

2. List of publications

3. List of the publications and other works (numbered, the maximum number of items is 10) which the applicant wishes to highlight to prove his/her qualifications and merits

4. Academic portfolio

 

Experts

The faculty asks one of the faculty’s professors in the field to propose experts to evaluate the applicant’s scientific merits. Usually two experts are appointed. The provisions of the Administrative Law (434/2003) 27 – 28 § hold as regards the experts’ bias. The experts

are selected from outside the University of Turku.

 

As soon as all expert statements have been received at Turku School of Economics the document will become public,

 

Making the proposal to the Rector

After receiving the statements, the Council of TSE evaluates the applicant’s eligibility and

makes the proposal to grant the applicant the title of docent to the Rector of the University of Turku. The assumption is that the experts have evaluated the applicant to be academically competent without question. The title of docent is granted by the Rector of the University of Turku.

 

Additional information

Further information concerning the procedure can be obtained from the Faculty Services Manager Ms. Sanna Kuusjärvi sanna.kuusjarvi(a)utu.fi

 

> See instructions in more detail (pdf)

 

 

Instructions for giving a trial lecture