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AISB YouTube Channel

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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Researcher positions (1 to 3 years) in all subjects, Helsinki, FINLAND

Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies

The Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies is an independent institute of 
the University of Helsinki. The purpose of the Collegium is to enhance 
scholarly excellence in the human and social sciences (including law, 
behavioural sciences and theology), to promote interaction between 
different fields of academic research and to further international 

The Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies invites applications for


for fixed terms ranging from one to three years, to begin on 1 September 
2014. The director of the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies will 
determine the number and length of the appointments on the basis of the 
applicants?? research proposals and the financial situation of the 

Appointees shall hold a doctoral degree, have evidence of scholarly 
research work as well as the ability to lead a research group and obtain 
supplementary research funding. When selecting the appointees, scholarly 
work outside Finland and evidence of international cooperation shall be 
given particular consideration. An appointee to the position of research 
director shall hold equivalent qualifications as an appointee to a 
professorship, but when considering the qualifications, special attention 
shall be paid to scientific work, the efficient leadership of a research 
group, success in obtaining external research funding and evidence of 
international research cooperation.

Successful applicants will have research experience in the human and 
social sciences as well as evidence of their ability to work in an 
international research environment of a high standard. Applicants must 
also demonstrate in their application how they plan to engage in the 
inter- and multidisciplinary cooperation conducted at the Collegium. The 
working language of the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies is 

The salary will be based on both the job requirement scheme for teaching 
and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities, and 
on the employee??s personal work performance. The appointees to the 
Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies are academics at different stages 
of their careers.

The application must be submitted electronically. The application period 
will begin on 5 August 2013 at 9.00 and end on 4 September 2013 at 15.45 
local Helsinki time. The decision on the appointments will be announced on 
5 February 2014 in the afternoon. We kindly ask that you submit any 
questions to the email address