University of Turku

University Teacher in English, fixed-term

2024-04-16 (Europe/Helsinki)
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Faculty of Humanities, University of Turku invites applications for a position of contract-based, fixed term University Teacher in English for 1.8.2024–31.7.2025. This is due to substitution.

The Department of English is part of the School of Languages and Translation Studies (SLTS), an international teaching and research centre. The areas of strength of the Department of English are discourse linguistics, historical linguistics and philology, postcolonial literary studies, second language learning, and translation studies.

Job description

The job of University Teacher involves

  • teaching and supervision in linguistics of basic, intermediate, and advanced studies in English, including teaching grammar
  • other teaching duties, e.g. English oral and written language skills and academic writing
  • independent scientific research
  • academic advising of students
  • participation in curriculum and research development, student admission process, and other administrative duties

Who we are looking for

Qualifications and requirements

The eligibility criteria for prospective applicants are defined in the University of Turku’s rules of procedure.

In accordance with the eligibility criteria for University Teacher, the applicant should have

  • an applicable MA degree
  • good teaching skills

Successful performance in the post of University Teacher requires

  • excellent proficiency in English
  • excellent interaction skills
  • experience in university level of teaching in English as major subject

When assessing the merits of the applicants we will take into account

  • extensive familiarity with the field of the task
  • pedagogical training
  • the ability to produce learning material and the ability for versatile teaching

We value equality and diversity in our work community and encourage qualified applicants, regardless of background, to apply for our open positions.


We offer you responsible and interesting tasks and the opportunity to develop your professional skills in a versatile operating environment. We take care of your well-being at work and the functionality of your everyday life with the help of our well-being services.

Please read more about University of Turku as an employee from our Come work with us! pages.

The European Commission has awarded the University of Turku the right to use the HR Excellence in Research logo. The logo is a token of the University's commitment to continuous development of the position and working conditions of researchers according to the guidelines set forth in the European Charter for Researchers. 

The university offers good support and orientation for international hires. Please learn more about the Finnish culture and relocation to Finland:

Salary and trial period

The salary for the position of University Lecturer is determined on the basis of job demand assessment levels 4–6, so the job demand component would be 2,775–3,747 €/month. There is an additional component based on personal based on personal performance that is at least 6% of the job demand component. The salary is in the beginning of the employment typically approximately 3,560 €/month. The salary will be specified and negotiated when preparing the employment contract.

The position has a trial period of six (6) months.

How to apply

Please submit your application through our online recruitment system. The closing date for applications is 16.4.2024 at 16.00 (EEST GMT+3 / at 13:00 UTC).

The application and the attachments should be written either in Finnish or in English.

Your application must include the following:

  • a CV
  • an academic portfolio
  • a list of publications (grouped according to the Academy of Finland guidelines)
  • copies of degree certificates
  • other documents verifying the applicant’s competence and qualifications

The CV, academic portfolio and list of publications should follow the guidelines of the University of Turku.

The top candidates will be interviewed.

Further information

For additional information on the position, please contact Professor Marjut Johansson

For further information on the recruitment process, please contact HR Specialist Maija Österlund.

School of Languages and Translation Studies

The School of Languages and Translation Studies (SLT) is an international teaching and research centre that trains various types of experts in languages, cultures and communication. Our research focuses on different phenomena in languages and cultures, such as multilingualism and language contacts during different times and eras, interaction and variation, language and cognition, translation, as well as literary studies.
The Faculty of Humanities at the University of Turku aims to develop its surrounding society by training experienced, open-minded and critical experts for the societal needs of both Finland and the world. Our task is to act as the maintainers and promoters of civilisation. The Faculty operates in two locations, in Turku and Pori.

The University of Turku is an inspiring and international academic community of 25,000 students and staff in Southwest Finland. We build a sustainable future with multidisciplinary research, education, and collaboration. With us, your work will have a significant impact and relevance in the changing world.

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Location: Arcanuminkuja 1, Turku

Information for the applicant

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Job details

University Teacher in English, fixed-term
Arcanuminkuja 1, Turku Turku, Finland
Application deadline
2024-04-16 16:00 (Europe/Helsinki)
2024-04-16 15:00 (CET)
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