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Multiple Helsinki postdocs for 2015 – Applications due 3 September

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 cooperation.

The Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies invites applications for


for fixed terms ranging from one to three years, to begin on 1 September 2015. 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 Collegium.

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 scholarly work, 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 English.

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. Detailed instructions for applicants will be posted on 11 June 2014 and a link to the application form on 6 August 2014 on the website of the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies. The website can be found at The application period will begin on 6 August 2014 at 9.00 am and end on 3 September 2014 at 3.45 pm local Helsinki time. The decision on the appointments will be announced on 4 February 2015 in the afternoon. We kindly ask that you submit any questions to the email address