Dear GERIF network, there is an open position for a lecturer in global education at the University of Oulu,
see Elina's e-mail below:



Dear all,
The position for a lecturer in global education is now advertised:
Kind regards,

Elina Lehtomäki
Professor, global education
Faculty of Education, Research unit: Values, ideologies and social contexts of education (VISE)
University of Oulu
P.O. BOX 8000
90014 Oulu
Tel. +358294483877

University lecturer, Educational Sciences, specifically Global Education


The University of Oulu is an international scientific community, with 15 000 students and approximately 3000 employees. The strengths of the University are wide multidisciplinary study/research interests and modern research and study environment, and good cooperation with international educational and research institutes.


Job Description and Location

The post is located in the the research unit Values, ideologies and social contexts of education (  

Within the full-time working hours (1624 hours per annum) and an annually confirmed working plan, the lecturer shall teach the faculty’s intermediate and advanced level courses, and supervise theses.

Responsibilities, Required Qualifications and Language Skills 

The lecturer will work in collaboration with the professor in Global Education, lecturer in Intercultural Education and their team. The lecturer’s responsibilities include:

  • development of the research based education and teaching in the international master’s programme Education and Globalisation (EDGLO)
  • contribution to teaching and development of the Intercultural Teacher Education (ITE) programme and other programmes of the Faculty of Education
  • supervision of master’s and doctoral theses
  • participation in the regular administration tasks related to the post
  • research related to global education.


Preferably, the lecturer’s research follows the line of the research unit VISE (Values, ideologies and social contexts of education).

University Lecturer is required to have an applicable doctoral degree and ability to provide high-quality, research-based teaching and supervise thesis work. When evaluating the merits of candidates who have applied to the positions of University Lecturer, the following will be considered: scientific work, practical knowledge of the subject if necessary, teaching experience and pedagogic education, skills to produce learning materials and other merits achieved through teaching. Good teaching skills will be proven with a teaching demonstration.

An applicant to be appointed as the lecturer shall have a doctoral degree, and relevant experience of teaching duties as well as given proof of national and international networks and collaboration in the field of research that he or she represents.

When assessing the applicant’s merits, issues taken into consideration include academic publications, teaching experience and pedagogical training, other merits achieved in the teaching profession and supervising theses. In addition, experiences in applying external funding and international activities will be taken into account.        


Salary will be set at level 5 or 6 of the demand level chart for teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. In addition, a salary component based on personal work performance will be paid (maximum of 50 % of the job-specific component). The salary is in practice roughly 3 500-4 300€ per month, depending on the appointee’s qualification and performance.

The position is scheduled to be filled as of August 1, 2020, or as agreed, and it is subject to a six monthstrial period.

Language skills must be stated clearly in the CV. In the portfolio the mastery of English as the language of instruction should be commented upon. A good command of Finnish language is an advantage and a non-Finnish speaker is encouraged to learn the language. If seen necessary, the applicants’ language skills will be tested in the interviews.

Application Procedure

Apply online latest on 22.03.2020

The following appendices shall be included with the application:

1)      A brief curriculum vitae written in English ( max. 4 pages)

2)      Teaching merits that are significant for the position should be presented in English in the form of a teaching portfolio, max. four pages, which is expected to follow the outline given in appendix 1.

3)      A brief presentation of research merits relevant to the post to be filled, and a brief research and action plan, max. two pages.

4)      A list of publications classified as follows: (1) articles in international peer-reviewed journals, (2) articles in international peer-reviewed volumes of scientific significance and articles in peer-reviewed conference proceedings, (3) articles in domestic peer-reviewed journals, (4) articles in domestic peer-reviewed volumes of scientific significance and articles in domestic peer-reviewed conference proceedings, (5) scientific monographs, (6) other scientific publications, e.g., articles in scientific journals and proceedings with no peer-review process, and in university or department publications.

The recruitment committee will interview the applicants considered best and make arrangements for demonstration lectures if deemed necessary.


Contact Information

For further information regarding this appointment process, please contact the Faculty of Education at the University of Oulu as follows:


Elina Lehtomäki, Professor

Faculty of Education, University of Oulu

tel. +358294483877

e-mail: elina.lehtomaki(at)


Kimmo Spets, HR-manager

University of Oulu

tel. +358 294 483819

e-mail: kimmo.spets (at)