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PhD Student Faculty of Educational Sciences at University of Helsinki

Applicants are invited to apply for a PhD scholarship in teacher education at University of Helsinki. Applicants should apply before June 10, 2019.

The internationally esteemed Faculty of Educational Sciences at the University of Helsinki is Finland's most diverse unit of research and teaching in educational sciences and teacher education. The aim of the Faculty's research and teaching is to optimally realise the cultural and social potential of people for the benefit of individuals and humanity.

Are you interested in positive psychology, wellbeing and general upper secondary education?

Would you like to work as a doctoral student in the Studera starkt project? The Studera starkt project invites applications for the position of DOCTORAL STUDENT for the term of 15 August 2019-30 July 2021.

The Studera starkt research project contributes to the wellbeing and resources of general upper secondary students living in areas of Finland with a large number of Swedish speakers. The project is a collaboration between the Folkhlsan Research Centre and the Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki, and funded by the Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland. The duties of the doctoral student will include project work, doctoral studies and dissertation work. The doctoral student will also provide teaching and complete other tasks.

We expect you to

o Be interested in positive education, psychology, wellbeing and general upper secondary education o Hold a master's degree in education, psychology, social psychology or a related field o Have excellent oral and written skills in Swedish and good academic writing skills in English o Have good IT skills and statistical data processing skills (Word, Excel, SPSS or similar software) o Have good organisational, planning and time management skills o Find it easy to communicate with, for example, principals, teachers and general upper secondary students o Submit your application for the right to pursue doctoral studies at the Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki, in September 2019. Knowledge of, or experience in, positive psychology, general upper secondary education, and the statistical processing and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data will be considered an asset.

The applicant selected on the basis of his or her expression of interest and interview is expected to submit an application for the right to pursue doctoral studies at the University of Helsinki in September 2019.

The monthly salary will be 2,100- 2,400, depending on the appointee's experience and scholarly qualifications. A trial period of six months will be applied.

Applications must be submitted through the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on the link below. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) must submit their applications through the SAP HR portal.

- A research plan - An academic portfolio - A list of publications Please see the instructions: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-educational-sciences/faculty/work-….

The PDF file must be named as follows: lastname_Studerastarkt.

The closing date for applications is 10 June 2019.

Further information about the position can be obtained from se Fagerlund, senior researcher, ase.fagerlund(at)folkhalsan.fi, phone: +358 44 788 3710, or from Monica Londen, university lecturer, monica.londen(at)helsinki.fi, phone: +358 50 415 5382. Further information about the recruitment process can be obtained from Anna-Maija Kostiainen, HR specialist, anna.maija-kostiainen(at)helsinki.fi. Technical support for using the recruitment system: rekrytointi(at)helsinki.fi

The Faculty of Educational Sciences is a dynamic, inspiring and international work and study environment that has invested in state-of-the-art research and teaching infrastructure. We encourage our staff to make bold and creative decisions while exercising high standards of ethical conduct in research, teaching and community relations. We provide undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education that qualifies students for both the teaching profession and other positions requiring general academic expertise. Some 600 students complete an undergraduate degree at the Faculty each year. We also offer the pedagogical studies required to qualify as a teacher to students majoring in other faculties' disciplines. Approximately 600 students studying to become a subject teacher annually complete these studies at the Faculty to obtain teaching qualifications.


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