Applying for teaching and research positions

At the University of Helsinki, teaching skills are assessed when recruiting teaching and research staff, as well as when applying for the title of docent. Teaching skills are assessed as a whole, taking into account pedagogical training and thinking, teaching experience and the development of teaching, experience in thesis and dissertation supervision, the ability to produce learning material, other teaching merits and a demonstration of teaching skills. A five-step scale, in which the grade of Good represents the intermediate level (Regulations on Degrees and the Protection of Students’ Rights, section 37), will be used for the assessment. The assessment of teaching skills is governed by the Regulations of the University of Helsinki.

The requirements of each assessment area are described in the assessment matrix. As the application process progresses, you will be asked to complete an e-form describing your teaching merits.

Assessment of teaching skills at the Faculty of Law (pdf)

In applications for Faculty professorships, the list of publications should comply with the Finnish national classification for publications issued by Ministry of Education and Culture.  

A Peer-reviewed scientific articles
Journal article (refereed), original research; review article, literature review, systematic review; book section, chapters in research books; conference proceedings
NB. Doctoral dissertations (articles) also listed under item G.

B Non-refereed scientific articles
Non-refereed journal article; book section; non-refereed conference proceedings

C Scientific books (monographs)
Book; edited book, conference proceedings or special issue of a journal
NB. Doctoral dissertations (monographs) also listed under item G.

D Publications intended for professional communities
Article in a trade journal; article in a professional manual or guide or professional information system, textbook material; professional conference proceedings; published development or research report or study; textbook, professional manual or guide, dictionary

E Publications intended for the general public, linked to the applicant’s research
Popularised article, newspaper article; popularised monograph

F Public artistic and design activities
Published independent work of art; public partial realisation of a work of art; public artistic performance or exhibition; model or design adopted for production/use

G Theses
Polytechnic thesis, Bachelor’s thesis, Master’s thesis, polytechnic Master’s thesis; Licentiate thesis; doctoral dissertation (monograph); doctoral dissertation (article)

H Patents and invention disclosures
Granted patent; invention disclosure

I Audiovisual material, ICT software
Audiovisual material; ICT software

For each publication, give a complete literature reference, indicating the authors and the title of the article or publication as well as the publisher.