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The Faculty of Theology is the largest of the three theological units in

    Finland and has one of the highest numbers of theology students in

    Europe. The Faculty is a non-denominational academic community.

    Its mission is to conduct research on religion and its various

    manifestations, provide research-based teaching, and engage in national

    and international social debate. International assessments have found

    that the research conducted at the Faculty is of a high quality, and the

    Faculty cooperates actively with equivalent top-level research units.

     From 2014 to 2019, the Faculty operates two Centres of Excellence by

    the Academy of Finland.

    The Faculty of Theology at the University of Helsinki invites

    applications for a permanent position of


    in the Study of Religions to begin on 1 August 2018.

    The university lecturer will provide teaching and supervision at all

    levels of study with a special focus on Islamic theology. The applicant

    should have expertise in two or preferably in several of the following

    topics: Qur’anic studies and interpretative traditions; Islamic

    hermeneutics; Islamic thought and culture; Islam in Europe; Islam in

    everyday life; Islam and gender.

    The university lecturer is also expected to carry out independent

    academic research, supervise and examine theses and dissertations, and

    attend to administrative and other duties jointly agreed upon. The

    position to be filled focuses on teaching, mainly at the Bachelor’s and

    Master’s levels. Thus it requires active engagement in the development

    of teaching.

    The study of religions is a joint discipline of the Faculty of Theology

    and the Department of World Cultures of the Faculty of Arts. It has two

    professors and three university lecturers. Further information about the

    discipline is available at

    The appointee is expected to possess an applicable doctoral degree, to

    have the ability to provide high quality research-based teaching and to

    supervise theses and dissertations. Non-Finnish-speaking appointee is

    required to begin studying Finnish one year from the beginning of the

    employment at the latest. To successfully fulfil the duties of the

    position, the appointee must also have good English skills and

    preferably a command of Arabic language, as well as expertise in both

    textual and ethnographic research methods.

    When assessing the qualifications of the applicants, attention will be

    paid to scientific publications and other research results of scientific

    value, teaching experience and pedagogical training, the ability to

    produce learning material, other teaching merits and a teaching

    demonstration. Particular attention will be paid to the applicant’s

    teaching skills.

    The salary will be based on levels 5–7 of the requirement scheme for

    teaching and research positions in the salary system of Finnish

    universities. In addition, the appointee will receive a salary component

    based on personal work performance. The initial monthly salary will be

    in the range of €3.100 – €4.200 (annual €38.750 – €52.500), depending on

    the appointee’s qualifications. In addition, occupational health care

    will be provided. The appointment starts with a trial period of four months.

    Applications should include the following enclosures in a single PDF file:

    – A development plan

    – An academic portfolio based on the University’s instructions:…

    – A complete list of publications

    Please, submit your application together with a single PDF attachment

    file on November 12, 2017 at the latest through the University of

    Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on the Apply link

    below. Internal applicants (i.e. current employees of the University of

    Helsinki) must submit their applications through the SAP HR portal


    More information about the Faculty of Theology can be found at: Inquiries about the

    position should be addressed to Dean Ismo Dunderberg:

    ismo.dunderberg(at) Further information about the

    recruitment process can be obtained from HR Specialist Eeva Harju,

    eeva.harju(at) Technical support for using the recruitment


    Apply at latest 12.11.2017

    Ap­ply link:…

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