Senior lecturer for Developmental Psychology
Jyväskylä University Department of Psychology

Senior lecturer, Developmental Psychology




Our naturally beautiful campus in the Jyväskylä city centre is home to a dynamic multidisciplinary research university – a modern, open and collaborative community of 2,500 experts and 15,000 students seeking answers to the pivotal questions of today and tomorrow.It was here, in 1863, that Finnish-language teacher education began. Since then, the University of Jyväskylä has been serving the future.The dialogue between research, education and society is our driving force.We cherish this balance of research and education, and work to promote open thinking. We kindle the skills, knowledge and passion to live wisely for the best of humanity.


The Department of Psychology is currently seeking to recruit staff to the position of


Senior researcher, Developmental Psychology, from 1st January 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter for five years temporary position.


The position is linked to the department’s developmental psychology research, particularly in the following key research areas: Motivation, learning, and growth environments and Family research.


The position is situated at the department of psychology and it is closely linked to the University’s core field of Learning, teaching and environments of development as well as the upcoming University strategy that aims at creating competence and wellbeing for the individual. The university researcher is expected to strengthen the research profile of the Department of Psychology in the field of developmental psychology, especially in research on motivation, learning and growth environments and/or family research.


The teaching assignments include lectures and other courses in the basic and more advanced level related to the field of developmental psychology. The applicant is expected to participate in the development and execution of teaching duties within the area of developmental psychology in close collaboration with the Finnish University Network of Psychology (Psykonet). Senior researcher supervises Bachelor’s and Master’s Theses and is expected to acquire supplementary funding for doctoral and post-doc researchers.


The duties, eligibility requirements and language skills are defined in the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines. University teaching and research positions require a full command of the teaching language, Finnish. When considered appropriate, the university can grant exemption from the language proficiency requirements. Applicant is required to have an ability to teach in English.


A Senior Researcher’s job-specific salary component is based on the job demands level 05-07 according to the salary system concerning teaching and research personnel at universities (2935,55-3946,50 €/month). In addition, a personal performance-based salary component amounting to 6-50% of the job-specific salary component.


Six months trial period is applied to the filling of the position.


For more Information, please contact: Head of Department, Juha Holma, p. +358408053488,


To find useful information about the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä and living in Finland, see the University's International Staff Guide.


The application should include the following appendices in English and the name of the applicant must be mentioned in the file name:


1) Motivation letter


2) Curriculum vitae, composed according to good scientific practice


3) Numbered list of publications covering all the scientific and other publications of the applicant


4) Teaching portfolio, i.e. short explanation of applicant’s pedagogical studies and teaching merits


5) Short (2-3 pages) explanation of applicant’s research activities and research plan and how his/her research complies with of the department’s main research areas.


6) Information about a given trial lecture


The closing date for the applications is July 31st 2019.


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