Senior lecturer for Psychology
Jyväskylä University Department of Psychology

Senior lecturer, 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 lecturer, Psychology from 1 January 2020 or as soon as possible there after for five years temporary position.


The Department of Psychology undertakes significant, internationally recognised research. The research areas at the Department relate to human development, learning, and psychological interventions.


The position is linked to the department’s clinical psychology and psychotherapy research area.


The position is situated at the department of psychology and it is closely linked to the University’s core field of Learning, teaching and interaction as well as the upcoming University strategy that aims at creating competence and wellbeing for the individual. The senior lecturer is expected to strengthen the research profile of the Department of Psychology in the field of clinical psychology and psychotherapy, especially in research on interaction in psychological interventions. In addition, the lecturer is expected to conduct high quality research according to international standards and to contribute to research and teaching collaboration within the faculty of Education and Psychology and between the University’s different faculties.


The emphasis in the position is in teaching and research of clinical psychology and psychotherapy. The position is teaching based and the Senior Lecturer must especially contribute in development and implementation of professional expertise teaching. Furthermore, the applicant is expected to contribute to the development of research based psychotherapy training. The applicant is required to have knowledge of and experience in Finnish psychological professional practices and good co-operation skills. Senior lecturer 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. Proficiency in Finnish is required in the teaching and research positions of the University of Jyväskylä. However, when considered appropriate, the University may grant exemption from the language proficiency requirements.


The senior lecturer's job-specific salary component is based on the job demands levels 5-7 (2935,55 €/month - 3946,50 €/month) according to the salary system concerning teaching and research staff at universities. In addition, a personal performance-based salary component amounting to 6-50% of the job-specific salary component.


A trial period of six months will be used when the position is first filled.


For further information, please contact Head of Department, Professor Juha Holma,


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


Please attach the following documents to the online application form:


1) Curriculum vitae (CV) which is to be written in accordance with good scientific practice and the following CV template:

2) A short motivation letter (free-form)

3) A list of publications

4) A brief written account of pedagogical training and teaching merits (teaching portfolio)

5) A brief (2-3 pages) written account of the applicant’s scientific research and merits in scientific activities


Applications must be submitted by using the online application by the application deadline 31

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