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University of Tampere Institute for Advanced Social Research Two-year Research Fellowships 2018-2019, Finland


February 15, 2018

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The University of Tampere Institute for Advanced Social Research (IASR) invites applications for two (2) two-year fixed-term Category III RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS starting on 1 August 2018.

The IASR is an advanced study centre promoting excellent international and interdisciplinary research on society from versatile disciplinary backgrounds. It is part of the University of Tampere, which is in the process of merging with the Tampere University of Technology to form the new Tampere University in 2019. Research and teaching in the new university will focus on society, health, and technology, and the interfaces of these fields.

Fellows in Category III (Postdoctoral Fellow, tutkijatohtori) must have completed a doctoral degree in the year 2014 or after. The fellowships are meant for researchers who are currently working at the University of Tampere or for researchers who are interested in developing cooperation with researchers working at the University of Tampere. The former IASR Fellows can be appointed if at the beginning of their new research period five (5) years have passed since the end of the previous research period. The selection criteria to be used are the applicant’s academic merits demonstrated by their application documents with emphasis on internationality.

The appointed Fellows are expected to work and take part in joint activities at the premises of the University of Tampere and live in Finland during the research period. The Fellows are also expected to participate in the postgraduate education of their field (5% of total working hours).

The monthly salary of Category III Fellow (Postdoctoral Research Fellow) is 4,320euros.

The following documents must be appended to the application:

  • An English-language work plan, maximum 1,700 words, with the following structure:

1. Title

2. Abstract of no more than 70 words, followed by a word count of the work plan including the title, abstract and list of references

3. Background and rationale

4. Main hypothesis and/or research questions

5. Data and methods (especially in regard to how they support the study of the main hypothesis and/or research questions)

6. Current phase of the project and work planned to be done during the term of two years

7. Significance of the results

8. Cooperation at the University of Tampere and elsewhere

9. Publication plan

10. List of maximum of 10 references

  • An English-language CV, maximum length five (5) pages, compiled in accordance with a model curriculum vitae drafted by the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity  or including the corresponding information
  • An full list of publications, prepared in accordance with the recommendation of the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, which is used by the Academy of Finland or including the corresponding information. Applicants should clearly indicate (in bold) the ten most important publications in terms of the work plan.

All three (3) documents must be attached to the online application form in the above-mentioned order as one pdf file named LastnameFirstname(IASR).pdf (maximum size 5 Mb).

The Certificate of the Doctoral Degree must be presented before signing the employment contract.

Please submit your application and documents through the online application system in use at the university (link below: JÄTÄ HAKEMUS or APPLY FOR THIS POSITION) on 15 February 2018 at 15.45 Finnish time (UTC +02:00) at the latest. 

For further information on the posts, please contact:

Professor Risto Heiskala, Director

University of Tampere

Institute for Advanced Social Research (IASR)


Tel. +358 40 741 7518

For further information on the application process, please contact:

Ms. Marjukka Virkajärvi, Research Secretary

University of Tampere

Institute for Advanced Social Research (IASR)


Tel. +358 50 318 6697

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" green button below.

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January 23, 2018


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