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University Lecturer in English (fixed-term)

Published date 11 months ago
Posted: 11 months ago
Company University of Turku
Company: University of Turku
End date June 8, 2023
Due date: June 8, 2023
Location Turku
Location: Turku

The University of Turku is an inspiring and international academic community of 25,000 students and staff in Southwest Finland. We build a sustainable future with multidisciplinary research, education, and collaboration. With us, your work will have a significant impact and relevance in the changing world. 


Faculty of Humanities, University of Turku invites applications for the position of contract-based University Lecturer in English in the School of Languages and Translation Studies, Department of English, from 1 September 2023 until 31 May 2024.

The School of Languages and Translation Studies (SLTS) is an international teaching and research centre that trains various types of experts in languages, cultures and communication, such as teachers, translators, language experts and researchers.  We excel in teaching and research collaboration.

The Department of English is part of the School of Languages and Translation Studies. The areas of strength of the Department of English are discourse studies and linguistics, historical and philological studies of English, postcolonial literary studies, second language acquisition, and translation studies.


University Lecturer (English Linguistics)

In accordance with the university research career model, the position of University Lecturer is a third stage career position. The qualification requirements of the position are described in the University of Turku Rules of Procedure. Teaching in the position has included the responsibilities of courses related to discourse linguistics at the MA and BA levels.


The position of University Lecturer entails 

-          teaching in English discourse studies

-          MA theses supervision

-          independent scientific research

-          academic advising

-          participation in curriculum development

-          student admission duties


Requirements and qualifications

Candidates are required to have

-          a PhD in the field of English linguistics (preferably in a discourse analysis)

-          the ability to give high-quality university level teaching

-          the ability to supervise theses


Successful performance in the position requires

-          excellent proficiency in English

-          experience in university level of teaching in English as major subject

-          good interaction skills


When assessing the merits of the applicants we consider

-          the quality of scientific work (publications, success in securing research funding)

-          expertise in the field in question

-          teaching experience

-          pedagogical education

-          ability to produce study materials

-          other teaching merits


We offer

-          an interesting job with responsibilities, and an opportunity to develop your expertise in a diverse work environment.


Salary and trial period

The salary is in accordance with the universities’ salary system for teaching and research personnel. The work-specific salary component is on the job demands assessment levels 5–7. There is an additional component based on personal performance that is typically 6–17% at the beginning of contract. The salary for the position depends on prior experience and qualifications, and will in the beginning of the employment be approximately 3,339–4,955 €/month. The salary level will be set when drafting the contract.


The trial period will be three months.


Application guidelines

The application document should be accompanied with the following appendices:

-          CV

-          an academic portfolio

-          a list of publications (grouped according to the Academy of Finland guidelines)

-          copies of degree certificates

-          other documents verifying the applicant’s competence and qualifications.


The academic portfolio should follow the guidelines of the University of Turku. Follow the link:


Applications must be submitted no later than on Thursday 8 June 2023 at 23:59 EEST, using the eRekry online application system. Link to the application system is at the beginning of this announcement (Apply for the job) and on


The application and the enclosures should be either in Finnish or English. The top candidates will be interviewed.


Additional information

For further information about the position, please contact: Head of the School of Languages and Translation Studies, Professor Marjut Johansson,

With questions about the application process, please contact: HR specialist Maija Österlund,


We value equality and diversity in our work community and encourage qualified applicants, regardless of background, to apply for our open positions. Read more about us as an employer on the “Come Work with Us!” page.