Doctoral researchers 15 positions (Faculty of Social Sciences)

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The Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tampere invites applications for 15 Doctoral Researcher Positions. The duration of the position may be one to four years. Selected doctoral researchers must begin work between 1 January 2020 and 1 June 2020. 


The applicants selected in the positions will pursue a doctoral degree in one of the doctoral programs of Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Tampere. The expected duration of full-time studies is four years. Fixed-term employment contracts may be drawn up for a period of one to four years; the length of the contract depends on the doctoral researcher’s current stage of studies and the expected graduation date.

The terms of the dissertation work are defined in the doctoral researcher’s personal study and supervision plan. Annual progress reports are required. The personal study and supervision plan includes a detailed annual work schedule. 

In addition to the dissertation work, doctoral researchers are expected to teach or perform other duties related to their studies. These duties may not exceed five per cent of their total working hours. 


Candidates should have a completed higher university degree, and be already registered as a doctoral student in one of the  doctoral programs of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tampere. 

Selection is based on the following criteria:
 - Scientific quality and innovativeness of the research plan
 - Feasibility of the proposed research
 - Merits of the applicant  
- Research environment and/or support of the research group
 - Motivation letter

The salary will be based on both the job demands and the employee's personal performance in accordance with the University Salary System. According to the criteria applied to teaching and research staff, the position of a Doctoral researcher is placed on the job demands levels 2-4. In addition, employees receive performance based salary. Six-month trial period is applied to the position.

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, such as occupational health care, flexible working hours, excellent sports facilities on campus and several restaurants and cafés on campus with staff discounts. Please read more about working at Tampere University.


Please submit your application through our online recruitment system (link below). Please write your application and all the accompanying documentation in PDF format.

The closing date for applications is 9th September 2019 (at 23.59 EEST / 20.59 UTC).  Only applications by the deadline will be accepted.

Please attach the following documents to your application:

  1. Curriculum Vitae prepared according to the guidelines issued by the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity (TENK)
  2. Your research plan prepared according to the faculty quidelines.
  3. Motivation letter (max. 1 page, describes the applicant’s goals for doctoral studies)  

For more information about the positions, please contact:

research coordinator Kirsi Lumme-Sandt 

Applying starts: 2019-08-01 12:00Applying ends: 2019-09-09 23:59