Postdoctoral Researcher in Law


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THE FACULTY OF LAW, UNIVERSITY OF TURKU INVITES applications for 1–2 positions of Fixed-Term Postdoctoral Researchers in Law

The Faculty of Law is a modern research and educational community. It is an encouraging and innovative academic community in which the interaction between students, teachers, researchers and administrative staff is easy and uncomplicated. The production of the new research information and the training of the new experts are core tasks of the Faculty. See more information

Job description

The main responsibility of a Postdoctoral Researcher is to conduct independent scientific research. In addition, a Postdoctoral Researcher’s responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate level teaching, educational planning and other duties related to teaching. Postdoctoral Researcher participates in research fund-raising and the implementation of research projects.

The purpose of the positions of Postdoctoral Researcher in Law is to build the competence of fresh Doctors of Law, or Doctors who hold a doctorate within another relevant field, as professional researcher. Person selected for the position of Postdoctoral Researcher shall have an appropriate doctoral degree, successfully completed by the end of the application period, but no more than five (5) years having passed since the completion of the degree. While counting the five-year period, maternity/paternal leaves and military service will not be taken into account.

The positions are not bound to subjects or subject groups. This application round covers all branches of law.


A person selected for the position of Postdoctoral Researcher is required to have a doctoral degree, the ability for independent scientific research and the teaching competence necessary for the task. The qualification requirements of the position are described in the rules of procedure of the University of Turku.

In the selection of Postdoctoral Researcher the personal research plan is taken into account. It may be personal or a plan of a wider research project of the applicant. The recruitment emphasizes the association of the research plan and applicant's research with the research conducted in the Faculty, his or her ability to support and strengthen it, his or her ability to establish novel and developable research areas as well as produce high-quality peer-reviewed publications. Additionally, emphasis is placed on the network brought along by the applicant, research funding, internationality as well as the societal impact of the research. The educational needs of the Faculty will be taken into account in the selection.

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We offer you responsible and interesting tasks and the opportunity to develop your expertise in a versatile operating environment. We take care of your well-being at work and the functionality of your everyday life, for example through our well-being services. Read more about us as an employer: Come work with us!


The salary is in accordance with the University salary system for teaching and research personnel, levels 5-6, where the position-specific salary component is 3 000,49–3 498,98 euros per month. In addition, a personal work performance component will be paid. The personal work performance component is 6– 50% of the task specific salary component.

Trial period

The post is subject to a six month trial period.

How to apply

The application should include

1) a curriculum vitae in accordance with Faculty practice:

2) an academic portfolio in accordance with the guidelines of the University of Turku:

3) a list of publications in accordance with the guidelines of the Faculty of Law:

4) a research plan, which can be either personal or project-related with a maximum length of 10 pages

5) motivation letter

6) copie(s) of degree certificate(s) (if degree(s) are not completed at the University of Turku)

7) other documents related to the applicant’s competence and qualifications.

Applications must be submitted by through the online application system on March 24, 2022 (23:59) at latest. The link to the online application system is in the beginning of this Call for Application (”Apply for the job”).

Further information

Further information may be obtained from Dean Anne Kumpula anne.kumpula(a) For practical matters concerning the application process and electronic application system, please contact Head of Faculty Administration, nokake (at)

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