Professor in Environmental Research

Professor in Environmental Research

Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki

Lammi, Finland

The University of Helsinki is an international scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers. It is one of the leading multidisciplinary research universities and ranks among the top 100 international universities in the world.

We are an equal opportunity employer and offer an attractive and diverse workplace in an inspiring environment with a variety of development opportunities and benefits.

The Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences ( is Finland’s most high-profile and extensive hub of research and teaching in the field. The Faculty educates experts to meet the needs of universities, research institutes, government, schools and the business sector.

The Faculty is comprised of three research programmes: Ecosystems and Environment, ( Organismal and Evolutionary Biology, and Molecular and Integrative Biosciences.

The Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences also has biological stations at Kilpisjärvi, in Lapland, and Lammi, in Southern Finland, as well as a Zoological station at Tvärminne on the coast of the Baltic Sea (

Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences invites applications for a 5-year position of


starting on the 1 of August, 2019 (or by mutual agreement). This position is located at the Lammi Biological Station (

We seek an internationally competitive researcher with a strong academic track-record in environmental research. The duties of the professorship include, in particular, environmental research related to aquatic environments and the development of research activities conducted at the Lammi Biological Station, which offers world class facilities for ecological and aquatic research and education. The appointee should be familiar with new research methods (e.g. big data, continuous measurements, stable isotopes) and be able to combine these methods with a new creative way.

The appointee is also expected to contribute to the supervision of theses and dissertations, as well as planning and implementing, in cooperation with the Faculty, teaching for students of the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences.

We appreciate merits indicating success in social interactions with relevant stakeholders. The appointee is responsible for advancing opportunities in developing the Kanta-Häme region into a competence and innovation cluster for sustainable development, the natural resources field and bioeconomics in collaboration with other regional research and education organisations and authorities, as well as participating in the activities of the Vanajavesi Centre (

There is no requirement for foreign citizens, non-native Finnish citizens or citizens who have not been educated in Finnish or Swedish to be proficient in Finnish. To successfully attend to the duties of the position, the appointee must have good skills in English

Annual gross salary for full professor is 64,000 – 96,000 euros.
Standard Finnish pension benefits and occupational health care are provided for University employees.

Finland is a member of the EU, has high quality free schooling (also in English), generous family benefits and healthcare, and was recently ranked as the best country in the world for expat families and in the world’s top ten most livable cities. The University of Helsinki is a top 100 ranked university in most ranking lists, and is currently investing heavily in life sciences research (see

Applicants are requested to enclose with their applications the following documents in English:
1) CV
2) A report (max. 3 pages) on the applicant’s previous research activities and funding, and a plan for how the applicant intends to develop their research and focus their activities in the future
3) A report (max. 3 pages) of experience and merits which are of relevance for the evaluation of teaching skills (
4) A numbered list of publications in English and other works with which the applicant wishes to demonstrate their competence and merits, with five most important publications highlighted with brief explanations.

Or, alternatively, an academic portfolio ( containing the above documents and information.

Applications must be submitted through the University’s electronic recruitment system by clicking on the link below. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) must submit their applications through the SAP HR portal. The deadline for applications is 31st March, 2019.

Further information:
• On the position and on the research environment: Director of the Lammi Biological Station Janne Sundell, janne.sundell(at)
• On the recruitment process: HR Specialist Harri Hamara, harri.hamara (at)
• Technical support for using the recruitment system: rekrytointi (at)

Please apply via recruiter’s website.