The Faculty of Science, Forestry and Technology, Department of Physics and Mathematics

The University of Eastern Finland is inviting applications for a University Lecturer position (mathematics) at the Department of Physics and Mathematics in Joensuu. The position will be filled from 1st of June 2024 (or as agreed).

Please find more information below and submit your application no later than 19 of April 2024.

Role and salary

We are seeking a skilled and inspiring University Lecturer to the Department of Physics and Mathematics at the Faculty of Science, Forestry, and Technology. The field of teaching and research of the University Lecturer is Mathematics. The position will be located on the Joensuu Campus.

The field of teaching and research of the University Lecturer must be in a field of mathematics that is relevant to the department’s research profile. The duties include conducting research in the field, acquiring research resources, training researchers, and operating in cooperation networks in the field. The responsibility for developing mathematics teaching through international agreements in the field and coordination of international affairs are highlighted in the post. The University Lecturer will give teaching at basic, intermediate and advanced levels and supervise academic theses, and will also assess and develop education and continuous learning. The languages of instruction and supervision at the department are Finnish and English. The language of instruction in the post is English.

The position will be filled from 1st of June 2024 (or as agreed). A probationary period is applied to all new members of the UEF staff.

The salary of the position is determined in accordance with the salary system of the Finnish universities. The salary comprises two elements: a job-related salary element and a personal salary element. In this position, the job-related salary element is based on levels 5 - 7 of the job requirement chart for teaching and research staff. The personal salary element can be a maximum of 50 % of the job-related salary element. Depending on the job-related salary element and the personal salary element, the salary will be approximately EUR 3730–5010 /month at the beginning of the employment relationship.

Our requirements and expectations


  • a relevant doctoral degree in the field of mathematics or other relevant field,
  • good teaching skills,
  • excellent oral and written proficiency in the English language (language of instruction is English).

Teaching skills are evaluated based on the documents submitted by the applicant. The evaluation of teaching skills focuses on your teaching and supervising experience, as well as your views related to the planning and implementation of teaching, which you present in your teaching portfolio (see the required attachments for the application).

The following will be considered as advantage:

  • academic publications,
  • experience in applying externally funded research projects,
  • experience in supervising postgraduate students.

Your benefits

You will have access to the university’s staff benefits, including
• opportunity for flexible multi-location work
• extensive occupational health care
• broad selection of staff training
• staff discount on lunch in our campus restaurants, as well as on a range of other services  
• affordable sports services and tax-free bike benefit 

Please read more in the Work at UEF section on our website.  

You will have an opportunity to work in an interesting, meaningful and diverse role as part of our international, creative, participatory and inclusive academic community.

Enjoy your life in Finland! Known for its cleanliness, welfare know-how, modern technology and superb education system, Finland is an exotic and safe country to work in. Please visit the Life in Finland section on our website to learn more.

How to apply?

Submit your application by using our electronic application form no later than 19 of April 2024 by 24:00 (midnight) Finnish time (UTC+3).

Please note that you must include the following appendices in your application

  • CV,
  • a list of publications,
  • a portfolio of teaching merits (the Faculty of Science, Forestry and Technology -> Instructions for preparing a portfolio of teaching merits),
  • copies of your academic degree certificates / diplomas and copies of certificates / diplomas relating to your language proficiency, if not indicated in the academic degree certificates / diplomas.If your diploma is not in English, Finnish or Swedish, an official English translation must be provided. All translations must be issued either by the awarding educational institution or an authorised translator. Each page of the official translation must bear the translator’s stamp and/or signature. Official translations must be accurate translations of the original documents. Translations made by the applicants themselves are not accepted,
  • a short written description (2-4 pages) of the merits and activities relevant to the post, including the applicant’s views on how to develop research and teaching in the field. The linkage of the applicant’s research with the department's research must be included in the description,
  • other documents to demonstrate the applicant’s merits for the position.


For further information on the position, please contact Deputy Head of Department, Professor Risto Korhonen, phone: +358 50 442 2684, e-mail:

For further information on the application procedure, please contact Human Resources Secretary Iiris Korhonen, tel. +358 29 445 8302. e-mail:

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 1.6.2024 or as agreed
Salary General collective agreement for universities
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Joensuu
County Pohjois-Karjala
Country Finland
Reference number 2221/01.01.03/2024
  • Risto Korhonen, +358504422684
Published 28.Mar.2024
Last application date 19.Apr.2024

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