Offre d’emploi – Postdoctoral researcher / Doctoral student position in medieval intellectual history

The Centre of Excellence in Reason and Religious Recognition is multidisciplinary and internationally top qualified research environment. The Centre aims to discover historical patterns and elaborate systematic models of rational recognition and mutual tolerance in religious world-views. The Centre is funded by the Academy of Finland and the University of Helsinki and hosted by the Faculty of Theology, a non-denominational academic community which educates experts in religious traditions, worldviews and values

The Centre of Excellence in Reason and Religious Recognition invites applications for a


for a period 1.10.2017–31.12.2019.


We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate whose research interests are related to medieval intellectual history in Latin tradition as well as to the overall themes and goals of the Centre of Excellence. Excellent communication skills in spoken and written English and ability to conduct independent scholarly work are also required. In addition, postdoctoral researcher is expected to teach 5–10 % and doctoral student 5 % of annual workload 1,624 hours.

The appointee to the postdoctoral researcher position must hold a doctoral degree in the field of intellectual history (e.g. in philosophy, theology, history, law, religious studies or in another field relevant to the position). The appointee to the position of doctoral student must hold a second-cycle degree and must complete his or her studies in accordance with the currently valid regulations for the doctoral programme in the field of theology or religious studies at the Faculty of Theology. If the appointee has not yet been granted the right to pursue a postgraduate degree in the field of theology or religious studies at the Faculty of Theology, he or she must receive this right before accepting the position.

The salary is based on the salary system of the Finnish universities for teaching and research staff. The annual salary range for postdoctoral researcher will be approximately 38,000–46,000 euros and for doctoral student 26,000–38,000 euros. In addition, occupational health care will be provided. The appointment starts with a probationary period of four months.

The application should include the following documents in a single PDF file: CV (with education/previous degrees obtained, prior work/research experience, information on received research funding); list of publications; abstract of the research proposal (max 250 words), research plan (max 4 pages), and names of 1–2 referees. Doctoral students are also requested to submit a study plan including a timetable (from beginning of doctoral studies to the estimated graduation).

The evaluation of application is based on the scientific merits and other academic qualifications as well as the significance of the research proposal to medieval intellectual history and the Centre’s overall goals and themes. Applicants who come into closer consideration will be interviewed via internet.

Please, submit your application together with a single PDF attachment file by August 31, 2017 through the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on the Apply link below. Internal applicants (i.e. current employees of the University of Helsinki) must submit their applications through the SAP HR portal.

More information about the Centre of Excellence can be found at: and about the Faculty of Theology can be found at:

Enquiries about the position should be addressed to Vice Director of the Centre Virpi Mäkinen: virpi.makinen(at)

Further information about the recruitment process can be obtained from HR Specialist Tiina Kärki, tiina.karki(at)

Technical support for using the recruitment system: rekrytointi(at)

Apply at latest 31.08.2017

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