Call for Applications: Institute for Advanced Social Research (IASR): Three Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

The University of Tampere Institute for Advanced Social Research open three (3) two-year fixed-term Category III RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS starting on 1 August 2016.

Fellows in Category III (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, tutkijatohtori) must have completed a doctoral degree in the year 2012 or after. The fellowships are meant for researchers who are currently working at the University of Tampere, or for researchers who are working in a foreign university and interested in developing cooperation with researchers working at the University of Tampere. The selection criteria to be used are the applicant’s academic merits demonstrated by their application documents with emphasis on internationality.

The appointed Fellows are expected to work and take part of joint activities at the premises of the University of Tampere, and live in Finland during their research period. The Fellows are also expected to participate in the postgraduate education of their field (5% of total working hours).

The monthly salary of Category III Fellow (Postdoctoral Research Fellow) is 4,320 euros.

The following documents must be appended to the application:

  • An English-language work plan maximum 1,500 words, with the following structure:

  1. Title

  2. Abstract of no more than 70 words

  3. Background and rationale

  4. Main hypothesis and/or research questions

  5. Data and methods (especially in regard to how they support the study of the main hypothesis and/or research questions)

  6. Current phase of the project and work planned to be done during the term of one or two years

  7. Significance of the results

  8. Cooperation at the University of Tampere and elsewhere

  9. Publication plan

  10. List of maximum of 10 of the applicant’s most important publications


All three (3) documents must be attached to the online application form in the above-mentioned order as one pdf file named LastnameFirstname(IASR).pdf.

The Certificate of the Doctoral Degree must be presented before signing the employment contract.

Please submit your application and documents through the online application system in use at the university (link below: JÄTÄ HAKEMUS / APPLY FOR THIS POSITION) on 25 February 2016 at 15.45 Finnish time (UTC +02:00) at the latest.

For instructions on how to submit your application, please go to:


For further information on the posts, please contact:

Professor Risto Heiskala, Director
University of Tampere
Institute for Advanced Social Research (IASR)
Tel. +358 40 741 7518


For further information on the application process, please contact:

Ms. Marjukka Virkajärvi, Research Secretary
University of Tampere
Institute for Advanced Social Research (IASR)
Tel. +358 50 318 6697

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