Junior Lecturer in Pedagogy

University of Tartu

Junior Lecturer in Pedagogy

Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Education

The University of Tartu is the biggest and oldest centre of academic life in Estonia - we have over 4,000 employees and 14,000 students. The unique intellectual atmosphere and fine living and working environment that characterise Tartu have attracted prominent scientists and experts for almost 400 years. Join the university family!

Duties and responsibilities
  • Teaching in the basic module of teacher training and practice subjects, including preparing and conducting lectures, seminars and practicums at the first two levels of higher education.
  • Supervising Bachelor’s and Master’s theses.
  • Participating in admission and defense committees.
  • Participating in the research, development and creative activities in the field of educational sciences and of the institute.
  • Popularizing the field of study.
  • Research in the volume equivalent to at least 1/3 of a doctoral thesis in five years (at the workload of 1,0).
  • Continuous professional development to enhance teaching, supervising, research, and development skills.

Required qualifications
Master's degree or an equivalent qualification.

Required experience
  • Candidates must be qualified to teach the subjects of their specialism on the first two levels of higher education and supervise students.
  • Candidates should have readiness to do research and development work in the field of educational sciences.
  • Candidates should have the knowledge of modern study aids and learning methods and the knowledge of their development opportunities.

Required language skills
Excellent command in Estonian and English sufficient for professional communication and research.

Additional information on remuneration
Remuneration based on UT salary rules.
Number of vacancies

Documents required for applying
  1. A letter of application to the Rector.
  2. A curriculum vitae.
  3. A list of research publications (if necessary, enclosing copies or offprints of more important publications).
  4. A copy of a document (including its annexes) which shows the candidate to hold the required qualification (with authorized translation into Estonian, English or Russian if the credential is not in Estonian, English, Russian, Finnish, Swedish, French, Italian, Ukrainian and Belarussian languages). A candidate can be required to submit the original or a certified copy of the document (including its annexes) showing the candidate to hold the required qualification. If the candidate has acquired the higher education in question abroad, he or she may be required to submit an assessment issued by the Academic Recognition Information Centre (the Estonian ENIC/NARIC) of his or her qualification in respect of the qualification requirements for the position.
  5. Other materials considered relevant by the candidate (a list of such materials must be included in the application or annexed to it).

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Start date 01.09.2024
Place of work
Jakobi 5, Tartu

Application deadline

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Additional information:
Egle Säre