University Lecturer in International Law

University of Helsinki Faculty of Law

The University of Helsinki is among the leading multidisciplinary research universities in the world. In addition to its 11 faculties, the University includes several independent institutes, some of which are jointly operated with other universities. More than 36,000 students are currently pursuing a degree at the University of Helsinki.

The Faculty of Law at the University of Helsinki ( is the leading Finnish institute of legal education. Some degrees granted by the Faculty are completed at the bilingual Vaasa Unit of Legal Studies ( The Faculty’s mission is to train qualified, ethically responsible legal professionals for both the Finnish and international markets through high-quality international research and research-based teaching. The Faculty of Law offers undergraduate degrees in Finnish, Swedish and English as well as a bilingual degree in Finnish and Swedish. The Faculty has a teaching and research staff of around 120 people and 2,400 students pursuing a degree.

The University of Helsinki Faculty of Law invites applications for a position of

University Lecturer in International Law

for a fixed term starting on 1 March 2021 and ending on 31 December 2025.

In addition to his/her research work, the appointee to the position of University Lecturer in International Law is expected to participate in the discipline’s undergraduate teaching and supervision of students. The Faculty offers teaching in Finnish, Swedish and English.

According to the regulations of the University of Helsinki, an appointee to the position of University Lecturer shall hold an applicable doctoral degree and be able to provide high-quality teaching based on research and to supervise theses and dissertations. Particular consideration will be given to applicants with extensive expertise in international law. To successfully attend to the duties of the position, the appointees must have good English skills. Command of Finnish will be an asset.

When assessing the qualifications of each applicant, attention will be paid to scientific publications and other research results of scientific value, teaching experience and pedagogical training, the ability to produce learning material, other teaching merits and, if necessary, a demonstration of teaching skills.

The salary will be based on levels 5–7 of the requirement scheme for teaching and research positions in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will receive a salary component based on personal work performance. The appointment starts with a trial period of six months.

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file and be accompanied with a CV, a list of publications, an account on the applicant’s teaching experience and other merits that may have significance in assessing the applicant’s teaching skills, and other documents that may affect the selection, or an Academic portfolio containing the above-mentioned documents. Further information on the Academic portfolio can be found at:

Please, submit your application together with a single PDF attachment file 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 (
The closing date for applications is 27 January, 2021.

Further information on the position may be obtained from Dean of the Faculty of Law, Pia Letto-Vanamo, pia.letto-vanamo(at)

Further information on the recruitment process may be obtained from HR Specialist Minna Boström, minna.bostrom(at)

Due date

27.01.2021 23:59 EET