[Air-L] Job > Professorship in the Social Psychology of Information and Communication Technologies

Vilma Lehtinen vilma.lehtinen at hiit.fi
Wed Sep 23 01:52:22 PDT 2009

The Department of Social Psychology at the Faculty of Social Sciences of
the University of Helsinki invites applications for a

Professorship in the Social Psychology of Information and Communication
Technologies for the period of five years.


In addition to conducting research, the duties of the professorship will
include supervising doctoral dissertations and Master’s theses, examining
theses and providing postgraduate and Master’s-level instruction in the
social psychology of information and communication technologies. The duties
will include the teaching and development of research methods for mediated
interaction.  The appointee will also participate in the activities of the
Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT) as a senior

When making the appointment, the primary criteria are the applicant’s
qualifications in scientific research and in academic research-based
teaching. The appointee’s research profile should reinforce one or several
key areas of research already represented at the Department of Social
Psychology (http://www.valt.helsinki.fi/sospsyk/english/tutkimus.htm). The
research programmes Network Society and Algorithmic Data Analysis play a
central role in the research activities of HIIT (http://www.hiit.fi).

The Decree on the Qualification Requirements and Duties of Staff in
Institutions of Higher Education (309/1993) provides for the qualification
requirements and the Finnish and Swedish language requirement for

Detailed information on the professorship and on the application and
appointment processes can be found in the document entitled Instructions
for Appointments, which can be obtained free of charge from the Faculty
Office or website
or from the University Registry.

The salary for the present post will be based on levels 8-10 of the demands
level chart for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of
Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary
component based on personal performance. The new Universities Act will
enter into force on 1 January 2010. Consequently, permanent and fixed-term
public service employment relationships at universities will be abolished
on 31 December 2009 and all personnel will be employed on a contractual
basis as of 1 January 2010.

The Instructions for Appointments contain a list of the required enclosures
to accompany the application as well as instructions for submitting the
application itself. The application documents must be submitted in English.
Applications addressed to the Faculty of Social Sciences must be delivered
to the following address: Registry of the University of Helsinki, P.O. Box
33 (Yliopistonkatu 4), 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland. The closing
date for applications is Wednesday, 14 October 2009 at 15.45 local Helsinki

Further information can be obtained from Professor Anna-Maija Pirttilä-
Backman, tel. +358 (0)9 191 24876, email: anna-maija.pirttila-
backman at helsinki.fi.

Helsinki, 14 September 2009

University of Helsinki Administration Office

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