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Faculty of Behavioural Sciences
Institute of Behavioural Sciences

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The University of Helsinki is one of the best multidisciplinary research universities in the world. The high-quality research carried out by the university creates new knowledge for educating diverse specialists in various fields, and for utilisation in social decision-making and the business sector. The University of Helsinki is an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. It operates on four campuses in Helsinki and at 17 other locations.

The Institute of Behavioral Sciences at the University of Helsinki invites applications to FinEdu and Mind the Gap -projects for

DOCTORAL STUDENT POSITION

full-time for one year fixed time period starting from 1.1.2014-31.12.2014

The topic should be related to motivation and well-being in the school context, such as burnout and engagement during educational trajectories.

Finnish Educational Transitions (FinEdu) Studies, led by Professor Katariina Salmela-Aro, is acollaborative project by Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies and University of Jyväskylä (funded by the Academy of Finland and the Jacobs Foundation). The aim of this longitudinal study is to investigate the educational transitions of the youth with a special emphasis on the role of personal goals, motivation, and subjective well-being.

Mind the Gap -project (2013–2016), led by Professors Kirsti Lonka, Kimmo Alho, Kai Hakkarainen, and Katariina Salmela-Aro, is funded by the Academy of Finland’s Human Mind program. The purpose is to examine the kinds of gaps or discontinuities between the minds of adolescents at the digital age and prevailing educational practices. The project investigates learning and developmentof 12-, 16-, and 20-year-old adolescents.

More information can be found 

from https://blogs.helsinki.fi/mindthegap/ and http://www.helsinki.fi/collegium/english/projects/finedu/finedu.htm.

Duties and eligibility of a doctoral student

The duties of a doctoral student are to work on his or her own doctoral thesis. The duties also include working in the Mind the Gap and FinEdu -projects.

A doctoral student must hold a second-cycle degree (master’s degree or equivalent) in psychology or education or similar fields. Other requirements include the ability and motivation, as demonstrated in previous degree studiesKnowledge and skills in statistical methods is an advantage.

Salary

The University of Helsinki offers a salary dependent on qualifications and work experience. The salary will be based on levels 2–3 of the job requirement scheme for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee shall be paid a salary component based on personal work performance. The appointment starts with a probationary period of four months.

Application period and submission of applications

The application period closes on the 30th of November 2013 at 16.00 (Finnish local time + 2 GMT). Only applications received by this deadline are considered given that they meet the requirements set for the applications.

Applicants are requested to submit an application including the following English-language supplementary documents:

Curriculum Vitae including a possible list of publications (maximum length: 2 pages); Research plan (maximum length: 5 pages) and Possible recommendations. Description of the current stage of the dissertation work, motivational statement and how the dissertation is connected to the profile of the Mind the Gap and FinEdu -projects (maximum length: 1 page).

Please send your application to Heta Tuominen-Soini, Institute of Behavioural Sciences, by email ibs-admin@helsinki.fi

Evaluation criteria

Applications received in time and fulfilling the general application requirements are evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Quality of the research plan and its connection to the Mind the Gap and FinEdu -projects

  • Academic merits (e.g., publications, awards, conference presentations)

  • Methodological skills (quantitative)

Further information

For further information, please contact Professor Katariina Salmela-Aro; katariina.salmela-aro@helsinki.fi, or Dr Heta Tuominen-Soini, heta.tuominen-soini@helsinki.fi

 

 

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