Faculty of Education, Learning and Learning Process

The University of Oulu is one of the biggest and most multidisciplinary universities in Finland. We create new knowledge and innovations that help to solve global challenges. We offer you an international and inspiring working environment where you are given responsibility and can use your skills, develop yourself and do work that matters. Our flexible and family-friendly workplace makes it easy for you to balance work and leisure. The University of Oulu is ranked in the top 3% of the world´s universities. 

We are now looking for

Senior Research Fellow

to join us in Research unit at the Faculty of Education and Psychology. The position is placed in the Learning and Educational Technology Lab (LET) located in the research unit “Learning and Learning Processes”, in the faculty. Special characteristics of the research and teaching carried in LET include technology in support of learning and teaching, interaction, and the learning of individuals and groups in various learning environments. Through familiarization with the processes of learning and interaction among individuals and groups, we can provide them with new kinds of solutions for continuous learning and the increasingly technological future. In this way individuals and groups can make use of technology to support intelligent activity and learning in studies, work and everyday life. The data produced by the research carried out in the LET also helps to develop human technology, which is connected with multidisciplinary research cooperation and the utilization of the Leaf space in research. The focus in the research methods is on process-oriented methods and utilization of technology in data collection.

Read more about us:

LET: https://www.oulu.fi/en/research-groups/learning-and-educational-technology-let-lab

Leaf: http://www.oulu.fi/leaf/ 

About the job

To be appointed to the job you are required to show evidence of a strong orientation in Learning and Educational Technology (LET) strategic research areas. In addition to the relevant research, the special characteristic of the position is that it includes major responsibility, development and teaching of Learning and Educational Technology international master program. The teaching responsibilities are included in an agreement as part of the annual work plan covering 1612 hours.

What we offer?

  • A world-class research environment in a multinational, globally reputed and highly talented research group working to solve globally significant scientific challenges.
  • A supportive academic environment in a community of committed scholars and the possibility to make use of funding opportunities to generate new research ideas and contribute to an innovative teaching programme that will attract international students.
  • Wellness benefit ePassi covering sport, culture and well-being. Read more about other staff benefits here.
  • Development and career options of the big organization.
  • If you are moving from abroad, we offer comprehensive relocation services to support your smooth relocation to Oulu.
  • Work that matters and a workplace that promotes flexibility and work-life balance. Read more about working with us.

Who are you?

In order to succeed and enjoy the position, we expect from you:

  • Doctoral degree in applicable research field, such as learning sciences, educational psychology or educational technology
  • Evidence of scientific research work and strong relevant teaching skills
  • The ability to lead research and experience of acquiring external research funding
  • Sufficient and relevant experience in international scientific work and evidence of international cooperation
  • Experience in supervising of diploma and doctoral students
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Teaching in international master program is provided in English. Therefore, the current vacancy requires a good command of English.


The work contract of a Senior Research Fellow is a fixed-term contract aimed to be filled as soon as possible or the latest on May 1st, 2023 and ending April 18th, 2026.

The salary will be based on the levels 6-7 of the demand level chart for teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. In addition, a salary component based on personal work performance will be paid (maximum of 50 % of the job-specific component). Starting gross salary will be approx. 4000-5500 € per month (before taxes).  A trial period of 6 months is applied in the position.

How to apply?

Interested? If yes, please apply by March 19th 2023 (23:59 Finnish local time) through our recruitment system.

The application should be written in English and include the following:

  1. Cover letter
  2. A brief curriculum vitae, max. 3 pages.
  3. A list of publications following the guidelines of the Academy of Finland: https://www.aka.fi/en/research-funding/apply-for-funding/how-to-apply-for-funding/az-index-of-application-guidelines2/list-of-publications/ 
  4. Teaching merits significant for the position should be presented in the form of a short account or a teaching portfolio.
  5. Motivation letter

Only applications containing all relevant appendices and submitted through the online recruitment system will be considered. Top candidates will be invited to an on-site or remote interview. All applicants will be notified when the selection process is completed.

The process is carried out by a recruitment committee.

Contact Information

If you have any further questions, please contact

Professor Hanna Järvenoja, hanna.jarvenoja(at)oulu.fi


Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 1.5.2023
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Oulu
County Pohjois-Pohjanmaa
Country Finland
Reference number 2023/123
  • Hanna Järvenoja, hanna.jarvenoja@oulu.fi
Published 20.Feb.2023
Last application date 19.Mar.2023

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