Faculty of Humanities, Languages and Literature, English

The University of Oulu is a multidisciplinary, international research university, with about 3,600 employees who produce new knowledge based on high-standards research and provide research based education to build a more sustainable, smarter, and more humane world. The University of Oulu community has about 17,000 people in total. Our northern scientific community operates globally and creates conditions for the emergence of innovations.  

We are now looking for a

Research Assistant, a substitute for a job alternation leave,

to join us in the Research Unit for Languages and Literature, English, for a fixed-term position July 29, 2024 - December 29, 2024. 

The tasks involve providing support in the research conducted in the unit of English. This involves, for example, assisting in the collection, management and editing of research data, and in conducting literature reviews, compiling project reports or other written documents. The final job description will be shaped according to your skills and interests.

Who are you?

In order to succeed in the position, we expect you to have studied English as your major subject. We also appreciate Finnish language skills. 

As this is a substitute position for a job alternation leave, only a person who meets the conditions of TE services in Finland can be hired for the position. According to these conditions, the substitute must be an unemployed job seeker at the TE services immediately before the start of the contract. Further, a person who can be hired as a substitute

  • has been unemployed for at least 90 days in the previous 14 months, or
  • is a person under the age of 30, whose degree was completed less than one year earlier, or
  • is a job seeker under the age of 25 or over the age of 55

Please note that a full-time student or entrepreneur cannot be hired as a substitute.


The salary will be based on the level 4 of the demand level chart for other expert and support 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). The gross salary will be approx. 2180-2450 EUR per month (before taxes). A trial period of 3 months is applied in the position. 

How to apply?

Please apply by June 2, 2024 through our recruitment system. Please attach a cover letter and your CV.

The eligible applicants fitting best the profile expected for the position will be invited to an on-site or remote interview. All applicants will be notified during the selection process.

Contact Information

If you have any further questions, please contact professor Tiina Keisanen, tiina.keisanen(a)oulu.fi, 0294 483407

Type of employment Temporary position (shorter than 10 days)
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 29.7.2024
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Oulu
County Pohjois-Pohjanmaa
Country Finland
Reference number 2024/201
  • Tiina Keisanen, 0294483407
Published 29.Apr.2024
Last application date 02.Jun.2024

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