The DocMus Doctoral School at the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki (Uniarts Helsinki) is hiring a University Lecturer (Senior Lecturer) for a full-time position for a fixed term of four years, beginning on 1 August 2024.

Working environment

DocMus is a doctoral school and a research unit focusing on music performance, composition and music theory, and church music. The field of our artistic and scholarly research focused on the Western tradition of art music is wide, ranging from antiquity to contemporary music.  Our doctoral school has approximately 80 students in three study programs (artist, research and applied studies). We encourage them to create an individual artist and researcher profile and to network with the national and international researcher community.

Our research is multidisciplinary and explores various musical domains. Our researchers work both in their own projects and in wider research projects. We develop research in cooperation with other actors at Uniarts Helsinki. We offer our students and researchers an internationally networked and active community.

On our website you find more information about DocMus doctoral training, our values and ethical principles

Duties of the university lecturer

Your area of responsibility includes:

  • Teaching and supervising students of the artistic and/or scholarly postgraduate education
  • Planning and development work of DocMus and its postgraduate education in collaboration with your colleagues
  • Participation in student admissions and assessment of study attainments
  • Other responsibilities in teaching and curriculum planning
  • Separately agreed administrative tasks within the scope of responsibility area
  • Research and/or artistic work

The post includes close collaboration within the Academy and Uniarts Helsinki, as well as with partner universities and institutions. The position may also include working in Uniarts Helsinki's administrative bodies and participating in Uniarts Helsinki's development and quality work.

Competence requirements and selection criteria

The general eligibility requirements of a University Lecturer of the Uniarts Helsinki are described on our website.

We expect you to have the following:

  • An applicable, either artistic or scholarly doctoral degree
  • Research experience and insights into the field of Western art music
  • Excellent teaching skills and experience, especially at university level
  • Ability to provide high-quality research-based teaching and guidance and readiness to supervise postgraduate degrees
  • Track record in independent and productive research work and/or as a researcher
  • Expertise and experience in music research and/or music performance
  • Merits in planning, organizing, conducting and developing instruction of this teaching area
  • Experience and ability to supervise students in their studies and transition to working life
  • Excellent cooperation and interaction skills
  • Experience of cooperation in networks in the field

We consider as an asset:

  • Pedagogical education
  • Demonstrated experience in expert tasks in education in the field of music
  • Expertise in artistic research
  • Experience as a professional in music performance
  • Experience of working in research projects
  • International networks

Eligibility of the applicant will be assessed with regard to the application material and for the applicants to be shortlisted in teaching demonstrations and interviews to be held on 18 April 2024. During the interview, applicants present their previous research. The presentation may also include musical parts (primarily performed in an interview situation, if possible.) A grand piano is available in the interview situation. The need for any other instruments should be notified well in advance of the teaching demonstration and interview.  

Language skills

The languages of instruction at Uniarts Helsinki are Finnish, Swedish and English. At DocMus Doctoral School, teaching takes place in Finnish and English. Applicants are required to have a good command of languages of instruction (Finnish or English, proficiency in Finnish is considered an advantage). For international applicants, we require proficiency in English. Language skills are assessed in relation to work tasks. Finnish applicants who have received their education in Finnish or Swedish are required to have a good command of Finnish or Swedish and a satisfactory knowledge of the second domestic language.

Working hours and salary

In full-time lecturer positions, the total annual working hours are 1,612 hours. The position requires working in Finland for the duration of the employment relationship. In other words, the assignment requires the doctoral student to live in Finland for the duration of the employment relationship.

The salary is determined in accordance with the salary system of Finnish universities. The task-specific salary component is on level 7. In addition, a salary component based on personal performance is paid. The monthly salary at the beginning of employment will be approximately EUR 4,700 – 4,900.


Please submit your application no later than 15.3.2024 via Uniarts Helsinki's electronic recruitment system. The following attachments in English or Finnish must be attached to the application:

  1. Free-form application for the position (cover letter)
  2. CV (eg. according to the Finnish National Board on Research Integrity TENK model)
  3. Teaching portfolio (our instructions for compiling a teaching portfolio
  4. List of publications and/or artistic portfolio

Additional information

  • Content of the position: Director of the DocMus Doctoral School, Professor Markus Mantere, tel. +358 40 710 4339
  • Application process and system: HR Planning Officer Anne Kilpeläinen, tel. +358 50 348 4539
  • Our email addresses are in form
Type of employment Temporary position (shorter than 10 days)
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 1.8.2024
Salary Based on the salary system for the universities
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Helsinki
Country Finland
Reference number 2024/14
Published 16.Feb.2024
Last application date 15.Mar.2024

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