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Faculty of Social Sciences invites applications for the position of
TENURE TRACK OR FULL PROFESSOR IN POLITICAL HISTORY
The successful applicant may be appointed to a permanent professorship or a fixed-term associate/assistant professorship (tenure track system), depending on his/her qualifications and career stage. Further information on the UH tenure track system at www.helsinki.fi/en/university/working-at-the-university/tenure-track-at-….
Political history is a historical and social scientific discipline at the Faculty of Social Sciences. It investigates the multi-layered history of political phenomena as well as the presence of the past in contemporary societies Core research areas are the history of political governance, political activity and related institutions and ways of thinking, as well as social change, stability and conflicts from national, international and transnational perspectives. Research projects in the field have, in recent years, concentrated particularly on the history of the welfare state and the Nordic model, the Cold War, international relations, European integration and history politics.
The appointee must provide strong evidence of independent research that meets high international standards, provides new research perspectives and is connected to the above overarching research themes. Successful completion of the duties requires knowledge of historical approaches structured around the social sciences. The ability to engage in multidisciplinary cooperation in teaching and supervision as well as interest in the development of teaching will be considered an asset. In addition, applicants with knowledge of digital research material and/or interest in developing their usage as part of the discipline’s research and teaching will be considered favourably.