Professor or Assistant or Associate professor of Patient Safety
University of Turku Faculty of Medicine

Professor or Assistant / Associate professor (tenure track) of Patient Safety


The University of Turku is a world-class multidisciplinary research university which offers interesting challenges and a unique vantage point to national and international research and education.

Applications are hereby invited for the post of Professor (until further notice) or Assistant/Associate Professor, tenure track (for a fixed-term) of Patient Safety in the Faculty of Medicine.

The position is located in the Vaasa Central Hospital.

The duties of the Professor / Assistant/ Associate Professor are 1) to carry out and supervise scientific work, 2) to provide education based on that research, 3) to follow developments in science and 4) to participate in societal interaction and international cooperation in his or her specialist field.

The duty of the Professor / Assistant / Associate Professor is to promote the development of patient safety both in nationally and internationally. Professor / Assistant / Associate Professor also promotes patient safety research, increases multi-professional patient safety know-how and influences patient safety education and instructs the students in theoretical and practical patient safety questions.

The requirements for the individual to be appointed as Professor/ Assistant/Associate Professor are a doctoral degree, high-level academic competence, experience of managing academic research, experience of international cooperation in his/her research field, as well as the ability to provide high-level research-based education and to supervise undergraduate and postgraduate theses.

The post will be filled directly either as a Professor for an indefinite period or as an Assistant/Associate Professor through the tenure track system first with fixed-term employment periods of three to five years. There will be a trial period of four months for both posts.

The salary is determined in accordance with the university's salary system for teaching and research personnel. For professors, the salary is situated between levels 8–10 on the job demands' chart, where the task specific salary component lies between 4719,77 – 6016,79 euros per month. For an assistant professor, the salary is at level 7 on the job demands' chart, where the task specific salary component is 3903,56 euros per month. In addition, a personal work performance component will be paid.

For more detailed information on the application and evaluation procedure, please see the appointment specification.

Applications should be submitted through the eRekry online application system. Applications must be submitted by 16th June, 2019 at the latest (23:59) Finnish time (GMT +2) via the University of Turku's electronic application system in University of Turku www pages. The link to the on-line application system can be found at the beginning of this announcement (Apply for the job).

For the position, please contact Director of Vaasa Hospital District Marina Kinnunen, tel. +358 44 323 1808.

Additional information about enquiries concerning the appointment procedure should be directed to Faculty Services Manager Päivi Salonen, tel. + 358 50 435 1268, e-mail:

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