Academic career system

The career system gives the academic staff of Uniarts Helsinki the chance to develop their career on a path that is equal, transparent and internationally competitive.

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What is the career system

With the help of the career system,

  • we provide support for the staff for developing their competence and promote continuous learning and evolving;
  • we attract talents who are at different stages of their career and from different parts of the world and make sure that Uniarts Helsinki is a sought-after place to grow and gain valuable experience in;
  • we secure the long-term development of our operations by increasing the share of permanently employed academic staff at Uniarts Helsinki; and
  • we make sure that there is an ideal balance between the number of permanent and fixed-term positions as well as short-term visiting experts considering the development of different fields of art.

The career system gives professors and lecturers the chance to develop their career on a path that is equal, transparent in terms of its criteria and internationally competitive. We promote the long-term development of our operations, competence development of the staff and continuous learning and evolving.

There are two tenure tracks within the career system: a tenure track for professors and a tenure track for lecturers. A person who is recruited to a tenure track position receives support for developing as a teacher and for reforming their artistic/research-related practices.

The positions on the tenure track for professors include assistant professor, associate professor and full professor. As for the tenure track for lecturers, the positions are university teacher, lecturer and university lecturer. 

 

Uniarts Helsinki’s promises to employees within the career system

1. The university uses joint, public and clear descriptions of the recruitment process and its phases when filling positions placed on the tenure track career path for professors and lecturers.

2. The university determines clear criteria that are used when evaluating tenure track employees’ success. Tenure track employees are given sufficient information on how they can contribute to their advancement on the career path through their work and achievements.

3. Tenure track employees are treated in an equal and fair way.

4. Tenure track employees have the chance to increase their competence in the duties that will be used as the basis for the evaluation of their success.

5. Advancement on the tenure track is monitored on an annual basis in connection with performance review discussions, for example.

6. It is possible to advance on the tenure track faster than what was originally planned if the employee achieves the objectives in a faster schedule.

7. Those recruited to a tenure track position are provided with an opportunity to receive supervision and support for their work.

8. The person recruited to a position within the career system must be notified of the result of the tenure track process at least six months prior to the end of their employment contract.

Professors’ tenure track

The positions on the tenure track for professors are assistant professor, associate professor and full professor.

Lecturers’ tenure track

The positions on the tenure track for lecturers are university teacher, lecturer and university lecturer.