Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy (30%)

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Oulun yliopisto
Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy (30%)
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Julkaistu: 6 päivää sitten
Viimeinen hakupäivä kesäkuuta 08
Sijainti: Oulu, Suomi
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Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy (30%)

The post concerned is a part-time (30%) professorship of Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy and it belongs to the Research Unit of Biomedicine at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu. 

The University of Oulu has newly decided upon its focus areas of research:

Research of the Faculty of Medicine is focused on “Molecular and environmental basis for lifelong health” in which we generate greater understanding of the factors that affect health during life. And how this knowledge can be translated into the benefit of lifelong health exploring human life from fetal development to old age, including molecular and physiological properties, and environmental, social and psychosocial factors. This includes promoting research into the possibilities of combining ICT with health and service research to create innovations in health care. In addition, research concerning fibrosis as risk factor in chronic diseases and unhealthy aging is enhanced.

Clinical pharmacology and pharmacotherapy is a medical specialty, which on a scientific basis combines medical, pharmacological, epidemiological and health economic expertise in order to promote a safe, effective and economic use of drugs for the individual patient, for groups of patients as well as for the society. Typical tasks for the specialty include e.g. drug information, evaluation of drug use, effect and adverse reactions, counselling regarding drug intoxications, evaluation of drug analyses, conductance and administration of clinical trials and regulatory aspects of pharmacotherapy.

Job Responsibilities, Required Qualifications and Language Proficiency

The professor is responsible for developing teaching and research in the field of Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy. Under the section 33 of the Universities Act, a professor shall carry out and supervise scientific work, give education based on it and follow developments in science and participate in societal interaction and international cooperation in his or her field.

The nominated person to the post is expected to develop co-operation with parties acting in the University of Oulu, in other Finnish Universities, in the Municipal Health Service sector and with International parties. The duties of professor are to be responsible for both undergraduate and postgraduate training.

The required qualifications for the post of a professor include a doctoral degree, high quality scientific competence, experience in supervising scientific research, ability to give high quality education based on research and supervision of doctoral theses, as well as evidence of international collaboration in his or her field of research.

When assessing the applicant’s merits, issues taken into consideration include scientific publications and other research achievements, teaching experience and pedagogical training as well as skill to create teaching material and other teaching merits. In addition to this, the merits that will be taken into consideration are the applicant’s activity in the scientific community, practical familiarity with the field concerned, and success in acquiring supplementary funding, scientific work abroad and other international activities.

Professor to be nominated will be evaluated also regarding the suitability of his/her research into the above-mentioned focus area.

The teaching language at the University of Oulu is Finnish. Teaching in English is also possible.

Selection Procedure

Applications, together with all relevant enclosures, should be submitted using electronic application form by June 8th, 2018.

1)      Curriculum vitae written in English followed by

2)      List of publications classified as follows:

A. Peer-reviewed scientific articles

Original journal articles, review articles, literature reviews, systematic reviews, sections and chapters in scientific books and conference proceedings etc.

B. Non-refereed scientific articles

Non-refereed journal articles, book sections and non-refereed conference proceedings etc.

C. Publications intended for professional communities

Articles in trade journal, articles in professional manuals or guides, textbook materials, professional conference proceedings, published development or research reports etc.

D. Patents and invention disclosures

3)      Teaching merits of relevance to the post concerned are requested to be present in the form of a teaching portfolio, or a comparable document.

  • Teaching philosophy, teaching strategies and methods
  • Teacher’s self-reflection on his/her teaching style, a personal background idea of teaching; how are these reflected in teaching work?
  • A description of oneself as a teacher and an implementer of educational work
  • Practical experience in teaching and efforts to improve teaching
  • Description of educational material (curricula, handouts, assignments, workbooks)
  • Professional development as a teacher
  • Evaluation from teaching (student evaluations, peer evaluations, awards and assessed test lectures)
  • Plans for future directions of teaching in the discipline concerned

4)      Brief research action plan in English with a special emphasis on how the plan benefits the above-mentioned focus areas of the faculty and university.

5)      At most twenty (20) publications to the referees for assessment and to be taken into consideration upon evaluation of the eligibility and scientific merits. The applicant is required to indicate these 20 publications in accordance with the list of publications.

Reviewer Assessment

The dean will nominate a recruiting committee to take care of the evaluation process. As proposed by the recruiting committee the research council of the university has appointed minimum two reviewers to be consulted regarding the selection process.

Interview and proposal by the recruitment committee

The recruiting committee analyses the reviewers´ evaluations, interviews the suitable candidates and makes the proposal for appointment 


The salary will be based on the levels 8 – 10 of the demand level chart for teaching and research personnel of the salary system of Finnish Universities. In addition to the basic salary, supplementary salary will be given for personal achievement and performance, the sum rising to a maximum of 46,3% of the basic salary level for the post.

Official Employment

Based on the proposal by the recruiting committee the dean will make his proposition to the vice rector for research, who in turn will make the nomination to the post.

Contact information

For further information regarding filling of this post:

Anne Remes, Dean

Faculty of Medicine   

University of Oulu                                   

P.O.Box 5000 

FIN - 90014 University of Oulu

tel +358-40-5330090

e-mail: anne.remes(at)                   

Tiina Hurskainen, HR Manager

Faculty of Medicine    

University of Oulu                                                         

P.O.Box 5000

FIN - 90014 Oulu University

email: tiina.hurskainen(at)

tel.  +358-40-7040270

Basic regulations

University Law (558/2009) and Statute (770/2009); University of Oulu administration rules and regulations (23.11.2015)

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