Dean of Faculty of Medicine
University of Helsinki Faculty of Medicine
Finland

The University of Helsinki is a community founded on research, learning and courageous thought, where groundbreaking basic research, open-minded curiosity and cooperation engender opportunities for solving global challenges. Our everyday work and interaction are guided by the University’s strategic plan as well as shared values: truth, Bildung, freedom and inclusivity.

The Faculty of Medicine invites applications for a DEAN to lead the Faculty’s operations and support the rector in the University’s leadership. The dean will be appointed for a term of office from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2025.

The Faculty of Medicine promotes high quality scientific research. It provides research-based undergraduate and postgraduate education in medicine, dentistry, psychology and logopedics, and an international Master's Programme in Translational Medicine. It also offers psychotherapist education. In addition to its teaching and research activities, the Faculty serves as a significant expert organisation in the healthcare sector and contributes to the discourse on ethics in the field. The Faculty aims to be one of the best medical research faculties in the world, while reinforcing its status as a distinguished institution of medical education.

The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Helsinki constitutes the academic medical centre together with Helsinki University Hospital HUS) and the Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE). This medical centre has been successful in international comparisons, ranking among the top 10 medical campuses in Europe and the top 50 globally.

As a dean, you will lead the faculty’s operations based on the University’s strategic plan and values. You will be responsible for the efficient and economic completion of the Faculty’s duties, operations and degree programmes. You will prepare and implement the decisions of the Faculty Council. You are responsible for the Faculty’s human resources and financial matters as well as the assets managed by the Faculty. You will ensure your Faculty’s successful performance in accordance with the University’s values. You will take into account the indicators used in the university funding model. You will also contribute to the management of University-level duties in support of the rector. Through your actions, you will always further the interests of the University and your Faculty. You also promote close co-operation with the Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District. You will report to the rector of the University.

The position of dean requires a strategic and future-oriented vision for the development of the Faculty and the University. Successful cooperation with the Faculty, the University community, the University’s senior leadership and stakeholders is based on interaction, openness, collegiality and objective-setting.

Requirements

The dean must have financial, HR management, leadership and supervisory skills, and be willing to develop in their role. The dean must have an understanding of the academic world and experience in the academic management and leadership of a Faculty discipline. When making the appointment, merit will be accorded for insight into research and educational policy, experience in teaching, and engaging in active national and international cooperation in the field of the Faculty. A visionary approach to equality and inclusivity in the international operating environment will be considered an asset. The position requires proficiency in Finnish, Swedish and English. If necessary, the University will support the appointee in developing their Finnish language proficiency during the first year.

The appointee must hold a doctoral degree and have the competence and professional skills necessary to complete the duties of the position. In addition, the appointee must have good leadership skills as demonstrated in practice, for example, in an academic leadership position with operational responsibility.

Further information and application instructions

For additional information about the position, please contact Anu Wartiovaara, chair of the appointment committee (anu.wartiovaara@helsinki.fi, +358 9 4717 1965), and Rector Sari Lindblom (president@helsinki.fi).
For additional information about the application process, please contact Tiina Kärki, head of human resources (tiina.karki@helsinki.fi, +358 50 319 9547).

Applications should be accompanied by the following documents:
1) A curriculum vitae and an application letter
2) A statement outlining the applicant’s vision of the future of education and research in the fields represented by the Faculty (max. 2 pages)
3) A description of the applicant’s leadership experience and leadership principles (max. 1 page)

Please submit your application, together with the required attachments, through the University’s electronic recruitment system. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) must submit their applications through the SAP HR portal, under the tab Career and Job. The fields relating to education and work experience need not be completed. If you have questions about the recruitment system, please contact rekrytointi@helsinki.fi. We ask applicants to note that, as the University is an institution under public law, its recruitments are public.

The deadline for applications is 11 April 2021.

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Due date

11.04.2021 23:59 EEST

 


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