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The University of Turku is the most international university in Finland (THE Rankings 2016) offering excellent career opportunities in seven faculties and seven independent units. Thanks to the outstanding services, compact campus and active academic community, you will feel at home from your first day at work!
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The University of Turku ranks among the TOP 1 % of universities worldwide (QS University World Ranking 2017). We solve today´s and tomorrow´s problems with the help of our basic research. We are committed to strengthen the researcher career path, open science and the research infrastructure and environments.

Our research is profiled through the following thematic collaborations:

Digital futures
Cultural memory and social change
Children, young people and learning
Drug development and diagnostics
Sea and maritime studies

The University of Turku has developed a strategy for entrepreneurial training and entrepreneurship, which incorporates goals for enhancing entrepreneurial attitudes, behaviour, and culture across the entire university and various activities.




The University campus is located in the active student city of Turku next to the city centre and Aura River. Turku is the former capital of Finland, where the first Finnish university was established in 1640. In Turku you are close to the unique archipelago of Soutwest Finland.


At the University of Turku you will have a front row seat at the development of Finnish and international research, education and innovations. Working and studying at the UTU is unique, creative and inspires new insights.
The University participates in many international science and innovations networks. Our staff and researchers attend the top conferences of the world and work in close cooperation with their international colleagues. In South-West Finland, in the Turku Region, The University is a strong influence and the third biggest employer in the City of Turku.
Come to work with us - we offer a wide range of vacancies and opportunities in teaching and research as well as service and expert positions. We are committed to equality, diversity and your career development.
Welcome to work with us at the University of Turku!


University of Turku
University of Turku
Plassering Turku, Finland | Søknadsfrist: feb. 17
Project Researcher/ Doctoral Candidate for Food Chemistry project GRASS
Project Researcher/Doctoral Candidate for the period of 1.3.2019-30.6.2021 Food Chemistry and Food Development Unit at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Turku is an internationally oriented research team specialized in chemistry, biochemistry, sensory properties...
University of Turku
University of Turku
Plassering Turku, Finland | Søknadsfrist: feb. 03
Doctoral Candidate/ Postdoctoral Researcher for Food Chemistry
The research of the Food Chemistry and Food Development Unit in the faculty of Science and Engineering in the University of Turku focuses on understanding the composition, nutritional properties, sensory qualities, and health benefits of food resources as well as application of...
University of Turku
University of Turku
Plassering Turku, Finland | Søknadsfrist: feb. 07
Professor in the field of English (fixed term)
The Faculty of Humanities at the University invites applications for the position of Professor in the field of English. The employment contract will be fixed term (1.8.2019–30.7.2021). The reason for fixed term nature is running of a vacant position.  The position is...
University of Turku
University of Turku
Plassering Turku, Finland | Søknadsfrist: jan. 29
Postdoctoral Researcher (fixed-term) in Bone Biology research group of assistant professor Riku Kiviranta
Postdoctoral Researcher position (fixed-term) for the period of 25 February 2019 – 24 February 2021. The start of employment is negotiable. The position is fixed-term for 24 months with the possibility for extension. Trial period is 4 months. We are searching for a highly...
University of Turku
University of Turku
Plassering Turku, Finland | Søknadsfrist: feb. 11
Professor/ Assistant/Associate Prof. of Comparative Literature
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.