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Karelia UAS invites applica­tions for the position of Principal Lecturer in Applied Research

Karelia University of Applied Sciences invites applica­tions for the following position

Principal Lecturer in Applied Research

to develop, coordinate and facilitate strategic RDI activities in Carbon Neutrality at Karelia University of Applied Sciences and to work as the key researcher in the Horizon2020 INVEST for EXCELLENCE project.

The full-time, fixed-term position is available for the period of 1.1.2022-31.12.2024. The grounds and basis for a fixed-term contract is project work. The place of work is Karelia University of Applied Sciences in Joensuu, Finland.

Carbon Neutrality is one of the strategic choices of Karelia 2030 strategy. The strategy aims at imple­menting the carbon neutrality objec­tives of the City of Joensuu and the region of North Karelia, finding solutions to mitigate the climate change and developing the transition from non-renewable to renewable products and services.

To implement the strategic objec­tives, the Principal Lecturer in Applied Research works in close colla­bo­ration with teachers and specia­lists from the degree programmes in Energy and Environ­mental Engineering and Forestry, as well as national and inter­na­tional RDI opera­tions in the field.

The RDI in Carbon Neutrality include, for example, following thematic areas:
– sustai­nable energy solutions and technology
– renewable materials and products
– sustai­nable education and regional development
– mitigation of climate change
– life cycle management
– value chains and digital solutions in bioeconomy
– holistic approach to the promotion of sustai­nable development


The key respon­si­bi­lities of the Principal Lecturer in Applied Research relate to the imple­men­tation of the Horizon2020 INVEST4EXCELLENCE project. The tasks also include application for research funding for other RDI projects in compliance with Karelia strategy.

The tasks of the Principal Lecturer in Applied Research contain:
– Contri­bution to RDI processes (idea generation, application for funding, and imple­men­tation and evaluation of projects) in one or more of the thematic areas identified above
– Active grant writing to acquire inter­na­tional RDI funding in one or more of the thematic areas identified above
– Coordi­nation of the RDI strategy and action plan in INVEST4EXCELLENCE
– Active co-operation with partners and stake­holders at regional, national and inter­na­tional levels
– Other expert and educa­tional tasks defined by the employer

We expect:
– doctoral degree in the relevant field of education
– relevant work experience

– compe­tence and experience in imple­menting inter­na­tional RDI projects
– references from successful inter­na­tional and national RDI operators, funding agencies and insti­tu­tions
– excellent academic commu­nication, team-working and co-creation skills
– experience in university-industry liaisons and colla­bo­ration and ability to apply RDI results into practice together with stake­holders
– self-management and digital commu­nication skills

We appreciate, if the candidate also has:
– teaching experience and pedago­gical compe­tence
– advanced B2-level skills in the Finnish language
– other language skills

The position is full-time and the emplo­yment condi­tions comply with the collective labour agreement of Sivista.

The applica­tions including a CV and references should be posted to Kunta­rekry by 3 pm on Tuesday 23 November 2021.

More infor­mation about the position and tasks of the Principal Lecturer in Applied Research can be obtained from:
Ms. Sanna Kasurinen, Head of Education, tel. +358 50 413 2979, sanna.kasurinen@karelia.fi
Ms. Liisa Timonen, Head of Inter­na­tional Affairs, tel. +358 50 591 3397, liisa.timonen@karelia.fi
Ms. Anne Ilvonen, Research and Development Director, tel. +358 50 311 6314, anne.ilvonen@karelia.fi
More infor­mation about the emplo­yment condi­tions is available from:
Ms. Jaana Tolkki, Head of Human Resources, tel. +358 50 408 7932, jaana.tolkki@karelia.fi.