Job offer: sustainability Professor

Hope everybody is enjoying the summer. For those who prefer to read announcements at this time, here is an interesting one. Hopefully many of ‘our people’ apply, so maybe we get another great cooperation partner for our team into the University of Helsinki?

The Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki invites applications for the position of


The appointee will work in the HELSUS interdisciplinary research programmes and teach in HELSUS associated master’s and doctoral programmes.

The successful applicant may be appointed to a professorship or a fixed-term associate/assistant professorship (tenure track system), depending on his or her qualifications and career stage.

The appointee shall have scholarly interest in indigenous sustainabilities through one or more of the following frameworks: human-environment relations, traditional environmental knowledge, gender, law, politics, indigenous governance, indigenous health and wellbeing, indigenous ontologies, indigenous activism and indigenous movements. Experience in working with indigenous communities, familiarity with indigenous or decolonizing methodologies and some knowledge of at least one indigenous language is considered an asset.

The assistant professor / associate professor / professor shall hold a doctoral degree and be able to conduct top-level international research related to indigenous sustainabilities, provide teaching based on such research in interdisciplinary contexts, and supervise Master theses and doctoral dissertations. He/she is expected to also participate in doctoral training and the development of teaching, as well as to be able to acquire research funding.

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  1. I am a researcher working on Sami responses to mining and extraction in areas of the arctic North through film, photography, video and other arts as forms of ecomedia that engage with and challenge “extractivism.” I will be in Finland in autumn, 2018,, and I was wondering if I could possibly be a visiting scholar in your department for a short period, or if you know of other groups where I could possibly visit for a short time, or collaborate, or perhaps present my research. I am part of the ENSCAN group that focuses on research in environmental humanities, but my work is interdisciplinary and draws on anthropology, history, political theory as well as media studies, indigenous studies and gender/race studies.

    Your help or suggestions much appreciated.Contact me at
    Cheryl J. Fish, PH.D.
    Professor, English
    Borough of Manhattan Community College
    City University of New York
    Docent, Dept. of World Cultures
    University of Helsinki

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