Vacancy at the University of Eastern Finland: Professor of Human Geography (Regional Studies)
The post of Professor of Human Geography (Regional Studies) will be situated in the Department of Geographical and Historical Studies of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies at the University of Eastern Finland. Members of the Department of Geographical and Historical Studies at the University of Eastern Finland carry out research addressing the local preconditions relating to the use of natural resources and the environment, well-being and cultural interactions in border areas and peripheries, and the related social, geographical and historical dynamics of development.
The high level of education provided at the Department of Geographical and Historical Studies is based on the above-mentioned research, serving as a foundation for the development of students’ analytical and critical skills. Through their research activities, members of the department actively participate in social debate.
In Finland, human geography is a separate academic subject only at the University of Eastern Finland. Together with physical geography, it constitutes a closely-linked and multi-faceted whole, in which human geography in particular stands out as a discipline that uses diverse methodological and methodical approaches to address issues of regional studies and regional development. Through social-scientific research addressing the environment and natural resources, human geography also is linked closely to environmental policy.
The focus of the professorship is regional studies in the context of human geography. A region is defined as a broad concept that offers perspectives on, e.g., scales, territorialism, regional development and regional policy, as well as on border studies and health geography. In the framework of human geography, research should be based on strong social theoretical and spatial approaches; the application and development of various qualitative and quantitative methods, including geoinformatics, are central to this framework.
You can find this vacancy and some additional information here.
Dean Sari Rissanen (+358 405943774 / [email protected] )
Head of the Department of Geographical and Historical Studies Minna Tanskanen (+358 503728884 / [email protected])
Further information relating to the application procedure can be obtained from Executive Head of Administration Ulla Hurskainen (+358 5125238 / [email protected])
The application needs to be submitted no later than 20 February 2019 (by 24.00 hours Finnish time) by using the electronic application form.