University lecturer in Baltic Languages

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The Faculty of Arts of the University of Helsinki ( is Finland’s oldest and largest department of education and research in the field of science in terms of structure and subject selection. It is also an important international research, educational and cultural community. The Faculty of Arts studies and teaches languages and literature spoken in Europe and other parts of the world, with almost 40 languages. In addition, we are developing the general theory of linguistics, translation science and literary research.

Faculty of Arts is looking for UNIVERSITY LECTURER IN BALTIC LANGUAGES for an open-ended employment relationship as of 1 January 2023 or by agreement. The position is filled on a six-month probationary period. The assignment is located in the Department of Languages.  

At the Faculty of Arts, the Department of Languages studies and teaches Baltic languages (Latvian and Lithuanian) and their literature and culture. The university lecturer is responsible for teaching Baltic languages in bachelor and master programs together with other teachers. They are responsible for bachelor’s and master’s level courses in Latvian, including both language skills teaching and theoretical teaching and thesis guidance. The university lecturer is also actively involved in the planning and development of the teaching and administrative work.