Working at the University of Tampere
The University of Tampere is an active academic community with about 2,200 employees. The University’s basic values are creativity, social responsibility and academic freedom and equal opportunities to learn, to acquire knowledge, to participate and to have an impact on society.
The University of Tampere, Tampere University of Technology and Tampere University of Applied Sciences are building a unique environment for multidisciplinary, inspirational and high-impact research and education and a hub of expertise in technology, health and society. The new higher education community begins its operations on 1 January 2019. Read more: www.tampere3.fi/en/.
Salaries and Benefits
The terms of employment and salaries are based on the Finnish General Collective Agreement for Universities. The salary consists of a job-related salary element based on the demands of the job, and a personal salary element based on the personal performance of the employee. The preliminary level of demand is specified in each job announcement, as well as whether the position belongs to the demands level chart of the teaching and research staff or that of the other staff.
Opportunities to Develop on the Job
The University of Tampere offers its staff several different educational and development services. The job-related capacity building of staff is supported even when it happens on the employee’s own initiative.
Employees can participate in most staff training activities free of charge.
Occupational Health Services
The University of Tampere offers its employees good quality private health care services. These cover GP level health care services including the tests related as well as consulation visits to a specialist by a referral from our occupational health doctor, as specified in the University guidelines.
Affordable Lunch Options on Campus
The student restaurants on both University campuses offer the University staff affordable and varying lunch and snack options.
Support for Sports and Cultural Activities
The University of Tampere supports its staff members in sports and cultural activities. Furthermore, the employees have the right to use the Unipoli Sport sports services with affordable personnel price.
Internship placements at the University of Tampere are also announced on the recruitment page.
Getting an internship placement requires that the student is entitled to the financial support for internship.
Good to Do Research! (HRS4R)
The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R)
The University of Tampere has received the European Commission acknowledgement HR Excellence in Research in March 2015.
This acknowledgement conveys the University of Tampere as a provider of a stimulating and favorable work environment. It also conveys the University`s commitment to fair and transparent recruitment and appraisal procedures and to their continuous development.
The acknowledgement HR Excellence in Research is the outcome of successfully taking part in the Human Resources Strategy for Researchers process (HRS4R), an EURAXESS Rights initiative by the European Commission.
The HRS4R Process at the University of Tampere
The European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (Charter & Code) provide recommendations and good practice guidelines for the employment and recruitment of researchers.
The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (hereafter HRS4R) is a tool provided by the European Commission. With its help, the University of Tampere has adopted the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers as a part of the development processes of the researchers’ contracts, careers and the work environment. The University of Tampere has been a member of the fourth cohort since autumn 2012.
The HRS4R process consists of five phases, outlined below.
1. Gap Analysis
The current practices and procedures of the University are compared to the principles identified in the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. Information is collected through several channels from researchers at all career stages.
2. Drafting an Action Plan
On the basis of the results of the Gap analysis, the university develops its own HR strategy for researchers which includes a concrete action plan. The Action Plan is sent for the European Commission review.
3. HR Excellence in Research -Acknowledgement
The analysis and action plan are then reviewed and acknowledged by the European Commission. The acknowledgement implies the right to use the HR Excellence in Research logo. The University of Tampere received the European Commission acknowledgement "HR Excellence in Research" in March 2015.
4. Internal Review
The University subjected the implementation of its action plan to a self-assessment in spring 2017 and the internal review report was sent to European Commission on 21 June 2017. This process will be repeated every three years.
5. External Evaluation
An external evaluation is carried out every three years. The first external evaluation will be carried out in 2020.
The University of Tampere has proceeded with the first three steps of the HRS4R process and has received the European Commission acknowledgement "HR Excellence in Research". The further development at the University of Tampere continues according to the Action Plan Good to Do Research!
The HRS4R work at the University of Tampere is directed by the Quality Steering Group, which has representatives from both teaching and research personnel and is chaired by the Rector. The Quality Steering Group examines quality management at the University of Tampere as a whole and supports the Rector in the development of the Quality Management System. From the beginning, the group has wanted to integrate HRS4R work as a part of the quality work and development of operations at the University of Tampere.
The University of Tampere has joined the European Commission’s Science4Refugees initiative. The aim of the initiative is to help refugee scientists and researchers find suitable jobs that both improve their own situation and put their skills and experience to good use in Europe's research system.
The Euraxess Service Centre at the University of Tampere provides information on immigration and settling in Finland to all people who are interested in working in Tampere and Finland. By using the Science4Refugees logo, the University of Tampere encourages competent job-seekers with refugee backgrounds to apply for vacancies at the University of Tampere.
For additional information, please contact our International HR Team: international.hr(at)uta.fi
University of Tampere operates as a local EURAXESS service centre.
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Meet our staff
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Professor of gender studies Johanna Kantola admits to being an optimist. "I believe that when you have the tenacity to talk about equality and to conduct a dialogue, it will eventually lead to more understanding, and that can change the ways in which people act."
Professor Arto Laitinen has considered the philosophical questions related to self-driving cars. ”The solution is simple if there is no clear dilemma: the car must save the human life. However, if the car is put into a position where it has to choose, there is a strong argument for saving the life of the innocent bystander.”