The work of a visiting lecturer will vary from university to university, but the main task is to teach Finnish language, literature and culture.
At the moment, there are visiting lecturers based in Arkhangelsk, Beijing, Bratislava, Budapest, Cluj-Napoca, Debrecen, Izhevsk, Paris, Petrozavodsk, Poznan, Prague, Riga, Seattle, Szeged, Tallinn, Tartu, Vilnius and Warsaw.
Who can apply to become a visiting lecturer ?
You can apply to become a visiting lecturer when you have
- a relevant higher education degree
- completed a minimum of intermediate level studies (aineopinnot) or acquired the cum laude approbatur grade in Finnish language, Finno-Ugrian languages or Baltic Finnic languages or
- completed advanced level studies (syventävät opinnot) on a Finnish language course intended for international students or an equivalent Master’s programme
- teaching experience and
- relevant language skills.
The level of Finnish proficiency required is that of a native speaker.
If you have completed your degree outside Finland, the contents of your Finnish studies should be comparable to intermediate (aineopinnot) or advanced studies (syventävät opinnot) in Finnish language in a Finnish university.
Desirable qualities include
- studies in Finnish as a second and a foreign language
- studies in Finnish literature and other cultural subjects
- experience in teaching Finnish as a second and a foreign language, and
- experience in teaching in a university.
The host university may also have additional requirements.