Starting September 3, 2018

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Helsinki is the only institute in Finland educating veterinarians. We have 390 staff members and 70 new students each year. Our curriculum has been approved by the EAEVE/FVE. We have excellent facilities for clinical work and researchin our modern hospital built in 2006 and our research is at high international level. Finland has four beautiful seasons to enjoy and wonderful opportunities for winter sports and outdoorlife. Helsinki, the capital of Finland, with 600 000 inhabitants provides a great variety of cultural and recreational activities.

Job Description:

We offer a maternal leave substitute position as a clinical lecturer in Small Animal Internal Medicine (SAIM) at the Department of Equine and Small Animal Medicine 03/09/2018 – 31/08/2019. Requirements for the position are a degree in veterinary medicine and being board certified

ECVIM-CA or ACVIM diplomate. Duties include 50% clinical service in the SAIM unit of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and 50% teaching and research duties in exchange with another clinical teacher. Teaching includes supervision of veterinary students and veterinarians in the

national specializing program during their clinical rotation and being co-advisor of one ECVIM-CA resident. The position also includes lecturing in elective courses for students and continuing education at national and international level. The position gives the opportunity to work on own research projects or to join one of the clinical research groups of the SAIM unit. Proficiency in Finnish language is not a requirement.

Salary will depend on the qualification and experience and it will be around 3 900 – 4 000 €/month.

To apply:

Please submit your application, together with the required attachments as a single pdf file, through the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the Apply Link. Only the mandatory fields (*) in the Recruitment System may be filled in (please note that the Academic Merits Questionnaire is mandatory). Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application via the SAP HR portal. Further information about the position can be obtained from the department of Equine and Small Animal Medicine, professor Thomas Spillmann, thomas.spillmann(at) Further information about the recruitment system, academic portfolio and assessment of teaching skills can be obtained from HR Specialist Anne Neva, anne.neva(at), p. +358 2941 57286. For possible technical support with the recruitment system, please contact: recruitment(at)

The submission deadline for all application documents is May 9, 2018.


Dr Penny Watson
University of Cambridge
Madingley Road
Cambridge CB3 0ES
United Kingdom

Executive Secretary:

Dr Remo Lobetti
Bryanston Veterinary Hospital
PO Box 67092
2021 Bryanston
Republic of South Africa

E-mail address to contact college secretariat