Application attachments

Adding attachments to your application

In addition to your CV, you can add 10 attachments. The maximum size per attachment is 5 MB. If your file is larger than 5 MB, please save your file in smaller parts or optimise the file.

Optimising the file: You can optimise your PDF file with the PDF-XChange software. Open the file in PDF-XChange. Select File Save as optimized. This will enable you to change the resolution of pictures to e.g. 125 dpi. Select OK to optimise the file.

Research plan

The length of a research plan is 5 to 10 pages (font: Times New Roman pt or similar).

A research plan usually consists of the following parts:

  1. Summary (abstract)
  2. Introduction: background and the research objectives
  3. Starting point of the research, connections to previous studies
  4. Specification of the research problems
  5. Research methods
  6. Timetable for research and action plan
  7. Expected results of the research
  8. Key literature

A research plan can also include a publication plan and a study plan.

Teaching portfolio

All applicants for jobs in teaching and research are requested to present their merits in accordance with the CV template given. Should the job advertisement state that an additional teaching portfolio is required, applicants are requested to prepare a narrative text that includes at least a reflection on their own:

  • Pedagogical approach and philosophy
  • Strengths, development challenges and visions, based on e.g. student feedback and/or peer reviews
  • Published study materials and use of educational technology
  • Participation in the development of teaching and learning

In this case, the maximum length of the teaching portfolio is 4 pages but it may be supplemented with carefully selected attachments.

CV template

The CV template (below) in use at the University of Vaasa complies with good scientific practice as outlined by the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity (TENK), Universities Finland UNIFI, the Rectors' Conference of Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences Arene ry, and the Academy of Finland.

A researcher must present, in full, all merits and commitments or potential conflicts of interest that are relevant to the application or the career stage of the applicant.

To ensure equal and fair evaluation of the applicant’s merits, the following order of presentation must be used:

Personal details
  • full name expressed as: surname (also earlier surnames), given names
  • gender
  • date and place of birth
  • current residence and contact details (incl. email address)
Education and degrees awarded
  • degree title (most recent first), educational institution, major subject, graduation date, contact details (to facilitate verification of the highest degree earned)
  • title of docent: field, university and date when conferred
Other education and training, qualifications and skills
  • other studies aiming at a degree, qualifications or supplementary education and training: name of educational or training programme, the extent of education and training, organiser, start and (estimated) completion date of education or training
  • other skills
Language skills
Current position
  • current position, employer and place of work, start and end date of employment relation (possible part-time nature of work must be stated, brief job description if necessary)
  • research career phase if not directly evident from the foregoing
  • grant researcher: the source of funding, the purpose of grant and funding period
  • full-time student: institution and major subject
  • secondary occupation, additional work experience, other commitments and potential conflicts of interest relevant to the application (e.g. commitments in a company)
Previous work experience
  • earlier employment relations and grant periods (the most recent one first) incl. long-term visits abroad: job description, employer and place of work or funding organisation, start and end date of the employment relation (possible part-time nature of work must be stated, brief job description if necessary)
  • earlier secondary occupations, additional work experience, other commitments and potential conflicts of interest relevant to the application (e.g. commitments in a company)
  • career breaks: family leaves, military or non-military service terms, other leaves of absence (with start and end dates), other reasons. NOTE! The inclusion of the above data is optional, but it may have a positive impact on the evaluation of applications and the eligibility of the researcher, for instance, when the application presumes a specific career stage.
Research merits - Research funding, leadership and supervision experience
  • major research funding (grants and appropriations): the source of funding, funding period and amount of funding
  • role in the preparation of funding applications for a research group (name of principal investigator)
  • leadership in research work (eg. leading research groups, projects)
  • supervision of post-doc researchers (number of supervised researchers or their names and graduation dates), supervisory role (main/primary/responsible or secondary supervisor)
  • experience as officially appointed supervisor to undergraduate and post-graduate students/doctoral students (cf. above)
  • planned or initiated research projects
Merits in teaching and pedagogical competence
  • pedagogical training and competence
  • degree programme leadership
  • involvement in curriculum planning and the implementation of courses: subject, study hours, course level and duration
  • development of teaching methods
  • supervision of theses
  • merits in the training of responsible conduct of research and innovation practices (subject, study hours, course level and duration)
  • teaching awards
Awards, prizes and honours
  • Awards, prizes and honours granted for scientific, artistic or research merits or based on the academic career
Other academic merits
  • service as a pre-examiner or as an opponent of a doctoral dissertation, as a member in dissertation committees (abroad)
  • evaluation of academic/scientific or artistic competence (e.g. title of docent)
  • member of international peer evaluation committees of funding applications (e.g. European Research Council)
  • memberships and positions of trust in scientific and scholarly societies
  • membership in national or international expert groups, evaluation or steering committees, as well as other expert duties
  • positions as editor-in-chief, editor, or member of editorial boards of scientific and scholarly journals and publication series
  • referee for scientific and scholarly journals
  • administrative responsibilities at higher education institutions or research organisations, responsibilities in the higher education community
  • invited keynote lectures abroad
Scientific and societal impact of research
  • Total number of publications and, e.g., 10 most important and/or most cited publications according to a relevant database (a list of publications according to the Publication Type Classification used by the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture)
  • artistic works and processes
  • merits related to the production and distribution of research results and research data
  • merits related to the application of research results
  • invention disclosures, patents and other commercialisation-related merits (e.g. spin-off companies and trademarks)
  • merits in science communication and expert assignments in the media
Positions of trust in society and other societal merits
  • significant positions of trust, expert duties and assignments (also research-based policy-advice tasks)
  • other social merits, honours, medals, decorations and Finnish military rank (optional)
Other merits

List of publications

The applicant’s list of publications shall include the following information:

  • applicant’s name, list date
  • publications listed according to the Publication Type Classification of the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture.

A Peer-reviewed scientific articles
B Non-refereed scientific articles
C Scientific books (monographs)
D Publications intended for professional communities
E Publications intended for the general public, linked to the applicant’s research
F Public artistic and design activities
G Theses 
H Patents and invention disclosures
I Audiovisual material, ICT software