Assistant Professor / Associate Professor / Professor in Environmental Health, HOH Helsinki One Health

Job Location: 

Helsinki, Finland

Closing date: 

Monday, February 3, 2020 - 23:45

Assistant Professor / Associate Professor / Professor in Environmental Health, HOH Helsinki One Health

HOH Helsinki One Health is a network organization, led by the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and cooperated by four other faculties at the University of Helsinki, to co-ordinate research actions within the area of One Health. One Health is a globally emerging concept recognizing that the health of humans and animals is interconnected and that their populations share the essentials of life: the genome, disease causing organisms, health, welfare, and the environment. HOH Helsinki One Health involves different disciplines and professions to work together to resolve emerging health problems concerning human and animal populations worldwide. In addition to other profiling actions, HOH Helsinki One Health will host several tenure track professorships with their established research environments in years 2018-2022. Please see: 

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine ( at the University of Helsinki is the only institution of higher education in Finland to educate veterinarians. The Faculty has four departments and a Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The professorship will be in the Department of Food Hygiene and Environmental Health, which accommodates a state-of-the-art wet-laboratory infrastructure and nine active research groups working in the fields of food safety and quality, environmental health, meat inspection and slaughterhouse hygiene, food and environmental toxicology, and environmental health and food safety control.

The field encompasses all aspects of environmental health with close connection to food safety, water quality and veterinary public health. In the context of One Health, the field includes identification, assessment and control of physical, chemical, zoonotic and other biological risks in the environment that affect human and animal health.

The research, expertise, and teaching field of the professorship is Environmental Health. The professorship is based in the One Health Research Programme hosted by the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.

The applicant may be appointed to a permanent full professorship or a fixed-term assistant/ associate professorship (tenure track), depending on his or her qualifications and career stage.

The closing date for applications is 3 February, 2020, 23:59 EET. Please go to the university webpage for the full job advertisement including the qualification requirements and the link "Apply for the Position".


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