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Search Announcement: A Deputy Member in the Faculty of Medicine

Open positions | 10.11.2016

Search announcement: a deputy member in the Faculty of Medicine for the term ending on 31 Dec 2017. Faculty Councils are a central location for the promotion of student interests and the highest executive organ of the faculties.

The remit of the Faculty Councils includes developing teaching and research in the faculty, drafting proposals for plans of action and financial plans and annual budgets as well as deciding on the guidelines for the distribution of the resources granted to the faculty; approving the curricula; approving doctoral dissertations and granting the permission to defend a doctoral dissertation as well as drafting proposal for the amount of students to be admitted annually in the faculty and deciding on the admission criteria. A third of the members consist of students.

Search for student representatives will begin on Thursday, 10 Nov 2016. One may stand as a candidate for membership in the Faculty Council by filling an electronic form found at TYY website ( by Sunday, 20 Nov 2016 at 23.59. If the number of applicants is higher than the number of seats in the Faculty Council, the specialist for academic affairs will draft a proposal for TYY Executive Board on the elected. In addition, a statement on the applicants from the student associations representing the faculties, the School of Economics or departments will be requested.

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The following criteria will be observed in the election of student representatives in the Faculty Councils: Previous experience in promoting student interests in TYY organisations and university administration, statements from the student associations representing the faculties, the School of Economics or departments on filling the positions, balanced representation of departments or subjects and balanced gender distribution of student representatives in the organ.

According to TYY’s regulation, people with the right to complete a lower university degree, higher university degree, licentiate or doctoral degree, specialist degree in medicine or degree in dental science in the University of Turku are eligible for application. The eligible applicants must also be registered as present in the university. People who have a full-time employment of at least twelve months at the university are not eligible to apply. The limit of full-time employment is considered 30 hours per week.

According to TYY's Regulation on the election of student representatives, the number of posts of student representatives in the administration is limited to three posts per person. The limitation does not apply to internal working groups of faculties or departments. This entry is intended to ensure balanced distribution of the posts of student representatives in the administration.

TYY emphasises transparency and equality in its activities.  We hope to receive applications from many people with different backgrounds.

For more information:

Specialist, Academic Affairs, harassment contact person Joni Kajander, puh. +358 44 796 1064