Chair of the Doctoral Students’ Section / Member of the UniOGS Management Group
The chair directs the activities of the Doctoral Students’ Section of the Student Union at the University of Oulu according to its strategy and annual action plan. The Doctoral Students’ Section is the collective voice and community of doctoral students across disciplines. The Section watches over University decision-making and doctoral training practices, proactively advocates doctoral students’ interests and well-being, and promotes doctoral students’ awareness of their rights and their ways of influencing University decision-making. The Section fosters a sense of belongingness and unity among doctoral students.
The chair calls the meetings of the Doctoral Students’ Section, prepares the topics to be handled and leads the discussion. The chair is also responsible of the communications of the Section, the collaboration between doctoral student representatives and organizing events with other active doctoral students in the Section. The chair is the primary contact person towards doctoral students, the University and other stakeholders.
The chair is the member of the UniOGS Management Group. The task of the UniOGS Management Group is to support the dean of UniOGS in leading and developing doctoral training and implementing the strategy of the University. The Management Group discusses e.g. the development of doctoral training processes, admission times and admission criteria and the amount of travel grants. Meetings are held approximately seven times per year.
The student representative positions offer an excellent opportunity to participate in University decision-making and the development and quality assurance of doctoral training. The positions demand responsibility, good interaction skills and motivation towards advocating doctoral students’ interests. The position of chair also requires a will to invest time in taking care of and developing the activities of the Doctoral Students’ Section. A small compensation is paid for leading the meetings of the Section.
The applicant must be a student of UniOGS and enrolled as active for the up-coming semester. Additionally, the chair of the Doctoral Students’ Section must be a member of the Student Union at the University of Oulu. Good skills in Finnish and English and previous experience of advocacy are considered an advantage. The Student Union offers training for the task.
12.10.2016 – 31.10.2016
1.1.2017 – 31.12.2017
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Jaana Isohätälä, chair of the Doctoral Students’ Section, firstname.lastname@example.org
Muusa Jyrkinen, Educational Affairs Specialist of the Student Union, email@example.com, 040 525 7821