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Maria Pietilä

D.Soc.Sc

  • PL 59 (Unioninkatu 37)

    00014

    Finland

20092020

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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

I currently work as postdoctoral researcher in the discipline of political science at the Faculty of Social Sciences, the University of Helsinki. I completed my PhD at the University of Helsinki in May, 2018. In my dissertation Making Finnish universities complete organisations : Aims and tensions in establishing tenure track and research profiles, I examined the transformation of Finnish university organisations. In particular, I focused on two policy reforms – the introduction of so-called tenure track career systems and research profiles.

My postdoctoral research is related to the Nordic Centre of Excellence NORDICORE, funded by NordForsk. NORDICORE is a five-year project and a consortium of 27 researchers in the Nordic countries.  NORDICORE studies key issues that can help us understand and explain what promotes and inhibits gender balance and gender equality within academia and research. In the project, we aim to map and evaluate gender equality policies implemented in academic institutions in three Nordic countries: Finland, Sweden and Norway.

In 2018, I teach in the bachelor’s seminar course for students in political science, public administration, and organisation studies.

Recent publications

Pietilä, M. (2018). Making Finnish universities complete organisations: Aims and tensions in establishing tenure track and research profiles. Academic dissertation. Helsinki: University of Helsinki, Department of Political and Economic Studies.

Pietilä, Maria. (2017). Incentivising academics: Experiences and expectations of the tenure track in Finland. E-print ahead of publication, Studies in Higher Education. DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2017.1405250.

Fields of Science

  • 517 Political science

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications

Co-creating transdisciplinary global change research agendas in Finland

Matschoss, K., Pietilä, M., Rask, M. & Suni, T., 24 Feb 2020, In : European Journal of Futures Research. 8, 1, p. 1-12 12 p., 2.

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Reaching for different ends through tenure track—institutional logics in university career systems

Pietilä, M. & Pinheiro, R., 2020, In : Higher Education.

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Tutkijakoulutettujen lapsiluvun kehitys Suomessa 1987–2016

Pietilä, M. & Kosunen, S., 2020, In : Yhteiskuntapolitiikka. 85, 4

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Incentivising academics: experiences and expectations of the tenure track in Finland

Pietilä, M., 3 Jun 2019, In : Studies in Higher Education. 44, 6, p. 932-945 14 p.

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Role of Research and Knowledge Creation in Higher Education (Finland)

Pietilä, M. & Hakala, J., 2019, Bloomsbury Education and Childhood Studies. Kauko, J. & Jacob, W. J. (eds.). London: Bloomsbury Publishing

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Projects

Activities

Oxford University Press (Publisher)

Maria Pietilä (Reviewer)

Aug 2020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Nordic journal of studies in educational policy (Journal)

Maria Pietilä (Reviewer)

Jun 2020 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Research seminar at the University of Agder

Maria Pietilä (Speaker: Presenter)

26 Feb 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Talks

Research and Innovation Excellence through gender equality: New pathways and challenges

Maria Pietilä (Attendee)

23 Oct 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Edityksellisen tiedeliiton kevätseminaari 'Akateeminen lasikatto edelleen esteenä? Naistutkijoiden urakehityksen ikuisuuskysymykset'

Maria Pietilä (Speaker: Keynote)

10 Apr 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Talks