Research Output per year
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.
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
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Scientific › peer-review
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter › Scientific › peer-review
Lectio praecursoria: Making Finnish universities complete organisations – aims and tensions in establishing tenure track and research profilesPietilä, M. S., Aug 2018, In : Tiedepolitiikka. 43, 2, p. 48-51 4 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Scientific
Making Finnish universities complete organisations: aims and tensions in establishing tenure track and research profilesPietilä, M. S., 2018, Helsinki: University of Helsinki, Department of Political and Economic Studies. 103 p.
Research output: Thesis › Doctoral Thesis › Collection of Articles
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned report › Professional
Projects per year
01/12/2016 → 30/11/2021
Project: Research project
Priority-setting in Research Management (PrisMa) – Organisational and Leadership Reactions to Institutional Reforms in Finnish and Swedish Universities
01/08/2010 → 31/12/2012
Project: Research project
Activities per year