Eeva Hujala, PhD
Professor, Early Childhood Education, University of Tampere
Adjunct professor, University of Eastern Finland


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Academic appointments

1974Assistant Research Worker, University of Jyväskylä
1975-1976Assistant of Early Education, University of Joensuu
1976-1977Research Worker, University of Joensuu / National Board of Social Welfare
1977-1984Assistant / Associate Professor of Early Education, University of Joensuu
1984-1986Assistant / Associate Professor of Special Education, University of Joensuu
1986-1987Associate Professor of Early Education, University of Joensuu
1987-1990Senior Researcher, University of Joensuu
1988Adjunct Professor of Early Education, University of Joensuu
1990-1991Fulbright scholar / Visiting Research Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia
1991-1992Associate Professor of Educational Psychology, University of Joensuu
1992-1995Senior Researcher, University of Joensuu
1992-1995Head of "Professional Development" program, University of Joensuu
1993-1996Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education, University of Oulu
1994-1997Head of "Early Education PD –program”, University of Oulu
1996Visiting Scholar of Early Childhood Studies, University of Melbourne
1996-2004Professor of Early Education, University of Oulu
2000Visiting Scholar at Children’s Issues Centre, University of Dunedin, New Zealand
2000-2001Senior Researcher, Academy of Finland
2005-Professor of Education, special in early childhood, University of Tampere
2007-2010Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Tampere
2010-2011Senior Researcher, Academy of Finland
2011-2012Professorial Fellow, Research Collegium, University of Tampere

Non-academic experiences

1969Nurse in Playgroup, Mäntyharju
1970Educator in Reform School, Mikkeli
1974Nurse in Psychiatric Hospital for Children; Helsinki
1974Psychologist in Day Care Center, Jyväskylä
1974Psychologist in Child Health Center, Jyväskylä
1975Nurse/Therapist in Psychiatric Hospital for Adults, Jyväskylä
1978-1980Head of In-Service Training for Preschool Teachers, Joensuu
1982-1989Teaching at Open University, Joensuu
1990Chairman of Early Childhood Education 90 Ltd, Rovaniemi
1993-1995Teaching at Pre-primary Teacher Training College, Oulu
1994-1996Teaching at in-service training institute at the University of Oulu
2011-2012Expert Member of ECD-program planning committee in Mozambique, Finnish Consulting Group

Consulting activities

  • Head of the project "Co-operation in Day Care", Joensuu
    • University of Joensuu / National Board of Social Welfare, 1978-1979
  • Scientific leader of the project "Open Day Care Center Activities" in Nurmes
    • National Board of Social Welfare, 1980 1982, 1983 1985
  • Member of the National Council for Teacher Education "Developing MA-degree in Early Education", Ministry of Education, 1982 1986.
  • Scientific consult of the project "Parent Education as a Part of Early Education Programs", The National Board of Social Welfare, 1982 1984
  • Scientific consult of the project "Developing Rural Areas for Children", The Ministry of Agriculture 1989 1990
  • Scientific consult of the project "Developing Quality Day Care for Children", The National Board of Social Welfare, 1987 1990
  • Scientific consult in the national committee of "Curriculum for Music in Early Education", Ministry of Education, 1985 1987
  • Scientific leader of project "TV Education in Schools", National Board of Education, 1988 1989
  • Scientific leader of the project "Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Day Care", Paimio Early Childhood Education 90 Ltd, 1989-1990
  • Scientific consult in Commission for Developing Social Welfare Services. Association for Social Welfare in Finland, 1991 1993
  • Member in co operation program of early childhood education research in Nordic Countries Kindergarten teacher union, 1993
  • Head of the program for Professional Development for teachers University of Joensuu, Faculty of Education 1992
  • Head of the In-service training project "Quality Day Care" Early Education Ltd, 1993-1994
  • Head of the research project "Developing Appropriate practises in Day Care", Iisalmi Early Childhood Education 90 Ltd, 1994-1995
  • Consult for Developing Professionalism in Early Education Kindergarten Union, 1994-
  • Co-ordinator of the national conference "Home and school as growth settings", Polvijärvi, Association of Home Education in Finland, 1993
  • Co-ordinator of the Professional Development of Early Childhood Education, University of Oulu, Faculty of Education 1994-
  • Head of the National Conference of Professional Development, University of Joensuu, 1994
  • Co-ordinator of National Doctor Program for "Childhood, Early Education and Development", Finnish Academy of Science / University of Oulu in co-operation with University of Joensuu and University of Jyväskylä, 1994-1997.
  • Chair of International Conference "Childhood Education - International Perspectives" Oulu, Finland, . University of Oulu / Finland Association for Childhood Education International, 1995
  • Head of the project "Quality of childhood and parent involvement in developing services for children" STAKES, City of Raahe and Early Education 90 Ltd, 1995-1996
  • Head of inservice training program "Early Learning" for preprimary teachers in Tornio. In-service training center in Kajaani, 1995-1996
  • Head of International Leadership Project University of Oulu, University of Plymouth, University of Melbourne, University of Virginia, State Pedagogical University in Petrozavotzk, University of Lapland, University of Tampere, 1996-2001
  • Head of National Accreditation of day care programs -Project University of Oulu, 1997-2000
  • Consultant in Finnish Parliament in developing preschool law and administration, 1998
  • Representative of FACEI in Zurich for providing guidelines for early childhood education, 1999
  • Member of the committee of evaluating and developing early education programs in Finland, Ministry of Social Welfare, 1997-1999
  • Member of Advisary committee for developing early childhood education in pre- and primary schools. National school board, 1999-2001
  • Children’s play –committee member, Ministry of Education, 1999-2001
  • Member of Advisary committee for developing academic social welfare centre, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, 1999- 2001
  • Member of the executive board of academic social welfare project in North Finland, 2001-2005
  • Member of Advisory board for developing after school programs for children, MML 2003-2005
  • Member of the research board of Welfare Centre, 2003-2005
  • Member of Management board of Welfare centre, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, 2004-2005
  • Co-ordinator of “Guidelines and Curriculum in Early Childhood Education” –project, 2005
    • Early Childhood Education 90 Ltd
  • Head of International Parent Participation- project, 2004-2008
  • Consulting expert in Early Childhood-network –project, Hämeenlinna-Riihimäki region, 2006-2008
  • Head of Leadership and quality in ECE, University of Tampere, 2006-2008
  • Head of Child observation and assessment project, University of Tampere, 2007-2008
  • Member of Quality assessment board of Christian education, Tampere church 2007-2009
  • Head of Leadership and welfare in ECE –project, University of Tampere, 2008-2010
  • Head of “Verkostoista voimaa” –project, University of Tampere, 2010-2012
  • Chair of National Evaluation of Preschool programs in Finland, 2010-2012
  • Chair of “Osaamisella työhyvinvointia varhaiskasvatuksessa” University of Tampere 2012-2014

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