Assistant Professor in Management and Leadership
University of Jyväskylä School of Business and Economics

Assistant Professor, tenure track, in Management and Leadership

The Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics (JSBE) is seeking to recruit a candidate for the position of

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR in Management and Leadership, tenure track
The position starts on the 1st of January 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter for a fixed term of 3-5 years.

Tasks and qualifications

The assistant professor is responsible for research, teaching and development tasks related to the research area of management and leadership. We expect the assistant professor to conduct international level scientific research. We are looking for an applicant whose research has links to one or multiple current focus areas of the faculty (Policy-Relevant Economics and Competitiveness of Economy, Digital Business and Economy, and Sustainable Business and Economy).

The qualification required for the position is a doctoral degree. We expect strong evidence of ability to conduct and publish scientific research and publishing, especially related to management and leadership. We further expect strong evidence of teaching and supervision of theses, procuring research funding and of international networking.

An assistant professor’s duties include teaching at the basic, subject and advanced levels in the field of the position and related developmental tasks. Administrative tasks and other academic responsibilities are also part of an assistant professor’s duties. The assistant professor supervises both undergraduate and postgraduate theses and acquires external funding to maintain a research group. 

Familiarize yourself with the general requirements of the position and the faculty’s tenure track model.

What do we offer?

The university supports the beginning of the assistant professorship in forming a research group and implementing the research plan. We support success on the career path. The Faculty is committed to fairness, consistency and transparency in selection decisions, and undertakes the recommendations for the responsible evaluation of a researcher in Finland. We appreciate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, such as occupational health care, and flexible working hours. Finland provides one of the most advanced and comprehensive social security in the world including e.g., sickness benefits, various family benefits and a comprehensive healthcare system. Please read more about working at the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä and living in Finland in our International Staff Guide.

A competent and prosperous scientific community

At the University of Jyväskylä, you are a respected member of the university community. You get the opportunity to learn from your colleagues and meet high-level researchers from the full spectrum of disciplines. Here the barriers between disciplines are low. We offer you meaningful career where you can make a real impact not only in your field, but also to society. You will become part of our international and multidisciplinary community where the wellbeing of everyone is important. We provide a good setting for a mobile and healthy lifestyle on and around campus. Jyväskylä region offers beautiful nature and various sport and cultural activities within close distance from home and work.  


Salaries are based on job demands and employees’ performance following the Finnish University Salary System.

In the Assistant Professor position the annual salary range will be approximately 46.000 – 56.000 EUR (gross income, including holiday bonus), depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate. There is a trial period of six months at the start of the period of employment. 

How to apply

The application should include:
(the name of the applicant must always be mentioned in the file name, all the documents should be on PDF format.)
1. A cover / motivation letter  
2. Curriculum vitae, including personal ORCID ID (A template from The Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity is preferred). The CV is strictly limited to four (4) pages.  
3. A numbered list of all scientific publications and other publications showing the applicants ability and merits  
4. A  maximum of five (5) main publications, numbered in accordance with the list of publications
5. A brief description of the applicant’s merits related to research, research leadership,  and research funding, and a research plan related to the position and a vision of how the applicant’s current and future activities will complement those of the department and faculty, and the position being applied for (total of max 4 pages).
6. Portfolio of teaching credits (max. 3 pages).

Applicants are kindly asked to submit their applications using the online application form by 31 August 2021.

For further information, please contact Dean Hanna-Leena Pesonen tel. +358 503732132. 

Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics (JSBE) conducts high-quality research and offers quality degree education and executive education in business and economics. JSBE mission supports Competitive, Digital, and Sustainable Transformation in Business and Economy. We offer our expertise widely to business, economy and society and contribute our knowledge to promote university-based entrepreneurship and innovation activities.   

JSBE is accredited by AACSB and BGA. JSBE’s Avance Executive Education has AMBA accreditation. JSBE’s research is ranked among top 301-400 in Shanghai’s Academic Ranking of World Universities and 250-300 in Times Higher Education ranking. 

JSBE is an active, international, and cooperative faculty in the dynamic and international University of Jyväskylä. The number of JSBE faculty is around 120, including about 25 professors. 1.500 students study at JSBE. Each year, around 200 students graduate as Masters of Science, and about 10 doctoral dissertations are publicly defended at JSBE.

The University of Jyväskylä  is a human-centered environment of 2,500 experts and 14,500 students. Our goal is to create wisdom and wellbeing for all. We cultivate the skills, knowledge and passion needed to live wisely for the benefit of humanity. An open dialogue between research, education and society is our driving force. We cherish this balance and believe it is essential that each member of the community thrives and has opportunities to develop and grow. Our naturally beautiful campus is located in the heart of the city of Jyväskylä. The University of Jyväskylä is the third largest employer in Central Finland.

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