Assistant/Associate Professor in Management and Leadership

University of Jyväskylä School of Business and Economics


Assistant or Associate 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 OR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (Tenure Track) in Management and Leadership

especially emergent work in the digital era, starting on the 1st of January 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter for a fixed term of 3-5 years. 

The position will strengthen University’s research profiling area “Emergent Work in the Digital Era” EWIDE by JSBE, especially in the field of management and leadership studies. Demonstrated research expertise relevant to digitalization of the future work in organizations (for example applications of digital technologies, AI and algorithms in management and leadership) is considered to be a strong merit. It also supports JSBE’s focus areas in digital business and economy as well as sustainable business and economy. 

Tasks and qualifications 

The main responsibilities of the Assistant or Associate Professor include conducting high-level research and publishing in top tier, peer-reviewed journals, teaching, and post graduate supervision. The Assistant or Associate Professor is expected to supervise MSc degree students, PhD students, and postdoctoral researchers. The work profile also includes continuous development of teaching, faculty development and administrative obligations, as well as responsibility for establishing research projects in the EWIDE profiling area and actively applying for external funding for the research group. 
The qualification required for the position is a doctoral degree.We expect strong evidence of the ability to conduct and publish scientific research and publishing, especially related to management and leadership. Demonstrated research expertise relevant to digitalization of future work in organizations is seen as a merit. In addition, we highly value candidates who can conduct research using both qualitative and quantitative methods. To be successful in the position, the candidate is expected to have an excellent track record of independent and innovative research that falls under the JSBE research focus area in digital business and economy as well as sustainable business and economy. We further expect strong evidence of teaching and supervision of theses, procuring research funding and of international networking. 

What do we offer? 

Tenure Track Career Path  

The University supports the beginning of the Assistant or Associate Professorship in forming a research group and implementing the research plan. We support success on the career path. A more detailed description of the tenure track model, requirements, and selection/promotion criteria is available at the website of Tenure Track career path at the School of Business and Economics. 

New Tenure Track Associate/Assistant Professors can apply for Rector’s starting grant.  

School of Business and Economicsis 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 a meaningful career where you can make a real impact not only in your field, but also on 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.   
Salary is based on duty-specific job demands and personal performance according to the University’s salary system. A trial period of six months when first employed for the position. 

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 7 August 2022. 
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. According to our mission, JSBE 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 401-500 in Shanghai’s Academic Ranking of World Universities and 301-400 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 asMasters 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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