Associate Professor or Professor

Company:Åbo Akademi University

Location:Finland / Turku

Discipline:Business Administration, specially Organization and Management

Employment Type:Permanent Full-time


Associate Professor or Professor in Business Administration, specially Organization and Management (tenure track), starting 1.8.2019

Åbo Akademi University is an internationally acknowledged research university with an extensive responsibility for providing education in Swedish in Finland. With its international research community and its strong Nordic ties, Åbo Akademi University has an acclaimed and recognized position within research and education both nationally and internationally.

ÅboAkademi University invites applications for a tenure track-position as Associate Professor (level 2) or Professor (level 3) in starting 1 st of August 2019 or according to agreement.

The position is placed at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Business and Economics in Turku. The education in Organization and Management is a part of the study programme in Business and Economics offered by the faculty. A tenure track position offers the appointee to the fixed-term associate professorship an opportunity to obtain a tenured position and advancement to a full professorship, i.e. the highest level of the tenure track system. A full professorship is a permanent position.

The field of the position

The field of the position is Organization and Management. The appointed person should conduct scientific research and teaching based on research within Organization and Management. The work task of the appointed person include development of research and education, to raise funding for research, to participate in national and international cooperation and administrative tasks. Employees at the Business School are expected to continually develop themselves and to  meet the requirements of an AACSB-accredited business school.

In addition to this position there are two senior lecturers and two university teachers working at the subject of Organization and Management. The appointed person is expected to participate in the teaching within the subject which include all core areas of Organization and Management. Organization and Management is a broad field which include strategy (strategic management and strategic decision-making), HR Management, organization theory, organization structures, organizational processes, innovation processes, leadership, project leadership, entrepreneurship, ethics and gender: central areas in all modern organizations and businesses.

Appointment plan

An Associate Professor is required to have a doctoral degree, extensive research experience, the potential to lead research groups and obtain research funding as well as possess international research experience. Pedagogical competence is also required.

A Professor is required to have a doctoral degree along with extensive scientific and pedagogical competence, the demonstrated ability to lead research projects and obtain research funding, international research experience and leadership ability.

Additional information about the position and the field of research and teaching, the qualification requirements as well as information about the recruitment process and on how to apply can be found in the appointment plan.


The salary for for associate professors on levels 6-7 and for professors on levels 8-11 of the job demand level for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition a salary component based on personal work performance will be paid.


Language requirements at ÅboAkademi University are defined in 78 § of the University Act (558/2009) and in the Åbo Akademi University internal language instructions (accepted by the University Board 25 February 2010).

As the administrative and teaching language of the university is primarily Swedish, the person appointed should acquire such knowledge of Swedish during the first years of his or her employment, so that he or she will be able to participate successfully in teaching and administrative tasks in Swedish in the future.


Please submit your electronic application with enclosures in English following the link:

The closing date for applications is May 15th, 2018 at 15.00 Finnish time.

Enclosures to the application:

  • An academic portfolio that follows the instructions published on the website of ÅboAkademi University, with the exception that the portfolio may exceed the recommended size. The instructionsareavailable at:
  • A maximum of 5 publications that the applicant would like to be assessed to demonstrate his/her competence. The selected 5 publications should be marked in the list of publications.
  • A research plan (max. 5 pages)
  • A description of the applicant’s pedagogical view (max. 2 pages)
  • A description of the applicant’s view on leadership (max. 2 pages)
  • Possible other documentation to show the applicant’s competence

Additional information

For questions, please, contact the Dean Malin Brännback, or HR Specialist Solveig Vaherkylä, +358 2 215 3367

ÅboAkademi University is working for equal gender distribution and diversity in all staff categories.

Contact Person:If you wish to apply for this position, please specify that you saw it on AKADEUS.

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