Postdoctoral Researcher

Company:Tallinn University of Technology

Location:Estonia / Tallinn


Employment Type:Permanent Full-time


Postdoctoral Researcher of Accounting

Workload: full-time (40 hours a week)
Type of contract: temporary
Period: from 01.03.2019-28.02.2021
Application date: 15.01.2019

Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) is an international scientific community with 11,000 students and approximately 1,800 employees, one of the largest universities in Estonia that is the leading EU country in digitalization. The strengths of the university are wide multidisciplinary study/research interests, modern research and study environment as well as good collaboration with international educational and research institutions.

The research carried out at the Department of Business Administration in the School of Business and Governance in TalTech deals with various aspects of business – entrepreneurship, knowledge and technology transfer, strategic management, marketing, supply chain management, accounting and performance management. The School has over 200 employees.

The Department of Business Administration invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher position in Accounting.

The purpose of the post is research and development and small scale teaching related activities in the field of accounting and corporate social responsibility.

The selected candidate will work closely with Professor Istemi Demirag in the Department of Business Administration at TalTech, who is a leading international expert in the field of Public–Private Partnerships and Hybrid Organisational forms in the above research themes. Applications are invited from candidates with an interest in, but not limited to, research themes in good governance and trust, accountability, corporate social responsibility, performance management and control, sustainability and/or environmental accounting issues in the private sector, public sector management and/or not-for-profit organisations. Interest in Public–Private Partnerships or Hybrid Organisational forms in the Baltic and Nordic states is also desirable. The selected candidate is expected to conduct research and development and small scale teaching related activities (incl. mentoring undergraduate students).

The employment contract is planned as temporary for the period of 2 years, from 01.03.2019 to 28.02.2021. The monthly gross salary for the post is up to 2,000 euros.

Qualification requirements

Previous background in accounting, sociology, applied psychology or organisational behaviour is desirable, but any other related discipline would also be considered. The post is suitable to someone with qualitative research skills and research methods in social science with an ability to conduct interviews with senior managers in the private and public sectors in Estonia, analyse narrative data and write up case studies. The PhD degree should have been obtained no later than 5 years ago.

For further information, please contact Professor Istemi Demirag,

Application instructions

The following application documents are required (in English):

  • an application;
  • documents proving that the candidate holds the required academic degree (PhD or an equivalent qualification) and has acquired the required education;
  • a curriculum vitae and a list of publications;
  • free format assessment of the academic activity undertaken so far and the competencies required for work;
  • other documents considered to be important by the applicant.

Documents should be sent by e-mail to

TalTech as an employer offers

  • Modern ergonomic working conditions and a flexible schedule;
  • One of the most compact university campuses in Europe that is situated next to the technology and many high-tech companies and start-ups (Skype, Starship Technologies, etc.);
  • Individual development and training opportunities;
  • Material and non-material tokens of acknowledgement;
  • Sporting opportunities;
  • All-staff activities and a balanced work and family life.

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