Associate / Full Professor in Economics

Company:LUT University

Location:Finland / Lappeenranta


Employment Type:Fixed term of four years (associate professor) or until further notice (full professor)


LUT School of Business and Management is looking for a professor in economics.

The position is situated at the associate/full professor levels of the tenure track and will be filled for a fixed term of four years (associate professor) or until further notice (full professor)

The professorship (associate/full professor) in economics will strengthen and develop the economics-related research and education at LBM. The person appointed to the professorship is expected to conduct high-impact international research, and ability to collaborate within interdisciplinary research groups both at the School of Business and Management and at the LUT level is considered as an advantage. The appointed candidate is expected to have expertise particularly in environmental economics and econometrics and teaching micro- and macroeconomics at the undergraduate level. The associate/full professor of economics is expected to contribute mainly to a Finnish-language Bachelor’s programme. Given the large number of students in the programme, we value a strong vision on the development of education in the field of economics as well as documented proof of successful degree programme development and management.

The field of the professorship, Economics, may include (but is not limited to) the following areas:

  • Environmental economics
  • Sustainability
  • Econometrics

These areas have a strong link to LUT’s strategy and are thus considered an advantage for the candidates. The person appointed to the professorship is expected to present strong research merits in one of the areas mentioned above and proof of successful research projects and research collaboration. We also expect strong merits and evidence of high-quality teaching and the development of teaching in the field of professorship.

The duties of the professorship include research at a high international level and developing and providing basic and advanced education based on it. The position also entails the acquisition of external research funding in different collaboration networks.

The duties related to the field of research also include the following:

  • high-impact international research
  • preparation of national and international research
  • planning and implementation of undergraduate and postgraduate education
  • supervision of final theses and postgraduate studies
  • increasing awareness in a way that serves industry and the economy
  • taking part in the preparation of projects in other LUT units as an expert
  • general administrative work related to the university's operation.

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The closing date for applications is 21 June 2020 at midnight, Finnish local time (UTC + 3 h). Please submit your application by filling out the online form.

For further information, please contact Professor Satu Pätäri, tel. +358 40 017 8126,


Clean energy, water and air are life-giving resources for which we at LUT University seek new solutions with our expertise in technology and business. We help society and businesses in their sustainable renewal. Our international community consists of 6500 members. Our campuses are in Lappeenranta and Lahti, Finland.

Contact Person:Professor Satu Pätäri, tel. +358 40 017 8126,

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