Postdoctoral Researcher of Accounting

Company:Tallinn University of Technology

Location:Estonia / Tallinn


Employment Type:Temporary


Postdoctoral Researcher of Accounting

Workload: full-time (40 hours a week)
Type of contract: temporary
Employment period: 1 September 2021 - 28 February 2022 (by agreement sooner, but overall 6 months)
Application deadline: 21 March 2021

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


The goal of the position is to undertake original research and assist in applying research funding applications. The researcher will be hired in frames of the TTÜ Development Programme 2016-2022, code 2014-2020.4.01.16-0032 (ASTRA).

The selected candidate will work closely with Professor Istemi Demirag in the Business Administration Department at Tal Tech who is a leading international expert in the field of Public –Private Partnerships and Hybrid organizational 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 organizations. Interest in Public –Private Partnerships or Hybrid Organizational forms in the Baltic and Nordic States is also desirable. The selected candidate is expected to conduct research, development, and small scale teaching related activities (incl. mentoring undergraduate students).

Monthly gross salary for this position is up to 2000 euros. For more detailed information on the position, please contact Professor Istemi Demirag,

Requirements for the candidate

Previous background in accounting, sociology, applied psychology or organizational behaviour is desirable but any other related discipline would also be considered. The position is suitable to someone with qualitative research skills and research methods in social science with an ability to assist completing research funding applications, conduct interviews with senior managers in the private and public sectors in Estonia, analyze narrative data and write up case studies. The PhD degree should be obtained no later than 5 years ago. Language skills required for the position: English (excellent).


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.

Application instructions

To apply for this job please send the following documents in English by 21 March 2021 (the application deadline) at the latest by using the link “Apply”:

  • an application/cover letter;
  • 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;
  • an assessment of the academic activity undertaken so far and the competencies required for work;
  • other documents considered important by the applicant.

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.

TalTech has a green and one of the most compact university campuses in Europe that includes the Tehnopol Tallinn Science Park. Our Mektory Innovation and Business Center helps faculties and scientists with funding for their research and business know-how. Low hierarchy, academic freedom and a balanced work and family life is valued at TalTech. The university provides individual development and training opportunities, material and non-material tokens of acknowledgement, sporting opportunities at TalTech Sports Club and all-staff activities.

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