University Lecturer in Financial Accounting

Company:University of Eastern Finland

Location:Finland / Joensuu, Kuopio

Discipline:Financial Accounting

Employment Type:Permanent Full-time


The Business School of the University of Eastern Finland operates on both the Joensuu and Kuopio campuses. Education in business studies is offered in a Bachelor’s degree programme that is common to all students, as well as in subject-specific Master’s degree programmes.

We are looking to recruit a university lecturer who is particularly familiar with financial accounting. The position can also be filled as a university teacher position. The position will be situated on both the Kuopio and Joensuu campuses, and will begin on 1 August 2021.

Position and salary

The position is primarily sought to be filled as a university lecturer position, but the title of a university teacher is also possible.

The role of the university lecturer/university teacher will be to:

  • teach basic, intermediate and advanced level courses in financial accounting,
  • conduct research in the field, and
  • participate in research projects and administrative tasks in the subject.

Together with the professors of the subject, the university lecturer/university teacher will develop the subject’s education and research and prepares and coordinates research projects in the field.

The position will be filled with an open-ended contract as from 1 August 2021. A probationary period is applied to all new members of the staff.

The salary of the position is based on the salary system for the teaching and research staff at universities. The salary consists of the job-related salary element and the personal performance salary element. In the university lecturer position, the job-related salary element will be on level 5–7 of the job requirement level scheme (3,000.49 – 4,033.80 euros/month). In the university teacher position, the job requirement level will be 5 (3,000.49 euros/month. In addition to the job requirement component, the salary includes a personal performance component, which may be 6- 50% of the job requirement component.

What we can expect and wish from you

We expect

  • a suitable doctoral degree for the university lecturer position; and a suitable Master’s degree for the university teacher position
  • good teaching skills,
  • good practical familiarity with the field of teaching,
  • good Finnish language skills and the ability to teach also in English,
  • achievements in research related to financial accounting.

We wish

  • experience in supervising academic theses,
  • educational materials produced,
  • other achievements in teaching and supervision.

What we can offer you

  • An interesting position in an international, creative, participatory and engaging university community
  • The possibility of flexible multi-location work
  • Staff benefits of the University of Eastern Finland, including comprehensive occupational health care, versatile staff training opportunities, affordable campus restaurant lunches and Sykettä sports services

How to apply

The application needs to be submitted no later than 20.5.2021 (by 24.00 hours Finnish time) by using the electronic application form.

Please note the application is required to have the following appendices:

  • a resume or a curriculum vitae compiled in accordance with the template for researcher’s curriculum vitae of the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity /
  • a list of publications (
  • a portfolio of teaching merits / -> Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies -> Instructions for Preparing Portfolio)
  • copies of the applicant's doctoral degree certificates / diplomas and copies of certificates / diplomas relating to the applicant’s language proficiency, if not indicated in the academic degree certificates/diplomas.
  • other documents to demonstrate his or her merits for positions.


For further information, please contact: professor Mervi Niskanen, +358 29 445 5208,, and professor Pasi Syrjä, +358 29 445 5207,

Queries related to the application procedure should be addressed to Human Resources Coordinator Airi Leppänen, tel. +358 29 445 5171,

University of Eastern Finland in brief

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies operates on two campuses of the University of Eastern Finland – in Joensuu and Kuopio. The faculty trains experts in the fields of history, geography, economics and business administration, law, social sciences, and social and health management. The faculty's research is closely linked to the research areas identified in the university's strategy. The faculty has approximately 4,300 Bachelor’s and Master’s degree students and approximately 450 postgraduate students actively pursuing their studies. The faculty has approximately 300 staff members

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