Postdoctoral Researcher of Marketing

Company:Tallinn University of Technology

Location:Estonia / Tallinn


Employment Type:Full-time, fixed-term



Workload: full-time (40 hours a week)
Type of contract: fixed-term
Employment period: 1 March 2022 until 29 February 2024 (2 years)
Application deadline: 15 November 2021

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: marketing, sociology, social psychology, entrepreneurship, rural development, urban studies, knowledge and technology transfer, strategic management, supply chain management, accounting and performance management. The School has over 200 employees.


The purpose of the Postdoctoral Researcher position is to undertake original research, assist in applying for research funding applications, and assist in setting up a Research Centre in Service Marketing and Strategy.

The selected candidate will work closely with Professor Edward Kasabov in the Department of Business Administration at TalTech. Applications are invited from candidates with an interest in, but not limited to, research themes in Service Marketing and Management, Relationship Marketing as well as Data Management and / or Data Mining. Applicants are expected to build upon and extend critical scholarship on services, including in areas of service control, service disciplining, individual / consumer / customer / citizen rights, service surveillance (including with implications for democracy and balance of power between customers and service providers). The post-holder is expected to contribute to research and development as well as small-scale teaching-related activities (incl. teaching and mentoring students). The post-holder will work alongside Prof Edward Kasabov in setting up a Research Centre in Service Marketing and Strategy.

Monthly gross salary for this position is up to 2000 €. Further information on the post: Prof Edward Kasabov,

Qualification requirements

  • Previous background in marketing, sociology, social psychology, politics, or organisational behaviour is strongly desirable. However, outstanding candidates from other disciplines and especially those with solid, proven qualitative or quantitative research and analysis skills as well as established research experience would be considered. Previous experience in successfully seeking research and other funding is also desirable.
  • Candidates should have successfully defended their PhD within the past 5 years.
  • A publication track record and a healthy publication pipeline are essential.
  • Language skills: English (advanced).

Application instructions

To apply for this position, please send the following documents in English by 15 November 2021 at the latest by using the link:

  • an application;
  • documents proving that the candidate holds the required academic degree and has acquired the required education;
  • a curriculum vitae and a list of publications;
  • an academic portfolio, including a motivated self-evaluation regarding compliance with the requirements for the Researcher post set out in the Academic Career Management Regulation Annexes 3 “Academic Evaluation Matrix” (required in case of university staff) or a free-format evaluation of the academic activity undertaken so far and the competencies required for work (required form external applicants);
  • other documents considered important by the applicant.

Regarding further information on the application documents and recruitment process please contact TalTech HR,

Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) is the only flagship in engineering and IT science and education in Estonia, providing higher education at all levels in engineering and technology, information technology, economics, science, and maritime. TalTech’s mission is to be a promoter of science, technology, and innovation and a leading provider of engineering and economic education in Estonia. The university has over 2,000 employees and 10,000 students, and almost 70,000 alumni.

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 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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