Postdoctoral Researcher / Senior Researcher in Accounting

Company:University of Vaasa

Location:Finland / Vaasa


Employment Type:Fixed Term Full Time


Postdoctoral Researcher / Senior Researcher, Accounting

At the University of Vaasa, we think out of the box in order to build a sustainable future. We are a university that invests in the quality of research and teaching in order to tackle the challenges of our time. We educate responsible and internationally-minded leaders and experts. We are well known for our high-quality education and inspirational teachers. Our expertise in the fields of business studies, technology, administrative sciences and communication forms the core of our university. Our discipline-based research is complemented by our phenomenon-driven research platforms.

We are now inviting applications for the position of Postdoctoral Researcher / Senior Researcher for a fixed-term. The field of the position is accounting. The starting date is 1.1.2022 or as agreed (at latest 1.8.2022) and ending date 31.12.2025. The employment is subject to a probationary period.

Your role

The position is located in the School of Accounting and Finance in the field of accounting. The profile of the position can be specified based on your expertise.

The position is research-orientated and includes research as well as applying for external funding for research projects and working in and/or leading the projects. The appointed person will also participate in teaching and thesis supervision in Accounting programs (B. Sc. & M. Sc.). Work may include other tasks to be agreed upon separately.

The annual working time is 1612 hours based on the general collective agreement for universities. More detailed task description is agreed in the Annual Work Plan.


As a Postdoctoral Researcher you are required to have a doctoral degree and the ability to do independent scientific work as well as the necessary teaching skills.

As a Senior Researcher you are required to have a doctoral degree, evidence of high quality and independent research work, and the teaching skills required for the position. In addition, the ability to obtain complementary research funding. The ability to manage research projects and their finances is considered as a merit.

Personnel recruited to fill teaching and research positions are to be proficient in Finnish. However, the University may grant an exemption from the Finnish language proficiency requirement. Strong English language skills are a prerequisite to succeed in the position. More information about the application process and language requirements:

Inspiring working environment

The School of Accounting and Finance is one of Finland's largest educational units in its field and internationally known for its high-quality research activities. The School includes four disciplines: accounting, finance, business law and economics. In research, the unit's particular strengths are management accounting, corporate finance and financial markets, corporate financial statements, auditing, the effects of information regulation on business operations, intangible capital and financial literacy.

The 5,000 students and 500 employees of the University of Vaasa thrive on the most beautiful campus in Finland, at the seaside. Our university community is international: we come from 80 countries. As an employer, we focus on employee well-being at work by providing extensive occupational health care, flexible working time arrangements and opportunities for competence development. We have been awarded the HR Excellence in Research recognition. Read more about us:


The salary is based on the University Salary System for Teaching and Research Staff.  The salary for a Postdoctoral Researcher is based on demand level 5 (3000 €/month) and Senior Researcher demand levels 6-7 (3498 - 4033 €/month). An additional personal salary component is paid based on work performance.


To apply for the position, please use our online application system (using the "Leave an application" button below). The application including annexes has to be in our online application database by midnight 12.12.2021 (Finnish time, GMT +2). Please note! In order for us to process your application, please ensure that you fill in the fields below thoroughly.

The application should include the following annexes in English or Finnish:

  • CV. Use of CV template is required.
  • Teaching portfolio - addition to CV
  • List of Publications
  • Copies of no more than 6 publications (numbered according to the above publication categories) that the applicant wishes to be taken into account when evaluating their competence and qualifications.
  • Research plan from the perspective of the position's discipline and the university's strategy
  • A letter of motivation for the position

Further information

  • Vice Dean, Professor Marko Järvenpää, tel. 029 449 8440
  • Vice-director Faculty and Management Services Kaisu Piirainen, tel. 029 449 8428
  • e-mail: firstname.lastname(a)

Inquiries about the online application system: careers(a)

The coastal city of Vaasa is a trendy and international centre of culture, education and tourism in Western Finland, with nearly 70,000 inhabitants. Vaasa is host to the Nordic countries' most significant centre of excellence in sustainable technology and energy solutions. Its leading exporters' and subcontractors' accumulated turnover of more than EUR 5 billion accounts for 30% of Finland's energy technology exports and employs 12,000 experts.

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