Multiple PhD Positions in Business, Sustainability and Digital Economy

Company:Tallinn University of Technology

Location:Estonia / Tallinn

Discipline:Business, Sustainability and Digital Economy

Employment Type:Full-time; fixed-term


MULTIPLE phd positions in the area of business, sustainability and digital economy

Workload: full-time (40 hours a week)
Type of contract: fixed-term
Employment period: From 1 September 2022 to 30 August 2026 (4 years)
Application deadline: 30 June 2022

The research carried out at the Department of Business Administration at TalTech School of Business and Governance deals with various aspects of business: organisation, management and leadership; marketing; entrepreneurship; knowledge and technology transfer; supply chain management; accounting and performance management, and, of course, sustainability and digital transformation. The School has over 200 employees.


The Department is seeking candidates for PhD positions

in the following areas:

Appointees will be committed research-focused scholars who are interested in making an impact and contributing to and working within a supportive academic community. The purpose of the PhD position is to undertake original research and contribute to the submission of applications for research funding. The candidate is expected to have very good qualitative and/or quantitative research skills depending on the position.

The post-holder is expected to contribute to research and development as well as small-scale teaching-related activities. There are also ample opportunities for conducting cross-disciplinary research across TalTech.

Further information on the post: Merli Reidolf, Deputy Director of the Department,

General Qualification requirements:

  • a master’s degree
  • strong motivation and a clear interest in the topic of the position
  • excellent command of English
  • strong analytical and writing skills
  • capacity to work both as an independent researcher and as part of an international research team
  • capacity to communicate research results both to the academic expert community and the non-expert community
  • capacity and willingness to contribute to organisational tasks within and outside the research team

Please visit the link below to read the job description and apply.

We offer:

  • 4-year PhD position (employed as an Early-Stage Researcher at the Department of Business Administration) in a strong team of researchers with international publication records and experience in leading and participating in pan-European research consortia
  • Dynamic and collaborative research environment, regular research discussions in bi-weekly research seminars
  • Opportunities to be involved in ongoing research projects and in new initiatives and to be part of an evolving collaborative research network
  • Fully funded based on the employment contract, including social and health benefits for a nominal study period of up to 4 years. Optional remunerated larger scale teaching activities or high-level publications are possible.

The intended commencement of position is on 1 September 2022 subject to some flexibility as of the starting date.

Application instructions

To apply for the PhD position please use the Globase portal at and send the following documents in English by 30 June 2022 at the latest:

  • a cover letter;
  • documents proving that the candidate holds the required academic degree and has acquired the required education;
  • a curriculum vitae and a list of publications;
  • other documents required in the position and considered important by the applicant.

More information available at TalTech’s web page

Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) is the only flagship in engineering and IT and the leading School of Business and Governance in Estonia. 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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