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Doctoral Student, Economics

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    University of Vaasa
    EconomicsBusiness economics
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    28/11/2019 23:00 - Europe/Athens
    Finland › Vaasa

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 and tackles 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. We are seeking tomorrow's solutions in our focus areas of management and change, energy and sustainable development, and finance and economic decision-making. Faculty-specific research is complemented by our phenomenon-based research platforms.

The School of Accounting and Finance is now inviting applications for the position of Doctoral Student majoring in Economics for a fixed term of 2 - 4 years. The start date is in January 2020, but can be negotiated.

Your role:

The position is located within the School of Accounting and Finance.

As a Doctoral Student you will perform research and study related to your major in Economics in the Doctoral Program in Business Studies. Further tasks include teaching as well as a limited amount of administrative tasks in accordance with the University's four stage career model.

The annual working time for a Doctoral Student is 1624 hours. More detailed task description is agreed in the Annual Work Plan.

Your experience:

As a Doctoral Student you are required to hold a higher university degree and should at the start of employment be enrolled as a doctoral student at the University of Vaasa. You should also have a demonstrated (eg. past study success) ability and motivation to pursue doctoral studies and the doctoral degree. For more information, please visit the Graduate School website: https://www.univaasa.fi/en/research/researcher/graduate_school/admissions/.

The main selection criteria include a research plan of high quality, success in previous studies and evidence of previous research (publications, conference papers).

The administrative language of the University of Vaasa is Finnish. The teaching languages are Finnish and English. If the candidate is not a Finnish citizen or a Finnish citizen who is not a native speaker, or has not been educated in Finnish, they may be granted an exemption from the language proficiency requirement without separate application. The candidate is, however, expected to acquire the necessary Finnish language skills in accordance with the language policy of the University of Vaasa. The employer supports language studies. Strong English language skills are a prerequisite to succeed in the position.

Inspirational work enviroment:

The School of Accounting and Finance comprises four subjects: Accounting, Finance, Business Law, and Economics. Our personnel are an excellent combination of experience and new hires. Our School is international: we have both employees and students from all over the world.

Our subjects are engaged in close mutual collaboration, enabling comprehensive and business-oriented teaching and research. Each year, about 150 Bachelors and Masters of Science in Economics and Business Administration graduate from our School ready to take on demanding expert and management duties in the challenging corporate and industrial world. Research themes that connect our subject-specific research groups include digitalisation, innovations, financial markets and investments, corporate governance and compliance, sustainable development and ethics, energy, and banking.

The 5,000 students and 500 employees of the University of Vaasa thrive on the most beautiful campus in Finland, located 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 opportunities for competence development, flexible working time arrangements and extensive occupational health care. Our vibrant campus enables networking as part of a close-knit work community. We have been awarded the HR Excellence in Research recognition for being an excellent employer. More about us: https://www.univaasa.fi/en/rekry/ and https://youtu.be/VLO63lQ29Eo.


The salary is based on the University Salary System for Teaching and Research Staff. The salary for a Doctoral Student is based on demand levels 2-4 (2033-2535 €/month). An additional personal salary component is paid based on work performance.

Ready to apply:

More information on how to apply for the position at https://www.univaasa.fi/careers. The application, including annexes, has to be in our online application database by midnight (Finnish time, GMT +3) 28.11.2019.

Further information:

  • Dean Helinä Saarela, tel. +358 29 449 8507
  • Professor Panu Kalmi, tel. +358 29 449 8528
  • Professor Hannu Piekkola, tel. +358 29 449 8426
  • Vice-Director, Faculty and Management Services, Kaisu Piirainen, tel. +358 29 449 8428
  • Email: firstname.surname(a)univaasa.fi
  • Inquiries about the online application system: careers(a)univaasa.fi
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 4 billion accounts for 30% of Finland's energy technology exports and employs 11,000 experts.

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