Postdoctoral Researcher, Corporate Environmental Management

Our naturally beautiful campus in the Jyväskylä city centre is home to a dynamic multidisciplinary research university – a modern, open and collaborative community of 2,500 experts and 15,000 students seeking answers to the pivotal questions of today and tomorrow.It was here, in 1863, that Finnish-language teacher education began. Since then, the University of Jyväskylä has been serving the future.The dialogue between research, education and society is our driving force.We cherish this balance of research and education, and work to promote open thinking. We kindle the skills, knowledge and passion to live wisely for the best of humanity.

The department is currently seeking to recruit staff to the position of
Postdoctoral Researcher, Corporate Environmental Management, for a fixed period of 1.8.2018 - 31.7.2022

The mission of the Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics (JSBE) is to conduct high-level research by national and international standards, and to offer quality degree education and executive education in business and economics. We contribute to the societal impact of the University of Jyväskylä by promoting university-based entrepreneurship and innovation activities.   

Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics is an active, internationally-minded and cooperative faculty in the dynamic and international University of Jyväskylä. There are 18 professorships at the JSBE, and the number of other staff is around 100. Over a thousand students study at JSBE. Each year, around 150 students graduate as Masters of Science (econ), and 13 -15 doctoral dissertations are publicly defended at JSBE.

Postdoctoral Researcher participates in the work of the research group in Corporate Environmental Management. Her/his duties focus in scientific research (including planning research projects and applying for research funding). Also teaching, supervisory, as well as administrative tasks in the international Master's Programme in Corporate Environmental Management are included in the work of the Postdoctoral Researcher.

The duties and qualification requirements and language skills for the position of the Postdoctoral Researcher are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines. According to Finnish law, a non-native university teaching and research staff member can be granted an exemption from the requirement of Finnish language proficiency. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to have good skills in English language.

Applicants are required to have PhD in Corporate Environmental Management as well as experience in research and teaching in Corporate Environmental Management. Evidence on participation in research projects, research funding, and thesis supervision will be considered as an advantage for the applicant.

The job-specific salary component of a postdoctoral reseacher is based on the job demands level 5-6 (EUR 2893,95 - 3374,18/month) according to the salary system concerning teaching and research staff at universities. In addition, a personal performance-based salary component amounting to the maximum of 46.3% of the job-specific salary component is also paid.

A trial period of six months will be used when the position is first filled.

For further information, please contact: Dean Hanna-Leena Pesonen,, +358 50 3732132.

Please attach the following documents to the online application form:

1.  Letter of application (free-form)
2.  Curriculum vitae (CV) which is to be written in accordance with good scientific practice and the following CV template:
3.  A short written report (2-3 pages) of the candidate’s scientific and pedagogical activities and achievements
4.  A numbered list of the candidate’s scientific and other publications. The list should comply with the following instructions:
5.  A research and publication plan (max. 3 pages)

Please submit your application at the latest on April 30 2018 by using the online application form.