Associate Professor in Economics (tenure track)

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 Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics (JSBE) is currently seeking to recruit staff to the position of     

Associate Professor in Economics (tenure track), starting on 1 September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter, for a fixed-term period of five years.

The mission of 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.   

Research in the field of economics at JSBE is profiled by empirical policy-relevant economics, especially in health economics, labour economics, economics of education, regional economics, macro-finance, and economic growth.

The person appointed to the open associate professorship will be expected to take care of his/her responsibilities in the discipline of economics, and especially health economics, as regards research and teaching, supervision of doctoral students, and participation in development of international research and educational cooperation.

The person appointed to the position is expected to conduct research in health economics. S/he is also expected to foster active cooperation with other researchers in the core field of physical activity, health and wellbeing within the University of Jyväskylä, to contribute to the realisation of the goals that the the discipline of economics has agreed. 

In addition, the appointed person shall participate in the administrative duties of the discipline of economics and the acquisition of supplementary external research funding.

The plan, for filling the position provides more detailed information on the duties, qualification requirements and attachments to the application.

The position is filled as a fixed-term associate professorship of five years (tenure track), (see the tenure track model for professorship). An especially distinguished and unquestionably qualified person may exceptionally be appointed directly to the position of professor presuming there is no candidate available who is more competent and suitable candidate for the position. When an employee has been selected for a fixed-term associate professorship, an evaluation procedure is used regarding the employee’s merits for a professorship filled through an invitation procedure. The evaluation procedure shall begin before the end of the fixed-term contract. The evaluation procedure follows the same practices used in the expert evaluation procedure for filling a professorship.

The associate professor’s job-specific salary component is based on the job demands level 7 (3889,84 €/month) according to the salary system concerning teaching and research staff at Finnish universities. In addition, a personal performance-based salary component amounting to a maximum of 46.3 % of the job-specific salary component will be paid. 

A trial period of six months shall apply. 

Further information: Professor Jaakko Pehkonen (email: jaakko.k.pehkonen@jyu.fi).

All the application documents must be attached to the online application as PDF files.

1) Curriculum Vitae (CV), which should be written according to responsible scientific practices and in accordance with the following CV template, as far as possible: http://www.tenk.fi/en/template-researchers-curriculum-vitae, or a written report in English on the applicant’s scientific research, merits regarding scientific activities, leading academic research, acquiring research funding, and international activities, teaching and other merits with which the applicant wishes to indicate his/her competence and suitability for the position

2) a research development plan

3) a numbered list of all the scholarly and other publications with which the candidate wishes to demonstrate his/her qualifications for the post

4) a maximum of 10 main publications, numbered in accordance with the above list and joined together in a single PDF file

Please submit your application at the latest on November 30th 2018 using the online application form.