1-3 Doctoral Students

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 
1-3 Doctoral Students based on contract of employment, for a fixed term of maximum 4 years, starting on 1st of Septmeber 2019 or according to a separate agreement.

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 20 professorships at the JSBE, and the total number of faculty is around 120. About 1.500 students study at JSBE. Each year, around 150 students graduate as Masters of Science (econ), and about 10 doctoral dissertations are publicly defended at JSBE.

In 2018, JSBE received AACSB accreditation, and Shanghai’s Academic Ranking of World Universities and Times High Education ranked JSBE among top 301 – 400.

Doctoral Student’s primary responsibilities include dissertation study, postgraduate education, teaching assistance, and other related duties.

The duties, eligibility requirements and language skills of Doctoral Students are defined in the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines.  Proficiency in Finnish is required in the teaching and research positions of the University of Jyväskylä. However, when considered appropriate, the University may grant exemption from the language proficiency requirements. Doctoral Students are required to have a good command of the English language.

Doctoral Students are expected to have a relevant Master’s degree and the right to pursue postgraduate studies at the University of Jyväskylä.

The Doctoral Student’s job-specific salary component is based on the job demand levels 2–4 (€2033,29 - 2535,20/month) in the salary system for teaching and research staff at Finnish universities. In addition, a personal performance-based salary component, amounting to 6-50% of the job-specific salary component, is paid.

The positions will be subject to a trial period of 6 months. 

For further information please contact Post-doctoral Researcher Suvi Heikkinen: suvi.s.heikkinen@jyu.fi, tel. +358408053319.

To find useful information about the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä and living in Finland, see the University's International Staff Guide.

Please attach the following documents to your online application:
1) A curriculum vitae (CV) compiled in accordance with good scientific practice and, as far as possible, considering the template for a researcher’s CV provided at http://www.tenk.fi/en/template-researchers-curriculum-vitae
2) A doctoral study plan (max 2 pages)
3) A research plan (max 3 pages)
4) Letters of recommendation from your supervisors. These are not needed in the online application. Please ask your supervisors to send the recommendations directly to suvi.s.heikkinen@jyu.fi.

Please submit your application at the latest on 26th May 2019 by using the online application form.