School of Economics and Business Administration, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tartu, invites applications for the position of a professor of Asian Economy


The University of Tartu (UT) was founded in 1632. It is a member of the Coimbra Group. UT belongs to the top 2% of world's best universities ( It has about 13400 students (



The position is available from May 1st, 2017, but a later start is also possible.

The annual gross salary as professor is 56 400 EUR (45120 net wage). This is four times higher than the average in Estonia.

Work load:  Full time (40 working hours per week).


The professor is expected to contribute actively to advance research and teaching in the field of Asian economy.

The assignments of the professor include developing and teaching courses introducing the contemporary economy of Asia (e.g. Asia in world economy, technology & innovation in Asia and special courses according to the profile of the candidate are welcome) both in the study programs of the School of Economics and Business Administration and in the framework of the joint master’s program taught in English. The professor is expected to teach in classroom full-time or 128 academic hours per year. The professor has the assignment to supervise MA and PhD students.

The professor directs research and development activities in their specialism and takes steps to secure the funding necessary for those activities. The professor acts as a leader of a research theme or part thereof and when necessary supervises the work of junior teaching staff members.

The professor is expected to form connections with specialists in Asian Studies at the University of Tartu, at other universities in Estonia and abroad. The professor is expected to add the University of Tartu to international research networks and to form connections with foreign research centers and universities involved in the research of Asian economy. The professor is also expected to create a research group concentrating on the field of Asian economy.


The prerequisite for applying for the position is competence to teach the subjects of the field of Asian economy at all levels of higher education and if needed, to organize studies on these subjects, including PhD studies; and competence to supervise research on Asian economy or head a research group. An international experience is required. The eligible candidate has published research in leading international peer-reviewed academic journals in this or similar field; has been successful in obtaining research grants and in fulfilling research and development contracts. Another prerequisite is teaching experience at a university. Preference is given to the candidate who has supervised M(B)A and PhD students. The candidate is expected to have experience in the organisation of research and in administrative work.


Applications must reach us at the latest by January 31st, 2017.

Please submit your application to:

Further information:

Urmas Varblane, Professor of International Business, School of Economics and Business Administration

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