Dear colleagues,


Please spread the below Senior Researcher position announcement among possible candidates with a Doctorate degree within IB and evidence for publishing in leading journals. As you may know University of Eastern Finland is a major research oriented university in Finland, and I think this could offer an interesting opportunity.


The application deadline has been extended until end of August 2019. And the position will start 1st of October or as agreed. See the below description!


Best regards,


Mika Gabrielsson

Professor of International Business

University of Eastern Finland



Senior Researcher, International Business

The University of Eastern Finland (UEF) is one of the largest universities in Finland. The UEF is a multidisciplinary university, which offers teaching in more than 100 major subjects. The university has approximately 15,500 students and some 2,500 members of staff, and the university’s campuses are located in Joensuu and Kuopio.

The University of Eastern Finland is inviting applications for the following position:         


Senior Researcher (International Business), fixed-term position, Business School, Kuopio Campus

(Extended application period)

The University of Eastern Finland offers education in economics and business administration at the Bachelor’s, Master’s and doctoral levels. One of the themes of research and teaching of the Business School at the Kuopio Campus is international business and sales management.

The duties of the Senior Researcher involve research in the field of international business relating to firm internationalisation and born globals, and their business models. The Senior Researcher is expected to participate in demanding research and development projects that are geared towards publishing in international top-level journals. The duties of the Senior Researcher also involve the preparation of research proposals.

The Senior Researcher will also be involved in teaching at Bachelor’s or Master’s level in the field of international business relating to firm internationalisation, international networking, or management of international business. The duties of the Senior Researcher also involve the supervision of  Master’s theses. The language of instruction is English.

In accordance with UEF’s University Regulations (Section 31), persons to be appointed as Senior Researchers shall hold a suitable doctoral degree and have good teaching skills.  The person to be appointed is expected to hold a doctoral degree in the field of international business, international entrepreneurship, international marketing, international strategy or some other applicable field. Furthermore, the person to be appointed is expected to be a specialist in international business both in research and teaching. The position also requires skills in quantitative research methods as well as evidence of publishing in leading/top-level international academic journals. Experience in working in academic research projects will be regarded as a merit.

The position is filled for a fixed term from 1 September 2019 to 28 February 2021 or as agreed. The position is filled for a fixed term due to temporary research and teaching arrangements.

The salary of the position is determined in accordance with the salary system of Finnish universities and is based on levels 6 - 7 of the job requirement level chart for teaching and research staff (€3 423,25–3 946,50 / month). In addition to the job requirement component, the salary includes a personal performance component, which may be a maximum of 50 % of the job requirement component.

A probationary period is applied to all new members of the staff.

The electronic application should contain the following appendices:
- a résumé or CV (
- a list of publications (
- a portfolio of teaching merits
- copies of the applicant's academic degree certificates/ diplomas, and copies of certificates / diplomas relating to the applicant’s language proficiency, if not indicated in the academic degree certificates/diplomas

Further information
can be obtained from Professor Mika Gabrielsson, +358 29 445 5007, [log in to unmask] Queries relating to the application procedure should be addressed to HR Coordinator Nina Miinalainen, +358 29 445 2006, [log in to unmask]


The application needs to be submitted no later than 30 August 2019 (by 24.00 hours Finnish time) by using the electronic application form:




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