Dear colleagues,


May I draw your attention to the Associate Professor (Tenure Track) position in International Business that has been announced at University of Eastern Finland. Deadline to apply already 16.11.2020. Many thanks for circulating among potential candidates!


Best regards,


Mika Gabrielsson

Professor of International Business and Sales

University of Eastern Finland




The University of Eastern Finland, UEF, is one of the largest multidisciplinary universities in Finland. We offer education in nearly one hundred major subjects, and are home to approximately 15,500 students and 2,700 members of staff. We operate in Joensuu and Kuopio. In international rankings, we are ranked among the leading universities in the word.

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies operates on two campuses of the University of Eastern Finland – in Joensuu and Kuopio. The faculty trains experts in the fields of history, geography, economics and business administration, law, social sciences, and social and health management. The faculty's research is closely linked to the research areas identified in the university's strategy. The faculty has approximately 4,300 Bachelor’s and Master’s degree students and approximately 450 postgraduate students actively pursuing their studies. The faculty has approximately 300 staff members.

We are now inviting applications for

an Associate Professor (Tenure Track) position in International Business, Business School, Kuopio Campus

The position of Associate Professor of International Business is a Tenure Track position at the University of Eastern Finland. The position will be hosted by the Business School at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies, more specifically by the specialisation of international business and sales management. The Business School of the University of Eastern Finland operates on both the Kuopio and Joensuu campuses. The position will be located in Kuopio.

In the currently vacant position, the Tenure Track can be entered from the Associate Professor level onwards. At the end of the term, the merits of the person will be evaluated to determine whether he or she can proceed to the next level of the Tenure Track, i.e. be appointed as a Professor without public notice of vacancy. The criteria, objectives and results to be achieved during the term in order to proceed to the next level of the Tenure Track will be agreed in detail with the appointee when signing the contract of employment.

The position is sought to be filled for a fixed term of four years as from 1 January 2021. The position is filled for a fixed term due to it being a Tenure Track position.

The specialisation of international business and sales management offers education in the field of international business and sales management. The person to be appointed to the presently vacant Associate Professor position is expected to be specialised in research and education in international business.

A person to be appointed as an Associate Professor in the Tenure Track shall hold a suitable doctoral degree and have good teaching skills. Furthermore, a person to be appointed as an Associate Professor in the Tenure Track shall have the prerequisites for fulfilling the qualification requirements of a Professor by the end of the Tenure Track term (UEF University Regulations, Section 31). In this position, a suitable doctoral degree refers to a Doctor of Science in Economics and Business Administration degree in, e.g., international business or international marketing.

The role of the Associate Professor is to conduct and promote research into international business, and to participate in other activities of the Business School. In this position, teaching in international business can be delivered at all levels of academic education. The Associate Professor’s research is expected to focus on international business, and he or she is expected to actively participate in project activities, in the acquisition of national and international research funding, and in international research networks.

The Associate Professor is expected to have demonstrated achievements in research addressing international business, e.g., in internationalization of companies and their international modes of operation, international business models and management of international business, as well as experience in university-level teaching and supervision.

When assessing a candidate’s achievements in research, special emphasis will be placed on publications, especially those published in the field’s internationally top journals, as well as on international research collaboration, experience in leading research, and previous success in securing research funding.

The Associate Professor is expected to have excellent skills in the English language and to be able to supervise students and give teaching in English.

The salary of the Associate Professor position is based on level 7 of the job requirement level chart for teaching and research staff (3,989.91 euros/month). In addition to the job requirement component, the salary is supplemented by a personal performance component, which can be a maximum of 50% of the job requirement component. 

A trial period is applied to new members of the university's staff.

For further information, please contact: 
Professor Mika Gabrielsson tel. +358 50 568 7626, [log in to unmask]

Queries related to the application procedure should be addressed to Executive Head of Administration Ulla Hurskainen, tel. +358 29 445 8100, [log in to unmask], or Financial and Human Resources Coordinator Tuula Ranne, tel. + 358 29 445 5245, [log in to unmask]

The application (excluding appendices) should be submitted in English.

The electronic application is required to contain the following appendices:

- a résumé or a CV (
- a list of publications (
- a work plan (no more than 3 pages) in which the applicant is expected to describe the kind of research he or she will be carrying out over the next four years, if appointed to the position 
- key publications (no more than 10) with which the applicant wishes to demonstrate his or her qualification and merits for the position, and a list of the selected publications 
- a teaching portfolio (to be compiled in accordance with the instructions of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies: 
- copies of the applicant’s academic degree certificates / diplomas - copies of certificates / diplomas relating to the applicant’s language proficiency, if not indicated in the academic degree certificates / diplomas.

The application needs to be submitted no later than 16.11.2020 by using the electronic application form.


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