Tenure Track position in Accounting

Updated: 5 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 25 Jan 2022

At the University of Vaasa , we think out of the box in order to build a sustainable future. We are a university that invests in the quality of research and teaching in order to tackle the challenges of our time. We educate responsible and internationally-minded leaders and experts. We are well known for our high-quality education and inspirational teachers. Our expertise in the fields of business studies, technology, administrative sciences and communication forms the core of our university. Our discipline-based research is complemented by our phenomenon-driven research platforms.  

We are now inviting applications for a Tenure Track position in Accounting.  The position is located in the School of Accounting and Finance , which is one of Finland's largest educational units in its field and internationally known for its high-quality research activities. The position will be filled primarily as a fixed-term Assistant or Associate Professor position and offers an excellent opportunity to build a multifaceted academic career in a dynamic and international environment.

Position description

The field of this position is accounting, especially financial accounting and/or auditing. The aim is to from the perspective of the University's strategy further strengthen the School’s research activities in one or more of its focus areas: 

(1) Financial Markets, Instruments, and Institutions, 

(2) Financial Analysis of Firm policies and Outcomes, 

(3) Governance and Compliance, 

(4) Responsibility and Sustainability, and 

(5) Risk Measurement and Management. 

The selected candidate will also have an opportunity to participate in the activities of our three multi-disciplinary research platforms focusing on the key themes of: Energy and sustainable development, digital economy, and innovation and entrepreneurship.

The tenure track position is research-oriented, but also includes teaching, thesis supervision, acquiring external funding for research projects and university administrative tasks. The responsibilities in teaching and supervision are mainly connected to the Bachelor’s Programme in Accounting and Finance , the Master’s Degree Programme in Accounting and Auditing , and the Doctoral Programme in Business Studies . 

Applicants are required to have an applicable doctoral degree together with excellent academic merit as well as evidence of the potential to produce high quality research, the teaching and supervision skills required in the position, and the ability to acquire external funding. In addition the successful candidate will have a broad network of collaborators and can show evidence of societal impact, scientific cooperation as well as international activities according to the career stage. Experience in development and administration within the academic community as well as pedagogical education are considered merits. 

Please see the complete appointment plan via the link below for further information regarding the requirements, position and appointment procedure


Applications are submitted using the university’s own electronic form (See the ‘Submit an application’ button below). In order for applications to be processed, the application form must be filled out and the enclosures listed in the appointment plan, must be attached to it. The application period is open until midnight (Finnish time, GMT +2 hrs) 25.1.2022.

Further information

  • Starting date: as agreed.
  • For employees moving to Finland from abroad, relocation services are available.
  • The appointment is subject to the satisfactory completion of a trial period of 6 months.
  • More information about the position:
  • Inquiries about the online application system: careers(a)uwasa.fi

Please note that due to the holiday season, there may be delays in replies.

Working with us

The 5,000 students and 500 employees of the University of Vaasa thrive on the most beautiful campus in Finland, located at the seaside. Our university community is international: we come from 80 countries. Our vibrant campus enables networking as part of a close-knit work community. As an employer we invest in the well-being of our personnel by offering flexible working hours, extensive occupational healthcare, as well as opportunities for training and competence development.  We have been awarded the HR Excellence in Research recognition. More about  us: Working at the University | University of Vaasa (uwasa.fi)  .

City of Vaasa

The coastal city of Vaasa is a trendy and international centre of culture, education and tourism in Western Finland, with nearly 70,000 inhabitants. Vaasa is host to the Nordic countries' most significant centre of excellence in sustainable technology and energy solutions. Its leading exporters' and subcontractors' accumulated turnover of more than EUR 5billion accounts for 30% of Finland's energy technology exports and employs 12,000 experts.

Application period starts: 2021-12-15 11:00

Application period ends: 2022-01-25 23:59

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