Tenure Track position in International Management

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 15 Aug 2021

At the University of Vaasa  we have an open mind and we want to build a sustainable future. We are a university that invests in high-quality research and teaching and takes on the challenges of our time. We educate responsible and internationally-oriented leaders and experts. We are known for the high quality of our education and our inspiring teachers. At the core of our university is a high level of expertise in business studies, technology, administrative sciences and communication. The discipline-specific research is complemented by our phenomenon-based research platforms.

We are now inviting applications for a Tenure Track position in International Management. The position will be filled primarily as a fixed-term Assistant or Associate Professor position under the tenure track system. This position offers an excellent opportunity to build a multifaceted academic career in a dynamic and international environment.

The Tenure track position in International Management is based in the School of Management . The School carries out research and education in the fields of business studies and administrative sciences across its seven subject areas. The research profile and activities of the position are connected to the Human Resource Management  research group. The research group is Finland's largest research group focusing on human resource management, and its three main research themes are: international human resource management, strategic human resource management and leadership research.

Job description and requirements

The desired research profile is based on how international management is responding to challenges arising from the future of work and demographic changes. In terms of the future of work, this includes research on how emerging new work arrangements are influencing global mobility and careers, as well as global remote working and global leadership. In terms of demographic changes, this includes research on how the global demand and supply of skilled labour is influencing global talent attraction, development and retention, as well as the integration of skilled immigrants. 

The teaching and supervision responsibilities are mainly connected to the Bachelor's and Master's programmes in International Business, and the Doctoral Programme in Business Studies.

Applicants are required to have an appropriate doctoral degree together with excellent academic merits, evidence of the potential to produce high-quality research, as well as evidence or the potential to produce high-quality teaching.

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


Applications are submitted using the university’s own electronic form (https://www.univaasa.fi/en/open-positions ). 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 +3hrs) 15.8.2021.

Further information

  • Starting date: as agreed.
  • Further information on the University of Vaasa’s tenure track procedure: https://www.univaasa.fi/en/open-positions/career-university
  • The appointment is subject to the satisfactory completion of a trial period of 6 months.
  • For employees moving to Finland from abroad, relocation services are available.
  • More information about the position:
    • Adam Smale, Dean, School of Management, tel. (mob.) +358 (0)44 024 4536, email: adam.smale(a)uwasa.fi  
    • Kaisu Piirainen, Vice-Director, Faculty and Management Services, tel. +358 (0)29 449 8428, email: kaisu.piirainen(a)uwasa.fi
    • Inquiries about the online application system: careers(a)uwasa.fi

Please note that due to the summer 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 recognise and reward personnel in a number of ways, including financial rewards for publications of high classification.  We have been awarded the HR Excellence in Research recognition. More about  us: https://www.univaasa.fi/en/open-positions  .

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. 

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