Assistant or Associate Professor (Tenure Track) in accounting

The Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics (JSBE) is seeking to recruit a candidate for the position of


starting on 1 March 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter for a fixed term of 3-5 years. The position of an assistant professor is for a fixed term of three to five years, and the position of an associate professor is for a fixed term of five years (according to the tenure track model). At the conclusion of each fixed-term assignment, there will be an evaluation procedure to assess the employee’s qualifications for promotion to the next level (associate/full professor).

The position will strengthen JSBE expertise in producing, analyzing and utilizing business information. Accounting covers financial planning, risk management, cost accounting and management control, enterprise resource planning information systems, and especially the internal and external reporting and audit of financial information. A specialty in accounting field is the existence of professional career paths of our graduates and the demands needed in them, e.g., in auditing.


Tasks and qualifications

The main responsibilities of the Assistant or Associate Professor include conducting international high-quality accounting research, teaching, supervision and development tasks particularly in financial accounting and auditing. The work profile also includes administrative obligations and applying for external funding. A candidate with a research profile linked to the JSBE focus areas is preferred (sustainable business and economy, digital business and economy, and policy-relevant economics and competitiveness of economy).Demonstrated research expertise relevant to accounting and auditing as well as versatility in research methods are seen as special merits.

The teaching responsibilities of an assistant/associate professor include lectures and other courses ranging from basic courses to postgraduate level. The tasks include advising students and supervising theses at the bachelor, master, and postgraduate levels. Additionally, the assistant/associate professor is involved in the societal interaction as an expert. The assistant/associate professor participates in managerial duties and administrative tasks, continuous development of education, acquisition of research funding, and demanding specialist tasks.

The qualification required for the position is a doctoral degree. We expect strong evidence in conducting and publishing scientific research, especially related to accounting.  To be successful in the position, the candidate is expected to have an excellent track record of independent and innovative research. We further expect strong evidence of teaching and supervision of theses, procuring research funding and of international networking. Knowledge of the Finnish regulation and legal context is considered beneficial.

Read more about general requirements for appointing an Assistant or Associate Professor.


What we offer 

Tenure Track Career Path  

The University supports the beginning of the Assistant or Associate Professorship in forming a research group and implementing the research plan. We support success on the career path. A more detailed description of the tenure track model, requirements, and selection/promotion criteria is available at the website of Tenure Track career path at the School of Business and Economics.

New Tenure Track Associate/Assistant Professors can apply for Rector’s starting grant.

School of Business and Economics is committed to fairness, consistency and transparency in selection decisions, and undertakes the recommendations for the responsible evaluation of a researcher in Finland. We appreciate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, such as occupational health care, and flexible working hours. Finland provides one of the most advanced and comprehensive social security in the world including e.g., sickness benefits, various family benefits and a comprehensive healthcare system. Please read more about working at the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä and living in Finland in our International Staff Guide.

A competent and prosperous scientific community 

At the University of Jyväskylä, you are a respected member of the university community. You get the opportunity to learn from your colleagues and meet high-level researchers from the full spectrum of disciplines. Here the barriers between disciplines are low. We offer you a meaningful career where you can make a real impact not only in your field, but also on society. You will become part of our international and multidisciplinary community where the wellbeing of everyone is important. We provide a good setting for a mobile and healthy lifestyle on and around campus. Jyväskylä region offers beautiful nature and various sport and cultural activities within close distance from home and work.


Salary is based on duty specific job demands and personal performance according to the University’s salary system.
A trial period of six months when first employed for the position.


How to apply 

Please attach following documents to the online application in English as PDF files:
(the name of the applicant must always be mentioned in the file name)

  1. A cover / motivation letter
  2. Curriculum vitae, including personal ORCID ID (A template from The Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity is preferred). The CV is strictly limited to four (4) pages.
  3. A numbered list of all scientific publications and other publications showing the applicants ability and merits
  4. A maximum of five (5) main publications, numbered in accordance with the list of publications
  5. A brief description of the applicant’s merits related to research, research leadership, and research funding, and a research plan related to the position and a vision of how the applicant’s current and future activities will complement those of the department and faculty, and the position being applied for (total of max 4 pages).
  6. Portfolio of teaching credits (max. 3 pages).
  7. The names and contact details of two individuals who can recommend you for this position.

Applicants are kindly asked to submit their applications using the online application form by 31.10.2022. 

For further information, please contact Dean, Professor Hanna-Leena Pesonen tel. +358 503732132, or Professor Jukka Pellinen tel. +358 504280803.

Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics (JSBE) conducts high-quality research and offers quality degree education and executive education in business and economics. According to our mission, JSBE supports Competitive, Digital, and Sustainable Transformation in Business and Economy. We offer our expertise widely to business, economy and society, and contribute our knowledge to promote university-based entrepreneurship and innovation activities.    

JSBE is accredited by AACSB and BGA. JSBE’s Avance Executive Education has AMBA accreditation. JSBE’s research is ranked among top 401-500 in Shanghai’s Academic Ranking of World Universities and 301-400 in Times Higher Education ranking.  

JSBE is an active, international, and cooperative faculty in the dynamic and international University of Jyväskylä. The number of JSBE faculty is around 140, including about 25 professors. 1.500 students study at JSBE. Each year, around 200 students graduate as Masters of Science, and about 10 doctoral dissertations are publicly defended at JSBE.

The University of Jyväskylä  is a human-centered environment of 2,500 experts and 14,500 students. Our goal is to create wisdom and wellbeing for all. We cultivate the skills, knowledge and passion needed to live wisely for the benefit of humanity. An open dialogue between research, education and society is our driving force. We cherish this balance and believe it is essential that each member of the community thrives and has opportunities to develop and grow. Our naturally beautiful campus is located in the heart of the city of Jyväskylä. The University of Jyväskylä is the third largest employer in Central Finland.

Application Deadline:
Monday, Oct 31, 2022
The Jyväskylä University
School of Business and Economics