Assistant/Associate Professor (tenure track) of Biodiversity & Business
The University of Turku is an inspiring and international academic community
of 25,000 students and staff in Southwest Finland. We are engaged in building
a sustainable future via multidisciplinary research, education, and
collaboration. With us, your work will have a significant impact and relevance
in the changing world.
Turku School of Economics is known for effective research, inspiring learning
experiences, future-oriented thinking, and versatile collaboration with
stakeholders. As a recognition of excellence in business education and
research, TSE has been rewarded international AACSB-accreditation.
Applications are hereby invited for the post of Assistant/Associate
Professor (tenure track) of Biodiversity & Business at Turku School of
Economics. The post is positioned at the Department of Management and
Entrepreneurship, in the subject area of Management & Organization. We seek a
highly talented and already merited researcher at his/her early academic
career whose merits show significant potential in research.
The position strengthens research in biodiversity & sustainability at
University of Turku. In particular, the position strengthens research
conducted within the remit of Academy of Finland Profi6-funded BIODIFORM
research consortium, centering on biodiversity and systemic transformation.
This makes the position unique in the Finnish university setting.
The vacant position operates at the interdisciplinary crossroads of
biodiversity and business research – two so far distinct disciplines that have
begun to discover not only the need but also the various possibilities of
The field of expertise sought sits within the broad remit of sustainable
business, focusing specifically on biodiversity & business, i.e.
transformations toward biodiversity-respectful business. This raises questions
as regards e.g. companies' biodiversity strategies, business models and
business practices in within-firm settings and inter-organizational
partnerships; forms, practices and tensions in managerial agency and
sustainable leadership; and broader sustainability transformation pathways
toward biodiversity-respectful business across individual, company and
societal levels of analysis. While the position is positioned at the
crossroads between the disciplines of biodiversity and management studies,
within the remit of the Profi6 BIODIFORM research consortium, it also connects
to future studies, humanities and arts, geography, biology, and/or chemistry,
with opportunities for conceptual integration between the disciplines.
Tenure track –positions are meant for researchers who are past the postdoc
phase. When selecting a person for the Assistant Professor phase, in
particular academic potential and motivation for an academic career are taken
into consideration. The tenure track Associate Professor phase is intended for
a high-level researcher, whose qualifications indicate substantial scientific
Associate Professor / Assistant Professor conducts and supervises scientific
research, gives science-based education, follows developments in science, and
participates in societal interaction and international cooperation in his or
The expert we seek for should be willing and able to foster collaboration and
take a prominent role in the formulation of the profiling area Biodiversity
and sustainability at University of Turku. Prior experience in obtaining
research funding, involvement in executive education and societal interaction
are an asset.
The salary for the post is determined in accordance with the university salary
system for teaching and research personnel. The salary will be specified and
negotiated when preparing the employment contract. There will be a six-month
trial period in this position.
For more detailed information on the application and evaluation procedure,
please see Appointment Specification.
Applications must be submitted 14 February 2022 (at 23:59 GMT+02:00
Helsinki) at the latest using the electronic application form of the
University of Turku on the following address: https: // www. utu.fi/careers.
Link to the application system at the beginning of this announcement (Apply
for the job).
For further information about the position, please contact Professor Satu
Teerikangas satu.teerikangas(a)utu.fi or tel. +358 40 706 5985. Further
information concerning the appointment procedure and practical issues can be
obtained from Head of Administration Ms. Sanna Kuusjärvi,
Working in Finland
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