Doctoral Researcher in Entrepreneurship

University of Turku
March 20, 2023
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Doctoral Researcher in Entrepreneurship


The position will be for a fixed term of maximum of four years. The position may be granted for a maximum of four years based on the stage of the applicant's doctoral dissertation and postgraduate studies.

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.

Department of Management and Entrepreneurship has three units: Entrepreneurship, Information Systems Science and Management and Organization. The Doctoral Researcher is positioned in the unit of Entrepreneurship.

In the Entrepreneurship Unit entrepreneurship is studied widely from the points of view of the individuals, the companies as well as the whole society. Our research activities focus on two themes in particular: entrepreneurship and new working modes; and, entrepreneurial behaviour and business growth. It is important for us that our research serves the needs of both basic degree and doctoral students as well as the needs and activities of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship policy-makers.

Entrepreneurship is one of the areas of strength at the Turku School of Economics, more information about the unit: https: // www.

Job description

The position of a doctoral researcher is a postgraduate position. In addition to conducting doctoral dissertation research and postgraduate studies, tasks include taking part in teaching (max. 5%) in the area of entrepreneurship and other duties where appropriate (max. 5%). Teaching languages in the entrepreneurship subject are Finnish and English.


According to the University of Turku rules of procedure, a person selected for the post of doctoral researcher is required to have a study right to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of Turku. In addition, when acquiring their degree or otherwise, they are required to have demonstrated the ability to undertake postgraduate studies and the capacity to complete a doctoral degree in accordance with the research plan.

The study right of the Doctoral Researcher should primarily be in entrepreneurship subject within the Turku School of Economics. A good knowledge of written and spoken English is a prerequisite and the ability to speak Finnish is considered a benefit.

Who may apply:

  • persons, who already have a study right to pursue a doctoral degree and
  • persons, who will apply the study right in the spring 2023 call (call for applications is open 1.3.-17.3.2023)
  • Salary

    The salary for the post is determined in accordance with the university salary system for teaching and research personnel. The salary for the doctoral researcher in the beginning of employment is about 2300 - 2500 euros per month.

    The post is subject to a six (6) month trial period.

    Working in Finland

    The university offers good support and orientation for international hires. Please learn more about the culture and people:

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  • One-Stop Shop for All International Talents - Career in Southwest Finland
  • And about working in the University of Turku: https: // www.


    Applications must be submitted online no later than 17 th March, 2023. The application form in the application system will close at 23:59 Finnish time. The link to the online application system is in the beginning of this Call for Application ”Apply for the job”.

    The application should include a CV, publication list, research plan, motivation letter and degree certificate(s). An applicant, who does not have a study right to pursue a doctoral degree (in entrepreneurship subject within the Turku School of Economics) a study right application for the subject of entrepreneurship must be submitted at the same time (read more: Doctoral Programme of Turku School of Economics - Admission Criteria and Instructions for Applicants University of Turku (


    Inquiries concerning the position may be directed to Professor Ulla Hytti, tel. +358 40 540 9112 or ulla.hytti(a) Information about recruiting process and system gives HR specialist Mira Liikkanen, tel. +358 50 4002 721 or mira.liikkanen(a)

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