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Doctoral Researcher in Entrepreneurship

Published date more than one year ago
Posted: more than one year ago
Company University of Turku
Company: University of Turku
End date June 1, 2023
Due date: June 1, 2023
Location Turku
Location: Turku


The position will be for a fixed term of maximum of two 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:

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.

In this position, the study right of the Doctoral Researcher is required to be within the Doctoral Programme of Turku School of Economics, in the subject of Entrepreneurship.

A good knowledge of written and spoken English is a prerequisite and the ability to speak Finnish is considered a benefit.


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

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Applications must be submitted online no later than 1st June, 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).

We value equality and diversity in our work community and encourage qualified applicants, regardless of background, to apply for our open positions.


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)