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Senior Lecturer in Technology and Innovation Management / School of Business and Economics

Published date more than one year ago
Posted: more than one year ago
Company University of Jyväskylä
Company: University of Jyväskylä
Location Jyväskylä
Location: Jyväskylä

Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics (JSBE) is currently seeking to recruit staff to the position of

SENIOR LECTURER in Technology and Innovation Management.

The position is in effect until further notice starting 1 August 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter.

JSBE has three focus areas in its research: Sustainable Business and Economy, Digital Business and Economy, as well as Policy-Relevant Economics and Competiveness of Economy. The senior lecturer in technology and innovation management will focus on teaching and research in the focus area of Competitiveness of Economy. Teaching tasks include high-quality research-based teaching and guidance related to the field of the discipline at the levels of basic, subject, and advanced studies, including supervising bachelor's, master’s, and doctoral theses. The person selected for the position is expected to actively participate in the development of teaching as well as acquire external research funding.

Qualifications we are looking for

The applicant is required to have a relevant doctoral degree in a related field and is expected to provide evidence of high quality (AJG levels 3 and 4) scientific research in the field, the ability to give high quality research-based teaching as well as supervision. Experience in teaching and research tasks regarding the JSBE focus areas are considered beneficial. The position is in the research group of strategy and entrepreneurship. The group’s goal is to publish at the highest AJG level in the relating research fields and technology and innovation management peer-reviewed journals, which is also expected from the chosen candidate. Examples of journals are AoM journals, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Organization Studies, Journal of Management Studies and Research Policy, Journal of Product Innovation Management, as well as other field-specific journals. The research group mainly presents research in Academy of Management, Druid, SMS, and EGOS conferences. Evidence regarding these conferences are considered beneficial for the candidate.

The duties, qualification requirements and language skills of a Senior Lecturer are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines. The person selected for this position is expected to be proficient in Finnish. According to the Finnish law, a non-native lecturer/research staff member can be granted an exemption from the requirement of Finnish language proficiency. Excellent skills in English and the ability to teach in English are considered beneficial. The position is full time located in Jyväskylä, where contact teaching takes place.

What does the University of Jyväskylä offer as an employer?

At the University of Jyväskylä you are a valued member of our academic community with a unique opportunity to influence the research-based education of students. You become part of our international and multi-science community where the welfare of each individual is important. At Jyväskylä we offer a great and lively campus area with opportunities to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.

In our university, pedagogical expertise is valued, and its research and development are supported. We provide you the latest information and resources in the field of education for the development of teaching. Our multidisciplinary community develops constantly new teaching methods and creates possibilities to learn from each other.

The annual salary range will be approximately 40.000 – 63.000 EUR (gross income, including holiday bonus), depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate. A trial period of six months will be used in the beginning of the employment.

To find useful information about the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä and living in Finland, see the University's International Staff Guide.

How to apply

Please attach following documents to the online application in English as PDF files:

  1. A motivation letter showing your match to the discipline and the position (free-form)
  2. Curriculum vitae (CV) which is to be written in accordance with good scientific practice and the following CV template
  3. A list of publications
  4. Maximum of five (5) main publications, numbered in accordance with the list of publications (as one PDF file)
  5. A brief (1-2 pages) written account of pedagogical training and teaching merits (teaching portfolio)

Please submit your application at the latest on 31.3.2023 using the online application form.

For further information, please contact Professor Juha-Antti Lamberg,, tel. +358505771698.


At the University of Jyväskylä, everyone can find their place in the human-centred environment of 2,600 experts and 14,700 students. Our goal is to create wisdom and wellbeing for us all. It is essential that each member of the community thrives and has opportunities to develop and grow. We cherish openness of thinking as well as the balance between research and education. Our naturally beautiful campus is located at the heart of the city of Jyväskylä. JYU is the third largest employer in Central Finland.

Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics (JSBE) conducts high-quality research and offers quality degree education and executive education in business and economics. JSBE mission 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 250-300 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 120, 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.