Postdoctoral Researcher ( Accounting & Finance)

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Turku School of Economics, department of Accounting and Finance, opens a position of

Postdoctoral Researcher for fixed-term 1.6.2023-31.5.2027

The vacancy is positioned in the Department of Accounting and Finance, in the field of accounting and finance. Research and teaching in accounting and finance covers the areas of management accounting, financial accounting (including auditing) and finance. For further information, see.

Job description

The duties of the Postdoctoral Researcher comprise independent scientific research in the field of management accounting. The duties also comprise teaching and supervision of Bachelor’s thesis in the field of accounting and finance. The Postdoctoral Researcher participates in the planning of researcher projects in co-operation with other researchers, and takes part in administrative duties.

Essential requirements

By opening the position of Postdoctoral Researcher, we aim to promote the research career of persons who have recently completed their doctoral degree. Person selected for the position of Postdoctoral Researcher shall have an appropriate doctoral degree (accounting or accounting & finance), successfully completed by the end of the application period, but no more than five (5) years having passed since the completion of the degree. While counting the five-year period, maternity/paternal leaves and military service will not be taken into account.

The successful candidate will be expected to have a proven track record of independent and high-quality scientific work in the field of management accounting. Successful applicants have strong research orientation and fluency in English.

Desirable qualifications

Applicants with good methodological knowledge, previous experience on teaching in methodological courses and experience on supervision are favored.

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We offer

We offer you responsible and interesting tasks and the opportunity to develop your skills in a diverse environment. We take care of your well-being at work and your everyday life, including through our wellbeing services. Read more about us as an employer: Come work with us!

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The salary is determined in accordance with the university salary system for teaching and research personnel. For a Postdoctoral Researcher  the salary is at levels 5-6 on the job demands chart, where the task specific salary component is 3044,00 – 3549,72 €/month. In addition, a personal work performance component is will be paid depending on the candidate’s qualifications.

Trial Period

The position is subject to a six months trial period.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted by through the online application system on April 9th 2023 (23:59) at latest. The link to the online application system is in the beginning of this Call for Application (”Apply for the job”).

The application should include CV, publication list, degree certificates, academic portfolio following the guidelines of the University of Turku (, motivation letter and other possible relevant documents.

Further information

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact Professor Luis Alvarez Esteban lhralv(at) For practical matters concerning the application process and electronic application system, please contact HR Specialist Taina Karjalainen taikar(at)

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Post expires on Sunday April 9th, 2023