Oulu Business School, Department of Economics, Accounting and Finance

The University of Oulu is a multidisciplinary, international research university, with about 3,600 employees who produce new knowledge based on high-standards research and provide research based education to build a more sustainable, smarter, and more humane world. The University of Oulu community has about 17,000 people in total. Our northern scientific community operates globally and creates conditions for the emergence of innovations.  

We are now looking for a high-performing and motivated 

Tenure Track Assistant or Associate Professor in Management Accounting

to join our faculty at the Oulu Business School, the Department of Economics, Accounting and Finance. Oulu Business School is internationally accredited (AACSB) business school, which utilizes the diversity of the various disciplines offered by the University of Oulu. The Department of Economics, Accounting and Finance in Oulu Business School is responsible for delivering high quality research and teaching in its focus areas.

About the job

Your research work must be relevant for the position, thereby integrating into the focus research themes of the accounting faculty at the Oulu Business School. Specifically, our research and teaching in management accounting cover management accounting control systems and cost management, particularly focusing on the role of information systems, digitalization and sustainability issues in controlling. You will be teaching management accounting at the undergraduate and Master’s level courses and supervising Bachelor’s and Master’s theses. Teaching duties and load will be specified in a personal work plan.

You are required to show evidence of strong research orientation and high-level publication activities. Publications in qualified international journals such as those included in Financial Times 50 –list or in ABS4/4* –categories are appreciated. You should also demonstrate a great promise for a very high-quality research work in the future, especially at the assistant level.

What we offer?

  • The support of an experienced and enthusiastic team of 15 people where you can share your expertise and grow as an expert.
  • Wellness benefit ePassi covering sport, culture and well-being. Read more about other staff benefits here.
  • Work that matters and a workplace that promotes flexibility and work-life balance. Read more about working with us.
  • If you are moving from abroad, we offer comprehensive relocation packages to support your smooth relocation to Oulu.
  • Finland is one of the most livable countries in the world, with a high quality of life, safety, excellent education system, and competitive economy. Read more about living in Oulu.

Who are you?

You are required to have a doctoral degree and ability to teach, supervise and interact in English and operate in a modern university infrastructure within the frame of 1 612 working hours/year as specified in the work plan. 

Our tenure track is positioned for exceptionally talented researchers with a high potential to advance in their careers. The top candidates undergo an evaluation by external experts and are required to reach top scores (5-6 on a scale from 1 to 6  for scientific activity and as the overall score), in order to be recruited.  Career advancement on the tenure track is based on regular performance assessments that measure the candidate’s merits in all these areas.  

For Assistant Professor

  • We expect you to have a doctoral degree in business disciplines,
  • You must demonstrate the ability to work independently and have teaching skills relevant for the position.
  • Research potential as demonstrated by the quality of the doctoral dissertation and publications in high quality international journals is essential for the positions.
  • External funding obtained and connections with the international research community are also required.
  • In order to qualify as an Assistant Professor, you must have obtained a doctoral degree within the last ten years.  

For Associate Professor

  • We expect you to have a doctoral degree in business studies as well as evidence of scientific research work and the teaching skills required in the position. 
  • You must have experience on leading a research group and on acquiring external research funding. 
  • Sufficient and relevant experience in scientific work abroad as well as evidence of international cooperation are also appreciated.  


The position is fixed-term for 5 years starting 1.8.2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. 

The salary of an Assistant Professor will be based on levels 5-6, and the salary of an Associate Professor on levels 6-7 in the requirement level chart for teaching and research staff of Finnish universities.  In addition, salary includes a component based on personal work performance (maximum of 50 % of the job-specific component). The fulltime salary is approximately 3 500 – 4 100 euros per month for an assistant professor and 4 000 – 5 000 euros per month for an associate professor. A trial period of 6 months is applied in the position. 

How to apply?

Interested? If yes, please apply by March 31, 2023 (at 11:59PM Finnish local time) through our recruitment system.

The application should be written in English and include the following:

  1. Cover letter, stating the career level on which you would like to be evaluated at.
  2. CV following the guidelines of the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity: http://www.tenk.fi/en/template-researchers-curriculum-vitae
  3. List of publications following the guidelines of the Academy of Finland: https://www.aka.fi/en/research-funding/apply-for-funding/how-to-apply-for-funding/az-index-of-application-guidelines2/list-of-publications/ [with the ten most important ones marked]
  4. Brief account of research merits 
  5. Brief account of teaching merits or a teaching portfolio 
  6. Details regarding acquisition of research funds 
  7. A brief research and action plan 
  8. Contact details of 2–4 persons available for recommendation

The eligible applicants fitting best in the profile expected for the position will be invited to an on-site or remote interview. All applicants will be notified during the selection process.

The selection process follows the University of Oulu tenure track guidelines. The process is carried out by a recruitment committee and the candidates are subjected to publication analyses based on their publication lists. The candidates that are considered most suitable by the recruitment committee will also undergo an expert evaluation.

Contact Information

If you have any questions concerning the academic matters, research focus and activities please contact Professor Juha-Pekka Kallunki, Head of the Department, juha-pekka.kallunki(at)oulu.fi

As for the questions concerning the application process and its schedule, please contact the HR Manager of the University of Oulu Business School Ms. Emilia Vuoti, emilia.vuoti(at)oulu.fi.

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 1.8.2023
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Oulu
County Pohjois-Pohjanmaa
Country Finland
Reference number 2023/163
Published 01.Mar.2023
Last application date 31.Mar.2023

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