University Lecturer in Marketing Management

Helsinki, Finland
08 Dec 2021
End of advertisement period
13 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Department of Economics and Management of the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry invites applications for the permanent position of


from 1 August 2022 onwards or as agreed.

The University of Helsinki is the largest university in Finland, which seeks solutions for global challenges and creates new ways of thinking for the best of humanity. We are one of the best multidisciplinary universities in the world and our community of c. 8 000 employees offers wide ranging career development opportunities in teaching and research as well as in specialist and other support positions.

The Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry is located on the Viikki campus. The mission of the faculty is to promote the sustainable use of renewable natural resources through scientific research and research-based teaching. We focus on agricultural and forest sciences, food and nutrition, microbiology, as well as on economics and management. We cover the full natural resource chain from farm to fork, the entire field of forest sciences from soil chemistry to marketing, as well as the environmental effects of related activities. Graduates from the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry are versatile experts in biosciences and business, able to meet the needs of both the business sector and society at large.

The Department of Economics and Management conducts high-quality research and teaching, involving the application of economics, management, marketing and consumption theory, methods and perspectives to address issues associated with the goods and services from our terrestrial and aquatic environments: agricultural areas, food systems, forests and aquatic environments. The department has several international research groups. The department hosts the M.Sc. programme “Agricultural, Environmental and Resource Economics” and the M.Sc. programme “Food economy and consumption (website in Finnish)” and the B.Sc. programme “Environmental and Food Economics”. Our researchers also participate in the teaching and development of doctoral programmes. The Department is also a part of Helsinki Graduate School of Economics (HGSE).


Focus areas of the position: We are interested in recruiting a scholar with a strong expertise in teaching and theses supervision, especially in marketing and/or management to support the implementation of the study plan of the Environmental and Food Economics bachelor program. An ability to link these areas of expertise with sustainability issues, food industry, and/or service sector is an asset. More specifically, the key areas are (in alphabetical order):

  • brand management and integrated marketing communications
  • business and industry analysis, (marketing) profitability
  • business planning and strategy
  • ethical marketing
  • international markets and marketing

The ideal candidate has a strong interest to work in interdisciplinary teams, and with stakeholders from private, public and third sectors.


According to the Regulations of the University of Helsinki, an appointee to the position of university lecturer shall hold an applicable doctoral degree and be able to provide high-quality teaching based on research and to supervise theses and dissertations. When assessing the qualifications of applicants for the position of university lecturer attention shall be paid to scientific publications and other research results of academic value, teaching experience and pedagogical training, the ability to produce learning material, other teaching merits and, if necessary, a teaching demonstration.

According to the University Decree, university lecturers must be fluent in the Finnish language. Foreign citizens, non-native Finnish citizens or citizens who have not been educated in the Finnish or Swedish language may be exempted from this requirement without a separate application. Although the languages of instruction are English and Finnish, applicants without Finnish language competence are warmly encouraged to apply. It is however, expected that the recruited person will acquire Finnish language skills to teach courses and perform administrative duties within three years from her/his appointment. To successfully attend to the duties of the position, the appointee must have excellent English language skills.


We offer an interesting opportunity to work in a diverse research environment. At the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry you will carry out research-based teaching at the highest level in the field in Finland and have the opportunity to take part in internationally valued, first-class research activities. The position is also an opportunity to develop your own professional skills in a multidisciplinary work community. Your work will be supported by the research and teaching staff of the department and the faculty as well as the administrative and technical staff at Viikki campus.

The salary will be based on levels 5-7 of the requirements level chart for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal work performance. The appointee’s gross monthly salary will range from 3 400 euros to 5 000 euros, depending on one’s qualifications and experience. There is a six-month trial period for the position.


Applicants are requested to enclose with their applications a SINGLE PDF file that includes the following documents in English:

  • A short cover letter, including reasons for applying for the position (max 1 page)
  • CV
  • A numbered list of publications
  • Research and scientific activities (max. 3 pages)
  • A report on pedagogical expertise (max. 5 pages). Please follow the guidelines for the description of teaching qualifications
  • The evaluation of teaching skills is based on the faculty’s teaching skills assessment matrix.
  • Involvement in administrative duties
  • Other activities which the applicant wishes to bring to the Faculty’s attention

Other attachments are not required. The candidate profile of the recruitment system does not need to be filled in with the information that is already in the application attachment. However, please fill in the questionnaire in the system.

Applications with the above attachments must be submitted in a SINGLE PDF file, which is named: marketing_lastname_firstname.

Please submit your application using the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the link Apply for the position. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application via the SAP Fiori at

The deadline for applications is 13.1.2022 (at 23.59).

Further information about the position is available from Professor Marko Lindroos (, tel. +358 2941 58068).

Further information on the recruitment process may be obtained from HR Specialist Mirkka Juntunen (, tel. +358 2941 57583)

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Due date

13.01.2022 23:59 EET