We are inviting applications for the position of University Lecturer (MDP Leadership for Change, Business Studies). 

The international master’s degree programme Leadership for Change (LFC) enables developing the kind of knowledge and expertise that is needed to lead and analyse complex change processes. It responds to the need for new kinds of leadership competencies and skills, which are in demand at local, national, international and global levels. The programme interlinks the degree programmes of business studies, public administration and politics at the Faculty of Management and Business. The business specialisation of LFC provides students with an in-depth understanding of managing change in contemporary business landscape. Students will explore how societal and technological changes redefine the boundaries of and possibilities for the sustainable renewal of business value creation and innovations. Focus will be placed on understanding the challenges and opportunities business organisations and leaders face when creating novel solutions for future businesses.

Job description  

We are seeking a highly motivated teacher and researcher to work as university lecturer in LFC and the degree programme of business studies. The university lecturer takes a central role in the teaching and administration of the programme together with faculty members from other relevant disciplines within the Faculty of Management and Business. The university lecturer teaches courses related to LFC as well as courses on business studies. The university lecturer conducts independent high-quality research. In addition, the position involves tasks related to curriculum development, and other related administrative tasks. 


  • an applicable doctoral degree 
  • a solid track record of independent scholarly and publishing activity
  • teaching skills required to successfully perform the duties and functions of the position (10 ECTS university pedagogical training)

The person chosen for the position has a solid track record in terms of high-quality teaching as well as high-quality research and publishing activity. Other academic activities and ability for societal interaction are considered a merit. Prior involvement in curriculum development and other responsibilities within the university community are an advantage.  

The post requires proficiency in English. The position includes duties wherein proficiency in the Finnish language is useful.

The selection process will involve interviews, candidates may also undergo an aptitude assessment and may be required to give a demonstration of their teaching skills. 

We offer 

The position is permanent and the planned starting date is 1 January 2022 or as mutually agreed. A trial period of six months applies to all our new employees.

The salary will be based on both the job requirements and the employee's personal performance in accordance with the Finnish University Salary System. The position of a University Lecturer is placed on the job demands levels 6-7 (teaching and research staff). A typical starting salary of University Lecturer is around 3700-4500 EUR/month.

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How to apply 

Please submit your application through our online recruitment system. The closing date for applications is 11 October 2021 (at 23.59 EEST, GMT+3 / 20.59 UTC). 

Please write your application and all accompanying documents in English and attach them in PDF format. Applications should include the following documents: 

  1. Curriculum Vitae according to TENK guidelines
  2. List of publications according toAcademy of Finland guidelines. Please indicate your five (5) most important publications and add hyperlinks to these publications. If the publications indicated are not found by link, please attach them to application as a separate PDF file. 
  3. A research plan (max. 5 pages) outlining your proposed research.  
  4. Teaching portfolio according toTampere University guidelines
  5. A document where you describe why you are suitable for the position, and how you would develop teaching in Leadership for Change programme at Tampere University (1-2 pages) 

For more information, please contact professor Kalle Pajunen, kalle.pajunen@tuni.fi, tel. +358 50 318 2206.

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