Postdoctoral Researcher in Corporate Communication

University of Jyväskylä School of Business and Economics

Postdoctoral Researcher, Corporate Communication

Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics is currently seeking to recruit a

Postdoctoral Researcher, Corporate Communication, for a fixed-term period of 4 years, 1 September 2021 - 31 August 2025.

Tasks and qualifications

We are looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher in corporate communication (specializing in digital corporate communication and stakeholder relations). The postdoctoral researcher will be placed in the corporate communication discipline, and the research profile is expected to match the JSBE focus area Digital Business and Economy.

Tasks of the postdoctoral researcher in corporate communication include research and publishing, as well as planning research projects and applying for competitive external research funding. In addition, teaching, supervision of thesis and administrative tasks are included.

The Applicant is required to have a doctoral degree from the field of corporate communication or related areas (for example organizational communication, strategic communication, digital communication) as well as experience in acquiring external research funding, research and teaching experience in the field of corporate communication. Due to the teaching responsibilities this position cannot be carried out as distance work from another location.

Previous experience and evidence of research related to this position are considered an advantage for the applicant. We value an ability to high-level publishing, experience in international research teams, and interest in teaching and supervision of master theses and the research work.

The duties, qualification requirements and language skills of a Postdoctoral Researcher are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines. According to Finnish law, a non-native university teaching and research staff member can be granted an exemption from the requirement of Finnish language proficiency. In this position, the Postdoctoral Researcher is expected to have excellent skills in English language.

What does the University of Jyväskylä offer as an employer?

At the University of Jyväskylä, you are a recognized member of our community with a unique opportunity to influence international research. You get to participate in our international and multidisciplinary community where the welfare of each individual is important. At the University of Jyväskylä, we offer a great and lively campus area with opportunities to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.

The annual salary range will be approximately 41,000 – 55,000 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 the following documents to the online application form:

1. A short application letter describing fit, motivation and development ideas for the discipline
2. Curriculum vitae (CV) describing also supervision and teaching experience, written in compliance with the responsible conduct of research and, when possible, considering the template for researcher’s curriculum vitae by the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity
3. A numbered list of all academic and other publications the applicant wants to use to demonstrate his/her eligibility and merits for the position. The list of publications must comply with the guidelines of the Academy of Finland
4. Research plan in the focus area of the position

Please submit your application by 6 August 2021 using the online application form.

For further information on the position please contact Professor, Vice Dean Vilma Luoma-aho: vilma.luoma-aho@jyu.fi, tel. +358408053098 (available during summer on 5.-6. July and 5.-6. August 2021)

At the University of Jyväskylä, everyone can find their place in the human-centered 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 301-400 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.