The Department of Finance and Economics at Hanken School of Economics invites applications for a two-year fixed term position as a POST DOC in Finance in Helsinki starting from November 2nd, 2020  

Hanken School of Economics is a leading, internationally accredited (EQUIS, AMBA, AACSB) university with over a hundred years of experience in education and research in economics and business administration.

Our Masters program is ranked among the top 70 programs globally by Financial Times. Hanken is recognized for its outstanding research quality and international orientation in proportion to its size and Hanken has close ties to the business community and an active alumni network with over 13 800 alumni working in more than 70 countries. We are located in Helsinki and Vaasa, Finland.

Finland, as a country, is ranked as the No. 1 best-governed country in the world (The Legatum prosperity index 2019), as well as the No. 1 happiest country in the world (World 2020). This is due to, inter alia, high level of equality and safety; free, high-quality education at both primary, secondary, and university levels; affordable healthcare and childcare; and competitiveness and innovativeness of the business sector.

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The successful candidate is expected to carry out scientific research, and to provide high quality academic teaching, with an emphasis on research at a high level. This position is part of a Hanken Area of Strength in Financial Management, Accounting and Governance, and we have a preference for candidates with research interest in Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, or Financial Accounting. Special consideration is given to candidates that have demonstrated their ability to produce high quality research.

Applicants are required to have fluent command of English. The annual working time in the position is 1612 hours. During the school year, the successful candidate is expected to spend a minimum average of three days per week at the Department in order to actively contribute to the research and teaching environment in the campus. Teaching tasks are moderate, and they are allocated based on the curriculum needs of the Department and by considering expertise of the successful candidate.


The salary is based on the university salary system in Finland (including employee healthcare as well as pension and holiday contributions); the exact salary level depends on the recruited individual’s qualifications and performance. The entry level salary for a Post doc Researcher is in the range of 54-70.000 €/year. For candidates with more extensive qualifications and substantial research activity the salary level can be higher.

For more Information

For additional information, please contact Professor Benjamin Maury, Head of the Department,, or Professor Gonul Colak, (or in the case of questions relating to the recruitment process, Director Elina Stadigh, ).

How to apply

The application for position is to be addressed to the recruitment committee and application materials should include:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of publications (with the most significant publications highlighted)
  • Teaching portfolio
  • A research statement describing future research plans (3-4 pages)
  • Names and contact information of three references
  • Samples of research such as thesis chapters or publications

Please submit all application materials in English. The application deadline is October 15, 2020.

To apply please click on the link below to complete your application. 

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Hanken School of Economics reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.


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