Associate Professor in Finance (tenured)

The Department of Finance and Economics at Hanken School of Economics invites applications for position as ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR in Finance in Helsinki.

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 master program was ranked among the top 90 programs globally by Financial Times. Hanken is recognized for its outstanding research quality and international orientation in proportion to its size (U-Multirank, 2016 & 2017) 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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Academic staff at Hanken are expected to carry out and supervise scientific research, to provide high quality academic teaching, to closely follow the advances of their field, to participate in service to the Hanken School of Economics community, to the academic community and to the society.

The applicants should hold a doctoral degree in finance or in a related field. The applicants will be reviewed based on their research, teaching and activity in the scientific community. Special consideration is given to candidates that have demonstrated their ability to produce high quality research in the field of Financial Economics.

Applicants are expected to have demonstrated a high level of academic competence, have experience of leading academic research, good teaching skills and extensive teaching experience. In addition, experience of doctoral education, applying for external funding, international research co-operation and academic expert assignments, as well as experience of participation in administrative tasks within an academic department, faculty or university are expected.

The following additional qualifications are also considered as merits: experience of responsibility for a degree programme, a subject, department, faculty or university, successfully raising external research funds, experience in leading the development of teaching, and pedagogical education.

When evaluating the applicants’ qualifications in the above-mentioned areas, the main focus will be on the person’s qualifications with emphasis given to recent years. 

Applicants are required to have fluent command of English. Swedish language skills are considered a merit.

The position is full time with annual working time 1612 hours. During the academic year, it is expected that minimum average of three days per week is spent at the Department in order to actively contribute to the research and teaching environment. Teaching tasks are allocated based on the curriculum needs of the Department and by considering relevant own expertise. 


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 an Associate Professor is in the range of 60-80.000 €/year. For candidates with more extensive qualifications and substantial research activity the salary level can be higher.  


Selected candidates will be invited to an interview and trial lecture/research presentation in October 2020. Associate Professor nomination is based upon an evaluation by externally appointed academic scholars. 

For more Information

For additional information, please contact Professor Benjamin Maury, Head of the Department, (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 four references

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

To apply please click on the below link to complete your application. General instructions for applicants are provided at

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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