Professor in Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility (tenured)

The Subject of Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility (SCM&SR) in the Department of Marketing at Hanken School of Economics invites applications for the position of Full Professor in Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility, starting 1.8.2021.

Hanken is recognized for its outstanding research quality and international orientation in proportion to its size. We have close ties to the business community and an active alumni network with over 13 800 alumni working in more than 70 countries. Our Master’s program is ranked among the top 90 programs globally by Financial Times. Our campuses are located in Helsinki and Vaasa, Finland.

Finland, as a country, is ranked as the best-governed country in the world (Legatum prosperity index, 2019), as well as the No. 1 happiest country in the world (World Happiness Report 2020). This is thanks to, among others, the 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. The location of the position is in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. Helsinki has been regarded as one of the most liveable cities in the world ( and No. 1 city in the world for Work-Life Balance (Kisi 2019).

Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility at Hanken

SCM&SR is a Hanken Area of High Potential comprising Humanitarian and Societal Logistics. The subject is taught at Hanken on all levels (BSc, MSc, MBA, PhD), with a strong overall focus on sustainable supply chain management and strategic managerial decision-making in the supply chain. The subject offers a vibrant research environment with numerous research projects (EU as well as national projects), post docs and PhD students complementing the faculty.

Current research includes, inter alia, topics of circular economy and closed loop supply chains, public and sustainable procurement, sustainable transportation including the last mile, supply chains for food security, and sustainable supply chain management across various sectors from retail to textiles. Moreover, many research projects are within the area of humanitarian logistics, under the Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Research Institute (HUMLOG Institute), a joint research centre between Hanken and the Finnish National Defence University. 

Faculty in the subject co-edit the Journal of Humanitarian Logistics & Supply Chain Management and works as associate/department editors for journals such as Journal of Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, and are on the editorial advisory boards of many others including the Journal of Business Logistics, International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, International Journal of Logistics Management, Journal of Supply Chain Management, and Supply Chain Management: An International Journal. We have strong collaborative links with other universities and business schools around the world as well as close cooperation with companies and humanitarian organisations, and regularly host Fulbright scholars in the areas of sustainable supply chain management, supply chain risk management, and sustainable procurement. We regularly host large events and conferences (e.g. NOFOMA, CR3+, EDSI, EurOMA, EURO HOpe) and are very active with national and international associations, as well as the Finnish doctoral education in logistics and supply chain management. See for more information on teaching and faculty contacts, and for current large research projects.

Eligibility requirements

Academic staff at Hanken are expected to carry out and supervise scientific research; provide high quality academic teaching; closely follow the advances of their field; and participate in service to Hanken School of Economics community, the academic community and society.

Applicants should hold a doctoral degree in supply chain management or a related field. Applicants will be reviewed based on their research, teaching and activity in the relevant scientific community. Special consideration is given to candidates that have demonstrated their ability to produce high quality research in the areas of sustainable supply chain management in the topics noted above or others that are key unique selling propositions of the group. 

Applicants are expected to have demonstrated a high level of academic competence, familiarity and use of mixed methods in research, solid experience of leading academic research, good teaching skills and extensive teaching experience. In addition, experience of doctoral education and demonstrated supervision of completed PhDs, a solid track record of attracting external funding and leading larger research projects, projects with and for industry and various types of organisations, 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. 

Applicants are required to have fluent command of English and the successful applicant will be required to learn the Swedish language.

Further merits 

It is desirable for the applicant to possess:

A formal teaching qualification /accreditation, for example a teaching and learning certificate; and

Experience of responsibility for a degree programme, a subject, department, faculty or university, leading the development of teaching, good co-operative skills, and pedagogical education.

Evaluation of an applicant’s qualifications in the above-mentioned areas will focus on qualifications with emphasis given to recent years. 

Existing Swedish language skills will be considered a merit.

Employment terms and salary

The position is full time with an annual working time of 1612 hours; the location of the position is in Helsinki. During the academic year, it is expected that a minimum average of three days per week is spent at the Department in Helsinki 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. See for the current list of courses in the subject.

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.


Selected candidates will be invited to an interview and trial lecture/research presentation. Professor nominations are based upon an evaluation by externally appointed academic scholars.

Further information

For additional information, please contact Professor Gyöngyi Kovács, Head of the Subject, (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 Rector and application materials must include:

  • Cover letter and accompanying research statement of 4-5 pages comprising the applicant’s vision for taking forward the subject of SCM&SR and Hanken, describing future research plans and ambitions, collaboration, pipeline publications, and current and proposed project funding, all in relation to the relevant topic areas as highlighted this advertisement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Complete list of publications including DOI numbers, with the most significant 10 publications highlighted from the past five years in chronological order
  • Teaching portfolio
  • Names and contact information of four references
  • Relevant certificates (degree certificates, language certificates, pedagogical teaching certificates)

Please submit all application materials in English. The application deadline is January 8, 2021.

To apply please click on the below link to complete your application. General instructions for applicants are provided here. Only applications submitted there that include all required materials will be taken into consideration.

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