Postdoctoral Researcher in Economics/Finance

 for a fixed-term position starting 1 April 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter and ending 31 December 2025.

Postdoctoral Researcher participates in the work of International Macro and Finance Research group (JyIMaF) and belongs to the OP Research Foundation Research Group on Financial Institutions. The research group studies and publishes in the field of international finance, macro finance and banking.  Postdoctoral Researcher´s duties will focus on scientific research and publishing in the field of financial institutions, including planning of research projects and applying for research funding. The duties also include teaching two courses, supervision of theses and administrative tasks such as organizing seminars.

Qualifications we are looking for

Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in Economics (Financial Economics) or in Finance. We appreciate teaching experience in the field of financial market, banking, financial economics, or in finance with international flavor. The candidate should have a doctoral degree preferably from an AACSB accredited business school or from other internationally recognized research university. Evidence on participation in research projects, research funding, and thesis supervision will be considered as an advantage for the applicant. While we consider applicants from all areas of financial economics and finance we especially value those whose research focuses on the question related to financial institutions, structure of financial market, financial intermediation, macro finance, banking, with an international focus.  An ideal applicant should have an ambitious research agenda targeting to publishing in the highest impact economics and finance field journals. 

The duties and qualification requirements and language skills for the position of the 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. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to have good skills in English language.

What does the University of Jyväskylä offer as an employer?

At the University of Jyväskylä you are a valued member of our academic community with a unique opportunity to influence the research-based education of students. You become part of our international and multi-science community where the welfare of each individual is important. At Jyväskylä we offer a great and lively campus area with opportunities to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.

In our university, pedagogical expertise is valued, and its research and development are supported. We provide you the latest information and resources in the field of education for the development of teaching. Our multidisciplinary community develops constantly new teaching methods and creates possibilities to learn from each other.

The salary of a successful candidate will be based on level 5-6 of the job requirement scheme for teaching and research staff in the salary system of Finnish universities. The starting salary will be between 3350-4500 EUR/month 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 following documents to the online application in English as PDF files:

  1. A motivation letter showing your match to the discipline and specific position call (free-form)
  2. Curriculum vitae (CV) which is to be written in accordance with good scientific practice and the following CV template
  3. A list of publications following the Academy of Finland instructions
  4. A brief (1-2 pages) written account of pedagogical training and teaching merits (teaching portfolio)
  5. A research and publication plan (research statement, max. 3 pages)
  6. Optionally names and contact information of 1-3 referees

Please submit your application at the latest on 10 March 2023 by using the online application.

For further information, please contact Professor Kari Heimonen,, tel. +358400247414.


 At the University of Jyväskylä, everyone can find their place in the human-centred 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 401-500 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.

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