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School/CompanyTallinn University of Technology, School of Business and Governance
AddressEhitajate tee 5
Job categoryAcademic
Career levelProfessor
Desired education levelDoctorate or PhD
Job typeFull-Time
Career ProgressionTenure
Job description

TalTech School of Business and Governance seeks a talented and highly motivated individual with a high-level academic expertise and track record in research on business development, and in particular sustainable business development with one focus on small and medium-sized enterprises. The objective of the professorship is to lead and carry out the study, scientific and development processes in the field of sustainable business development. More precisely, we look for a candidate who actively contributes to intrapreneurship, responsible digital transformation processes, circular economy and change management, corporate social responsibility (CSR) as an element of sustainable business development, as well as sustainable value chain and supply chain management. In alignment with the general aspirations of TalTech, the professor is expected to put some focus on digitalization and/or green transformation.
The position may be filled as tenure track or tenured Associate Professor or Full Professor, depending on the candidate’s merits and career stage. The appointee will be required to conduct research in the field of sustainable business development as well as related fields, collaborate with other research teams both nationally and internationally, stimulate research activities at TalTech, and apply for funding from national and international sources. The suitable candidate would continuously work on the expansion of national and international networks involving both academics and practitioners. The candidate is also expected to supervise BSc, MSc and PhD students and mentor early stage researchers.

For more detailed information on the position, please contact Merli Reidolf, Deputy Head of the Department of Business Administration,

The department offers:

  • A dynamic and international work environment;
  • Opportunities for personal and professional development;
  • A wide network for multidisciplinary cooperation;
  • Resources for conducting research;
  • Access to relevant infrastructure;
  • Competitive salary depending on the candidate’s qualification and performance.

Qualification requirements:

  • PhD (or an equivalent) degree in the relevant field;
  • Postdoctoral or other international work experience in areas related to the
  • Strong publication record that proves the ability for high quality and relevant
    research in the area of sustainable business development and related fields;
  • Track record in attracting collaboration projects and competition-based funding;
  • Experience in teaching and supervising at all levels (BSc, MSc and PhD level; executive trainings), incl. successful supervision of one or more doctoral theses;
  • Participation in relevant international networks;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work independently;
  • Experience in research leadership and coordination of research activities;
  • Fluent written and oral communication skills in English;
  • Work experience in small businesses and/or startups would be an advantage.
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Expiry date2023/01/08