The LUT School of Business and Management and Jönköping International Business School are looking for a junior researcher (doctoral double degree student) in entrepreneurship.
More specifically, we are looking for a curious mind who is aiming for an academic career and is passionate about how entrepreneurship can contribute towards sustainable development, especially in rural areas.
The junior researcher will investigate the topic of “Rural entrepreneurship and sustainable transformation”. While the specific research questions of the thesis remain to be further specified in collaboration of the doctoral student and supervisors, the research questions could include some of the following: (1) What are the regional level trends, drivers, and sustainability impacts of rural entrepreneurship? (2) How are established and startup rural enterprises integrating sustainability in their operations? (3) What are the firm- and individual level drivers/obstacles for sustainable transformation in rural enterprises? (4) What are the linkages between the rural enterprises’ sustainability and performance?
What we offer
An employment contract can be concluded only if the candidate obtains the right to pursue postgraduate studies at LUT University.
We may also consider applicants who are in the final stages of their M.Sc. studies while applying, but we require a completed degree when the employment starts.
Starting date: The work starts with a six-month trial period on 1 March 2022 (negotiable)
Location: First semester at LUT campus in Lappeenranta, second and third at Jönköping University. During the four years, about 50% in Lappeenranta, 40% in Jönköping and 10% in other international research exchange location.
The salary is based on the current collective agreement for Finnish universities. The typical gross starting annual salary for a junior researcher is around 30 420 euros (plus a holiday bonus).
How to apply
Please submit all the application materials in English:
The deadline for application is 9 January 2022 midnight, Finnish local time (UTC +2). Please submit your application together with the required attachments through the university's online application system.
LUT Doctoral School: https://www.lut.fi/web/en/admissions/apply-to-lut/doctoral-studies
The LUT School of Business and Management (LBM) is among the world's top 200 business schools in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2020 for business and economics subjects. LUT University was ranked among the top 200 in the 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Ranking.
Join our team of trailblazers. Clean energy, water and air are life-giving resources for which we at LUT University seek new solutions with our expertise in technology and business. We help society and businesses in their sustainable renewal. Our international community consists of 6 500 members. Our modern campuses are in Lappeenranta and Lahti. Video of our strategy: https://youtu.be/PpFawdT8CDE
Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) is one of four schools at Jönköping University. Our mission is to advance the theory and practice of business, with specific focus on entrepreneurship, ownership and renewal. Our guiding principles are; international at heart, entrepreneurial in mind and responsible in action. JIBS is double-accredited, by EQUIS and AACSB. Recent independent assessments of research productivity and impact ranks JIBS first in Sweden in economics and business administration and first in Europe and second in the world in entrepreneurship. The research at JIBS is to a large extent conducted within one of, or across, its three research centres
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