At the University of Vaasa, we think out of the box in order to build a sustainable future. We challenge ourselves to observe current phenomena from new perspectives and tackle them with open minds. We have the courage to do things differently and create solutions that matter. Our expertise in the fields of business studies, technology, administrative sciences and communication forms the core of our university. Our discipline-based research is complemented by our phenomenon-driven research platforms.
We conduct impactful research of a high international standard. In our research, we focus particularly on the following strategic areas: management and change, energy and sustainable development and finance and economic decision-making.
Through research, we bring energy to business and society. Our open, multidisciplinary and phenomenon-based research platforms work in broad collaboration with business and public sector. Through our research, we promote sustainable development and help solve the global challenges of the future. We are a highly valued partner within both regional and international innovation ecosystems. The University of Vaasa is located at the heart of Northern Europe’s largest energy and environment business cluster. Renewal of the energy sector as a means to combat climate change is the core of our mission.
The University of Vaasa has three master's degree programmes in English with an international EFMD accreditation: the Master's Degree Programme in International Business, the Master's Degree Programme in Finance, and the Master's Degree Programme in Strategic Business Development. All degree programmes in technology are accredited by the accreditation company ASIIN.
We are a dynamic community of 500 employees working in a variety of roles spanning from teachers and researchers to specialists and service personnel. As an employer we focus on our employees´ well-being at work by providing opportunities for competence development, flexible working time arrangements and extensive occupational health care. The University has been awarded the HR Excellence in Research recognition. More information: Working at the university
We have a large network with more than 200 universities in over 40 countries.
Blending into our diverse work community will not be difficult. We embrace diversity and promote equal opportunities for all members of staff. A third of the academic personnel at the University of Vaasa comes from outside of Finland. Our researchers and other staff members represent more than 40 different nationalities.
Teaching and research positions are divided into four career stages.
1. Doctoral students
2. Assistant professors, university teachers
3. Associate professors, university lecturers
4. Research managers, professors
Some positions are available as tenure track positions which through an assessment procedure enable advancement to the position of a professor.
Our recruiting high season is in February-March when we are recruiting new staff members for the new academic year beginning in August. Please note that we are at the moment unable to receive open applications. See all our current vacancies: in English, in Finnish
The 5,000 students and 500 employees of the University of Vaasa thrive on the most beautiful campus in Finland, located by the sea but still close to the city centre. All university functions are located on the same campus within a walking distance.
We offer you a career opportunity in an internationally renowned and multifaceted community. Our values—courage, community and responsibility—guide us in our everyday life and provides us with a foundation for our common well-being, today and in the future.
Besides the university community, the whole of the Vaasa region is known for its multicultural and multilingual character. The region has traditionally been open to the world. Vaasa is a coastal city with almost 70,000 inhabitants, and it is the energy capital of Finland. Vaasa also looks like a real city, not least due to its grid plan and beautiful historic buildings. The city centre parks, small and large, and the rocky archipelago give the coastal town a unique atmosphere. Vaasa enjoys the salty sea air, a youthful sound, an international appearance and an energetic vitality. https://www.vaasa.fi/en/see-and-experience/