We invite applications for the position of
RESEARCH DIRECTOR / SENIOR RESEARCHER
for a fixed term of five years from 1 November 2020 to 31 October 2025 at the Seinäjoki unit of the Ruralia Institute. The field of the position is entrepreneurship in the sustainability transformation of the food system. The objective of the research activities is to integrate the perspectives of entrepreneurship research and, more broadly, business economics and sustainability science into research on the transformation of the food system. The aim is to produce high-quality research-based knowledge that can help support the active role of companies and promote an understanding of new business opportunities in the sustainability transformation of the food chain.
The successful candidate will be appointed to the fixed-term position of research director or senior researcher, depending on his or her qualifications and career stage. The position will be in the multidisciplinary Epanet research network of five universities, which operates in the University Consortium of Seinäjoki and is funded by not only universities, but also, for example, companies, municipalities, foundations and various development organisations.
The duties of the research director/senior researcher will include research work, the planning and leadership of research projects in the field, the provision of university-level teaching, and active public engagement. The aim is that the appointee will start a research group and establish strong Finnish and international networks.