Centria University of Applied Sciences is looking for a Senior Lecturer for our Degree Programmes in Business Management and International Business. The position is permanent and full time starting from 1st of January 2021.


Senior Lecturer (Business Management)


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The senior lecturer teaches both at the Bachelor and Master level studies, and participates in the development of the teaching and learning methods of the programmes. The senior lecturer also supervises theses. (S)he cooperates actively with various actors and companies both locally and internationally in the field of business. The teaching will be organized mainly in English with multiform methods. The work may also include tasks in different research and development projects.

The requirements of the position are:

  • practical experience of business-oriented work tasks 
  • strong written & spoken English language skills (mandatory)
  • strong knowledge of business development, international business, strategic leadership and/or     marketing
  • eagerness to develop own and the organization's expertise
  • eagerness to do multiform teaching both in classroom situations and online
  • Master level degree in Business, and pedagogical competence or willingness to complete the pedagogical studies

We value:

  • strong cooperation and social skills
  • student-driven teaching and learning methods
  • knowledge of Finnish language
  • future-oriented work orientation and methods
  • desire to develop own teaching skills
  • experience in the field of higher education
  • Doctoral degree or Licentiate degree
  • academic research experience

We offer a developing and flexible organization of experts where it is possible to expand your own expertise as a part of our caring work community.


Your job of the future

Centria University of Applied Sciences is a highly appreciated higher education institution in our area. There are around 3000 students studying in our campuses in Kokkola, Ylivieska and Pietarsaari – and according to the surveys, we have the most satisfied students in Finland. We have over 300 employees whose expertise has made our research, development and innovation activities recognized on the national scale. Our greatest asset is the skilled, healthy and motivated personnel. We offer a caring and supportive work environment with a unique viewpoint to the area’s education and RDI activities.

As an expert in your own field, you can decide how you work. Our cozy and modern campus is your office. We also offer you a possibility to remote work but our work community is so nice, you probably don’t want to work remotely. As our employee, we want to take extra good care of you. We offer a comprehensive occupational health care and versatile sport and cultural incentives to ensure your work-life balance. We want you to enjoy working with us.


Further information

The salary is based on the collective labour agreement of the Finnish Education Employers (Sivistystyöantajat ry:n yksityinen opetusala). A plan of working hours for the academic year will be composed. Annual working hours.

Applications with a CV and a short, about 5 minutes long video (either a presentation of yourself or a demonstration of teaching) should be addressed by e-mail to rekry@centria.fi with a title: “Senior Lecturer, Business” by 23rd of October 2020 at 4 pm (Finnish time). You can either send your video as an attachment or provide a link to your video.

For more information on the position, please contact the Head of Department Marko Ovaskainen (tel. +358 44 7250 435, marko.ovaskainen@centria.fi) or Director of Education Jennie Elfving (tel.+358 40 0903 929, jennie.elfving@centria.fi).

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