Tampere University

Tenure track position in Health Economics (Associate Professor / Professor)

2024-06-24 (Europe/Helsinki)
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Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences create a unique environment for multidisciplinary, inspirational and high-impact research and education. Our university community has its competitive edges in technology, health and society. https://www.tuni.fi/en 

We are inviting applications for the position of professor or associate professor in health economics in the Faculty of Social Sciences. The position is located in the Unit of Health Sciences. Health Sciences (HES) at the Faculty of Social Sciences is a multidisciplinary education and research unit. 

Health economics is at the intersection of health and society. The research in health economics focuses on e.g. evaluation of organisation, funding, and effectiveness of health care services, often in collaboration with other disciplines. The most important interdisciplinary research themes at HES include the health care and social services systems; health and health promotion in children, the youth and families; as well as human ageing and the ageing population. There is good potential for research collaboration also beyond HES, e.g. with researchers in Economics at the Centre of Excellence in Tax Systems Research.

Health economics at Tampere University is taught within several degree programmes (Bachelor and Master Degree Programmes in Health Sciences, Licentiate in Medicine and Doctoral Education in Health Sciences). Health economics is also integrated into multiple study modules, including the international Public and Global Health Master´s Degree Programme and doctoral studies. 

Job description 

We are seeking a highly motivated and accomplished academic who will 

  • lead high-quality and diverse scientific research 
  • develop the field of health economics 
  • actively seek external research funding
  • create societal impact and promote international networking and collaboration
  • create and strengthen national and international partnerships in research and education  
  • give research-based teaching and contribute to curriculum development and student supervision 
  • contribute to planning and administrative tasks 



  • doctoral degree in economics or health economics 
  • track record of international scholarly activity
  • experience of leading scientific research
  • ability to provide high-quality research-based education and instruction 
  • track record of attracting research funding 

Associate Professor 

  • doctoral degree in economics or health economics 
  • track record of international and independent scholarly activity 
  • teaching skills required to successfully perform the duties and functions of the position  
  • ability to lead a research group and acquire external funding
  • track record of international scholarly activity

The post requires fluency in English. Finnish language skills are not required. 

In addition, the following will be considered an advantage:

  • broad competence in different areas of health economics
  • ambition and commitment to conducting research at a high international level of excellence
  • expertise on empirical research and experience of using register-based data
  • orientation towards interdisciplinary research
  • merits in doctoral education
  • national and international positions of responsibility
  • societal impact
  • pedagogical studies, merits and experience

Tampere University is committed to promoting responsible assessment in accordance with international, national and its own policies. We have signed the DORA declaration and the Agreement on Reforming Research Assessment as a member of the Coalition for Advancing Research Assessment, CoARA. In these agreements, the common principles are assessment transparency, fairness and predictability, and the evaluators' competence. Assessment methods must be reliable, and the diversity of research outcomes must be considered. Emphasis is placed on qualitative peer review, supported by metrics when needed.

We offer

At the full professor level, the appointment will be permanent from the outset. At the associate professor level, the initial appointment is for five years and, subject to successful performance, a permanent position will be offered after the first five-year period. You will be supported throughout the five-year period to ease transition to a permanent faculty position. We offer an excellent environment for conducting research, and the teaching load associated with the position is relatively modest. A trial period of six months applies to all our new employees. 

Salaries are based on the job demands and employees’ personal performance in accordance with the Finnish University Salary System. The minimum starting salary for an associate professor will range between 5100-5400 EUR/month and for a professor, 6300-7300 EUR/month. Higher salaries may be negotiated dependent upon experience and/or performance.  

We offer you the opportunity to join our dynamic and innovative international community. As a member of staff at Tampere University, you will enjoy a range of competitive benefits, such as a flexible work schedule, good facilities for teleworking, occupational healthcare services, a variety of affordable food and drink outlets across our campuses and a personal fund to spend on sports and cultural activities in your free time. Please read more about working at Tampere University

Finland is among the most stable, free and safe countries in the world, based on prominent ratings by various agencies. The city of Tampere is one of the major academic hubs in the Nordic countries and offers a dynamic living environment. Finland provides one of the most advanced and comprehensive social security systems in the world with generous parental leaves, very affordable state-subsidised day-care, world-renowned free primary and secondary education as well as a pension system and comprehensive public healthcare.   

For more information on Tampere and Finland, please visit:    

How to apply 

Please submit your application through our online recruitment system (link below). The closing date for applications is June 24th, 2024 (at 23.59 EEST, GMT+3 / 20.59 UTC). 

Please write your application and all accompanying documents in English and attach them in PDF format. Applications should include the following documents: 

  • Curriculum Vitae in the format defined by the National Board of Research Integrity TENK guidelines
  • List of publications according to Academy of Finland guidelines
  • Ten most important publications for this position: if the publication is available online, a hyperlink suffices, otherwise please upload a PDF. 
  • Teaching portfolio (3-5 pages) according to Tampere University guidelines
  • A vision paper (1-2 pages) that describes how you would further develop research in the field of health economics at Tampere University  
  • Research plan (up to 5 pages)

For more information, please contact: 

Professor Anssi Auvinen, anssi.auvinen@tuni.fi

With questions about the application process, please contact HR Specialist Maaria Ilanko, maaria.ilanko[at]tuni.fi


Tenure track position in Health Economics (Associate Professor / Professor)
Kalevantie 4 Tampere, Finnland
2024-06-24 23:59 (Europe/Helsinki)
2024-06-24 22:59 (CET)
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