Service design is a rapidly evolving academic field. In today’s society, there is an increasing need for high-level expertise in service design. Our multidisciplinary doctoral
programme - Culture-based service design - is tailored to meet these needs. It uniquely combines the fields of arts with social scientific and cultural perspectives. This combination not only broadens the scope of service design, but also allows the members of the programme to acquire distinct skills through which they can develop their academic and practical fields. In particular, our doctoral programme promotes the development of ethically, aesthetically and socially sustainable practices in the fields of tourism, education, law, management, administration and social work. Welcome to join us!

The positions are to be applied for a period of 1–2 (+2) years, depending on the stage of the applicant’s doctoral dissertation.The responsibilities of a junior researcher include completing a doctoral degree at the University of Lapland and participating in teaching in the related field of research. Work time used for teaching is to be max. 5 % of the total working time. The selected candidates are expected to conduct their doctoral dissertations on a full-time basis, and to participate in other activities of the graduate school in Rovaniemi.

Read more about the qualification, requirements and application procedure from the recruitment call document on the right side menu bar.

Applications (in English) are to be addressed to the University of Lapland and delivered no later than 15 December 2017 at 1:00 pm to the following address: University of Lapland, Registry, (Yliopistonkatu 8) PO Box 122, FI-96101 Rovaniemi, FINLAND. Application documents will not be returned. Decisions are to be expected in February 2018, and the positions will be filled from 1st April 2018.

For more information:

Website of the doctoral programme:

Chair of the doctoral programme, Professor Anu Valtonen,
Coordinator of the Graduate School, Jouko Nuottila,