Academic positions

Current vacancies of academic positions from January 1, 2023


Estonian University of Life Sciences announces open competition for academic positions from January 1, 2023.

Commencement date January 1, 2023; closing date for applications September 15, 2022.


Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Senior Lecturer of Landscape Architecture, Head of Bachelor’s Study Program 1.0

Lecturer of Landscape Architecture (communication and public involvement) 1.0

Senior Lecturer of Landscape Architecture (bioeconomy and nature based solutions), Head of Master’s Study Programs 1.0

Research Fellow in Soil Science (nutrient cycles and modelling) 1.0


Institute of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences

Associate Professor of Veterinary Histology 0.5

Lecturer in Small Animal Medicine 1.0 


Institute of Forestry and Engineering

Assistant Professor of Silviculture (tenure-track) 1.0

Professor or Associate Professor on Wood Valorization and Processing Technologies (tenure-track) 1.0

Senior Lecturer or Lecturer of Engineering Materials and Metrology 1.0

Senior Lecturer or Lecturer of Occupational Health and Safety 1.0


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The positions’ commencement date: January 1, 2023


Application documents

To participate in the competition, candidates are required to submit the following documents to the Personnel Department (Fr. R. Kreutzwaldi 1, 51006 Tartu, Estonia) or by e-mail to by September 15, 2022:

  • an application to the Rector;
  • a copy of the document certifying education and/or academic degree;
  • CV (curriculum vitae) and a structured list of scientific publications of recent ten years, in the Estonian Research Information System (ETIS) standard format (up to ten significant publications from the earlier period may be included at will); information on academic work and in-service training done within five recent years shall be enclosed with the CV;
  • the candidate for the position of Professor shall submit motivation letter reflecting the candidate’s vision about the development of this specific research field and related international cooperation in the university, and the measures that the candidate is going to take for increasing the level of research and teaching in the field (max 1500 words);
  • Researcher ID / ORCID / Google Scholar reference;
  • other relevant materials at the discretion of the applicant.

Application documents shall be submitted in Estonian or in English in the written form, either on paper to the Personnel Department (Fr. R. Kreutzwaldi 1, 51006 Tartu, Estonia) or as a digitally signed document by e-mail to

In case the applicant has obtained higher education in a foreign country, the University will ask for an assessment from the academic recognition information centre (Estonian ENIC/NARIC Centre) on the conformity of the qualification of the applicant to the qualifications required in the position.

For candidates who apply for the position of Professor for the first time it is mandatory to present a public lecture (venia legendi), in case they have not done it earlier.

Further information: HR Chief Specialist, e-mail


Useful links:

Academic Staff Positions in Estonian University of Life Sciences

Annex 1 Academic Staff Positions

Annex 2 Professor

Annex 3 Lecturer

Annex 4 Research Fellow

Annex 5 Teacher

Annex 6 Scientific Publications

Annex 7 Curriculum Vitae CV

European Framework for Researcher Careers profiles