Working at Tallinn University
Tallinn University is a recognised centre for research and education, with more than 1,000 employees and around 7,000 students. Our mission is to support Estonia’s sustainable development by contributing to it through high-quality research, creative and educational activities, encouraging societal debate and collaborating with businesses, the public and the third sector. The majority of the university’s employees are engaged in teaching, research and creative work on a daily basis, while others provide the necessary support. The results of this work affect us all. You are welcome to join!
We welcome academic employees as well as support staff and leaders interested in creating a better university to join the university community. Working at the university can offer a variety of career opportunities. We organize dozens of competitions every year. All people are welcome to apply regardless of their gender, origin, religion or beliefs, age, sexual identity, orientation or special needs. Check out the university’s job offers to find the right one for you!
Recruitment and selection will be carried out on an equal basis and in accordance with the university’s policy on the processing of personal data.
Fields of work
The university’s academic activities concentrate around five focus areas: educational innovation, digital and media culture, cultural competences, healthy and sustainable living, and society and open governance. The academic positions at Tallinn University are teacher, lecturer, researcher and professor, with career levels.
The university’s support services cover a wide range of activities: organisation of teaching and research, development and creative activities, support for applying for and implementing research and development projects, as well as human resources, financial accounting, marketing and communication, legal services, IT services, administration, administrative services. The university also has a library, press, museums, organizes events and continuing education.
During the process of recruitment and selection of employees, candidates are treated equally and the principles of personal data processing of the university are followed.
Many different opportunities
Work in the university varies greatly. If you're passionate about academia, you can start working as a junior research fellow already during your doctoral studies and begin an academic career, culminating in a tenured professorship at the university. However, for the smooth functioning of educational and research activities, support staff to organise studies and assist in research, handle human resources and financial accounting, organise communication, provide legal or IT support, etc., is necessary. You may come to the university for a certain job, but, after a while, opportunities may arise to move on to another job in another department.
An international and diverse personnel
The university community includes very different people. Internationalisation is one of the university’s objectives; therefore, quite many of our academic employees and students have already come from other countries.
Thus, the working environment at the university is often bilingual, and openness and willingness to introduce Estonian culture and learn about other cultures are important. The youngest member of staff is 21 and the oldest 78. Women outnumber men among the employees and students. There is a diversity of knowledge and experience. We strive to value each and every one of our staff and students regardless of their background, and work to develop a diverse and inclusive working environment.
Tallinn University is a promoter of intelligent lifestyle. In our development plan, we have set ourselves the goal of carrying out high-quality research and creative work for Estonia, providing life-changing learning experiences and education matching the future needs, and being a smart and valued organisation where people want to come to study and work.
Work organisation and support by the university
- convenient location in the centre of Tallinn
- flexibility as regards the working hours and choice of workplace, if the job will enable it
- payment for the child leave days on preferential terms
- retention of remuneration for employees on a training mission of the Defence Forces
- payment of benefit in the case of a death of a person close to the employee
- monthly morning coffee events for new employees
- a varied range of in-house trainings by the university’s and external experts
- possibility to participate in university’s degree study courses
- Erasmus mobility opportunities for international experience
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle
- 42 or 56 days of leave per year for academic employees, and 35 or 42 days of leave per year for the support staff
- five additional days off for health promotion, family events, charitable or social activities
- favourable possibilities for fitness activities at the university Sports Club, discounts at external sports clubs
- discounted massage service at the workplace
- health and well-being days, exercise challenges, etc.
- mental health counselling
- a caring occupational health partner for medical examinations
- sickness benefit as of the second day of sick leave at 100% of salary
- reimbursement of the purchase of glasses for working with the computer
- leisure activities
Sports and culture at Tallinn University
- possibility of joining the university’s representative sports teams
- possibility of joining a women’s or men’s choir, a vocal ensemble, a folk-dance group or a symphony orchestra