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Lecturer in “Management and Organisational Studies”

JOB TITLE: Lecturer in Management and Organisational Studies
DEPARTMENT: Department of Leadership and Management Studies
SUPERVISOR: Director of Department of Leadership and Management Studies
LOCATION: Tartu, Estonia
SALARY: 30 000 – 40 000 EUR per annum (gross)
CONTRACT: Definite term, 1 ( 1) year
Deadline for applications: 18 May 2021
Interviews anticipated: May-June 2021
Expected starting date: 01 August 2021

The Baltic Defence College is a modern, future-oriented, English-language based international institution of the Baltic states providing professional military education with a wider Baltic region focus and Euro-Atlantic scope. The college serves as a professional military education institution at the operational and strategic level, applying contemporary educational principles, effective management and best use of intellectual and material resources. Our mission is to educate military and security/defence related civilian personnel of the Baltic States as well as their allies and partners, to contribute to applied research focused on security and defence policies while promoting international cooperation and networking. For more details see: /

We are looking for a lecturer to teach, plan and co-ordinate modules of our courses (operational and strategic level) in the area of management and organisational studies. This person will educate military staff officers and selected civil servants of NATO/EU nations and PfP countries and contribute to their professional development. His or her contribution to our applied research and conduct of conferences and seminars will be appreciated.

He or she will be entitled to benefit from our attractiveness programme (i.e. funding of professional development, re-allocation support, limited initial lodging at low cost if available, free use of sports facilities). BALTDEFCOL employees are fully covered by Estonian medical insurance.


  1. Develops and teaches modules, electives and/or classes to students of all courses in the area of management and organisational studies;

  2. Acts as a source of expertise to BALTDEFCOL staff and students in the execution of their tasks and assignments;

  3. Participates in the supervision and assessment of academic assignments given to students;

  4. Undertakes applied research relating to the area of expertise.


  1. Contributes to academic events of BALTDEFCOL (e.g. conferences, seminars, round tables) within the area of expertise;

  2. Represents BALTDEFCOL at external activities (e.g. conferences, seminars, courses) related to the field of expertise.

  3. Networks with relevant educational and research institutions.

  4. If requested, serves as Syndicate Guiding Officer to enhance student education.


1. Essential qualifications

  • Professional experience gained through management of international military operations, defence capabilities, and/or project-based work;

  • A professional with a broad leadership and management background, including expertise in

    • project management (initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling and closing a project) and resource planning;
    • project or capability planning on national or international levels;
    • experience in preparing decisions for organisational change and innovation;
  • Experience in delivering education or training in an academic environment;

  • Language: English (STANAG 6001, level or a comparable language performance profile).

2. Desirable qualifications

  • Advanced academic degree in Management, Economics or related field;
  • Certification in a Project Management framework;
  • Graduated from a General Staff Course/Joint Command and Staff Course;
  • Attended the ‘NATO Academic Instructor Course’ at NATO School Oberammergau, or an equivalent course at other educational institutions;
  • Relevant command, national staff, or multi-national staff experience;
  • Eloquence in communicating his/her thoughts and ideas to a critical audience;
  • Flexibility, creativity, dynamism and a result-oriented approach to duties;
  • Ability both to act as a part of a team and pursue individual initiatives and tasks.

Please send your Application Letter and Curriculum Vitae (both in English) to the Head of Human Resources and Administration Section, Ms. Kadri Nestra at [[email protected]].

The Baltic Defence College is an equal opportunities employer.


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