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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: €26,400-€48,000 per annum (gross)
CONTRACT: Indefinite duration
Deadline for applications: 30th April 2018, end of business
Interviews anticipated on: 25th May to 31st May 2018
Expected starting date: 1st August 2018

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: /

are looking for a lecturer to teach, plan and co-ordinate modules of our Joint Command and General Staff Course in the area of the NATO capabilities category “Lecturer in 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, coordinates and teaches modules, electives and/or classes to students of all courses in the area of Management and Organisational Studies:
    • management theory, incl. major functions (planning, organising, leading and controlling)
    • organisational behaviour and change management
  2. Acts as a source of expertise in the area of Management 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.
  5. Performs duties of a Syndicate Guiding Officer in accordance with Commandant’s Order (applicable to retired officer only).


  1. Contributes to academic events of BALTDEFCOL (e.g. conferences, seminars, and 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.


1. Essential qualifications

  • Advanced academic degree in Management Studies, Organisation Studies or Defence and Security Studies or related field;
  • Expertise in the field of defence resources (personnel, finances, material resources and information) management and application of organisational theories;
  • Expertise in Project Management (initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling and closing a project) on national or NATO levels,
  • Experience in delivering teaching in academic environment, particularly applied knowledge;
  • Experience in conducting research in the fields of relevance to the position;
  • Language: English (Proficient User: C1 or a comparable language performance profile).

2. Desirable qualifications

  • A doctoral degree;
  • Experience of working and co-operating in a defence environment;
  • Experience in Defence Planning and Management
  • Experience of convening and coordinating academic events;
  • Experience in innovation management;
  • Eloquence in communicating his/her thoughts and ideas to a critical audience;
  • Flexibility, creativity, dynamism and a result-oriented approach to duties;
  • Ability to both act as a part of a team and pursue individual initiatives and tasks.

Please send your Application Letter and Curriculum Vitae to Head of Human Resources and Administration Section, Ms. Kaja Arulepp at

[[email protected]].

The Baltic Defence College is an equal opportunities employer.


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