To work in academic positions in Estonian universities, it is highly desirable to know the Estonian language. However, there are many English-language programs and courses in the country that invite foreign lecturers. It should be noted that salaries in the academic field are low compared to most Western countries.
While studying for a PhD at an Estonian university, young scientists can already start teaching junior students. Then their careers will follow these steps:
- Assistant. Salary: from 737 USD/month
- Lecturer. Salary: from 874 USD/month
- Dotsent / Associate Professor. Salary: from 1,311 USD/month
- Full Professor. Salary: from 1,747 USD/month
For those who graduated from the master’s and want to engage in scientific activities exclusively, research positions are also available:
- Research Fellow. Salary: from 874 USD/month
- Senior Research Fellow. Salary: from 1,311 USD/month
- Lead Research Fellow. Salary: from 1,747 USD/month.