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Aalto University School of Business

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 20 000 students and more than 400 professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo, Helsinki and Mikkeli, Finland.

The Aalto University School of Business is the leading business school in Finland. The School belongs to the select group of business schools that have been granted the most important international quality accreditations in its field. The School of Business is an innovative and lively community of about 3500 students and 400 members of faculty and staff.

Tenure Track or Tenured Professor of Sustainability in Business

The Department of Management Studies at Aalto University School of Business is hiring a tenure track or tenured Professor of Sustainability in Business.

The Department hosts four disciplinary areas: Entrepreneurship, International Business, Organization and Management, and Organizational Communication. We are looking to hire an assistant, associate or full professor who will be positioned in one of these areas, to be negotiated depending on the expertise and interests of the candidate. We are looking for a candidate with evident ability to conduct high quality research and publish in the leading journals. The position requires a solid interest and research record in sustainability in the context of management studies.

We offer the candidate the opportunity to do research in a vibrant and active international research community with a wealth of regular seminars, post-doctoral research and PhD students. We offer a broad range of opportunities for conducting multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary research across Aalto University and in collaboration with the Finnish industry, entrepreneurial ecosystem and government, as well as in international research projects. This is a tenure track position with competitive salary, teaching load of two courses per year, and research funds to enable the chosen applicant to develop an impactful research career. For more information about Department of Management Studies, and the current research conducted within the department, please visit:

The Department of Management Studies has a long track record of sustainability research, covering a number of areas, such as sustainable business models, sustainable energy transitions, inclusive innovation for poverty alleviation, sustainability entrepreneurship, cross- sector partnerships, corporate social responsibility, business ethics, and transitions towards new sustainable economy. The department also hosts a dynamic Sustainability in Business research group ( and a dedicated Creative Sustainability Master’s programme (

The Department’s faculty actively publishes in the leading journals of the represented disciplines, such as Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Science, Organization Studies, Organization Science, and Strategic Management Journal, as well as sustainability-related journals, such as Business Ethics Quarterly, Business Strategy and the Environment, Ecological Economics, and Journal of Cleaner Production.


Throughout their careers, those in the academic tenure track system are expected to carry out and supervise scientific research, to provide high quality academic education, to follow the advances of their field, to participate in service to the Aalto University community, and to take part in societal discussions and international collaboration in their field.

The applicants should hold a doctorate in a discipline relevant for this position. The applicants will be reviewed on the basis of their research, teaching and activity in the scientific community. In the absence of formal proof of quality in research and teaching (e.g. published papers, teaching ratings), applicants are encouraged to submit proof of significant potential for high-quality teaching and research. The call is open on any level of the Aalto University tenure track system (Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor).

Salary and benefits

Salary is internationally competitive and Aalto University provides health care and retirement benefits.

Finland is a great and safe context for family, offering many excellent state-subsidized services, including affordable day care and free schools, which are consistently ranked among the best in the world.

For more Information

For additional information, please contact the HR Coordinator Anu Roine, ( or one of the professors in the relevant discipline:
Entrepreneurship: Teemu Kautonen (
International Business: Rebecca Piekkari (
Organization & Management: Professor Minna Halme (
Organizational Communication: Professor Johanna Moisander (

How to apply

The application material for the position includes:
• Cover letter
• Curriculum Vitae
• List of publications (with the most significant publications highlighted)
• A research statement describing future research plans
• Teaching portfolio
• Reference letters from four referees (those applying to assistant professor level)

All application material should be submitted in English. The applications for the tenure track positions are to be addressed to the President of Aalto University and submitted through the eRecruitment system no later than August 30, 2017. The link to the eRecruitment system can be found from . Please refer to the name of the position concerned in your application.

General instructions for applicants including language requirements and guidelines for compiling teaching portfolios and CVs are available at

Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

Helsinki, May 15, 2017


Tenure track in Aalto University

The tenure track is open to talented individuals who have excellent potential for a scientific career. Individuals placed on the Aalto University professorial tenure track have the possibility to advance in their career through regular performance assessments, which take into account their merits in all areas of their scope of duty. Launched only in 2010, the tenure track has attracted a wide range of international applicants, giving Aalto University the possibility of recruiting top experts and young research talent to join the Aalto University community. Read more about the Aalto University tenure track system at

Aalto University School of Business
Department of Management Studies
00100 Helsinki
Closing date: 30 August 2017 Erschienen auf am 14.06.2017
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