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Post-Doctoral Researcher Positions at Aalto University, Finland

  • 1.  Post-Doctoral Researcher Positions at Aalto University, Finland

    Posted 08-07-2020 11:48

    Postdoctoral Positions in Industrial Engineering and Management

    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 has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our main campus is located in Espoo, Finland. Diversity is part of who we are, and we actively work to ensure our community's diversity and inclusiveness in the future as well. This is why we warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to join our community.

    The Department of Industrial Engineering and Management invites applications for

    Postdoctoral Positions in Industrial Engineering and Management

    We are now seeking to hire 4 postdoctoral scholars for a three-year term, with the opportunity to apply for other academic positions during or after the three years. The applicants are expected to have proven expertise and merits in one of the department's strategic focus areas of strategic management and venturing, operations management, or organizations and entrepreneurial leadership. Our research and teaching activities involve elements of learning by doing, focusing on the creation, transformation, and sustainable growth of technology-based business.

     The following positions are open:

     One postdoctoral position in strategic management and venturing

    • One postdoctoral position in organizations and entrepreneurial leadership
    • One postdoctoral position in operations management
    • One postdoctoral position in the use of artificial intelligence tools in organizations

    About the department

    The Department of Industrial Engineering and Management conducts world-class research and provides impactful education on the creation and transformation of technology-based business. We are one of Europe's leading university departments in the field of technology entrepreneurship, focusing primarily on strategic management and venturing, operations management, and entrepreneurial leadership. In total, we are more than one hundred persons working in the department, including 20 professors, over 30 senior and postdoc researchers, and a large number of doctoral students.

    The department conducts empirical research in close collaboration with the leading technology firms in Finland and Europe. We value your ability to conduct high-quality research and publish papers in the leading scientific journals in some of the research areas of the department. The positions are fixed-term for three years, with the opportunity to apply for other academic positions during or after the three-year period.

    Moreover, we provide entrepreneurship education for all Aalto students and management training for business practitioners. For more information, see http://tuta.aalto.fi/en/

    Job description

    We expect our postdoctoral researchers to conduct research of the highest standards, and we provide you with an opportunity to teach in our intriguing courses on strategy, entrepreneurship, operations management, or leadership. The postdoctoral positions are planned to include one course of teaching per year, but the teaching load is negotiable. Most of our courses are taught by teams rather than by individual teachers. Also, we provide our postdoctoral scholars with the opportunity to learn more about university pedagogy and appreciate your interest in education development.

    You will benefit from collaborating with leading scholars in the fields, the university's generous research support, extensive international networks, and excellent access to entrepreneurs and decision-makers in the private and public sectors. The environment provides unique opportunities to conduct empirical and conceptual research of technology industries. Join our world-class research community and seize the many benefits that come with living and working in one of Europe's leading capital cities, at the center of learning and innovation.

    Salary and benefits

    The compensation is internationally competitive, and Aalto University provides occupational health care and retirement benefits. Finland is a great and safe environment, offering many excellent state-subsidized services, including affordable daycare and free schools, which are consistently ranked among the best in the world.

    Ready to apply?

    If you are interested to learn more about the department and would like to be considered for the position, please submit your application through our recruitment system by using the "Apply now!" link at the bottom of the page https://www.aalto.fi/en/open-positions/postdoctoral-positions-in-industrial-engineering-and-management.

    • a cover letter
    • a curriculum vitae (with contact details)
    • a list of publications (with the most significant publications highlighted)
    • a postdoctoral research statement describing plans for future research
    • up to three letters of recommendation

    Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an online interview.

    Closing date for applications:  September 6, 2020

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

    If you wish to hear more about the positions, please contact one of the following persons by email (firstname.lastname@aalto.fi): 

    • Strategy and Venturing: Prof. Markku Maula;
    • Organizations and Entrepreneurial Leadership: Assistant Prof. Marina Biniari;
    • Operations and Service Management: Prof. Jan Holmström;
    • AI in organizations: Assistant Prof. Timo Vuori;
    • HR Coordinator, Ms. Saara Haggrén (application process, practical arrangements)

    About Finland

    We are humble people but dare to say we have one of the very best education systems in the world. The Nordic values of equality and co-operation are rooted deeply in our society. We are one of the world's top countries in press freedom and consider it beneficial to have many voices in our community. With high investments in R&D, an influential innovation culture, open data, and an advanced state of digitalization, we are a nation of innovation and entrepreneurship.

    Gender equality, flexibility, and flat hierarchies are at the core of our Nordic working environment. In Finland, professional ambitions can be combined with personal life. We are one of the world's most reliable and stable societies with low levels of corruption and a high level of safety and social security. In Finland, everything works. 

    Having four seasons, clean air, and thousands of lakes, we are some nature-loving people and take good care of our unique environment. The Finnish language is known to be a bit on the complicated side, but don't worry – it is hard to find a non-English speaker in Finland's Capital area. We have an international mindset and an inclusive culture and will warmly welcome you to our renowned academic community. 

    More about Aalto University:






    Professor Markku Maula
    Senior Editor, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice
    Head, Institute of Strategy and Venturing
    Vice Head (Research), Department of Industrial Engineering and Management
    Aalto University, School of Science
    Mobile: +358 40 556 0677