Tenure Track position in Information Systems Science on Assistant Professor level

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.

 Aalto University School of Business invites applications for:

Tenure track position in Information Systems Science which will be filled on Assistant Professor level.

Job description

The position is located in the Department of Information and Service Economy, which consists of three disciplinary areas: Information Systems Science, Logistics, and Management Science. The department offers bachelor’s and master's programs in Information and Service Management. The doctoral program in information systems science has about 12 doctoral students enrolled. There are currently about 36 faculty members at the department, of which 11 are in the Information Systems group. The Department appreciates an active approach to international research collaboration and business co-operation. Both are supported by our current faculty and Aalto’s multidisciplinary collaboration platforms for research and education of the Aalto University. We look for candidates with cross-disciplinary interests whose work complements the research of our faculty, which spans from information systems development to open data, digitalization, business models and platforms. For more information about our research activities, please visit http://information.aalto.fi/en/


Throughout their careers, those in the academic tenure track system are expected to exercise and guide scientific research, to provide related higher academic education, to follow the advances of their field, to participate in service to the Aalto University community, and to take part in societal interaction and international collaboration in their field.

The applicants should have a strong commitment to teaching, mentoring graduate students and to developing and maintaining an active program of sponsored research. Applicants must hold a PhD in Information Systems, or a closely related field. Candidates must demonstrate promise of excellence in research through international top-level publications (e.g. AIS basket of journals) and the ambition to become an excellent teacher.

The selected candidate is expected to conduct and supervise research in Information Systems, to provide university level teaching, to follow and contribute to the advances in the field internationally, to participate in service to the Aalto University community and to take part in societal interaction.

The applicants will be reviewed on the basis of their research, teaching and academic leadership and activity in scientific community. Aalto University reserves the right to use external reviewers to support the evaluation of applicants during the recruitment process.

Living up to our values 

As a community of high ethics we want to assure the highest international standard in research, education and teaching. We expect all our community members to respect Aalto values and follow the ethical principles of fair play and integrity in all our activities and the behaviour that we expect from each other. The Aalto University Code of Conduct is applicable to all Aalto community members and it clarifies the values that guide us.


Salary will be defined according to Aalto University´s payroll system. The starting date for the position is negotiable.

For more Information

For additional information, please contact Vice Head of Department / Head of the IS group, Professor Virpi Kristiina Tuunainen, tel. +358 50 5897541, email: virpi.tuunainen@aalto.fi  or the HR Coordinator Anne Petroff in recruitment process –related questions, tel, +358 400 790094, email:: anne.petroff@aalto.fi.

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
  • A list of four referees for reference letters including contact details.

All application material should be submitted in English. The applications for the tenure track positions are to be addressed to the Dean of Aalto University School of Business and submitted through the eRecruitment system no later than December 1, 2017. The link to the eRecruitment system can be found “Apply for this job” below. 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 www.aalto.fi/en/tenure_track/for_applicant.

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.

In Helsinki, October 6, 2017


Tenure track in Aalto University

The tenure track is open to talented individuals who have excellent potential for a scientific career. Individuals on the Aalto University professorial tenure track have the possibility to advance in their career through regular performance reviews, which take into account their merits in all areas of their scope of duty. Launched 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 www.aalto.fi/en/tenuretrack.

About Finland

Finland has a high standard of living, a world leading education system, and a vibrant commercial and cultural life. It enjoys a robust economy and political stability. It has excellent transport links to the major cities of Europe and beyond. Helsinki is one of Europe’s leading capital cities and a vivid center of scholarship. As a living and working environment, Finland is consistently ranked highly in quality-of-life and competitiveness studies. It is the best country in the world to live according to a Newsweek 2010 study. More information is available at: http://www.aalto.fi/en/about/careers/international_staff/.