Professor in Applied Mathematics

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 and Helsinki, Finland.

Tenure track or tenured position in Applied Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis ( at Aalto University invites applications from talented individuals for a tenure track or tenured position in applied mathematics. The position is targeted primarily at candidates for the Assistant and Associate Professor levels. However, applicants with an indisputably outstanding record for the Full Professor level may also be considered.

The main research areas of the department are:

  • Algebra and discrete mathematics,
  • Analysis,
  • Numerical analysis and mechanics,
  • Stochastics and statistics,
  • Systems and operations research.

Applications from all research areas are welcome, but experience in numerical analysis, optimization, scientific computing, or uncertainty quantification is considered an asset.

The applicants should hold a doctoral degree in mathematics, operations research, statistics, or a related discipline. An excellent research record and a clear vision for future developments in applied mathematics are expected. The ability and enthusiasm to teach relevant courses and supervise students are essential. Advancing diversity is a core value of the Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis.

A scholar at any level of the academic tenure track system of Aalto University is expected to perform world-class research, to teach, supervise and otherwise advance academic education, to be an active member of the international scientific community, and to exhibit academic leadership. Career advances on the tenure track are based on scheduled performance assessments, which take into account the candidate’s merits in all these areas.

The salary is competitive at the European level, and Aalto University provides health care and retirement benefits. The position also includes a three-year funding package for initiating a research group. The starting date for the position is negotiable.

How to apply

Applications with attachments are to be addressed to the President of Aalto University and submitted through the link below (‘Apply for this job’) no later than December 18, 2017. An application and its attachments should form a single pdf file, with file name “lastname_firstname_application.pdf”. All application material must be in English.

The application material should include:

  1. Cover letter including a summary of merits and most important achievements (one page),
  2. Curriculum vitae with contact details,
  3. Research statement describing past and future research (1-3 pages),
  4. List of publications (top five publications relevant for this position highlighted),
  5. Brief teaching statement (1 page).

The applicants will be reviewed based on their research achievements, teaching credentials and activity in the scientific community in relation to their career stage. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to supplement their applications with a more detailed teaching portfolio. Aalto University reserves the right to use external reviewers to support the evaluation of applicants during the recruitment process.

Aalto University also reserves the right to consider candidates who have not submitted applications, to reopen the call after the initial deadline, or to leave the position open. Application material will not be returned.

Further Information

For additional information, please contact Professor Nuutti Hyvönen, tel. +358 50 5934409, or in recruitment process-related questions HR Coordinator Johanna Glader, tel. +358 50 4117666. E-mails:

More information about the position:

Helsinki, October 31, 2017

Aalto University, Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis


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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 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. The track consists of two assistant professor levels, associate professor and full professor. Read more about the Aalto University tenure track system at and evaluation criteria at

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