Careers at Aalto

Careers at Aalto University

We are an international community of 20 000 bold thinkers, working on top research, art and education. Join us in changing the world!

Life at the campus.

Why Aalto?

We are a multidisciplinary university, where science and art meet technology and business. Why is a career at Aalto University an excellent choice?

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Among the top

Aalto University shines in international university rankings, especially in field-specific rankings in technology, art and business, as well as in those comparing young universities.

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International and diverse community

Internationality, multiculturality and diversity are at the core of our community and culture. Nearly 40% of our faculty come from outside of Finland. 

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Quality research infrastructures

Aalto University hosts high-level facilities for research, teaching and innovation, including unique nationally significant research infrastructures. Our large infrastructures are open to all in the Aalto community, as well as external users.

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Committed to balance and wellbeing

At Aalto a balanced workload is combined with high ambition level. We believe that great results can only come from healthy and happy employees. We offer comprehensive private occupational healthcare services to all our employees. UniSport offers a wide range of high quality sports and wellbeing services on our campus.


Working at Aalto University

Campus life

For international staff

Are you thinking of moving to Finland to work at Aalto University - or are you already an international member of the Aalto community? The information below might provide interesting insight in the practicalities of living in Finland and working at Aalto.

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Tenure track

Aalto University’s tenure track career system offers a well-supported and clear career path for professor-level academics towards a permanent professorship.

At work.

Career levels at Aalto

Aalto has top professionals in their fields working in a wide range of different positions. Here you can find information on our roles and positions, be it a professorship, lectureship, or another role you are looking for.

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Career and competence development

Aalto University offers a wide variety of training and development solutions for personal and professional growth at each stage of your career.

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Aalto University

Aalto University is where science and art meet technology and business. We shape a sustainable future by making research breakthroughs in and across our disciplines, sparking the game changers of tomorrow and creating novel solutions to major global challenges.

By merging three leading Finnish universities in 2010, Aalto was founded to work as a societally embedded research university. In a short space of time, we have since become a forerunner in our key areas. We are renowned for our sense of community and culture of entrepreneurship and innovation.

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Aalto University's campus in Otaniemi is the home of an innovative community.

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I came to Aalto because of the many, almost limitless, opportunities that the university offers.

Anna Kholina, Doctoral Student

Career stories

How is it to work at Aalto University? Find out by reading the stories from our community.

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Robert Rahkonen, Controller

It's great to be able to support the university's operations – be it a smaller student event or a research project spanning several years.
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Hannes Päivänsalo, Head of IT Operations

We have an especially great opportunity to see through a unique change in the university's operation that can take Aalto to the next level.
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Tommi Mikkola, University Lecturer

I particularly enjoy situations in which I can genuinely interact with students.
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Maire Syrjäkari, Educational Developer

The best part of my job is the open and trusting atmosphere of this community.
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