Department of Industrial Engineering and Management

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We conduct world-class research and education focusing on the creation and transformation of technology-based business. The department’s areas of focus include strategy and venturing, operations and service management and entrepreneurial leadership.
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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.

Aalto University Department of Industrial Engineering and Management (Espoo, Finland) invites applications for:

Tenure Track Professor in Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation

The vacancy at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management is open to outstanding individuals with strong research and teaching interest. Ideal applicants enjoy intellectual leadership and strive for academic excellence and inspiring people around them. The call is primarily open on the Assistant Professor level. However, exceptional candidates at other levels will also be considered.

Your role and goals
The tenure track position in Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation covers research areas in the intersections of technology strategy, innovation management, and technology entrepreneurship, contributing to our department-wide focus on the creation and transformation of technology-based business. To complement the existing strengths in the department's key areas, we particularly welcome candidates with research interest and expertise in technology strategy, management of innovation, and technology entrepreneurship.

The professorship advances the research and education related to science-based innovations in the early stages of nascent enterprises as well as in established technology-based businesses. The new professor is to address relevant problems associated with the strategic management of technology and innovation for the creation and transformation of technology-based business. Goals for the research and education offered by the professorship include advancing the distinct profile of Aalto University as an entrepreneurial university that fosters the theory development of technology and innovation management and fortifying the impact of technological development on business and society.

Closing date for the application is November 30, 2020.
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Tenure Track Professor in Leadership and Organizing

The vacancy at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management is open to outstanding individuals with strong research and teaching interest. Ideal applicants enjoy intellectual leadership and strive for academic excellence and inspiring people around them. The call is primarily open on Assistant Professor level. However, exceptional candidates at other levels will also be considered.

Your role and goal
The tenure track position in Leadership and Organizing covers research areas in the intersection of leadership research and organization studies. The new professorship complements our department-wide strengths of studying the creation and transformation of technology-based business. The professorship advances the current understanding of organizing and leadership in contemporary work organizations, especially in the context of technology business.  

We expect that research and education of leadership in the current socio-technical reality, characterized by the digital transformation of business, and self-organizing teams, will contribute to management theories and addresses relevant societal problems. The professorship can thus complement business and management research and education in technology-intensive contexts by focusing on, for example, emergent organizing and engineering leadership in the early stages of nascent enterprises as well as in established technology-based businesses. Applicable disciplines are organizational psychology, organization studies, sociology, and philosophy, complemented by a strong understanding of technology, especially information technologies. 

Topics covered in the professorship can include, but are not limited to, the following areas of research on leadership and technology in organizations: 

  • leadership and organizing in technology entrepreneurship and startup operations 
  • the impact of information technology on organizations and leadership
  • people analytics in technology entrepreneurship, 
  • leadership in emerging organizations pursuing entrepreneurial opportunities,
  • the role of leaders, leadership styles, and culture in technology-based business. 
  • leading change and organizational transformation,
  • organizational psychology, distributed teams and remote work,
  • well-being in creative work, as well as digital transformation of work.

Closing date for the application is December 11, 2020.
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