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Recruitments of Vice Presidents and Dean are progressing

Vice President for Research and Innovation Tuija Pulkkinen will move to the University of Michigan in the autumn to lead the Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering.

The recruitment of a new Vice President for Research and Innovation is being prepared and the decision to initiate the recruitment process will be decided by the Board in its June meeting. 

Vice President for Education Eero Eloranta is retiring on 18 September 2018. The nomination decision will be on the Board’s agenda in its June meeting, and the appointed person is expected to begin his/her work on 1 September 2018.

The Dean of the School of Chemical Engineering, Janne Laine, whose five-year term ends at the end of 2018, has announced that he will not apply for the second term. The process of recruiting the new Dean of the School of Chemical Engineering has been initiated.

The recruiting process of the Dean of the School of Chemical Engineering is carried out by a recruitment committee that broadly covers the fields of the school. The chairman of the committee is Professor Herbert Sixta, Head of Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems. The members are student representative Jakke Anttila, Executive Vice President of Research, LUKE, Johanna Buchert, Professor, Physical Chemistry, Kari Laasonen, Professor, Catalysis Science and Technology, Riikka Puurunen and Professor and Head of Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering Jukka Seppälä.  HRD Specialist Anna Lehtinen acts as secretary and HR support to the committee.

The recruitment committee encourages members of the Aalto community to apply for the position themselves or to propose suitable persons for the role. Please send your proposal by 4 June to Anna Lehtinen ([email protected]). Proposals will be, however, gladly received during the whole application period, which expires on 22 June. If you yourself are interested in the role, please submit your application here.

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