The recruitment of Vice President for Research has started

Vice President Tuija Pulkkinen will take up a new position at the University of Michigan.

The recruitment process to find the next Vice President for Research has begun (see the announcement at, with the aim of making the appointment during September’s board meeting.

‘Tuija has served as Vice President from 2014, and before that she worked as Dean of the School of Electrical Engineering. She has brought Aalto’s research significantly forward and made great strides in our innovation activities, for which we thank her deeply. We are now searching for a new vice president who can continue our university’s renewal,’ says Kristiina Mäkelä, Provost of Aalto University.

A recruitment committee has been formed to carry out the recruitment process of the Vice President.

The committee is chaired by Professor Timo Saarinen, Vice Dean of the School of Business and its members are:
Lily Díaz-Kommonen, Professor, School of Arts, Design and Architecture
Orlando Rojas, Professor, School of Chemical Engineering
Vesa Välimäki, Vice Dean, Professor, School of Electrical Engineering
Miina Rautiainen, Professor, School of Engineering
Ahti Salo, Professor, School of Science
Noora Vänttinen, Chair of the Board, Aalto University Student Union AYY
Tilman Bauer, Doctoral Candidate, Doctoral students’ association Aallonhuiput
Anna Lehtinen, HR support and secretary of the committee.

The search committee appreciates applications from the Aalto community and recommendations regarding good candidates. Please send your recommendations to the chair of the recruitment committee Timo Saarinen ([email protected] and HR support Anna Lehtinen ([email protected] by 1 August 2018.


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