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Doctoral researcher positions in Business, Economics and Finance

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Call for applications for Doctoral Researcher positions

Call only for doctoral researchers who are already in Aalto University School of Business (BIZ) doctoral program (starting year 2020 and 2021)

Aalto University Doctoral Program in Business, Economics and Finance invites applications for Doctoral Researcher positions for students who started their doctoral studies in the School of Business program in 2020 and 2021. In cases of officially protected leaves of absence, such as parental leave, Finnish military service or long-term sick leave, students who have started earlier can be eligible, too.

This year, Aalto University School of Business will offer up to eighteen 50% employment contracts to students who demonstrate outstanding progress and excellence in their studies.

The expectation is that the successful candidates will work full-time on their doctoral dissertations and will independently apply for additional funding from external sources if required. During the employment contract, however, the successful candidate may raise no more than 14.000€/year in external grant funding (excluding travel grants) or have no higher than a 50% employment contract elsewhere.

Employment period: September 1, 2023–August 31, 2024.

At Aalto University School of Business, the duties of a Doctoral Researcher include various departmental tasks that support the professional and career development of the doctoral researcher, typically serving as a teaching assistant (80 h/year, which corresponds to 5% of total annual working hours).

How to apply

Please submit your application through Aalto University´s electronic recruitment system WORKDAY (by using your existing Workday user account) no later than on Tuesday January 31, 2023, accompanying it with the following attachments:

  • Transcript of grades from doctoral training
  • Research proposal (max length 5 pages, no other specific requirements
  • A letter of support from your main dissertation supervisor as a pdf-document (Please, ask your supervisor to send the support letter to you to include it to your application. If this is not feasible, the letter may be sent to [email protected] email on January 31, 2023 at the latest.)

Please note: Aalto University’s employees and visitors should apply for the position via our internal system Workday -> find jobs (not external aalto.fi webpage of open positions) by using their existing Workday user account.

Selection criteria

In the selection process, priority will be given to applicants who have made satisfactory progress in their studies and doctoral research. Departmental/Unit Heads of Doctoral Studies will rank applicants from their departments/units based on the following criteria:

  • Research progress
  • Completed doctoral courses and GPA
  • Publications published or in the pipeline
  • Contributions to teaching and university service
  • Studies/scholarly visits abroad

For additional information and inquiries, please contact [email protected].

The final decision on employment contracts will be taken by the Dean of the School of Business.

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