Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving 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. Aalto University has been ranked the 9th best young university in the world (Top 50 under 50, QS 2018) and one of the world’s top technology challenger universities (THE 2017), for its outside-the-box thinking on research collaboration, funding and innovation. Aalto University School of Business was ranked 37th in Financial Times’ European Business School Rankings in 2020 and is part of CEMS, the Global Alliance of leading business schools, multinational companies and NGOs that together offer the CEMS Master in International Management. 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.
The Department of Accounting & Business Law is one of the leading departments of its domain in the Nordic countries. Its faculty is both Finnish and international, coming from a variety of backgrounds. Our research is published in top journals. We are well connected both nationally and internationally, maintaining close ties with prestigious universities as well as with the Finnish business community. Faculty members act as renowned experts, instructors and advisors in business and in the national political arena. The Department has a remarkable media visibility. In teaching, our ambition is high: To provide top-notch, state-of-the-art teaching to students – drawing from both theoretical development as well as from relevant illustrations of best business practice. The Department’s faculty actively participates in teaching at Aalto University’s Executive Education (AEE).
The Department of Accouting & Business Law is currently looking for a
Lecturer in Financial Accounting and Lecturer in Management Accounting (two permanent full-time positions).
This would be an opportunity for you to be surrounded by the talented students of the Aalto University who strive towards excellence in their careers. You would become an integral part of the dynamic research and teaching community in our department. You would be teaching mostly in our Bachelor’s Program, relying on solid competence in accounting’s substance - as well as on a mix of teaching methods both on campus and on-line, and latest pedagogical skills. You would supervise our students’ thesis work at the Bachelor’s levels with zeal, acting as their trusted tutor. Moreover, we expect you to actively contribute to the development of teaching and supervision, improving how courses are delivered and updating the curricula with contemporary concerns – as with for instance digitalization, in its multiple forms. Although your emphasis is on teaching, we also expect you to contribute to accounting research: You remain sensitive to current streams of academic enquiry, transporting some of these insights to your students. You would also have administrative tasks, acting possibly as the Director of our Bachelor’s Program.
The positions are part of the Aalto University lecturer career system and can be filled at the following levels in the lecturer career track: university teacher, university lecturer and senior university lecturer. Please see more information about the lecturer career system here: https://www.aalto.fi/en/teaching-and-learning/lecturer-career-system
The jobs are located at the Aalto University campus in Otaniemi, Espoo, Finland.
We expect the applicant to hold the following qualifications:
- Individuals to be nominated to the lecturer career system must have the potential to reach an excellent level in pedagogical competence, and a pedagogical interest appropriate for the university lecturer position, and at least a master's degree in accounting or other relevant field.
- A doctoral degree from a relevant field is appreciated at the university teacher level, is expected at the university lecturer level, and is required at the senior university lecturer level. Practical and/or professional experience in the field related to teaching tasks is also appreciated.
- For the Lecturer in Financial Accounting, we expect you to be fluent in both Finnish and English, as most of this teaching on the Bachelor’s level takes place in Finnish.
- For the Lecturer in Management Accounting, we expect you to be fluent in English. This teaching can take place in English.
Salary and working time
The salary will be determined following the salary scales of the General Collective Agreement for Universities, on requirement level OV06 or OV07.
Teaching personnel belongs to the total working hours system, and they work for 1612 hours annually. Aalto University provides occupational health care and retirement benefits.
The starting date for the position is negotiable, but being able to start in August 2021 at the latest is considered an advantage.
Ready to apply?
If you are ready for the challenge and wish to join our vibrant community of academics and students at Aalto University, please submit your application through the link below (‘Apply now!’) no later than March 1st, 2021. All application material must be in English.
The application material should include:
In your application profile, you may also add a link to your personal web page or e.g. short introduction video.
The applicants will be reviewed based on their credentials and potential in teaching, and pedagogical training and merits, including experience in online and computer-aided teaching, as well as their research achievements and activity in the scientific community in relation to their career stage. Also, relevant merits outside academia are taken into account.
Aalto University will use external reviewers to support the evaluation of applicants during the recruitment process.
Aalto University also reserves the right to consider candidates who have not submitted applications, to reopen the call after the initial deadline, or to leave the position open. The application material will not be returned.
For additional information, please contact Professor Teemu Malmi, tel. +358 40 5100 827, or in recruitment process-related questions HR Coordinator Elisa Utrianen, tel. +358 50 4642 627. E-mails: [email protected].
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