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Aalto University School of Chemical Engineering, the Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering calls for applications for a


Materials sustainability and circular economy are topics that will shape the future of science, technology and society. The School of Chemical Engineering at Aalto plays a central role in this exciting field, as reflected by its leadership role in the multimillion-euro BATCircle project and the recently announced coordination of Battery Recycling research programs at the EU-level. From the educational perspective, Aalto University is Project coordinator and partner in various educational initiatives supported by EIT RawMaterials, such as the Circular Economy Design Forum.

The Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering has a unique profile in Finland with faculty members whose expertise and research activities encompass the entire metals production value chain.

To further strengthen our position as the top university in Finland where circular economy of raw materials is taught, we are looking for a lecturer to support our educational offer on circular economy and sustainability.

Your role and goals

Your tasks will include teaching, thesis supervision as well as the development and planning of the study programs. The emphasis of this position is on teaching, but your work would also include a research element, as lecturers are expected to conduct research and follow up the development of their own field.

Your experience and ambitions

You should have a suitable Doctoral degree in e.g. one of the following fields

-       Chemical Engineering

-       Minerals Processing

-       Metallurgical Engineering

-       Process Engineering

-       or other relevant field.


The applicants should have demonstrable pedagogical skills and teaching experience. The tasks in this position will mainly focus on Master’s level course facilitation, but also include Bachelor level teaching, which is mostly taught in Finnish. Therefore, Finnish language skills are an asset, however not obligatory. Research and industrial merits will also be taken into account in the selection process.


The teaching activities and courses include the following topics

-            Technological and sustainability aspects of circular economy

-            Mechanical processing of minerals for the production and recycling of raw materials

-            Fundamental concepts of metallurgical processes, including hydro- and pyrometallurgy

-            Process modelling is considered a plus

-            Project-based courses including networking and interaction with industrial partners


For more information

Please contact the Vice-head of Department, Professor Ari Jokilaakso, or for questions related to the recruitment process, HR Coordinator Alice Björklund. E-mail addresses [email protected].


Department of Chemical and metallurgical engineering


Aalto University Lecture Career system

The main responsibility of a Lecturer is teaching, complemented by an agreed-upon combination of research, activity in the scientific community and pedagogical leadership. Individuals placed in the Aalto University lecturer track have the possibility to advance in their career through regular performance assessments, which take into account their merits in all areas within the scope of their duties. Although the main responsibility of a Lecturer is teaching, an active role in research and the respective research community is expected, for example, by instructing graduate students in their theses and scientific publications.

This position will be filled on the levels of the Aalto Lecturer Track system as either university teacher, university lecturer or senior university lecturer.

How to apply

The applications with attachments (in English and in PDF format) should be addressed to the Dean of the School of Chemical Engineering and submitted online through the link below no later than on January 31st, 2020. The application materials will not be returned.


Please include the following attachments:

  • Application letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of publications
  • Teaching portfolio
  • Statement on future research
  • Other optional documents supporting the application

Instructions on compiling the teaching portfolio:

Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

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