School of Science: governance

Professor of Practice

The Professor of Practice position provides an opportunity to engage qualified, business or public sector leaders and experts with academic background to Aalto University for special purposes. The title acts as a mechanism through which practical expertise and societal knowledge transfers to the university community.

The position is allocated by the school, and the Dean decides on the position. The Dean is responsible for specifying the requirements and the recruitment process for Professor of Practice positions in each Aalto School.

Work responsibilities in research and/or artistic and professional work, teaching, and service (i.e., activity in the scientific community, academic leadership and societal interaction) are individually agreed with each candidate, however, the emphasis is on the teaching duties.

The Professor of Practice position is a fixed-term (full-time or part-time) position, for which contracts are mostly made for three to five years.

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