Development processes of our academic career systems

This page describes the basic principles for developing the Aalto academic career systems. The site is aimed at all the Aalto community members who are interested on how the quality of the academic career systems is monitored and how the processes are being developed.
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Development of the Aalto academic career systems is part of the Aalto University quality system.

Annual clock for academic career systems development

The annual clock for academic career systems development is linked to the  Aalto University annual clock. The development work is based on annual reviews and the view of Management on the required development measures. The view of the Academic Careers Working Group has an important role in the making of decisions on development actions.

Development of the academic career systems is prepared and implemented by the Provost and the Chief Human Resources Officer. The President of the University decides on the development measures to be taken. When implementing development measures, the various parties are consulted and feedback is actively collected. The deans make decisions on matters that are specific to the individual schools.

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Feedback is systematically collected in many different ways. For example:

  • Statistical information collected annually
  • Development workshops
  • Regular meetings with the Academic Careers Working Group
  • Interviews and discussions with the key tenure track actors
  • Feedback from applicants and those advancing on their career paths
  • Feedback from other stakeholders of key importance for the career system

Statistical information and feedback are used to align the implementation of the academic career systems in the Aalto University schools. Feedback is gathered not only from the internal actors of the university, but also from other Aalto stakeholders, such as the scientific advisory boards in the individual schools. Different actors are brought into the development processes through seminars, visits, and workshops.

Information on the development processes of the career systems is communicated in accordance with roles and responsibilities so that all actors are aware of the direction and measures of development. If necessary, seminars and workshops will be arranged for passing on information - for example by holding HR workshops to ensure the spread of best practices.

Development cycle: "Plan - Do - Check - Act"

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Tenure track

Aalto University’s tenure track career system offers a well-supported and clear career path for professor-level academics towards a permanent professorship.

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Academic careers working group

This page contains information on Academic careers working group, its purpose, members and contact information.

Tenure track
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Human Resource (HR) services contact details

Contact details to Human Resources (HR) services for Joint University services as well as for HR units at Schools and Departments.

This service is provided by:

HR Services

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