Other academic positions

In addition to professors and lecturers, Aalto University also employs other academic staff in various positions, such as Professors of Practice, Adjunct Professors and Post Doctoral Researchers. This page describes other academic positions than tenure track professors and lecturers positions.

In accordance with the Aalto University strategy, the positions of other academic personnel enable the long-term planning of education and research as well as ensure the sufficient mobility of researchers. 

Student titles apply to bachelor’s and master’s degree students and postgraduate students who are employed by Aalto University. Aalto University has also defined criteria for awarding the title of docent to persons outside the university community.

By defining other academic titles, departments/schools/the university can hire personnel for specific purposes and on various grounds. In this way other academic titles and practices and expectations related to them are equalised.

The other academic tasks and titles of Aalto University are shown in the following picture:


illustration of Aalto other academic positions


Career and competence development

More information on solutions for career and competence development can be found here.


Official description of other academic positions

Positions of other academic personnel are described in greater detail in the document Other Academic Positions. 

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HR Services

Human Resource Services support your work and managerial duties at Aalto. We are available to help at every stage of the employment relationship. On this page you can find links to employment related information and contact information of the HR Services.

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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.

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HR Services

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