Careers at Aalto
Aalto University is where science and art meet technology and business. We are an international community of 20,000 bold thinkers who shape a sustainable future with education, research breakthroughs and innovative ideas and solutions. Join us in changing the world – we have many attractive career opportunities to offer.
Career levels at Aalto
Aalto has top professionals in their fields working in a wide range of different positions. Here you can find information on our roles and positions, be it a professorship, lectureship, or another role you are looking for.
Other academic positions
This page describes other academic positions than tenure track professor and lecturer positions. Here you will also find official policies and procedures for other academic positions as well as instructions on how to appoint a docent.
More on research and researchers at Aalto
Your hub for doctoral education: information for doctoral students, supervising professors and thesis advisors.
Doctoral education services
Doctoral education services support doctoral students, supervising professors, thesis advisors and doctoral programme directors in matters related to doctoral studies. Doctoral education services belong to Learning Services.
Our six doctoral programmes offer high quality doctoral education for experts in multidisciplinary and international environments.
Doctoral Orientation Days in MyCourses (external link)
Orientation materials available for all doctoral students in MyCourses
Research and innovation
Interactive introductory training material on research and innovation services (external link)
Interactive introductory training material on research and innovation services, aimed at researchers
Aalto Current Research Information System (ACRIS) is Aalto University’s research information management system. The system contains up-to-date information about the research and artistic activities of the university. These activities are shown through the public portal Research.aalto.fi.
Conditions of use for e-resources (external link)
Conditions of use for e-resources
Open science and research
The principle of openness is the key principle of science and research. At Aalto University, the most visible forms of open science are open access publications, open research data and metadata, and combining openness and commercialisation.
Research Ethics and Research Integrity
Aalto University has committed itself to following the guidelines for ethical principles of research and integrity. You will find help and advice on questions on research ethics.
How to handle personal data in research?
Recognize whether you are processing personal data and follow these instructions to handle it correctly.
Innovation Services at Aalto (external link)
Innovation Services at Aalto main page
Startup Center (external link)
Aalto University Startup Center main page
Resource guides (libguides.aalto.fi) (external link)
Support for faculty and students making theses by discipline and in general related to information retrieval, publication and information resources.
Learning Centre supports postgraduates and researchers by providing access to information resources. We also assist in information retrieval, publication and open science related questions.
Networking and socialization
Aallonhuiput (external link)
Aallonhuiput doctoral student association
Aalto Networking Platform
The Aalto Networking Platform brings together research expertise across departments, supporting collaboration both inside and outside of Aalto.
Doctoral education networks
National and international networks for doctoral students and supervising professors
Aalto University Stories
Otaniemi stories present people in Otaniemi.
Events, seminars, exhibitions, parties and meetings: Our lively campus connects people in all sorts of activities. Many events are also online. Which would you attend?
As an Aalto University alumnus/alumna, you are an important part of Aalto community. Welcome to develop, participate and network!
Etsimo (external link)
Etsimo research database tool
Training to support research
Aalto University offers different trainings to support the whole life-cycle of a research project as well as training for other important skills in research projects. The training courses are offered in themes such as research funding, publishing, project management, academic writing and entrepreneurship.
Research and learning infrastructures
Our research and teaching infrastructures are a prerequisite for world-class, cutting edge research. They offer opportunities for collaboration and foster the local innovation ecosystem growth. The large infrastructures are open for all Aalto and external users.
Infrabooking - Booking system for research, teaching and learning infrastructures
Infrabooking, a booking system for research, teaching and learning infrastructures, has been aimed for all internal and external user groups. Infrabooking https://infrabooking.aalto.fi can be accessed from everywhere.
IT services for research
IT Services for Research
A selection of IT tools for researchers including devices, collaboration solutions, websites, IT support as a service, data storages and backups, data transfers, computing, on-premise and cloud resources, security support, and IT guiding.
Storage services for research data
Store your data in a service that enables backups, confidentiality or collaboration as needed.
File storage space for research and groups (TeamWork)
Researchers, research groups and projects can use the specific TeamWork file service. Features are adjusted to meet the needs of each group.
File backup means the storage and restoration of information in case of any unexpected error or damage. Files are backed up with both quick backup copies and more stable backup copies that are stored on a separate medium.
You can find up-to-date news, contact information, chat and instructions of frequently used IT services at IT-help hub: accounts, passwords, email, MFA, vpn, printing, teams, zoom, VDI and guidelines how to procure workstations and phones.
Teaching and Learning
This handbook contains practical information for a teacher on teaching at Aalto University.
Teaching and learning
A landing page for teachers to help them find services and support related to teaching and learning.
Aalto University pedagogical training for teaching faculty
Do you want to develop yourself as a teacher? Start Aalto pedagogical training with A! Peda Intro and continue with other core courses, or check the available elective courses.
Aalto University Learning Services (LES) is responsible for all services which facilitate the smooth progression of studies at the university.
More onboarding topics
Onboarding guide for new employee
Orientation and onboarding info with links to relevant information for new Aalto employees.
Working as a professor at Aalto
Topics concerning professors' work and onboarding such as: Tenure track, competence development, research, leadership, university, teaching and learning, financial matters, IT
Onboarding checklist for new employee
Onboarding and orientation checklist for new employee
Onboarding to Aalto
All onboarding, orientation and induction related pages on guidelines, practices and support at Aalto.
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.
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.