Tenure track

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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Tenure track career path

Our tenure track system is comparable with the standards of other world-class universities. It is based on the principle of commitment from university and individual to academic career: it has clearly defined expectations, incentives, and assistance in personal development.

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Interested in joining our tenure track?

Nearly 300 new professors have been recruited to our tenure track since 2010, with 40% coming from outside Finland.

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Human Resources Excellence in Research

Aalto University has been awarded the “HR Excellence in Research” -award by the European Commission as the first university in Finland in 2012.

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Tenure track in detail

Aalto University adheres to the European Commission's quality regulations in its human resource practices. 

Tenure track evaluation criteria

The tenure track evaluation criteria are based on the principles of predictability, transparency, and comparability with international standards.

Aalto tenure track evaluation criteria

Tenure Track Committee

The Aalto University Tenure Track Committee gives recommendations to the President on tenure and promotion decisions and on the direct recruitment of tenured professors.

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Academic careers working group

The role of the working group is to support the development of the academic career systems, contribute to the preparation of development actions and communicate the development in the Aalto community.

Aalto University/Aino Huovio

Our other academic positions

Lecturer career system

Aalto lecturer career system is intended primarily for individuals conducting teaching.

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Other academic 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.

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