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

This page introduces the Aalto University tenure track career system for professors. The page contains information on e.g. the general principles of the tenure track, levels and description of the career system, professors' work profile and work time allocation, general regulations (Aalto tenure track policies and procedures), competence development, development of the track and HR excellence.

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Harald Herlin

Interested in joining our tenure track?

This page describes how to apply for Aalto University's tenure track. The page contains information on why to apply for Aalto University tenure track and instruction on how to apply. The site has instructions, for example, on application documents as well as application and selection process.

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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. This page contains information on the Human Resources Strategy for Researcher (HRS4R) -process at Aalto as well as our latest HRS4R Strategy and Action Plan.

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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

Development processes of the tenure track system

Developing the tenure track career system is part of the Aalto University quality system. This page provides information on how the quality of the tenure track system is monitored and how the tenure track processes are being developed.

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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.

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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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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

This page describes other academic positions than tenure track professors and lecturers positions. Here you will also find official policies and procedures for other academic positions as well as instructions on how to appoint a docent.

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