Aalto University’s tenure track career system offers a well-supported and clear career path for professor-level academics towards a permanent professorship.
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.
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.
Tenure track in detail
Aalto University adheres to the European Commission's quality regulations in its human resource practices.
The tenure track evaluation criteria are based on the principles of predictability, transparency, and comparability with international standards.
The Aalto University Tenure Track Committee gives recommendations to the President on tenure and promotion decisions and on the direct recruitment of tenured professors.
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.
Our other academic positions
Aalto lecturer career system is intended primarily for individuals conducting teaching.
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.