Tenure track

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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The academic careers working group is chaired by provost. The members include the chairs of the schools´ tenure track committee’s as well as four professors representing the Professors’ Council and professors recruited to the tenure track. Also, the members include a representative of the schools’ teaching competence assessment committees. The academic careers working group has two annual meetings. Career Systems Task Force prepares and implements the development actions of the academic career systems.

Tenure track working group members:

  • Mäkelä Kristiina, Provost, chair
  • Virpi Liinalaakso, HR Specialist, secretary of the working group
  • Erja Ämmälahti, Special Adviser

Chairs of the Schools´ Tenure Track Committees:

  • Rupesh Vyas, Professor, ARTS
  • Matti Suominen, Professor, BIZ
  • Maarit Karppinen, Professor, CHEM
  • Sergei Tretiakov, Professor, ELEC
  • Olli Varis, Professor, ENG
  • Matti Kaivola, Professor, SCI

4 professors representing Professors’ Council and professors recruited to the tenure track:

  • Markku Kuula, Professor, BIZ
  • Ahti Salo, Professor, SCI
  • Jani Romanoff, Associate Professor, ENG
  • Pirjo Sanaksenaho, Associate Professor, ARTS

1 professor representing Teaching Assessment Committees:

  • Ville Alopaeus, Professor, CHEM

1 member representing lecturers:

  • Heli Viskari, University Lecturer, CHEM


Career systems’ task force: Virpi Liinalaakso, HR Specialist (HRS) and Erja Ämmälahti, Senior Adviser (RES).

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