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.
An Aalto pen lying on the page of a study book, students working in the background / photo by Aalto University, Aino Huovio

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:

  • Turkka Keinonen, Professor, ARTS

  • Matti SuominenProfessor, BIZ

  • Sami Franssila, Professor, CHEM

  • Risto Wichman, Professor, ELEC

  • Petri Kuosmanen, Professor, ENG
  • Matti Kaivola, Professor, SCI

Chairs of the Schools´ Teaching Competence Assessment Committees:

  • Rasmus Vuori, Lecturer, Vice Dean, ARTS
  • Timo Saarinen, Professor, BIZ
  • Monika Österberg, Associate Professor, CHEM
  • Keijo Nikoskinen, Professor, ELEC
  • Martin Vermeer, Professor, ENG
  • Jukka Tulkki, Senior Advisor, SCI

Schools HR Managers:

  • Jutta Heino, HR Manager, CHEM
  • Suvi Hormio, HR Manager, ENG
  • Sanna Kokko, HR Manager, SCI
  • Eliisa Lassila, HR Manager, BIZ
  • Mari Paloheimo, HR Manager, ARTS
  • Hanne Puskala, HR Manager, ELEC

Representatives of professors recruited to the tenure track:

  • Jani Romanoff, Associate Professor, ENG
  • Ahti Salo, Professor, SCI


Representative of lecturers:

  • Heli Viskari, University Lecturer, CHEM


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

  • Published:
  • Updated:
URL copied!