Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in Management Accounting

Students working in the School of Business

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University was founded in 2010 has been ranked the 9th best young university in the world (Top 50 under 50, QS 2018). Aalto has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and 4000 employees of whom close to 400 are professors. Our main campus is located in Espoo, capital area of Finland. With roughly 40 % of our academic faculty coming from outside Finland, we are a highly international and diverse community with strong academic standing.

Aalto University School of Business (Aalto BIZ) is one of the leading business schools in Europe. The School has the three most significant international quality accreditations in the field. Aalto BIZ is an innovative and lively community of about 3500 students and 400 members of faculty and staff. The Shanghai Ranking recently ranked Aalto University as #29 in the world in the field of Business Administration (2019). At Aalto BIZ, we aim for societally relevant research and education for a sustainable future.

The School of Business now invites applications for Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Management Accounting.

The position is located in the Department of Accounting. The Accounting Group is strongly dedicated to research, as shown by a stream of research published in top Accounting journals. Teaching assignments encompass undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. programs, and all graduate and Ph.D. courses are taught in English. The Department runs research seminars and is closely connected to major Finnish firms and organizations. In addition, the department is equipped with all major Accounting databases and many faculty members also have access to unique registry-based data sets from Finland. For more information about research activities, please visit https://www.aalto.fi/department-of-accounting

The position and our expectations

The position is open to candidates in the field of Management Accounting. The main tasks include high quality research in the field of management accounting, teaching responsibility of two courses or similar within the field. We are very open-minded in respect to the focus area of management accounting as well as to the research methodology, but we also value the fit to our current faculty profiles,

You have the potential to publish in top journals and to develop into an excellent teacher in our programs. In addition, we value readiness to apply for external research funding. Applicants should have completed their Ph.D. in Accounting or a related field, or be close to completion.

Those in the academic tenure track system are expected to exercise and guide scientific research, to provide high quality academic education, to follow the advances of their field, to participate in service to the Aalto University community, and to take part in societal interaction and international collaboration in their field.

How to apply?

To apply, we kindly ask you to submit your application materials in our e-recruitment system following the link below, by December 1, 2019. The application materials should include:

- Cover letter (application)

- Curriculum vitae

- List of publications

- Teaching portfolio, and

- Research plan

Please submit your application materials in English and in PDF files.

The recruitment committee will screen applications in early December, 2019 and invite selected top candidates for a site visit in January 2020. The applicants invited for site visit will be requested to submit four reference letters. The recruitment decision will be made shortly after the site visit. The start date in the position is negotiable.

General instructions for applicants including language requirements and guidelines for compiling teaching portfolios and CVs are provided at https://www.aalto.fi/tenure-track/interested-in-join-ing-our-tenure-track

Please contact HR Specialist Anna Hynynen ([email protected]) for questions relating to the recruitment process, or Head of Department, Professor Seppo Ikäheimo ([email protected]) in other matters.

Tenure track in Aalto University

The tenure track is open to talented individuals who have excellent potential for a scientific career. Individuals placed on the Aalto University professorial tenure track have the possibility to advance in their career through regular performance assessments, which take into account their merits in all areas of their scope of duty. Launched only in 2010, the tenure track has attracted a wide range of international applicants, giving Aalto University the possibility of recruiting top experts and young research talent to join the Aalto University community. More about the Aalto University tenure track system at www.aalto.fi/en/tenuretrack.

We are committed to fair, equal, transparent and merit-based recruitment procedures, for which Aalto University has been awarded the “HR Excellence in Research” award by the European Commission as the first university in Finland, in 2012.

About Finland as a country to work and live in

Finland is among the best countries in the world, according to many quality of life indicators, including being the happiest country in the world (UN study 2018). We are one of the world’s most reliable and stable nations with low levels of corruption and high level of safety.

In addition, we are proud to have one of the most advanced education systems in the world, as well as high quality public services including affordable day care and free primary and secondary education. With high investments in R&D, a strong innovation culture, open data and advanced state of digitalization, we are a nation of innovation and entrepreneurship.

The Nordic values of equality and co-operation are rooted deeply into our society. Gender equality, flexibility and low hierarchy are at the core of our Nordic working environment.

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