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Tenure track

Tenure track

The objective of the tenure track career system is to support the academic freedom of professors and to reach a world class level in research, education, academic leadership and societal impact.

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Tenure track for professors

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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Interested in joining our tenure track?

Aalto University’s tenure track career system provides researchers with a well-supported and clear career path towards a permanent professorship. Nearly 300 new professors have been recruited to our tenure track since 2010, with over 30% coming from outside Finland.

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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

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Lecturer career system

Aalto lecturer career system is intended primarily for individuals conducting teaching.

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Other academic positions

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.


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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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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Updated 13.3.2019
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