Aalto University School of Business invites applications for:

Tenure-track or tenured position in International Business, which can be filled at any level from assistant professor to tenured professor.

The International Business group, which is part of the Department of Management and International Business, has a long and proud history. Established in 1977, the group has been a pioneer in Finland in terms of offering a full-fledged program taught entirely in English, using real-life teaching cases, and involving international visitors in delivering its courses. Teaching is all at the master’s and doctoral levels; current courses focus on international strategy, internationalization processes of small and large corporations, management of international networks, human resources, and marketing activities on a global scale. In addition, regional courses are offered that address the institutional, socio-political, cultural, and historical contexts of the EU, the Baltic States, Russia, and Asia. The International Business group also has considerable involvement in the internationally-accredited CEMS Master’s in International Management, which builds on a global alliance of 26 universities across four continents.

The group is characterized by an open and collegial atmosphere and offers a supportive environment for both qualitative and quantitative research, and hosts an active seminar series. Research funding is readily available, and conference travel allocations are generous. Members of the group have published in a variety of top-level international outlets, including Journal of International Business StudiesJournal of Management StudiesManagement International Review, and International Business Review, and are well-represented on editorial boards and in international professional organizations.


Applicants should hold a doctorate in a relevant field. Applicants at the Associate or Full Professor level must demonstrate a strong and ongoing research record in the field of International Business or International Management and the ability and willingness to provide academic leadership. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level must demonstrate the potential for high-quality research. At all levels, evidence of teaching excellence is required.

The Aalto University School of Business is the leading business school in Finland. It holds “triple crown” accreditation (AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS), held by only about 1% of business schools, and is located in central Helsinki. Finland has a consistently high ranking highly in quality-of-life studies, and Helsinki is renowned as a very livable city (5th and 6th in 2010, according to Monocle Magazine and The Economist Intelligence Unit).

Throughout their careers, those in the academic tenure track system are expected to exercise and guide scientific research, to provide related higher 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.

Applicants will be reviewed on the basis of their research, teaching, and academic leadership and activity in scientific community.


Aalto University follows the salary system of Finnish universities, but applicants may also provide salary requirements.

For more Information

For additional information, please contact Professor Elizabeth L. Rose ([log in to unmask]) (or, for questions pertaining to the recruitment process, contact HR-coordinator Kristina Mustonen, [log in to unmask] or tel. +358 50 4674327).

How to apply

The application materials for the tenure track position include:

All material should be submitted in English. The application materials will not be returned.

Applications for the tenure track positions are to be addressed to the President of Aalto University and submitted to the Registry of Aalto University School of Business no later than Friday September 28th, 2012. The street address of the Registry is Lapuankatu 2, Helsinki (the Registry closes at 3.00 p.m.), and the postal address is Aalto University, P.O. Box 21230, FI-00076 Aalto, Finland. You may also submit the application by e-mail ([log in to unmask]) in pdf format.   

General instructions for applicants, including language requirements and guidelines for compiling the teaching portfolio and CV, are provided

Aalto University reserves the right, for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

In Helsinki, August 1st, 2012


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 careers through regular performance assessments, which take into account their merits in all areas of their scope of duty. So far, 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. Read more about the Aalto University tenure track system at


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