Dear colleagues and friends of AIB,


The Aalto University School of Business invites applications for an


Assistant Professor in International Business


The position is to be filled at Assistant 1st or Assistant 2nd level of the Aalto University tenure track system and is located in the Department of Management Studies. The position is full-time and the preferred starting date is January 1, 2022, but a later date may be agreed upon. The deadline for applications is September 10, 2021.

Your role and goals

The candidate is expected to conduct and supervise high-quality academic research in international business, to provide excellent research-based teaching, to follow the latest advances in the field of international business, to provide service to Aalto University and the broader scientific community, as well as to take part in societal interaction and international collaboration in the field.

Your network and team

The International Business (IB) unit comprises of a thriving and dynamic community of faculty, PhD students and staff. The four primary areas of research are: Management of internationally operating firms; International people management across markets; Sustainability in cross-border business; and Qualitative research methods in international business. We offer a BSc degree in International Business, a MSc degree in Global Management, and a PhD degree in International Business that are internationally competitive in terms of their quality, innovativeness and timeliness. The IB unit has a long history, stretching back multiple generations. Over this time, members of the group have engaged in collaborative and intense research with industry and society at large. The closeness of this relationship is a distinctive advantage internationally and not replicated elsewhere in the world, where more arm’s length academic-practitioner relationships are the norm.

The IB unit belongs to the Department of Management Studies that offers a dynamic environment for cutting-edge research and high-quality teaching. The field of management was rated #31 in the world in the Shanghai ranking (2021). Faculty members conduct research across a range of management disciplines, collaborating with internationally acknowledged scholars from all over the world. The department has approximately 40 full-faculty members and 20 post-doc researchers. In addition, several distinguished international visiting professors collaborate with the faculty (please, visit:


Your experience and ambitions

The ideal candidate will have the potential to achieve excellence in research, to develop into an outstanding teacher in our programmes, and make academic and societal impact through research and teaching. The applicant is expected to have a doctoral degree in a relevant discipline and to have a fluent command of English (ie. no Finnish is required). The applicants will be reviewed on the basis of their research, teaching, and academic activity in the scientific community. The position is open to candidates in all areas of International Business.

What we offer

We offer competitive teaching loads and generous research funding for the first three years as well as excellent opportunities to attract external research funding. The selected candidate has the possibility to work within a well-resourced learning community whose students are rigorously selected and highly motivated. Aalto University provides a competitive salary, occupational health care services and retirement benefits. The School of Business will also provide relocation support for tenure track professors coming from outside Finland.

Please, see enclosure for the full job add.


Sincerely yours,


Rebecca Piekkari

Chair of the selection committee


Marcus Wallenberg Professor of International Business

Head of the International Business Group

Fellow of AIB and EIBA


Aalto University, School of Business

P.O. Box 21210

00076 AALTO


Visiting address: Ekonominaukio 1, 02150 Espoo

Tel.        +358 50 383 7380

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