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School of Business

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Other teaching and research personnel

Aalto University is where business and technology meet science and art. We shape a sustainable future by making research breakthroughs in and across our disciplines, sparking the game changers of tomorrow and creating novel solutions to major global challenges. Our community is made up of 12 000 students, 400 professors and close to 4 000 other faculty and staff working on our dynamic campus in Espoo, Greater Helsinki, Finland.

Diversity is part of who we are, and we actively work to ensure our community’s diversity and inclusiveness. This is why we warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to join our community.

Aalto University School of Business is the leading business school in Finland. It has the most important international quality accreditations in the field, and it ranks globally #29 in management research. The School of Business is an innovative and lively community of about 3500 students and 400 members of faculty and staff.

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Aalto University School of Business is looking to hire a junior academic interested in research and teaching in the domain of sustainable business. The position is within the Organizations and Management unit in the Department of Management Studies of Aalto University Business School ( The department hosts a strong sustainable business and corporate responsibility research group ( specialized in innovations and business models towards sustainability, circular economy, corporate responsibility, sustainability transitions, and sustainable entrepreneurship. In addition to active publishing in leading sustainability and management journals, the group is active in collaboration with companies and other societal stakeholders, and creating societal impact. The department also has very active strategy, organization theory, human resource management and international business researchers who publish in leading management journals. Sustainability and corporate responsibility are popular topics of research interest across the department, making the department an exciting environment for a researcher interested in these topics. Moreover, the department has a lively, international research community with numerous doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers from countries around the world. The working language in the department is English.

Our expectations

The postdoctoral position is intended to allow the chosen researcher to pursue their own research agenda and to develop personal competencies. We expect the candidate to conduct high quality research and aim to publish in the best international journals. The position is associated with a low teaching load: teaching one course per year. In addition, the position includes master’s thesis supervision and an opportunity to be involved in Ph.D. training.

We look for scholars who have completed their Ph.D. within the last four years, or are about to complete it. The Ph.D. is expected to be in a relevant field of study (such as management studies, social sciences, organizations and sustainability), but applicants from other areas may also be considered. The applicants should have demonstrated the ability to teach competently and to publish internationally. The position requires fluent skills in the English language. Additional language skills are a merit.

Postdoctoral researchers are required to be in residence for the duration of the appointment, as we are looking for a member in our lively, welcoming departmental community. The appointment is expected to begin January 1, 2023, but the dates of the employment relationship can be negotiated. The position will be two years with a potential extension into a third year.

What we offer

The postdoctoral scholar will be a member in a group of highly motivated and productive scholars, in one of the leading management departments in Europe. The gross salary is approximately 50,000 euros per annum. Aalto University also provides health care and retirement benefits.

Finland is known for high quality of life, great work-life balance, clean nature, and family-friendly policies such as affordable high-quality daycare and free schools. Helsinki is a vibrant international city with a metropolitan area population of over 1.1 million people.  

For more Information

For further information, please contact Minna Halme minna.halme(at) or Samuli Patala, samuli.patala(at) (or for questions relating to the recruitment process, HR Coordinator Elisa Utriainen, elisa.utriainen(at)

How to apply

If you want to join our community, please submit your application through our recruitment system Workday no later than August 15, 2022 at 23:59 EET (UTC+2). Aalto University’s employees and visitors should apply for the position by using their existing Workday user account. Please see how to do it here.

To apply, please share the following application materials with us in English as a single file in PDF format (‘lastname_firstname_application.pdf’):

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of publications (with five most significant publications highlighted)
  • Names and contact information for two references
  • A list of teaching experience
  • A research plan for the postdoctoral period (1-2 pages)

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 Espoo on 19th May, 2021

About Finland

Finland is a great place for living, both with or without family: it is a safe, politically stable and well-organized Nordic society which is consistently ranked highly in quality-of-life studies. Helsinki has been praised as one of the world’s most livable cities, e.g. by Monocle Magazine and in the Economist Intelligence Unit livability rankings. The World Happiness Report 2020 ranked Helsinki as the city with the highest well-being in the world. For more information about living in Finland:


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