Tenure track or tenured position in Information Systems Science
Aalto University

Tenure track or tenured position in Information Systems Science

Finland 14 Mar 2021


Aalto University
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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 has six schools with nearly 20 000 students and more than 400 professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo, Helsinki and Mikkeli, Finland.

The Aalto University School of Business is the leading business school in Finland. The School belongs to the select group of business schools that have been granted the most important international quality accreditations in its field. The School of Business is an innovative and lively community of about 3500 students and 400 members of faculty and staff.

Aalto University School of Business invites applications for

Tenure track or tenured position in Information Systems Science which will be filled on Associate or Full Professor level.

Job description

The position is located in the Department of Information and Service Management, which consists of three disciplinary areas: Information Systems Science, Logistics, and Management Science. The department offers bachelor’s and master's programs in Information and Service Management. The doctoral program in information systems science has about 12 doctoral students enrolled. There are currently about 25 faculty members at the department, of which 7 are in the Information Systems group. The Department appreciates an active approach to international research collaboration and business co-operation. Both are supported by our current faculty and Aalto’s multidisciplinary collaboration platforms for research and education of the Aalto University.

We look for candidates with multidisciplinary interests whose work complements the research of our faculty. We are especially searching for candidates that can teach and study digital platforms, business applications of artificial intelligence or, organizational digital transformation. For more information about our research activities, please visit http://information.aalto.fi/en/


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.

The applicants should have a strong commitment to teaching, mentoring graduate students and to developing and maintaining an active program of sponsored research. Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in Information Systems, or a closely related field. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of excellence in research through international top-level publications (e.g. AIS basket of journals) and a teaching portfolio that demonstrates teaching merits and competence.

The selected candidate is expected to conduct and supervise research in Information Systems, to provide university level teaching, to follow and contribute to the advances in the field internationally, to participate in service to the Aalto University community and to take part in societal interaction.

The applicants will be reviewed on the basis of their research, teaching and academic leadership and activity in scientific community. Aalto University reserves the right to use external reviewers to support the evaluation of applicants during the recruitment process.


Salary will be defined according to Aalto University´s payroll system.

Salary is internationally competitive and Aalto University provides health care and retirement benefits.

Finland is a great and safe context for family, offering many excellent state-subsidized services, including affordable day care and free schools, which are consistently ranked among the best in the world. 

For more Information

For additional information, please contact the Vice Head of Department Professor Matti Rossi (tel. +358 50 383 5503, email: matti.rossi@aalto.fi) or the head of the IS group, Professor Virpi Tuunainen (tel. +358 50 589 7541, email: virpi.tuunainen@aalto.fi or HR Coordinator Heli Solla (tel. +358 50 467 4327, email: heli.solla@aalto.fi).

How to apply

The application material for the position includes:

All application material should be submitted in English. The applications for the tenure track positions are to be addressed to the President of Aalto University. If you want to join our community, please submit your application through the link below (‘Apply now!’) no later than March 14, 2021. Please refer to the name of the position concerned in your application.

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

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.

Tenure track in Aalto University

The tenure track is open to talented individuals who have excellent potential for a scientific career. Individuals on the Aalto University professorial tenure track have the possibility to advance in their career through regular performance reviews, which take into account their merits in all areas of their scope of duty. Launched 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. Read more about the Aalto University tenure track system at https://www.aalto.fi/en/tenure-track/tenure-track-career-path.

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