Assistant Professor in Business Law

Assistant Professor in Business Law

Finland 15 Mar 2021
Aalto University

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 societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has been ranked the 9th best young university in the world (Top 50 under 50, QS 2018) and one of the world’s top technology challenger universities (THE 2017), for its outside-the-box thinking on research collaboration, funding and innovation. Aalto has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and 4000 employees of whom close to 400 are professors. Our main campus is located in Espoo, the capital area of Finland.

We believe that people from diverse backgrounds can together reach the best results. Diversity is part of who we are: for example, over 40 % of our academic faculty comes from outside Finland. We warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds, especially minorities, to apply, as we want to ensure our community’s diversity and inclusiveness in the future as well. We are committed to equal and transparent recruitment procedures.

At Aalto, high-quality research, art, education and entrepreneurship are promoted hand in hand. Disciplinary excellence is combined with multidisciplinary activities, engaging both students and the local innovation ecosystem. Our main campus is quickly transforming into an open collaboration hub that encourages encounters between students, researchers, industry, startups and other partners. Aalto University was founded in 2010 as three leading Finnish universities, Helsinki University of Technology, the Helsinki School of Economics and the University of Art and Design Helsinki, were merged to strengthen Finland’s innovative capability.

The Department of Accounting & Business Law is one of the leading departments of its domain in the Nordic countries. Its faculty is both Finnish and international, coming from a variety of backgrounds. Our research is published in top journals. We are well connected both nationally and internationally, maintaining close ties with prestigious universities as well as with the Finnish business community. Faculty members act as renowned experts, instructors and advisors in business and in the national political arena. The Department has remarkable media visibility. In teaching, our ambition is high: To provide top-notch, state-of-the-art teaching to students – drawing from both theoretical development as well as from relevant illustrations of best business practice. Department’s faculty actively participates in teaching at Aalto University’s Executive Education (AEE). For more information please visit the department’s website: .


Aalto University School of Business invites applications for


beginning in August 2021.

The position is located in the Department of Accounting & Business Law. Business Law is a discipline based on research in Law, Business Economy and Economics, interacting with society and business. The unit has its own Master’s program. It is also possible to specialize in Business Law in the school’s Bachelor’s degree program. Business Law has two professorships in Private Law and one in Tax Law and one university lecturer in Private Law. This open position will be filled into the field of Tax Law focusing on Business Taxation and International Taxation. We value strong knowledge of Tax law. In Business Law teaching is conducted both in Finnish and English.

Those in the academic tenure track system are expected to exercise and guide scientific research, to provide high-quality 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 hold a doctorate in a discipline relevant to this position. You have the potential to publish in top journals and to develop into an excellent teacher in our programs. In addition, we expect readiness to apply for external research funding. The applicants will be reviewed on the basis of their research, teaching and activity in the scientific community. In the absence of formal proof of quality in research and teaching (e.g. published papers, teaching ratings), applicants are encouraged to submit proof of significant potential for high-quality teaching and research. Sufficient knowledge of both Finnish and English language is a prerequisite for the position.

Salary and working time

Aalto University follows the salary system of Finnish universities, but applicants may also provide salary requests. Research faculty belongs to the total working hours system, and they work for 1612 hours annually. Aalto University provides occupational health care and retirement benefits.

The starting date for the position is negotiable, but being able to start in August 2021 at the latest is considered an advantage. The job is located at the Aalto University campus in Otaniemi, Espoo.

Ready to apply?

If you want to join our community, please submit your application through the link below (‘Apply now!’) no later than March 15th, 2021.

To apply, please share the following application materials with us:

Please submit your application materials as PDF files in English.

General instructions for applicants including evaluation criteria, language requirements and guidelines for compiling your CV are given at The application material will not be returned. Applications with attachments for the tenure track position are to be addressed to the President of Aalto University.  

The recruitment committee will screen applications in late March 2021 and invite selected top candidates for a site visit in April 2021. The applicants invited for the site visit will be requested to submit four reference letters. The recruitment decision will be made shortly after the site visit.

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.

The recruitment decision is subject to the decision of the President of Aalto University.

For more information

For additional information, please contact Professor Petri Kuoppamäki, tel. +358 40 7540003, or in the case of questions relating to the recruitment process, HR Coordinator Elisa Utriainen, +358 50 4642 627. Emails:, without diacritics.

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 career through regular performance assessments, which take into account their merits in all areas of their scope of duty. Launched only 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. More about the Aalto University tenure track system at

We are committed to fair, equal, transparent and merit-based recruitment procedures, for which Aalto University has been awarded the “HR Excellence in Research” award by the European Commission as the first university in Finland, in 2012.

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