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Tenure Track Position in Real Estate Economics
Aalto University School of Engineering

  • Mar. 20, 2017
  • Tenure Track Position in Real Estate Economics
  • Department of Built Environment
  • Aalto University School of Engineering
  • May 2, 2017
  • Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Real Estate
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Job description
The position is located in the Department of Built Environment. Based on the department’s strategy, the focus of the research is on sustainable built environment, engineering in cold regions, computational modelling, social infrastructure and digitalization. The research groups at the Department are Real Estate Economics, Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering, Geoinformatics and Water and Environmental Engineering. Currently, the department has 22 professors.

The research field in real estate economics includes land management, real estate economic and valuation, economic and environmental law, and real estate business

The announced position is aimed at research in sustainable land management, especially cadastral systems, real estate planning and land use policy.

The applicant should hold a doctorate in a discipline relevant for this position. We look for a broad-based expert in real estate economics who is willing and able to foster active collaboration at the Department and develop joint activities both in research and in teaching, and is able to acquire external research funding from Finnish and international sources.

Preference will be given to the candidates with research fields complementing and supporting the focus areas and teaching of the Department and the Real Estate Economics Group.

Good communication skills in fluent spoken and written English is minimum requirement. Command of Finnish or Swedish language is an asset in this respect.

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

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.

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

How to apply
The application material for the tenure track position includes:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Complete list of publications (with ten most significant publications highlighted)
  • Five most significant full text electronic publications
  • Research statement describing past research and plans for future research (max. five pages)
  • Letters of references (4)
  • Teaching portfolio

General instructions for applicants including language requirements and guidelines for compiling teaching portfolio and CV are given at

All material should be submitted in English. The materials will not be returned. Documents shall be submitted in PDF format and the file names are to follow the format lastname_firstname_documentname.pdf. (e.g. lastname_firstname_application.pdf).

Applications with attachments (in PDF format) for the tenure track position are to be addressed to the President of Aalto University and submitted through the eRecruitment system (link below) no later than 2.5.2017 (before midnight Finnish time).

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.

  • Aalto University has declared to commit to the Principles of the European Commission’s Recommendation The European Charter for Researchers and The Code of Conduct for the Recruitement of Researchers. In accordance with its Equality Plan, Aalto University has made a commitment to act as an equl-opportunity employer which makes its recruitement decisions on the basis of competence, skills and aptitude.

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Contact Information

  • Professor Kauko Viitanen
    Department of Built Environment
    Aalto University School of Engineering
    Otakaari 4, Espoo
  • +358 50 560 3873


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