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Assistant Professor in Real Estate Economics
Aalto University School of Engineering

Date Posted Sep. 1, 2020
Title Assistant Professor in Real Estate Economics
University Aalto University School of Engineering
Helsinki, Finland
Department Department of Built Environment
Application Deadline Oct. 30, 2020
Position Start Date Sep. 1, 2020
  • Assistant Professor
  • Real Estate

Aalto University School of Engineering invites applications for:

Tenure Track Assistant Professor position in Real Estate Economics

Job description:
We seek for an ambitious and enthusiastic professor in Real Estate Economics.

Requirements and evaluation process:
The position will be filled at the Assistant Professor level. The Aalto tenure track principles are explained at

Applicants are required to have a doctoral degree in a discipline relevant for real estate economics and should demonstrate excellent research potential in addition to good teaching ability. A successful candi-date contributes to cutting-edge research and education in real estate economics and has a solid science-based methodological background. The research group has a strong tradition in quantitative and qualita-tive analysis of real estate markets, and we are seeking to appoint an assistant professor to enhance the quantitative research area. Examples of suitable research focus include (but are not limited to) real estate valuation, commercial real estate markets and housing economics.

Following Aalto University’s strategy, we are looking for a person whose research and teaching interests relate to University-level focus areas of human-centred living environment, digitalisation, and sustainable use of natural resources. Societies are facing grand challenges, such as rapid urbanisation and land deg-radation under changing climate, management of the finite land resources, and widespread wasteful use of resources. The new professorship strengthens our ability to address these challenges through world class research and generation of high impact toward sustainable future societies.

Furthermore, the applicant should be willing and able to foster active teaching collaboration at the de-partment, be able to acquire external research funding from Finnish and international sources and be able to demonstrate potential regarding the societal impact of research. For foreign candidates, the language requirement is fluency in written and spoken English. The recruited candidate will be encouraged to learn Finnish.

Evaluation at the Assistant Professor level follows the Tenure track system of Aalto University and is mainly based on research merits as well as the applicant’s potential to develop into a world class scientist. In all levels of the tenure track system, a professor is expected to perform high quality research and teaching at post-graduate, graduate and undergraduate levels, to be an active member of the internation-al scientific community, and to exhibit academic leadership. Advancements in the tenure track are based on scheduled performance assessments, which consider the candidate’s merits in all these areas.

Research environment: The position is located in the Department of Built Environment, see The department runs a Master’s Programme in Real Estate Economics with 150 students… in which the candidate is expected to develop and teach courses.

The Department of Built Environment is an internationally oriented community that has 27 professors and more than 170 employees from 18 countries. The department is further divided into five units focusing on the following themes: real estate economics, water and environmental engineering, spatial planning and transportation engineering, geoinformatics, and measurement and modelling of built environments. The announced position is part of the Real Estate Economics Group, see…. Currently, the Department has 27 professors, of which 7 in Real Estate Economics.
Salary: The salary of the professor is based on the salary system of Aalto University, but applicants may also state their own salary preferences. The contract also includes occupational health benefits. The posi-tion includes a start-up package.

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

  • Cover letter including a summary of merits, most important achievements, and motivation for the position.
  • Curriculum vitae (with contact information, see recommendation about cv at
  • Complete list of publications (with up to ten most significant publications highlighted)
  • Five most significant publications, to be submitted in full-text electronic format
  • Research statement describing past research and plans for future research (max. five pages)
  • Teaching portfolio
  • Names and contact information of 4-6 referees

All material should be submitted in English. The material will not be returned. The documents are to be submitted in PDF format and the file names are to follow the format document-name_lastname_firstname.pdf (e.g. cover letter_lastname_firstname.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 no later than 30 October 2020 (before midnight Finnish time)

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

For additional information, please contact Professor Seppo Junnila,, or Profes-sor Ari Ekroos, For questions related to the recruitment process, please contact HR Coordinator Kirsi Kärkkäinen,

Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the applica-tion period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

In Espoo, 1. September 2020

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Contact Information

  • Professor Seppo Junnila
    Department of Built Environment
    Aalto University School of Engineering
    Otakaari 4, Espoo


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