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Job ID: 163391

Aalto University

Date Posted Jul. 16, 2021
University Aalto University
, Finland
Department E706 Dept. Management Studies
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Organizational Studies
    General Management
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. It aspires to be among the best business schools in Europe in terms of research excellence, a portfolio of pioneering B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., and executive education programs, and contributions to society. The School of Business is an innovative and lively community of about 4,000 students and over 400 faculty and staff.

The site of the research is the Department of Management Studies. Management at Aalto was ranked #27 in the world and #6 in Europe on the Shanghai list in 2020, indicating that Aalto Management is among the most favorable research environments globally.

Aalto University School of Business invites applications for


Aalto University School of Business is looking to hire a junior academic interested in research in management and organization studies. The position is within the Organizations and Management discipline in the Department of Management Studies at Aalto University School of Business ( The department comprises several very competitive groups of strategy, organization theory, human resource management, organizational behavior and sustainability management researchers who publish in leading management journals such as AMJ, AMR, ASQ, and SMJ, among others. Moreover, the department has a lively, international research community with numerous doctoral students post-doctoral researchers and faculty members from several countries.

The postdoctoral position is intended to allow the chosen researcher to pursue their 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 broadly in the area of Organization and Management. The position is associated with a low teaching load; that is, one course per year. In addition, the position includes master’s thesis supervision and an opportunity to be involved in doctoral training.

Your experience and ambitions
We look for scholars who are completing or have completed within the past four years, their doctoral studies in a relevant field of study. The applicants should have demonstrated the ability to conduct research independently, to publish in high-quality scholarly journals and to teach competently. The positions require fluent skills in the English language. Additional language skills are a merit.

A post-doctoral researcher is required to be in residence for the duration of the appointment. The dates of the employment relationship can be negotiated, starting at the earliest in November 2021 and at the latest in May 2022.
Our unit has a broad focus, and we will consider applicants with expertise in strategy, organization behavior, organization theory, innovation, sustainability, human resource management, or other relevant domains in organization and management.

What we offer
Aalto University provides a competitive salary on par with leading business schools in Europe. The position includes occupational healthcare services. Finland is a healthy and safe living environment, offering many excellent state-subsidized services including affordable daycare, free schools and universities, which are consistently ranked among the best in the world. More information about living and working in Finland

For more Information
For further information, please contact Professor Nina Granqvist, nina.granqvist(at), or in questions relating to the recruitment process, HR Coordinator Elisa Utriainen, elisa.utriainen(at) 

How to apply
The applications are submitted through Aalto University’s electronic recruitment system at no later than 15 September, 2021 and the position can start as soon as November, 2021. The application materials for the postdoctoral position include:
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of publications (with the most significant publications highlighted)
  • Names and contact information for two references
  • Description of teaching experience

All application materials should be submitted in English and in pdf format. The application materials will not be returned. Please refer to the name of the position concerned in your application.

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.

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