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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 Department of Management Studies invites applications for
Lecturer position (permanent) in Entrepreneurship
We are now looking for a University Lecturer to teach, inspire and support our students at Aalto University’s School of Business. The position is within the Entrepreneurship Unit at the Department of Management Studies. In this role you will have a chance to make an impact by empowering students to explore their entrepreneurial potential and develop innovative and creative mindsets, fostering a thriving entrepreneurship education and culture at the university. Through engaging learning experiences and collaborations with entrepreneurial ecosystem partners, you will help shape the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders. We would like you to start on 1.10.2023, though a different date may be agreed upon. Join us in shaping the future!
Your role and goals
The ideal candidate would be someone who meets the below criteria, especially through showing experience in entrepreneurship research as well as university-related teaching experience in the broader field of entrepreneurship, including areas such as strategic entrepreneurship, corporate entrepreneurship, sustainable entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship.
The successful applicant can demonstrate the ability to
deliver high-quality teaching in different areas of entrepreneurship, especially sustainable entrepreneurship (at BSc and MSc level)
design and develop educational materials and offerings at a course, module or programme level
coordinate and manage our Master’s program in Sustainable Entrepreneurship (in collaboration with Aalto Ventures Program)
supervise undergraduate and graduate students’ thesis work
fosert connections between our student community and the wider entrepreneurial ecostyem, especially impact-orientated activities
carry out independent as well as collaborative academic research
work effectively in a team and communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing
participate in administrative tasks and strategic decision-making at the level of the Entrepreneurship Unit and the Department of Management Studies
promote Aalto University’s educational and academic reputation
Applicants should hold a doctorate
or have their doctoral thesis under review, which can be from any of a number of disciplines provided that the candidate’s teaching expertise and focus lies clearly in entrepreneurship. Employment duties need to be performed in Finland.
What we offer
Permanent and full-time position, which will be filled at either University Lecturer or Senior University
Lecturer level. The selected candidate is expected to start the position on October 1, 2023
, but a later starting date is negotiable. The position comes with a competitive salary, that is determined based on experience and qualifications of chosen candidate according to the salary system of Aalto University. In addition, Aalto University provides its employees
with occupational health care services and retirement benefits.
We offer the successful candidate the opportunity to teach and do research in a vibrant and active international community. There are also ample opportunities for cross-disciplinary teaching and research collaboration across Aalto University.
Meaningful and inspiring environment.
We are proud of our purpose to shape a sustainable future. We spark the game changers of tomorrow, and renew society with research-based knowledge, creativity and an entrepreneurial mindset.
Culture that inspires and includes everyone.
All our work is guided by the values of the university: responsibility, courage, and collaboration. It’s the people that create Aalto, now and in the future. We want to be an open community where equality and inclusion enable curiosity, innovation, collaboration and wellbeing.
Responsible and meaningful role
with true impact in our University’s/School’s success, and in the end, in the wellbeing and development of our society.
Support, coaching and sparring
when you feel you need it.
Great possibilities for competence development and learning.
We constantly keep learning to find the most impactful ways to empower - and invest in - our people.
Our vast array of professional development opportunities means you will grow and learn, having the chance to participate actively in staff trainings and development projects based on your interests and needs. There is great freedom in your role, and we have a flexible modern working culture. We value work-life balance and well-being in all aspects of life.
The primary workplace is Otaniemi, Espoo. The Otaniemi campus is a thriving and connected community of 100 nationalities, 13,000 students and 4,500 employees. Life at the transformed campus is vibrant and filled with amazing architecture, calming nature, and a variety of cafes, restaurants, services and good connections along the recently opened metro line.
Our Entrepreneurship Unit
at the Department of Management Studies contributes to the Aalto’s mission
to foster a thriving entrepreneurship culture. We provide rigorous and high-impact entrepreneurship research and educate future leaders with a strong ethical and entrepreneurial mindset. Our research is published in top entrepreneurship journals, such as the Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice and Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, as well as in top management journals, such as the Academy of Management Journal, Organization Studies and Journal of Management Studies. Our entrepreneurship educational offerings, like our new Master’s program in Sustainable Entrepreneurship, are strongly embedded in the Aalto entrepreneurship ecosystem, and build on a long-standing collaboration with key entrepreneurship education actors at Aalto, such as Aalto Ventures Program
, Aalto Entrepreneurship Society
, Start-up Sauna
and Aalto Design Factory
For more Information
If you wish to hear more about the lecturer position in entrepreneurship, please contact Professor Ewald Kibler (firstname.lastname@example.org
). On matters related to the application process, please contact our HR Coordinator Jenna Knuutinen (email@example.com
Ready to apply?
If you want to join our Aalto entrepreneurship community, please submit your application through our recruitment system Workday
no later than August 24, 2023
at 23:59 EET (UTC+2). Aalto University’s employees and visitors should apply for the position by using their existing Workday user account. Please see how to do it here
To apply, please share the following application materials with us, in English and as a PDF
Curriculum Vitae—please use the template
recommended by The Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity
Teaching portfolio according to Aalto’s guidelines—see Teaching portfolio guidelines for candidate
A brief statement describing research interests as well as past and future research plans (1-2 pages)
2 reference letters
Optionally, a brief statement summarizing your prior engagement with local, regional and/or international entrepreneurship ecosystems (1-2 pages)
Instructions for applicants, including evaluation criteria, language requirements and guidelines for compiling your CV, are provided at Lecturer career system | Aalto University.
About recruitment process
Only applications submitted through Workday will be considered. We will start evaluation process in August-September after application period has expired.
From the applicants in the first phase, Aalto University will select candidates to continue in the process. Shortlisted applications are submitted for review by one external expert and invited for a teaching demonstration and an interview. Interviews will be held in September or early October.
Aalto University reserves the right to use external reviewers during the recruitment process. Aalto University also reserves the right, in justified cases, 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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