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Postdoctoral researcher in Marketing
Aalto University

Date Posted Nov. 10, 2021
Title Postdoctoral researcher in Marketing
University Aalto University
, Finland
Department E702 Dept. Marketing
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Marketing
The Department of Marketing at Aalto University School of Business invites applications for a 2-year part-time position as

Postdoctoral Researcher in Marketing

Department of Marketing
The Department of Marketing comprises of a thriving and dynamic community of faculty, researchers and staff, extending into four primary research domains: Strategic Marketing, Services Marketing, Retail and Sales and Consumer Behavior. With these key marketing disciplines forming the backbone of our study programmes, the Department offers Bachelor's, Master's and PhD degrees that are internationally competitive in quality, innovativeness and timeliness. Activities of the department are located in the Otaniemi campus of Aalto University in Espoo (Helsinki metropolitan area).

For more information about the Department of Marketing, and the current research conducted within the discipline, please visit:

We are now looking for a

postdoctoral research in marketing with strong track record in external funding, teaching and methodological expertise

to contribute to the department’s existing and future research and teaching portfolio. We have a 2-year part time (50%) postdoctoral researcher position at the department of marketing.

Your role and goals
The applicant is expected to have a doctoral degree in a relevant discipline and to have a fluent command of English. The applicant is expected to exercise and guide world-class scientific research (your research could relate e.g. to digitalization/AI or sustainability), to provide related higher academic education, to follow the advances of one’s field, to participate in service to the Aalto University community, and to exhibit academic leadership. Experience in acquiring funding for research projects and co-operation with industry and research institutions are the key additional assets for this position. Candidates are expected to have robust evidence for acquiring external financing and have strong project management skills. We expect candidates not only to manage their own projects, but to act as the manager of the funding and external relations at the department. Thus, we value candidates with broad, international networks (with funding institutions, firms) relevant for the job. We also provide you with an opportunity to teach in our courses on strategic marketing, service marketing, consumer behavior, or retail. The postdoctoral position is planned to include one course of teaching per year.

What we offer
We are a research oriented business school, and aim to publish world leading high quality research. Thus, Aalto Research and Innovation Services is also dedicated to serve the Aalto faculty during the entire lifecycle of various research projects.

Aalto University follows the salary system of Finnish universities. The salary is determined based on applicant's experience and qualifications within the Aalto salary framework. Aalto University provides occupational health care. Finland is a great and safe environment, offering many excellent state-subsidized services, including affordable daycare and free schools, which are consistently ranked among the best in the world.

Ready to apply?
If you want to join our community, please submit your application including the attachments mentioned below through Aalto online recruitment system by November 30th 2021. If you wish to hear more about the position, you can reach out to the Head of the Department, Associate Professor Sanna-Katriina Asikainen, or in questions relating to the recruitment process, HR Coordinator Tiina Paronen- Viljanen. E-mails:; 

To apply, please share the following application materials with us:
  • a cover letter
  • a curriculum vitae (with contact details and research project portfolio information)
  • a list of publications (with the most significant publications highlighted)
  • a postdoctoral research statement describing plans for future research
  • up to three letters of recommendation

As the position is due to start on January 1, 2022, we will start processing applications during application period. Thus, we encourage interested candidates to submit their applications as soon as possible rather than wait until the deadline.

Aalto University’s employees and visitors please note: you should apply for the position via our internal system Workday -> Career -> find jobs (not external webpage on open positions) by using their existing Workday user account.

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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About Finland
Finland is a great place for living with or without family - it is a safe, politically stable and well-organized Nordic society. Finland is consistently ranked high in quality of life and was just listed again as the happiest country in the world: For more information about living in Finland:

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