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Postdoctoral Researcher in Sustainability in Business
Aalto University

Date Posted Dec. 13, 2021
Title Postdoctoral Researcher in Sustainability in Business
University Aalto University
, Finland
Department E706 Dept. Management Studies
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Business - General
Aalto University is where business and technology meet science and art. We shape a sustainable future by making research breakthroughs in and across our disciplines, sparking the game changers of tomorrow and creating novel solutions to major global challenges. Our community is made up of 12 000 students, 400 professors and close to 4 000 other faculty and staff working on our dynamic campus in Espoo, Greater Helsinki, Finland.

Diversity is part of who we are, and we actively work to ensure our community’s diversity and inclusiveness. This is why we warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to join our community.

Aalto University School of Business is the leading business school in Finland. It has the most important international quality accreditations in the field, and it ranks globally #29 in management research. The School of Business is an innovative and lively community of about 3500 students and 400 members of faculty and staff.

Aalto University School of Business invites applications for:


Aalto University School of business is looking to hire a junior academic interested in research and teaching in the domain of sustainable business. The position is within the Organizations and Management unit in the Department of Management Studies of Aalto University Business School ( The department hosts a strong sustainable business and corporate responsibility research group ( specialized in innovations and business models towards sustainability, circular economy, sustainability transitions, and sustainable entrepreneurship. In addition to active publishing, the group is active in collaboration with companies and other societal stakeholders, and creating societal impact. The department also has a very competitive group of strategy, organization theory, human resource management and international business researchers who publish in leading management journals. Moreover, the department has a lively, international research community with numerous doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers from several countries. The working language at the department is English.

Our expectations
The postdoctoral position is intended to allow the chosen researcher to pursue his or her research agenda and to develop personal competencies. The position is associated with a large-scale multi-disciplinary research project focusing on co-creating sustainable textile systems, with a particular focus on systems-level change in the sector. Hence, research interests on circular economy and/or macro-organizational theories supportive of systemic responses to grand sustainability challenges are considered a merit. We expect the candidate to conduct high quality research and aim to publish in the best international journals. The position is associated with a low teaching load: participating in teaching one course per year. In addition, the position includes master’s thesis supervision and an opportunity to be involved in Ph.D. training.

We look for scholars who are completing, or have completed within the last four years, their Ph.D. in a relevant field of study (such as management studies, social sciences, organizations and sustainability), but applicants from other areas may also be considered. The applicants should have demonstrated the ability to teach competently and to publish internationally. The position requires fluent skills in the English language. Additional language skills are a merit.

Post-doctoral researchers are required to be in residence for the duration of the appointment. The dates of the employment relationship can be negotiated, starting at earliest in April 2022.

What we offer
The postdoctoral scholar will be a member in a group of highly motivated and productive scholars, in one of the leading management departments in Europe. Salary is approximately 50.000 euros per annum. Aalto University also provides health care and retirement benefits.
Finland is known for high quality of life, great work-life balance, clean nature, and family-friendly policies such as affordable high-quality daycare and free schools. Helsinki is a vibrant international city with a metropolitan area population of over 1.1 million people.  

For more Information
For further information, please contact Minna Halme or Samuli Patala, (or for questions relating to the recruitment process, HR Coordinator Elisa Utriainen,

How to apply
If you want to join our community, please submit your application through our recruitment system Workday no later than February 1st, 2022 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 as a single file in PDF format (‘lastname_firstname_application.pdf’):
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Names and contact information for two references
  • A list of teaching experience

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.

In Espoo on 13th December, 2021

About Finland
Finland is a great place for living, both with or without family: it is a safe, politically stable and well-organized Nordic society which is consistently ranked highly in quality-of-life studies. Helsinki has been praised as one of the world’s most livable cities, e.g. by Monocle Magazine and in the Economist Intelligence Unit livability rankings. The World Happiness Report 2020 ranked Helsinki as the city with the highest well-being in the world. For more information about living in Finland:

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