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Assistant Professor in Marketing (tenure track)
Aalto University School of Business

Date Posted Apr. 14, 2021
Title Assistant Professor in Marketing (tenure track)
University Aalto University School of Business
Espoo, Helsinki Metropolitan Area, Finland
Department Department of Marketing
Application Deadline May 17, 2021
Position Start Date Upon agreement
  • Assistant Professor
  • Marketing

Assistant professor in Marketing (tenure track)
Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our main campus is located in Espoo, Finland. Diversity is part of who we are, and we actively work to ensure our community’s diversity and inclusiveness in the future as well. This is why we warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to join our community.

The Department of Marketing at Aalto University School of Business invites applications for full-time fixed-term position as

Assistant professor in Marketing

Your role and goals
The candidate is expected to exercise and guide scientific research, to provide related higher academic education, to follow the advances of their field, to participate in service to the Aalto University community and to take part in societal interaction and international collaboration in their field. The position will be filled on the Assistant professor level (1st term 2021).
The department welcomes applicants with strong methodological knowhow and background in some combination of data analytics, quantitative research methods, modelling, simulations, AI and data science broadly speaking, and expertise in applying these skills in marketing. The department also encourages excellent marketing scholars from outside these methodological fields to apply. Consistent with departmental culture and Aalto School of Business’ mission we welcome creativity as well as substantive and methodological expertise.

Your network and team
The Department of Marketing comprises 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.
For more information about the Department of Marketing, and the current research conducted within the discipline, please visit:

Your experience and ambitions
The selected candidate is expected to perform world‐class research, to teach, to supervise and otherwise advance both doctoral and undergraduate education, to be an active member of the international scientific community, and to exhibit academic leadership.
The applicant is expected to have a doctoral degree in a relevant discipline and to have a fluent command of English. The applicants will be reviewed on the basis of their research, teaching, and academic activity in the scientific community. The evaluation of applicants will be supported by bibliometric analyses using e.g. ISI Web of Science. Experience in acquiring funding for research projects and co-operation with industry and research institutions will be considered as an advantage. Evidence of ability and desire to attract grant funding is very welcome.

What we offer
We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. The Aalto University School of Business was placed 3rd among the Nordic Business Schools after CBS and SBS and 37th in the overall European Business Schools Ranking 2020 published by the Financial Times newspaper. The ranking lists the top 80 business schools in Europe. The ranking criteria used include the career and salary development of the graduates and overall international dimension of the teaching. Aalto remains ranked second in the Nordic comparison.

Aalto University is ranked 9th in the world by QS and 20th by the Times Higher Education in their rankings of universities under 50 years of age. In the QS Top 50 Under 50 Rankings, Aalto retained its excellent 9th position, being the 3rd highest-ranked European university and the 1st Nordic university. Aalto University performs remarkably well also in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings, being the 20th in the world and the first among Nordic universities. Read more: QS World University Rankings 50 Under 50 (, Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings (

Markets and consumer culture evolve faster than marketing knowledge and know-how. For this reason, one of the central goals of our research community is to provide the latest tools, techniques and leading-edge thinking for managing and researching this continuously changing landscape. This endeavor is driven by rigorous and ambitious research activity and a lively network of projects with commercial and non-profit sectors, as well as with other academic communities.

Aalto University follows the salary system of Finnish universities. Salaries at are competitive within Nordic and European contexts. Typical teaching loads for assistant professors are two courses taught at either bachelor’s or master’s levels plus master’s thesis supervision. A yearly research package is offered for the first three years of the tenure track. The School of Business will provide relocation support for tenure track professors coming outside Finland. Consistent with EU insurance and pension regulations, Aalto expects full time academic employees to reside and work in Finland. Employees may pursue supplementary teaching and consulting activities within limits and subject to approval from the university HR department.

Activities of the department are located in the Otaniemi campus of Aalto University in Espoo (Helsinki metropolitan area).
Aalto University provides its employees with occupational health care services and retirement benefits. Finland is a healthy and safe living environment, offering many excellent state-subsidized services including affordable day care, free schools and universities, which are consistently ranked among the best in the world. Schools offering instruction in Swedish, English, German and French can be found in Helsinki. Aalto does not have a faculty spouse/partner employment programme.More information about living and working in Finland

Ready to apply?
If you want to join our community, please submit your application through the link below to our recruitment system Saima by 17 May 2021. If you wish to hear more about the position, you can reach out to the Head of the Departmental Tenure Track Committee, Senior Fellow Eric Arnould, PhD, 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:

  • Cover letter (Application)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of publications (with the most significant publications highlighted)
  • A research statement describing your past research and plans for future research and/or similar for artistic activities
  • Teaching portfolio according to Aalto University’s guidelines
  • Letters of recommendation from four references
    General instructions for applicants including language requirements and guidelines for compiling the teaching portfolio and CV are given at
    All material should be in English. The application material will not be returned.
    Applications with attachments (in pdf-format) for the tenure track position are to be addressed to the Dean of Aalto University School of Business and submitted through the link below no later than 17 May 2021.…

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.

Want to know more about us and your future colleagues? You can watch these videos:
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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:

More about Aalto University:

Aalto University has been awarded with HR Excellence in Research quality label in European Commission, guaranteeing that we adhere to top quality HR practices in both recruitment and employment relations.

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Contact Information

  • Senior Fellow Eric Arnould
    Department of Marketing
    Aalto University School of Business
    Ekonominaukio 1, Espoo
    Espoo, Helsinki Metropolitan Area


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