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  • Professor, Operations Management
    T307 Dept. Industrial Engineering and Management
    Aalto University

    [i]Aalto University is where science and art meet technology and business. 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 includes 13 000 students, 400 professors, and close to 4 500 other members of 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. We warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to join our community. [/i]

    Aalto University Department of Industrial Engineering and Management (Espoo, Finland) invites applications for:

    [b]Tenure Track Professor in Operations Management[/b]

    The Department of Industrial Engineering and Management conducts world-class research and provides impactful education on the creation and transformation of technology-based business. We are one of Europe's leading university departments in technology entrepreneurship, focusing primarily on operations and service management, strategic management and venturing, and entrepreneurial leadership. More than 100 persons are working in the department, including 15 professors, 20 senior and postdoc researchers, and many doctoral students. We provide management and entrepreneurship education for the students of Aalto University and management training for business practitioners in technology firms. For more information, see [url=][/url]

    The Department of Industrial Engineering and Management faculty is well known for its publications in leading journals in the core research areas of operations management, strategy, and entrepreneurship. Our department has a strong, internationally recognized profile in investigating relevant, real-life operations management problems with a rigorous, analytical approach. In the recent rankings of empirical operations and supply chain management research (e.g., by the [url=]SCM Journal List[/url]), Aalto University is ranked among the best universities in Europe and number 46 in the world. The department conducts empirical research in close collaboration with industries.

    The tenure-track professorship in operations management is open to outstanding individuals with strong research and teaching interest. Ideal applicants enjoy intellectual leadership, strive for academic excellence, and inspire people around them. The call is primarily open on the Assistant Professor level. However, exceptional candidates at other ranks will also be considered.

    The tenure-track professorship in operations management plays an essential role in the intellectual development of operations management research and education at Aalto University. The professorship covers operations management in business and society, contributing to the department-wide focus on creating and transforming technology-based business. 

    Relevant topics include but are not limited to operations strategies, production and supply networks, sustainability and productivity in inter-organizational operations, product-service systems, digital operations, and business performance in private and public sector organizations. Interest in healthcare operations management is considered an advantage. The professor will work in close connection with industries to conduct empirical research on real-life problems in operations management.

    We offer the candidate the opportunity to conduct research in a vibrant and active international research community. We offer a broad range of opportunities for conducting cross-disciplinary research across Aalto University and in collaboration with the Finnish industry, particularly with firms in technology industries and healthcare, as well as actors in the start-up ecosystem and government and in international research projects. The position is located on the main campus of Aalto University in Espoo ([url=][/url]). The position comes with a competitive salary, a teaching load of two courses per year, and a start-up package of research funding.


    Throughout their careers, those in the academic tenure-track system are expected to carry out and supervise scholarly research, follow the advances of their field of research, provide high-quality academic education, participate in service to the Aalto University community, and contribute to broader societal discussions in their area.

    The applicants should hold a doctorate in a discipline relevant to this position or receive the degree before the beginning of the contract. The applicants will be reviewed on the basis of their research, teaching, collaboration, and contribution to the scientific community.

    [b]Salary and benefits[/b]

    Salary is internationally competitive, and Aalto University provides health care and retirement benefits. 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.

    [b]For more information[/b]

    For additional information about the position and the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, please get in touch with Professor Risto Rajala. On matters related to the application process, please contact HR Partner Saara Ahokoski ([][/url]).

    [b]How to apply[/b]

    The application material for the position includes:[list][*] Cover letter[*] Curriculum Vitae[*] List of publications (with the most significant publications highlighted)[*] Research statement describing future research plans[*] Teaching portfolio[*] Reference letters from at least four referees for those applying at the assistant professor level submitted directly by the referees to the address [][/url][/list]

    General instructions for applicants, including language requirements and guidelines for compiling teaching portfolios and CVs are available at [url=][/url]

    All application material should be submitted in English and addressed to the President of Aalto University. The materials have to be submitted through Aalto University's recruitment system no later than [b]15 September 2023[/b]. 

    Aalto University reserves the right to leave the position open, extend the application period, and consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period. The recruitment decision is subject to the decision of the President of Aalto University.

    [b]Tenure track in Aalto University[/b]
    The tenure track is open to talented individuals with excellent scientific career potential. Individuals placed on the Aalto University professorial tenure track can advance in their career through regular performance assessments, which consider their merits in all areas of their scope of duty. Launched only in 2010, the tenure track has attracted a wide range of international applicants, allowing Aalto University to recruit top experts and young research talent to join the Aalto University community. Read more about the Aalto University tenure track system at [url=][/url].

    [b]Living up to our values[/b]
    As a community of high ethics, we want to ensure the highest international standard in research, education, and teaching. We expect all our community members to respect our shared values and follow the ethical principles of fair play and integrity in all our activities and the behavior we expect from each other. Aalto University is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive faculty, and we warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds, especially minorities, to apply. Aalto University Code of Conduct applies to all Aalto community members and clarifies the values that guide us. For more information: [url=][/url]

    [b]About Finland and Helsinki area[/b]
    Finland has a high standard of living, a world-leading education system, and a vibrant commercial and cultural life. It enjoys a robust economy and political stability. It has excellent transport links to the major cities of Europe and beyond. Helsinki is one of Europe's leading capital cities and a vivid center of scholarship. Finland is consistently ranked highly in quality-of-life and competitiveness studies as a living and working environment. More information is available at: [url=][/url]

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