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Tenure track or tenured Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Aalto University School of Business. Helsinki (Finland), 04.01.2018

  • Aalto University School of Business
  • Department of Management Studies
  • 00100 Helsinki (Finland)
  • Finland

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 University has six schools with nearly 20 000 students and more than 400 professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo, Helsinki and Mikkeli, Finland.

The Aalto University School of Business is the leading business school in Finland. The School belongs to a selected group of business schools in Finland that have been granted the most important international quality accreditations in the field. The School of Business is an innovative and lively community of about 3500 students and 400 members of faculty and staff.

Tenure track or tenured Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

The Department of Management Studies at Aalto University School of Business is hiring a

Tenure track (Assistant) or tenured (Associate/Full) Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

The Department hosts four disciplinary areas: Entrepreneurship, International Business, Organization and Management, and Organizational Communication. We are looking to hire a colleague who will be positioned in the disciplinary area of Entrepreneurship.

We offer the candidate the opportunity to do 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, entrepreneurial ecosystem and government, as well as in international research projects. The position comes with a competitive salary, teaching load of two courses per year, and a start-up package of research funding.

The Department of Management Studies is well-known for its publications in leading management journals such as AMJ, AMR, ASQ, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Science and Journal of International Business Studies. Our faculty in the Entrepreneurship unit also actively publishes in the leading disciplinary journals including Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Business Venturing and Small Business Economics.

Entrepreneurship research at Aalto focuses on understanding the phenomenon of entrepreneurship through multiple lenses and is inclusive in terms of theories and methodologies. Current research interests include entrepreneurial intentions & actions, prosocial motivations of entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs and aging, sustainable entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, emergent organizing in response to crises and entrepreneurship in contexts of deep poverty. In addition to advancing theory development our research contributes to practice and policy. We have published in popular science outlets such as the Harvard Business Review and consulted international organizations such as ILO, OECD and Eurostat in enterprise policy matters.

For more information about the Department of Management Studies and the Entrepreneurship unit, please visit:

The Entrepreneurship unit runs its own Master’s Program in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management (EIM), and also contributes courses to other popular Master’s programs such as Creative Sustainability ( The EIM program is designed to give students cutting-edge theoretical knowledge through a unique challenge-based learning experience in the context of one of the most vibrant student-led entrepreneurship communities in Europe. As part of the program students participate in a range of entrepreneurship initiatives, spaces and events, such as the student-led Aalto Entrepreneurship Society, Start-up Sauna and the Slush conference, and the Aalto Ventures Program. For more information, please visit: The Entrepreneurship unit also runs its own doctoral program, developing young scholars for an academic career in entrepreneurship.


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

The applicants should hold a doctorate in a discipline relevant for this position. The applicants will be reviewed on the basis of their research, teaching and activity in the scientific community. The position can be at any level of the Aalto University tenure-track system (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor).

Salary and benefits

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 day care and free schools, which are consistently ranked among the best in the world.

For more information

For additional information about the position, the unit of Entrepreneurship and the Department of Management Studies, please contact Professor Teemu Kautonen (

On matters related to the application process, please contact HR Coordinator Anu Roine (

How to apply

The application material for the position includes:
• Cover letter
• Curriculum Vitae
• List of publications (with the most significant publications highlighted)
• A research statement describing future research plans
• Teaching portfolio
• Reference letters from four referees (for those applying at the assistant professor level)

General instructions for applicants including language requirements and guidelines for compiling teaching portfolios and CVs are available at

All application material should be submitted in English and addressed to the President of Aalto University. The materials have to be submitted through the eRecruitment system (see link below) no later than 18 February 2018. The link to the eRecruitment system can be found from . Please refer to the name of the position concerned in your application.

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. The recruitment decision is subject to the decision of the President of Aalto University.

Helsinki, 20 November 2017

Tenure track in Aalto University

The tenure track is open to talented individuals who have excellent potential for a scientific career. Individuals placed on the Aalto University professorial tenure track have the possibility to advance in their career through regular performance assessments, which take into account 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, giving Aalto University the possibility of recruiting top experts and young research talent to join the Aalto University community. Read more about the Aalto University tenure track system at


Living up to our values
As a community of high ethics we want to assure the highest international standard in research, education and teaching. We expect all our community members to respect Aalto values and follow the ethical principles of fair play and integrity in all our activities and the behavior that we expect from each other. Aalto University Code of Conduct is applicable to all Aalto community members and it clarifies the values that guide us.

Aalto University School of Business
Department of Management Studies
00100 Helsinki (Finland)

Bewerbungsschluss: 18.02.2018