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Associate or Full Professor (EXPIRED)

School of Business, Aalto University

Job category Senior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Philosophy of Management, Business ethics (broadly construed), Philosophy of the social sciences (broadly construed), Theory and practice of argumentation
AOS categories Logic
Philosophy of Social Science
Applied Ethics
Social and Political Philosophy
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
Job description


Aalto University is a new university with over a century of experience. Created from a high-profile merger between three leading universities in Finland – the Helsinki School of Business, Helsinki University of Technology and the University of Art and Design Helsinki – Aalto University opens up new possibilities for strong multidisciplinary education and research. The university has 20 000 students, about 75 000 alumni, and a staff of 5 000 including 350 professors.

Aalto University School of Business invites applications for:


The position is located in the Department of Management and International Business. The Department consists of four disciplinary areas: Organisation and Management, International Business, Entrepreneurship, and Philosophy of Management. Philosophy of Management offers today courses in business ethics, philosophy of the social sciences, and theory and practice of argumentation for students in the Bachelor and Master’s programs, and in the school’s Doctoral program. The professor of Philosophy of Management is responsible for arranging courses in these areas in collaboration with faculty in other disciplines. Research in Philosophy of Management at the Department has been focused on these three areas mentioned. Please, read more about the Business Ethics Research Group at http://management.aalto.fi/en/research/groups/berg/ and more about Philosophy of Management courses organized by the Department of Management and International Business at  http://management.aalto.fi/en/disciplines/philosophy/


The selected candidate is expected to exercise and guide research in Philosophy of Management, to provide university level education, to follow and contribute to the advances in the field internationally, to participate in service to the Aalto University community, and to take part in societal interaction.

The applicants should hold a doctorate in philosophy or a related field, and they are expected to have high quality publications in at least one of the following areas:

1.         Business ethics (broadly construed).

2.         Philosophy of the social sciences (broadly construed).

3.         Theory and practice of argumentation.

The applicants are expected to demonstrate relevant teaching merits of high international level. An interest in new and innovative methods of teaching is appreciated. We invite applications in particular from strong candidates with experience in co-operation with researches or teachers in business studies, economics, or other fields of the social sciences.

The applicants will be reviewed on the basis of their research, teaching and university administration and activity in scientific community.


Aalto University follows the salary system of Finnish universities, but applicants may also provide salary requirements.

For more Information

For additional information, please contact Professor Marja-Liisa Kakkuri-Knuuttila, tel. +358503878156,marja-liisa.kakkuri-knuuttila@aalto.fi(or in recruitment process –related questions HR-coordinator Kristina Mustonen, +358 50 4674327,kristina.mustonen@aalto.fi).

How to apply

The application materials for the tenure track position include:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of publications (with the most significant publications highlighted)
  • A research statement describing their past research and plans for future research
  • Teaching portfolio with pedagogic competences

 All material should be submitted in English. The application materials will not be returned.

The applications for the tenure track positions are to be addressed to the President of Aalto University and submitted to the Registry of Aalto University School of Business no later than on November 12th, 2012. The street address of the Registry is Lapuankatu 2, Helsinki (The Registry closes at 3.00 p.m.), and the postal address is Aalto University, P.O.Box 21230, FI-00076 Aalto. You may also submit the application by e-mail (pdf format): email:kirjaamo-econ@aalto.fi 

General instructions for applicants including language requirements and guidelines for compiling teaching portfolio and CV are given at www.aalto.fi/en/tenure_track/for_applicant. Please notice that this position requires proficiency only in English for foreign applicants.

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 Helsinki, 12 September 2012


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 tenure track for professors 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 Aalto University tenure track positions have been widely noticed and have attracted a large number of international applicants. Aalto University has had the opportunity to recruit top experts as well as young research talents to join the Aalto University community. Read more about the tenure track system of Aalto University at www.aalto.fi/en/tenuretrack


How to apply
Application type Unknown (see text above)
Hard deadline November 12, 2012, 11:59pm EET
Web address for more information http://management.aalto.fi/en/research/groups/berg...
Contact name Professor Marja-Liisa Kakkuri-Knuuttila
Contact email
Contact phone +358503878156
Time created September 18, 2012, 4:49pm EST
Scheduled expiry date November 12, 2012, 11:59pm EET
Expired on March 5, 2017, 10:03am EET
Last updated April 5, 2017, 3:00pm EST
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