Tenure Track Professor in Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation

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    Aalto University
    EconomicsIndustrial economics
    EconomicsManagement studies
    Established Researcher (R3)
    30/11/2020 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Finland › Espoo


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.

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

Tenure Track Professor in Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation

The vacancy at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management is open to outstanding individuals with strong research and teaching interest. Ideal applicants enjoy intellectual leadership and strive for academic excellence and inspiring people around them. The call is primarily open on the Assistant Professor level. However, exceptional candidates at other levels will also be considered.

Your role and goals
The tenure track position in Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation covers research areas in the intersections of technology strategy, innovation management, and technology entrepreneurship, contributing to our department-wide focus on the creation and transformation of technology-based business. To complement the existing strengths in the department's key areas, we particularly welcome candidates with research interest and expertise in technology strategy, management of innovation, and technology entrepreneurship.

The professorship advances the research and education related to science-based innovations in the early stages of nascent enterprises as well as in established technology-based businesses. The new professor is to address relevant problems associated with the strategic management of technology and innovation for the creation and transformation of technology-based business. Goals for the research and education offered by the professorship include advancing the distinct profile of Aalto University as an entrepreneurial university that fosters the theory development of technology and innovation management and fortifying the impact of technological development on business and society.

Your colleagues and network
The Department of Industrial Engineering and Management conducts world-class research and provides impactful education on creating and transforming technology-based business. We are one of Europe’s leading university departments in technology entrepreneurship, focusing especially on strategic management and venturing, operations and service management, and entrepreneurial leadership. In total, we are more than 120 persons working in the department, including 20 professors, over 30 senior and postdoc researchers, and a large number of doctoral students.

The faculty at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management is well known for its publications in leading management journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, as well as the leading journals in the core research areas of the department such as Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Research Policy, and Journal of Operations Management in entrepreneurship, innovation, and operations and service management. The department conducts empirical research in close collaboration with the leading technology firms in Finland and Europe. Moreover, we provide entrepreneurship education for all Aalto students and management training for business practitioners. For more information, see https://www.aalto.fi/en/department-of-industrial-engineering-and-management

Your experience and ambitions
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 or receive the degree before the beginning of the contract. The applicants will be reviewed on the basis of their research, teaching, and activity in the scientific community.

What we offer
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 is located on the main campus of Aalto University in Espoo (https://www.aalto.fi/en/campus). The position comes with a competitive salary, a teaching load of two courses per year, and a start-up package of research funding.

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

Ready to apply?
If you are interested to learn more about the department and would like to be considered for the position, please submit your application through our recruitment system by using the “Apply now!” link below. The application material for the position includes:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of publications (with the most significant publications highlighted)
  • Research statement describing future research plans
  • Teaching portfolio
  • Up to four letters of reference as pdf files submitted directly by the referees to the address referenceletters@aalto.fi

All application material should be submitted in English and addressed to the President of Aalto University.

The closing date for the applications is November 30, 2020.

General instructions for applicants, including language requirements and guidelines for compiling teaching portfolio and CV, are given at https://www.aalto.fi/en/tenure-track/interested-in-joining-our-tenure-track

Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period, reopen the application process, and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period. Application materials will not be returned.

For more information
For additional information, please contact Professor Markku Maula. In recruitment process related questions, please contact HR Coordinator Saara Haggrén. E-mails: firstname.lastname@aalto.fi.

Espoo, September 21, 2020

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 https://www.aalto.fi/en/tenure-track and https://www.aalto.fi/en/careers-at-aalto.

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 is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty, and we warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds, especially minorities, to apply. Aalto University Code of Conduct is applicable to all Aalto community members and it clarifies the values that guide us. For more information: https://www.aalto.fi/en/aalto-university/code-of-conduct

About Finland
We are humble people but dare to say we have one of the very best education systems in the world. The Nordic values of equality and co-operation are rooted deeply in our society. We are one of the world’s top countries in press freedom and consider it beneficial to have many voices in our community. With high investments in R&D, an influential innovation culture, open data, and an advanced state of digitalization, we are a nation of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Gender equality, flexibility, and flat hierarchies are at the core of our Nordic working environment. In Finland, professional ambitions can be combined with personal life. We are one of the world’s most reliable and stable societies with low levels of corruption and a high level of safety and social security. In Finland, everything works.

Having four seasons, clean air, and thousands of lakes, we are some nature-loving people and take good care of our unique environment. The Finnish language is known to be a bit on the complicated side, but don’t worry – it is hard to find a non-English speaker in Finland’s Capital area. We have an international mindset and an inclusive culture and will warmly welcome you to our renowned academic community.

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