Postdoctoral Researcher in Organization and Management

Aalto University



Postdoctoral Researcher in Organization and Management

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.

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.

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Aalto University School of business is looking to hire a junior academic interested in research and teaching in the domain of sustainable business. The position is within the Organizations and Management discipline in the Department of Management Studies of Aalto University Business School ( The department hosts a strong sustainable business and corporate responsibility research group ( The group is specialized in innovations towards sustainability, including circular economy, sustainability transitions, inclusive innovations and energy system disruption. In addition to active publishing, the group is active in collaboration with companies and creating societal impact. The department also has a very competitive group of strategy, organization theory and human resource management researchers who publish in leading management journals. Moreover, the department has a lively, international research community with numerous doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers from several countries. The working language at the department is English.

The postdoctoral position is intended to allow the chosen researcher to pursue his or her research agenda and to develop personal competencies. The position is associated with a large-scale research project focusing on circular economy in textiles, with a particular focus on systems-level change in the sector. Hence, research interests on circular economy and/or macro-organizational theories such as institutional and network theories are considered a merit. We expect the candidate to conduct high quality research and aim to publish in the best international journals. The position is associated with a low teaching load: participating in teaching a course. In addition, the position includes master’s thesis supervision and an opportunity to be involved in Ph.D. training.

We look for scholars who are completing, or have completed within the last four years, their Ph.D. in a relevant field of study (such as management studies, social sciences, organizations and sustainability), but applicants from other areas may also be considered. The applicants should have demonstrated the ability to teach competently and to publish internationally. The position requires fluent skills in the English language. Additional language skills are a merit.

Post-doctoral researchers are required to be in residence for the duration of the appointment. The dates of the employment relationship can be negotiated, starting at earliest in November 2019 and at latest in February 2020.

We Offer

The postdoctoral scholar will be a member in a group of highly motivated and productive scholars, in one of the leading management departments in Europe. Salary is approximately 50.000 euros per annum. Aalto University also provides health care and retirement benefits.

Finland is known for high quality of life, great work-life balance, clean nature, and family-friendly policies such as affordable high-quality daycare and free schools. Helsinki is a vibrant international city with a metropolitan area population of over 1.1 million people.  

For More Information

For further information, please contact Samuli Patala, or Minna Halme (or for questions relating to the recruitment process, HR Coordinator Kristina Mustonen,

How to Apply

The applications are submitted through Aalto University’s electronic recruitment system SAIMA no later than on 15 September, 2019 and the position can start as soon as November 1st, 2019. The application materials for the postdoctoral position include:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of publications (with the most significant publications highlighted)
  • Names and contact information for two references
  • A list of teaching experience  

All application materials should be submitted in English. 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.

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