Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Aalto University – School of Business

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 20 000 students and 4 700 employees, 390 of which are 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 the select group of business schools that have been granted the most important international quality accreditations in its field. It aspires to be among the best business schools in Europe in terms of research excellence, a portfolio of pioneering B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., and executive education programs, and contributions to society. The School of Business is an innovative and lively community of about 4,000 students and over 400 faculty and staff.

Aalto University School of Business is hiring:


The position is in the Entrepreneurship unit within the Department of Management Studies at the Aalto University Business School (http://management.aalto.fi/en). The unit runs a Master’s programme in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management. In addition, it provides teaching to other programmes within the Business School and for engineering and design students based in the other Aalto University schools. Our courses are also offered as part of the Aalto Ventures Program (http://avp.aalto.fi).

The Entrepreneurship unit has a strong research culture. In the past few years, we have published articles in journals such as the Academy of Management Perspectives, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Economic Geography, Regional Studies, and Small Business Economics. We are also actively engaged in creating societal impact both domestically and internationally, for example through policy consultancy work for national ministries and international organisations such as Eurostat, ILO and the OECD.

The new lecturer would be expected to contribute to the design and delivery of individual courses, curriculum development, be an active member of the Aalto entrepreneurship ecosystem, and be involved in managerial and administrative tasks relating to the unit. In addition, research active applicants would be strongly encouraged to pursue their research agenda.

The post will be filled at the level of University Lecturer or Senior University Lecturer on the Aalto University lecturer track.

The preferred commencement of employment is 1 August 2017, but this can be negotiated.

A successful candidate must hold a PhD, possess excellent pedagogical skills and have experience in teaching entrepreneurship and innovation at the university level. A strong research record and ambition in relevant fields is highly desirable.

Aalto University follows the salary system of Finnish universities, but applicants may also provide their own salary requests. The position includes employee healthcare.

For more information
For additional information, please contact Professor Teemu Kautonen, tel. +358 50 360 9389, teemu.kautonen(at)aalto.fi. In the case of questions relating to the recruitment process, please contact HR Coordinator Anu Roine, +358 50 371 6600, anu.roine(at)aalto.fi.

How to apply
Please address your application to the Dean of Aalto University School of Business and include the following materials in your application package:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of publications
  • Teaching portfolio
  • Other relevant evidence of qualifications for the position

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

Please apply by Wednesday 10 May 2017. The link to Aalto University’s eRecruitment system can be found in http://www.aalto.fi/en/about/careers/jobs/view/1266/.

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.

Helsinki, 5 April 2017