Professor of Energy Conversion and Storage

Aalto University - Department of Mechanical Engineering

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 and Helsinki, Finland.

Aalto University School of Engineering invites applications for a Tenure Track or Tenured Position in “Energy Conversion and Storage”

The position targets primarily candidates for the Assistant or Associate Professor levels. However, candidates with an outstanding record for Full Professor level are welcome to apply and will be considered.

Job description

The position is placed in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the group of Thermodynamics and Combustion Technology (see The department conducts research in mechanical engineering and energy systems and technology. The research in energy is divided under two thematic research groups: 1) Energy Efficiency and Systems and 2) Thermodynamics and Combustion Technology.

The open position is intended to strengthen the research and education in energy conversion and storage technologies. Future research areas for this position could be for example, but not limited to: thermal energy, thermal materials, heat and mass transfer, power to gas/fuel and gas/fuel to power applications, or waste heat recovery.


Those in the academic tenure track system are expected to exercise and guide scientific research, to provide related higher academic education, to follow the advances of their field, to participate in service to the Aalto University community, and to take part in societal interaction and international collaboration in their field.

Applicants must have a doctoral degree in a relevant discipline. The applicants will be reviewed on the basis of their research, teaching and academic leadership, and activity in scientific community. The evaluation of applicants will be supported by bibliometric analyses using e.g. ISI Web of Science.

Applicants in the field of energy conversion and storage technologies are invited to apply. Experience in leading a research group, and success in competitive research funding will be considered as an advantage.


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

How to apply

The application material for the position includes:

  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • List of publications (with the five (5) most significant publications highlighted).
  • Research statement describing past research and plans for future research at Aalto.
  • Teaching portfolio.
  • Names, positions, affiliations, and email addresses of five senior research leaders available for providing recommendation letters.
  • Any other relevant evidence of qualifications.

Applications in English with attachments (in pdf-format) are to be addressed to the Dean of Aalto University School of Engineering and submitted through the link “Apply for this job” below no later than 14 January 2018.

General instructions for applicants including language requirements and guidelines for compiling teaching portfolio and CV are given at

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.

For more Information

For additional information, please contact professor Martti Larmi or the Head of Department Jouni Partanen. For recruitment process-related questions, please contact HR-coordinator Anna-Maija Harju. (Emails:

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