Tenure Track or Tenured Professor in Structural Engineering

Aalto University - Department of Civil Engineering

Aalto University School of Engineering invites applications for


The call is targeted to the assistant (tenure track) and associate level (tenure track or tenured) of the Aalto University tenure track system. The call is also open for the Full Professor level.

The vacancy is at the Department of Civil Engineering (see http://civileng.aalto.fi/en/). Currently, the department has 20 professors supported by lecturers, post-doctoral researchers, doctoral students, and technical staff. In total, the number of personnel is about 100. The department has access to national scientific computing services and a well-equipped research infra covering also the area of structural engineering. We are located at Aalto University campus where several research institutions and organizations have their laboratories.

Job description

You will strengthen and complement the research and education in the field of structural mechanics and structural engineering. With the professors of architecture at the department, you will also promote multidisciplinary approach to solve future challenges of buildings and built environment.


At any level of the academic system, you are expected to perform high quality research, to teach, to supervise, and to advance otherwise both graduate and undergraduate education, to be an active member of the international scientific community, and to exhibit academic leadership and services for the society.

You have a doctoral degree preferably in structural mechanics or structural engineering, and a fluent command in English. Your merits will be appraised based on your research, teaching, and academic leadership, and activity in scientific community and society. A bibliometric analysis is also included in the evaluation.

Experience in acquiring funding for research projects, multidisciplinary research approach, and co-operation with industry and research organizations are advantages.


Salary will be defined according to Aalto University’s payroll system. You may also provide a salary request. In addition to the salary, the contract includes occupational health care benefits. There is also a comprehensive social security system in Finland.

For more information

For additional information, please contact Professor Jari Puttonen at the Department of Civil Engineering (tel.: +358 50 384 1782, email: jari.puttonen@aalto.fi). In recruitment process related questions, please contact HR Coordinator Anu Virtanen (tel.: +358 50 4064520, email: anu.k.virtanen@aalto.fi).

How to apply

The application material for the position includes:

  • An application letter addressed to the President of Aalto University.
  • Curriculum Vitae, including contact information.
  • Publication list (5 most important publications marked).
  • Research plan describing past research and plans for future research at Aalto (max. 2 pages).
  • Teaching portfolio.

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

Please submit your application through Aalto University´s electronic recruitment system no later than 4th February 2018. Link to the application form: https://rekry.saima.fi/aaltohome/application_edit_welcome.html?job_id=1654&field_id=0&place_id=108&did=5900&jc=1&lang=en.

Please follow the general instructions and evaluation criteria for applicants including language requirements and guidelines for compiling teaching portfolio and CV that are given online www.aalto.fi/en/tenure_track/for_applicant.

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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