Tenure-track or tenured faculty positions in Finance

Title: Tenure-track or tenured faculty positions in Finance

  • Employer: Aalto University, School of Business
  • Website: http://finance.aalto.fi/en/
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Job Description:

    Aalto University is a new university with over a century of experience. Created from a high-profile merger between three leading universities in Finland – the Helsinki School of Economics, Helsinki University of Technology and the University of Art and Design Helsinki – Aalto University opens up new possibilities for strong multidisciplinary education and research. The university has 20 000 students and a staff of 5 000 including 350 professors.

    Aalto University School of Business invites candidates to apply for tenure-track or tenured faculty positions in Finance beginning August 2014. Positions are open to candidates in all areas of Finance.

    The tenure track is open to talented individuals who have excellent potential for a scientific career. On the basis of their experience and competence, applicants will be placed on any of the four levels of the tenure track system: Assistant Professor (1), Assistant Professor (2), Associate Professor, and Professor. The candidates for the two first-mentioned levels are appointed for a fixed term, while the candidates for Associate Professor positions are appointed either for an indefinite term or for a fixed term. The candidates for professorial positions are appointed for an indefinite term.

    Throughout their careers, those under 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. Individuals placed on the Aalto University tenure track for professors 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.

    The above mentioned position is located in the Department of Finance, see http://finance.aalto.fi/en/

    Aalto University School of Business is the leading business school in Finland and is located in central Helsinki. The Finance Group is strongly dedicated to research, as shown by a stream of research published in top Finance and Economics journals. Teaching assignments encompass undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. programs, and courses are taught in English. The Department runs an excellent seminar series and is equipped with all major Finance databases. Many faculty members also have access to unique registry-based data sets from Finland.

    Finland is consistently ranked highly in quality-of-life studies. It is the best country in the world according to a Newsweek 2010 study. Helsinki is the 3rd livable city in the world according to a 2013 report by Monocle Magazine and is 8th in the Economist Intelligence Unit livability ranking 2013.

    The ideal junior candidate will have the potential to publish in top journals and to develop into an excellent teacher in our programs. Applicants for more senior positions should have documented excellence in research and teaching. Applicants should have completed their Ph.D. in Finance or a related field, or be close to completion in the case of applicants for a junior position.

    The application materials for the tenure track positions (Assistant level) should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, current papers, three letters of recommendation, and any available teaching evaluations. For tenured positions a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications (with the most significant publications highlighted), a research statement, and teaching portfolio, by December 2nd, 2013.
    The applications for the tenure track positions are to be addressed to the President of Aalto University and submitted electronically to: recruiting2014-finance-econ@aalto.fi  

    Aalto University follows a new salary system of universities, but applicants may also provide salary requests.

  • Application Deadline: December 2nd, 2013
  • Interview Date: January 3-5, 2014
  • Other Info:

    Email: vesa.puttonen@aalto.fi, matti.keloharju@aalto.fi

    Phone: Vesa Puttonen, tel. +358 40 709 0284 or Matti Keloharju, tel. +358 40 3538043


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