Doctoral Candidate Positions in Industrial Engineering and Management

Aalto University


Doctoral Candidate Positions



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Two Doctoral Candidate Positions at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management of Aalto University

The Department 

The Department of Industrial Engineering and Management (TUTA) of Aalto University School of Science conducts world-class research and provides education that focus on the creation and transformation of technology-based business. The department is seeking to hire Doctoral Candidates to new areas of research within the department’s three strategic focus areas: strategy and venturing, operations and service management, and entrepreneurial leadership. Our internationally acknowledged research and close collaboration with industry are the foundations of our highly recognized teaching and research. Our faculty publishes continuously in the most highly ranked academic journals, engages actively in top tier academic conferences, and serves in the editorial board of leading journals. The track record of Aalto’s Industrial Engineering and Management Doctors is excellent. Our academic placements include among others Stanford University, Imperial College Business School, University of Southern California, IE Business School, Rotterdam School of Management, McGill University, and Sungkyunkwan University. The Aalto Industrial Engineering and Management Doctoral program provides an exceptional basis for starting an international academic career.

Full time doctoral student position at TUTA

The approximate timescale for completing the doctoral degree is 4-5 years. The employment and doctoral student admission decisions are made in November/December and the new doctoral students will start at latest in March 2020. The employment will be two years full-time for the first contract, which can be extended to cover the rest of the doctoral study. The maximum funding period is 5 years. The salary is competitive and the contract includes occupational health and social security benefits. Furthermore, various research grants are available for doctoral students. For further information, see

Who can apply?

The Doctoral Program at Aalto University Department of Industrial Engineering and Management is intended for the candidates with excellent academic background who are highly motivated to pursue a full-time doctoral program and produce research of the highest international level. Applicants must fulfil the admission requirements to the Aalto Doctoral Programme of Science. Good command of English is a necessary prerequisite. More information on the general requirements and the application process for post-graduate studies:

Application procedure

Please apply through our electronic recruitment system. Link “Apply now!” below. The deadline for application is the 31th of October, 2019.

Your application should include the following documents:

  • A motivation letter

  • A preliminary research plan or description of research interests together with a summary of skills

  • Curriculum vitae (including publications if any)

  • A transcript of academic records

  • Reference letters from two academics

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an ‘on-line’ interview.

If chosen for position, the applicant has to apply for and get the right to pursue doctoral studies at Aalto.

For further information, please contact

  • Strategy and Venturing: Prof. Markku Maula, e-mail

  • Entrepreneurial Leadership: Assistant Professor Marina Biniari, e-mail

  • Operations and Service Management: Prof. Kari Tanskanen, e-mail

  • HR Coordinator, Ms. Laura Pyysalo, e-mail  (application process, practical arrangements

Application materials will not be returned.

Espoo, 26.09.2019

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In your application, please refer to