Professor in Operations Management in Construction (Design / Construction / Use / Reuse)

Aalto University



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 has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our campus is located in Espoo, Finland

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. For applicants with exceptional merits, appointment at the level of Full Professor level can be considered. The vacancy is at the Department of Civil Engineering, see Currently, the department has 17 professors supported by lecturers, post-doctoral researchers, doctoral students, and technical staff. In total, the number of personnel is about 115. 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

This professorship seeks an expert with strong research and professional understanding of the emerging trends in operations management from design to construction, including digitalization, life cycle design, lean management, and sustainability. We seek candidates who can contribute to the scaling up research activities at the department within the Building Design and Construction research group, together with local and international industry and academic partners.


At any level of the academic system, you are expected to perform high quality research, to teach, and to supervise on the doctoral, graduate, and undergraduate level. We also expect the successful candidate to be a proactive member of the Aalto and international scientific community, and to exhibit leadership and services for the society. Excellent social skills and open-minded attitude are prerequisites.

You have a doctoral degree relevant for the position, and you have 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 will be conducted.

Candidates for assistant level will be evaluated based on their potential, for more senior positions the emphasis is more on merits. Experience in acquiring funding for research projects, preferably also academic competitive funding, multidisciplinary research approach, and co-operation with building sector and research organizations are advantages. Prior experience with research driven entrepreneurship and understanding of design and construction business landscape is also highly valued.

Remuneration and Benefits

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 and retirement benefits.

Finland offers a safe and healthy environment for living. Excellent state-subsidized services include affordable day care, health care, and free schools, which are ranked among the best in the world.

For More Information

For additional information, please contact Professor Leena Korkiala-Tanttu at the Department of Civil Engineering, tel. +358 50 312 4775, leena.korkiala-tanttu(at) In recruitment process related questions, please contact HR Coordinator Pihla Porvari, tel. +358 50 406 4520, pihla.porvari(at)

How To Apply

The application material for the position includes:

  • An application letter addressed to the President of Aalto University including possible references
  • Curriculum Vitae, including contact information
  • Publication list (5 most important publications marked)
  • Research plan describing future activities 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 21st July 2019. Link to the application can be found at the end of the of the job advertisement “Apply for this job”. 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 More information about the tenure track criteria are given online 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.

In Espoo, March 29th 2019


Tenure track in Aalto University The tenure track is open to talented individuals who have excellent potential for a scientific career. 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. Launched only in 2010, the Aalto University tenure track positions have been widely noticed and attracted a large number of international applicants. Aalto University has had the opportunity to recruit top experts as well as young research talents to join the Aalto University community. Read more about the tenure track system of Aalto University at

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