Open postdoc position in sustainable business at Aalto University


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Aalto University School of business is looking to hire a junior academic interested in research and teaching in the domain of sustainable business. More details available at: https://www.aalto.fi/en/open-positions/postdoctoral-researcher-in-organization-and-management. The position is within the Organizations and Management discipline in the Department of Management Studies of Aalto University Business School. The department hosts a strong sustainable business and corporate responsibility research group (https://www.aalto.fi/en/department-of-management-studies/sustainability-in-business-sub). The group is specialized in innovations towards sustainability, including circular economy, sustainability transitions, inclusive innovations and energy system disruption. In addition to active publishing, the group is active in collaboration with companies and creating societal impact. The department also has a very competitive group of strategy, organization theory and human resource management researchers who publish in leading management journals. Moreover, the department has a lively, international research community with numerous doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers from several countries.

The postdoctoral position is intended to allow the chosen researcher to pursue his or her research agenda and to develop personal competencies. The position is associated with a large-scale research project focusing on circular economy in textiles, with a particular focus on systems-level change in the sector. Hence, research interests on circular economy and/or macro-organizational theories are considered a merit. We expect the candidate to conduct high quality research and aim to publish in the best international journals. The position is associated with a low teaching load (one course per year). In addition, the position includes master’s thesis supervision and an opportunity to be involved in Ph.D. training.

We look for scholars who are completing, or have completed within the last four years, their Ph.D. in a relevant field of study (such as management studies, social sciences, organizations and sustainability), but applicants from other areas may also be considered. The dates of the employment relationship can be negotiated, starting at earliest in November 2019 and at latest in February 2020.

The postdoctoral scholar will be a member in a group of highly motivated and productive scholars, in one of the leading management departments in Europe. Salary is approximately 50.000 euros per annum. Aalto University also provides health care and retirement benefits.

Finland is known for high quality of life, great work-life balance, clean nature, and family-friendly policies such as affordable high-quality daycare and free schools. Helsinki is a vibrant international city with a metropolitan area population of over 1.1 million people.

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Samuli Patala
Assistant Professor
Aalto University, School of Business
Espoo, Finland