University Lecturer or Senior University Lecturer in Organizational Communication

The call is targeted to individuals seeking a University Lecturer or Senior University Lecturer position in the Aalto University lecturer career system. For this position, we will consider applicants with expertise in the broad field of management and organizational communication. The position will be filled at the latest in August 2022, but the precise start date is negotiable.

The Department of Management Studies hosts four units: Organization and Management, International Business, Entrepreneurship, and Organizational Communication. Our faculty regularly publishes in the leading management journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Human Relations, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Science, Organization Studies, among others. The department has a lively, international research community with numerous doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers.

We offer the successful candidate the opportunity to teach and do research in a vibrant and active international community. There are also ample opportunities for cross-disciplinary teaching and research collaboration across Aalto University.

Our expectations

As a University Lecturer/Senior University Lecturer, you will contribute to Aalto University School of Business as a teacher and researcher, contributing particularly to the continuous development of our research-based educational offerings. In particular, we expect you to contribute to our undergraduate program by teaching courses on managerial and organizational communication. You will also have the opportunity to teach in our MSc programs and lecture in our learning modules on leadership, strategy, or sustainability for example. The work time allocation between different tasks is negotiable and varies between 50-70% teaching, 20-30% research, and 10-20% service activities.

A successful applicant will ideally demonstrate the following qualifications:

  • Ability to design and deliver high-quality, research-led educational offerings in the broad area of management and organizational communication.
  • Experience in supervising and teaching undergraduate students. Experience in supervising and teaching postgraduate students is expected for Senior University Lecturer applicants.
  • Experience in developing educational offerings on a module or programme level and experience in programme management is expected for Senior University Lecturer applicants.
  • Competence to carry out independent and original academic research, as evidenced by high-quality publications in highly regarded, peer-reviewed journals.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and oral, in English.

The applicants should hold a doctorate in a discipline relevant to this position. The doctorate can be from diverse fields provided that the focus of the candidate’s expertise lies in the broad field of management and organizational communication. The applicants will be reviewed based on their teaching, research, and academic service/administrative activity in the scientific community relative to their career stage. In the absence of formal proof of quality in research and teaching (e.g., published papers, teaching ratings), applicants are encouraged to submit proof of significant potential for high-quality ching and research. Also, relevant merits outside academia are considered.

What we offer

The position is permanent and full-time. The starting date for the position is negotiable but being able to start in August 2022 at the latest is considered an advantage. The job is located at the Aalto University campus in Otaniemi, Espoo, Finland.

The position comes with a competitive salary, that is determined based on experience and qualifications according to the salary system of Aalto University. In addition, Aalto University provides its employees with occupational health care services and retirement benefits. Finland is a great and safe environment, offering many excellent state-subsidized services, including affordable daycare and free primary and secondary education, which are consistently ranked among the best in the world.

Aalto University follows EU rules and regulations on HR policies. Based on the regulation (EC) No 883/2004 on the coordination of social security systems, full-time employment at Aalto University is inconsistent with residence abroad. Employment duties need to be performed in Finland.

For more information

For additional information concerning the position, please contact the Head of Department, Professor Johanna Moisander. On matters related to the application process, please contact HR Coordinator Elisa Utriainen. Email addresses for contacting are in format For more information about the Department of Management Studies, please visit the department’s website.

How to apply

If you want to join our community, please submit your application through our recruitment system Workday no later than March 31, 2022 at 23:59 EET (UTC+2). Aalto University’s employees and visitors should apply for the position by using their existing Workday user account. Please see how to do it here.

To apply, please share the following application materials with us in English as a single file in PDF format (‘lastname_firstname_application.pdf’):

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae—The CV should include the sections that are presented in the template recommended by The Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity
  • List of publications, with the most significant publications highlighted
  • Teaching portfolio according to Aalto University’s guidelines—see Teaching portfolio guidelines for candidate
  • Research statement describing past and future research (2-3 pages).

Aalto University will use an external reviewer to support the evaluation of applicants during the recruitment process.

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. The application material will not be returned.