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University Lecturer in Organizational Communication
Aalto University

Date Posted Feb. 18, 2022
Title University Lecturer in Organizational Communication
University Aalto University
, Finland
Department E706 Dept. Management Studies
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Communications/Journalism (all)
Aalto University is where science and art meet technology and business. We shape a sustainable future by making research breakthroughs in and across our disciplines, sparking the game changers of tomorrow and creating novel solutions to major global challenges. Our community is made up of 12 000 students, 400 professors and close to 4 000 other faculty and staff working on our dynamic campus in Espoo, just 10 minutes away from the Helsinki city center. 

At the School of Business, we strive for better business and better society. In the Financial Times’ European Business School Rankings in 2020 we were ranked #37 and in the global 2020 Shanghai ranking we were #24 in business and management. The School of Business is the Finnish member of the CEMS Global Alliance in Management Education. Diversity is part of who we are, and we actively work to ensure our community’s diversity and inclusiveness in the future as well. This is why we warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to join our community.

The Department of Management Studies at Aalto University School of Business invites applications for the position of
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.

Aalto lecturer career system

Aalto lecturer career system is intended primarily for teaching oriented scholars. The lecturer career system supports individual development and career advancement through clear principles and systematic evaluation criteria and allows university lecturers and senior lecturers to advance in their careers with teaching-focused merits, from the university lecturer level to the position of a senior university lecturer and further to principal university lecturer. For more information about Aalto Lecturer career system:

About Finland

Finland is a great place for living, both with or without family: it is a safe, politically stable and well-organized Nordic society which is consistently ranked highly in quality-of-life studies. Helsinki has been praised as one of the world’s most livable cities, e.g., by Monocle Magazine and in the Economist Intelligence Unit livability rankings. The World Happiness Report 2020 ranked Helsinki as the city with the highest well-being in the world. For more information about living in Finland:

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