Professor in Operations Research
Aalto University

The Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis is a highly regarded academic community of more than 100 employees, with around 20 professors, 10 lecturers, 15 post-doctoral researchers and 40 full-time doctoral students. The department is known for its fresh, sustainable and dynamic culture as well as for its low levels of bureaucracy and hierarchy. The department is committed to fostering an inclusive environment with diverse faculty members.


The Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis at School of Science of Aalto University invites applications for a tenure track or tenured position in


Operations Research


Applicants should demonstrate excellence in some sub-field(s) of operations research broadly construed, including, but not limited to, optimization, stochastic modeling, decision analysis, systems modeling, simulation, statistics, and application areas. We seek candidates whose research and teaching complement and strengthen the department and, in particular, the research group on systems and operations research. 


The position will be filled at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level of the Aalto University tenure track system. The contract is full-time and either fixed-term or permanent depending on its positioning on the tenure track. The position has a competitive salary and seed funding for setting up a research team. The contract includes occupational health benefits. The position will be filled at the latest in September 2022, but the precise starting date is negotiable.


Job requirements


Candidates at all career stages are considered in this call. Applicants are required to have a doctoral degree in operations research or a related field and a fluent command of English, which is the teaching language for the relevant master’s and doctoral level courses as well as a working language of Aalto University.


Applicants will be reviewed on the basis of their research achievements, teaching merits and activity in the scientific community in relation to their career stage. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for a full-day visit to present and discuss their research and teaching with the faculty of the department. Evaluation of the applicants follows principles of the tenure track system of Aalto University.


A person at any level of the tenure track is expected to perform world‐class research, to teach, supervise students and otherwise advance education, to be an active member of the international scientific community, and to exhibit academic leadership. Career advances on the tenure track are based on scheduled performance assessments that take into account merits in all these areas.


How to apply


Address your application to Dean of the School of Science and submit it electronically through the 'Apply' link. Applications will close on 15 September 2021 at 23:59 EET (UTC+2). The application material must be in English and must include the following documents as a single file in PDF format (‘lastname_firstname_application.pdf’):


  1. cover letter including a summary of merits and most important achievements,
  2. curriculum vitae (recommended length at most four pages),
  3. research statement (recommended length at most four pages),
  4. teaching statement (recommended length one to two pages),
  5. names, positions, affiliation(s) and e-mail addresses of two references, 
  6. list of publications with a maximum of five most important publications clearly highlighted.


Shortlisted candidates will be asked to supplement their applications with more detailed teaching and research portfolios. Aalto University will use external reviewers to support the evaluation of applicants during the recruitment process. Aalto University also reserves the right to consider candidates who have not submitted applications, to reopen the call after the initial deadline, or to leave the position open.


Further Information


For additional information, please contact Professor Nuutti Hyvönen, or in questions related to the recruitment process HR Coordinator Johanna Glader, tel. +358 50 411 7666. E-mails:





Why Aalto University?


Aalto University is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing its employees regardless of their gender identity, ethnicity, disability and age. The university provides help with the relocation process, including finding housing, kindergartens and schools as well as multi-career opportunities. There are excellent staff training and mentoring programmes as well as occupational health care services, commuter ticket benefits and campus sport facilities. In addition, the university offers extensive support services for research such as grant writing and project management.


The new professor will join an inspiring and supportive work community of enthusiastic professionals and excellent students. In addition to world-class research at the Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis, Aalto University has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and nearly 400 professors committed to building both scientific foundations and innovative applications that shape the future through science, technology, art and business.


In addition to its strong academic community, the Helsinki region is a vibrant technology and innovation hub with easy access to major partners both private and public. The Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis is located at the main Otaniemi Campus of Aalto University, fifteen minutes from the centre of Helsinki by metro. Helsinki International Airport (HEL) is one of the hubs of air traffic between Europe and Asia, with direct flights to a high number of destinations on both continents.


Why Finland?


Finland tops international rankings in education, equality, safety and quality of life. Finland is one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world; design, creativity and startup culture are also important. Finland is a great place for living with or without family. It is a safe, politically stable and well-organized Nordic society, where equality is highly esteemed and corruption is low. Extensive social security supports people in all situations of life, and Finland’s free high-quality education system is internationally acknowledged. In Finland, a low level of hierarchy is a cultural asset in working life and society.

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Aalto University has been awarded with HR Excellence in Research quality label in European Commission, guaranteeing that we adhere to top quality HR practices in both recruitment and employment relations. 


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