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 University has six schools with 12 000 students and nearly 400 professors. Our main campus is in Espoo, Finland, along the metro line to Helsinki, the capital of Finland.
School of Engineering is an international unit with nearly 70 talented professors and 3400 full-time students. Currently, the Department of Built Environment has 29 professors together with lecturers, post-doctoral researchers, doctoral students, and technical staff. In total, the number of departmental personnel is about 200.
Positions for multidisciplinary Postdoctoral Researchers in Built Environment
We seek highly qualified and motivated individuals with an enthusiastic attitude towards high-quality research to work as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Built Environment. The positions are for a period of 3 years, with a mid-term review, and should start during the autumn 2022 or 1st January 2023 at the latest. The positions are intended for full-time work.
The Postdoctoral Researcher’s principal task is to conduct high quality multidisciplinary research related to a theme which links together at least two of the following research fields:
- real estate economics
- spatial planning and transportation engineering
- water engineering
Research plans with sustainability aspects are encouraged.
Aalto University’s strategy focuses on shaping a sustainable future, building on three core values of collaboration, courage, and responsibility as well as three cross-cutting approaches of entrepreneurial mindset, radical creativity and sustainable solutions. The applications should consider Aalto’s strategy and clearly state the multi- and/or interdisciplinary character of the planned research. The candidates are also encouraged to consider how their research links to the three cross-cutting approaches of Aalto’s strategy. In the motivation letter, the candidate should clearly state the theme(s) his/her research would focus on and indicate how it is in line with the ongoing research of the different groups working in the Department.
Teaching duties of the position are limited to about 10% of working hours and are related to Master’s programs of the Department. In addition, some activity in fund raising and advising doctoral and master students is also expected.
The Department of Built Environment develops academically rigorous and practically relevant solutions towards sustainable and just engineering, planning and management of property, land use, mobility, and water resources and systems, as well as gathering and management of geospatial data. A cross-cutting theme in the Department is the use of geospatial data and methods, including technologies and methodologies of positioning, navigation, geodesy, photogrammetry, remote sensing, laser scanning, spatial data science and geovisualization. Other approaches shared between different fields in the Department include, e.g., applications of ICT, economics, and management, political and legal studies. The Department of Built Environment runs four Master’s Programs related to these themes and conducts world-class research in, e.g., projects funded by the Academy of Finland and European Research Council (ERC).
Applicants must i) have completed a doctoral degree in a related field, ii) manifest a strong background in the research area they are applying for, and iii) show a strong publication record. Fluent English is required.
The application should include
Motivation Letter, including full contact information (max one A4 page) Research plan (which should outline the multidisciplinarity of the project and indicate which research fields of the department the work connects) (max three A4 pages). CV including publications and contact information for two reference persons (max three A4 pages) Summary of the Doctoral Thesis (max one A4 page) A certified copy of doctoral degree certificate and its translation, if the originals are not in Finnish, Swedish or English Proof of proficiency in Finnish, Swedish or English if the applicant is not a native speaker of or educated in any of them.
All material should be submitted in English in a single pdf-file (compiled with an order specified above)
For more information
For additional information, please contact professor, Head of Department Raine Mäntysalo. In recruitment process –related questions, please contact HR-coordinator Kirsi Kärkkäinen. E-mails: [email protected]
Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the positions open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.