Aalto University is a new university with over a century of experience. Created from a high-profile merger
between three leading universities in Finland - Helsinki School of Economics, Helsinki University of Technology
and University of Art and Design Helsinki - Aalto University opens up new possibilities for strong multidisciplinary
education and research. Aalto University has 20 000 students and a staff of 5 000 including 350 professors.
Aalto University School of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering invites applications for
DOCTORAL CANDIDATE in Operations Management in
This fixed term doctoral candidate position is to be filled as soon as possible. The expected total duration is
: first contract will be signed for a period of one year with an extension up to four years subject to
meeting a set of performance criteria during the first year.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS
The doctoral candidate will belong to Building Design and Construction -research team at the Department of
Civil Engineering. The individual will work under the supervision of Assistant Professor Antti Peltokorpi.
Operations Management in Construction is a broad and multidisciplinary area of research. In this position, the
research will be related to direct digital construction, industrialized construction, and use of platforms in
Research methods in this field have wide variety, including qualitative and quantitative methods,
case studies, surveys, and secondary data analyses among others. Research activities are carried out in
collaboration with international academic and industrial partners. Researchers and practitioners in this field
attempt to find solutions to the aforementioned problems and develop partnerships with construction
companies, building users and the relevant authorities and other sectors of industry.
The position is open for candidates with a master’s degree from a wide range of backgrounds related to
Operations Management, Construction Engineering and Management or related fields. Requirements include
good skills in English, good skills to understand and write scientific text, and high motivation to grow as
researcher and conduct high-level academic research in the field.
For the candidate qualified for the current position, an official Aalto University application process for doctoral
studies will be accomplished:
Hence, before preparing his/her application for the current call a candidate should ensure that the
corresponding formal requirements will be fulfilled:
SALARY AND PLACE OF WORK
Aalto University follows the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition to salary, the contract includes
occupational health benefits, and Finland has a comprehensive social security system.
The Department is located at Otaniemi campus in Espoo, Finland. Further information about the department
can be found at the web pages: http://civileng.aalto.fi/en/
APPLICATION PERIOD AND INSTRUCTIONS
The call is open till March 15, 2017
. Applications will be evaluated by March 31, 2017. However, a right for
justified reasons to leave the position open is reserved. In addition, a right to extend the application period and
to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period is reserved.
Furthermore, application materials will not be returned. All material should be submitted in English. It is
expected that the successful candidate will work at Aalto University after no more that few months after
A complete application requires the following documents (pdf files)
: (1) a statement of interest, (2) a
curriculum vitae, (3) an English abstract of master's thesis, (4) a certified copy of the master’s diploma, (5) a
transcript of records, and (6) a letter of recommendations.
The applications for the doctoral candidate position are to be submitted through the eRecruitment system:
Further information can be obtained by directly contacting Asst. Prof. Antti Peltokorpi at
(+358 50 3716 613) and regarding the recruitment process by contacting HR
Coordinator Katja Korpinurmi at firstname.lastname@example.org
(+358 50 4064 520).