Postdoctoral researcher in Organization and Management


Aalto University School of Business is looking for a postdoctoral researcher for 24 months with a background in organization theory. The position is connected to an externally funded project at Aalto University School of Business, Department of Management Studies.

The Research Project and Requirements

The post-doctoral researcher will be working on a project studying the non-profit organizations and social enterprises focusing on marginalized communities, including refugees. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to have significant input on both the empirical design and theoretical framing of the research. The intended focus of the research is on organizational practices, institutional conditions, and interpersonal interactions in countering marginalization and fostering integration.

We look for scholars who are completing, or have completed within the past three years, their Ph.D. in a high quality program in a recognized university either in management or a related discipline (e.g. sociology, social psychology). Experience with qualitative research methods is required and knowledge of quantitative (mixed) methods is an advantage. Excellent English skills are a prerequisite.

The researcher hired in the project is expected to spend some of the working time on his/her own ongoing research projects. The majority of the time is allocated for work on the project providing the funding. The main tasks include data collection, analysis, and the publication process. We will prefer candidates with the greatest potential for conducting high quality research and publishing in leading international journals.


University and the unit

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 20 000 students and 4 700 employees, 390 of which are professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo, Helsinki and Mikkeli, Finland.

The Aalto University School of Business is the leading business school in Finland. The School belongs to a selected group of business schools in Finland that have been granted the most important international quality accreditations in the field. The School of Business is an innovative and lively community of about 3500 students and 400 members of faculty and staff.

The department of Management Studies comprises several very competitive groups of strategy, human resource management, organizational behavior, sustainability management and organization theory researchers who publish in leading management journals such as AMJ, AMR, ASQ, and SMJ, among others. Moreover, the department has a lively, international research community with numerous doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers from several countries. The working language at the department is English.



The position includes employee healthcare and an annual salary of around 50 000 euros. Aalto University also provides health care and retirement benefits. Finland is a great and safe environment, offering many excellent state-subsidized services, including affordable day care and free schools, which are consistently ranked among the best in the world.

How to apply

The applications are submitted through Aalto University’s electronic recruitment system SAIMA (link ‘Apply for this job’ below) no later than on October 1st, 2018 and the position can start as soon as January 1st, 2019, but we are flexible with the starting date (but no later than May 1st 2019).

Please provide the following materials attached to your application:

  • Cover letter, including a list of potential references
  • CV with a list of publications and working papers
  • An example manuscript (e.g. a chapter from the dissertation)

All application materials should be submitted in English. The application materials will not be returned. Please refer to the name of the position concerned in your application.


For more Information

For further information, please contact the project manager, Visiting Assistant Professor Farah Kodeih, (or in questions relating to the recruitment process, HR Coordinator Kristina Mustonen,

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.


In Helsinki on 3 July, 2018

Post expires on Monday October 1st, 2018