Tenured or Tenure Track Professor in Thermodynamics of Metallurgical Processes Aalto University School of Chemical Engineering Finland

Tenured or Tenure Track Professor in Thermodynamics of Metallurgical Processes


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 nearly 20 000 students and more than 400 professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.


Aalto University School of Chemical Engineering invites applications for


Tenured or Tenure Track Professor position in thermodynamics of metallurgical processes


The position can be filled on any level of the Aalto Tenure Track system from Assistant Professor to Full Professor.


Job description


The research area of the professorship is thermodynamics of metallurgical processes, including both experimental and theoretical research on primary and secondary raw materials processing. It covers phenomena in high-temperature and aqueous applications.


The field of the professorship also contributes to the development of sustainable processes, extraction of critical metals and circular economy.


Innovative application of computational thermodynamics and digitalization in process development form the core of the professorship in research, education and industrial co-operation.




Throughout their careers, those in the academic tenure track system are expected to exercise and guide scientific research, to provide related higher academic education, to follow the advances of their field, to participate in service to the Aalto University community and to take part in societal interaction and international collaboration in their field.


Applicants are expected to have a doctoral degree in a relevant field.


The applicants will be reviewed on the basis of their research work, teaching and academic leadership and activity in scientific community.




Salary will be defined according to Aalto University´s payroll system.


For more information


For additional information, contact Head of Department, Professor Jukka Seppälä or in questions relating to the recruitment process, contact HR Specialist Eeva Lyytikäinen, E-mails: firstname.lastname@aalto.fi.


How to apply


The application material for the tenure track position includes


  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of publications (with the most significant publications highlighted)
  • A research statement describing their past research and plans for future research and/or similar for artistic activities
  • Teaching portfolio
  • Names and contact details for references


All material should be in English. The application material will not be returned.


Applications with attachments (in pdf-format) for the tenure track position are to be addressed to the President of Aalto University and submitted through the link below no later than August 31st 2017. We will only consider applications submitted to the recruitment system.


General instructions for applicants including language requirements and guidelines for compiling teaching portfolio and CV are given at www.aalto.fi/en/tenure_track/for_applicant.


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.


Tenure track in Aalto University


The tenure track is open to talented individuals who have excellent potential for a scientific career. Individuals placed on the Aalto University professorial tenure track have the possibility to advance in their career through regular performance assessments, which take into account their merits in all areas of their scope of duty. Launched only in 2010, the tenure track has attracted a wide range of international applicants, giving Aalto University the possibility of recruiting top experts and young research talent to join the Aalto University community. Read more about the Aalto University tenure track system at www.aalto.fi/en/tenuretrack.

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