Applications and the selection process

To support an open and merit-based selection process, we have standardized recruitment processes for all levels of recruitment.

Hanken's objective is to secure an open and transparent recruitment process. As a rule, permanent positions or employment for a longer period are to be filled trough open recruitment.

How to Apply

All applications are submitted electronically to the recruitment database Laura. In the menu to your left you can find more information and frequenly asked questions about the database.

If you have any questions regarding the job opportunitiesor the recruitment process, please contact humanresources@hanken.fi

Application documents

The documents candidates are asked to deliver are specified separately depending on the position and the discipline, so please make sure to check the advertisement for exact detail. In most cases, however, the applicant documents asked for include

Tenure track or other teaching and research positions:

  • Application letter
  • CV
  • Publication list
  • Selected, max. 5 recent publications in PDF form
  • Teaching portfolio (i.e. experience and philosophies of teaching and curriculum development; incl. possible student feedback; track records of pedagogical courses)
  • Research statement/plan including a demonstration of the applicant’s fit with the position, description of current and planned research, publications in the pipeline, and funding obtained for various projects
  • References

Administrative and supporting positions:

  • Application letter
  • CV
  • Other relevant documents

Selection process

To support an open and merit-based selection process, we have standardized recruitment processes for all levels of recruitment.

Doctoral student (level 1)

More information on the application process for doctoral students can be found under Hanken's PhD Programme.

Assistant Professor (level 2)

A recruitment group appointed by the Head of Department review all applications and the most qualified are selected for the next stage. The Head of Department then presents the group’s proposal to the Department Council that selects which applicants should be invited to an interview and trial lecture. The recruitment group ranks the candidates based on an overall assessment. The Department Council proposes to the Rector who should be appointed Assistant Professor.

Associate Professor (level 3)

A recruitment group appointed by the Head of Department reviews all applications and the most qualified are selected for the next stage. The shortlist is communicated to the Department Council. The shortlisted applicants are invited to an interview and trial lecture. The Research Track Committee, appointed by Rector, evaluates the applicants’ qualifications and delivers a statement. The recruitment group ranks the candidates based on an overall assessment. The Department Council proposes to the Rector who should be appointed Associate Professor.

Professor (level 4)

A recruitment group appointed by the Head of Department reviews all applications and the most qualified are selected for the next stage. The Academic Council decides on which applicants will be part of an external expert evaluation and who should be invited to serve as experts. After all experts have delivered their assessments the top candidates are invited to interview and trial lecture. The Research Track Committee, appointed by Rector, evaluates the applicants’ qualifications and makes an overall assessment. The Academic Council makes a suggestion to the Department Council who proposes to the Rector who should be appointed Professor.

Processes for the lecturer track will be published shortly.

Project Researchers, Administrative and support staff

A recruitment group consisting of the manager and two others (often team or project leader and the HR Director) assess all applications and the most qualified are invited to an interview. The interview can include a small test or task depending on the position’s requirements.