Tenure Track

Hanken's tenure track career system

Hanken har introduced two parallel career paths (so-called tenure tracks); a research-focused and a teaching-oriented career path. The main recruitment process for newly employed teaching and research staff in economic sciences will be the research-oriented career track (research track). The research-oriented career path has three levels; Level 2 Assistant Professor, Level 3 Associate Professor and Level 4 Professor.

The research-oriented career track (research track)

The research-oriented career path has three levels; Level 2 PhD, Level 3 Assistant Professor and Level 4 Professor.

Assistant Professor (Level 2)

A PhD degree is required of an assistant professor. The contract is for five years. If the employee fulfils the requirements for promotion to associate professor according to section 5, he or she will be appointed to level 3 with an indefinitely valid employment contract.

When evaluating the applicants’ qualifications, academic publications, plans and potential for future academic research projects and publications, teaching experience and teaching skills, as well as pedagogical education are considered.

An assistant professor is subject to an evaluation of his or her qualifications and plans during the first and third year of employment. After a total of four years of employment, an evaluation of whether the employee meets the requirements for associate professor is initiated. The employer and the employee can agree to begin the process sooner if the employee has held a similar position after receiving his or her PhD.

Associate professor (Level 3)

An associate professor within the tenure track system is employed with an indefinitely valid employment contract.

An associate professor is required to hold a PhD degree, to have demonstrated a high level of academic competence, have good teaching skills, teaching experience, and experience of international research co-operation.

When evaluating the applicants’ qualifications, prime consideration is given to academic publications.

Experience of developing teaching and pedagogical education are considered additional qualifications.

After a total of at least four years as associate professor, the employee can apply to be appointed professor. The employer and the employee can agree to begin the process sooner.

Professor (Level 4)

A professor is required to hold a PhD degree, to have demonstrated a high level of academic competence, have experience of leading academic research, good teaching skills, extensive teaching experience, and experience in developing teaching. In addition, experience of doctoral education, applying for external funding, international research co-operation and academic expert assignments, as well as experience of participation in administrative tasks within an academic department, faculty or university are required.

When evaluating the applicants’ qualifications, prime consideration is given to academic publications.

The following additional qualifications are also considered: experience of responsibility for a degree programme, a subject, department, faculty or university, successfully raising external research funds, experience in leading the development of teaching, and pedagogical education.

When evaluating the applicants’ qualifications in the above-mentioned areas, the main focus will be on the time period when the person has been associate professor at Hanken, or the person’s qualifications from the last five years.

The teaching-oriented career track (teaching track)

The teaching -oriented career ladder has three levels; Level 2 Lecturer, Level 3 University Lecturer and Level 3B Senior University Lecturer.

Lecturer (Level 2)

A lecturer within the economic sciences is required to hold a PhD degree within a relevant field, have good knowledge of the field of teaching and good teaching skills.

When evaluating the applicants’ qualifications, prime consideration is given to teaching skills.

Experience of scientific work and academic publications, experience of developing teaching, and pedagogical education are considered additional qualifications.

University lecturer (Level 3)

A university lecturer is required to hold a PhD degree, have pedagogical education, excellent teaching skills, experience of developing teaching, and research activities.

When evaluating the applicants’ qualifications, prime consideration is given to teaching experience and teaching skills.

Experience of pedagogical leadership, developing teaching materials and participation in administrative tasks within a degree programme, a department, faculty or university are considered additional qualifications.

Senior University Lecturer (Level 3B)

A senior university lecturer is required to have a PhD degree, extensive education in university pedagogy or equivalent pedagogical studies, excellent teaching skills, lengthy teaching experience, experience of leading the development of teaching, as well as active participation in research activities.

When evaluating the applicants’ qualifications, prime consideration is given to teaching experience, teaching skills and pedagogical leadership.

The following additional qualifications are also considered: experience of international co-operation and expert assignments within education, teaching in executive education, co-operation in externally funded research projects, and participation in administrative tasks in connection to a degree programme, a department, a faculty or a university.