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Doctoral Candidate in Real Estate Economics
Aalto University School of Engineering

Date Posted Jun. 3, 2020
Title Doctoral Candidate in Real Estate Economics
University Aalto University School of Engineering
Espoo, Finland
Department Department of Built Environment
Application Deadline Jun. 22, 2020
Position Start Date September 2020
  • Graduate Student
  • Risk Management & Financial Engineering

Aalto University School of Engineering invites applications for

The position is at Real Estate Economics Research Group in the Department of Built Environment (…). The Real estate Economics Research Group (REG) focuses on research on real estate from the perspectives of e.g. business, management, land policy, technology, finance, economics and law. The Real Estate Research Group at Aalto University is the only university-level research unit in Finland focusing on the broad area of real estate. The group has 7 professors, that cover broad range of the thematic research areas and related research methods, from econometrics and quantitative analysis to legal dogmatic, qualitative research and future studies. Now, our group has about 20 full-time doctoral students.
Real Estate Economics Research Group in Aalto University has an open position for a doctoral candidate in real estate economics. The position is a funded full-time position, for 4 years (2+2 years). The position is open to doctoral proposals in all areas covered by the Real Estate Group.

The call is open for candidates with a wide range of backgrounds. You should have excellent academic qualifications and study results. You should have a strong interest in doing research. You are fluent in English and you have good communication skills. You are organized, rigorous and able to work independently. As part of your personal development, you will be encouraged to engage in teaching (formal training also provided), research activities, conferences and events.

The doctoral student position is contract-based; a two-year contract is granted first, followed by a possible extension for two-year period depending on the achievements during the first contractual period. In a maximum of four years, the doctoral student is required to 1) complete the doctoral dissertation based on peer-review publications (accepted and submitted), 2) finish relevant courses for 40 ECTS credits and 3) participate in teaching. The applicant must fulfill the requirements for entitlement to do postgraduate studies at Aalto University:…

Salary and benefits
Aalto University applies the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be supported to participate in international conferences, to apply for fellowships, and to develop knowledge and competencies for success in the future career.

For more information
For further details, contact Head of Research Group, Professor Ari Ekroos, Aalto University. E-mail:

How to apply
Please submit your application as a single pdf file, which includes the following documents in English:
1. CV
2. A certified copy of master´s and bachelor´s degree certificate and official transcript of records, and their translations, if the originals are not in Finnish, Swedish or English. (Minimum average grading requirements: Students graduating in Autumn 2020 are also encouraged to apply.
3. Short motivation letter (max 1 page) describing your previous knowledge, previous research experience, motivation and self-assessment of suitability for doctoral studies.
4. Short research proposal that describes your initial research idea (max 1 page). At the stage of application the research proposals are used for evaluating the potential the candidate has for doing a PhD.
5. Proof of proficiency in Finnish, Swedish or English if the applicant is not a native speaker of or educated in any of them.

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Contact Information

  • Professor Ari Ekroos
    Department of Built Environment
    Aalto University School of Engineering
    Otakaari 4, Espoo


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