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April 22, 2011

Open professor positions at Aalto University

Aalto University

Aalto University is a new university with over a century of experience. Created from a high-profile merger between three leading universities in Finland—the Helsinki School of Economics, the Helsinki University of Technology and the University of Art and Design Helsinki—Aalto University opens up new possibilities for strong multi-disciplinary education and research. The university’s ambitious goal is to rank among the top universities in the world in its areas of specialization. At Aalto University, there are 20,000 students with the number of alumni around 75,000. We have a staff of 4,500 of which 300 are professors.

The goal of the Aalto University School of Art and Design is to be a dynamic, international school that promotes the development of creative fields, the regeneration of Finnish culture and artistic education and furthers innovation-based business that supports sustainable development.  The School cooperates actively with industry, the cultural sector and the surrounding society and forms networks with the best international universities and centers of expertise in order to realize its goals. The teaching and research of the School of Art and Design focus on design, media, art education, visual culture and audio-visual presentation. The Aalto University School of Art and Design has approximately 1900 students and 400 staff.

Aalto University School of Art and Design, Department of Media invites applications for:
PROFESSOR OF PRACTICE POSITION IN CONTEMPORARY ART PHOTOGRAPHY
and
PROFESSOR OF PRACTICE POSITION IN GRAPHIC DESIGN AND VISUAL COMMUNICATION

The Aalto Professor of Practice system is intended especially for the field of art, design and architecture. The Professor of Practice position provides departments with the possibility to hire highly respected professionals opening new areas of teaching and research / artistic and professional work. The position also provides possibility for re-evaluation and dynamic development of the field. The candidate will be appointed for a fixed 5-year term. Both the positions will begin during the academic year 2011–12.

The Department of Media is an academic community of approximately 500 students and 80 staff members created through a restructuring of the School of Art and Design in January 2010. The department conducts research and provides education in bachelor, masters and doctoral programmes across a broad range of subjects and themes. The study programmes and research of the department are organized within three units: Graphic Design, the Media Lab and Photography.

Please see more information and application instructions on the opening professor positions on our website.

Contemporary Art Photography

Graphic Design and Visual Communication

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