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February 14, 2011

Aalto University seeks Professor

Aalto University

Aalto University School of Art and Design invites applications for:

PROFESSOR OF PRACTICE POSITION IN CONTEMPORARY ART
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.

The Professor of Practice is considered a professorial position with Aalto-level requirements and external evaluation. A doctoral degree or comparable artistic qualifications and significant expertise in teaching and/or research/artistic and professional work are required for obtaining a Professor of Practice position. Furthermore, Professors of Practice are required to be committed to developing the field through research/artistic and professional work and teaching activities.

The above mentioned position is located in the Department of Art (http://www.taik.fi/en/laitokset/taide.html). The Department consists of four different degree programs, which are 1) Art Education, areas of specialization: Art Education, Curating, Managing and Mediating Art, 2) Environmental Art, 3) ePedagogy Design, and 4) Fine arts. The Department of Art is internationally acknowledged education and research unit.

The professorship in question is intended for an artist who would excel as a Professor of Contemporary Art. Therefore preference will be given to candidates with a strong ambition for developing the field and educating students to participate open-mindedly in the field of contemporary art. The candidate is, however, guaranteed an opportunity to negotiate the content of his or her duties.

APPLICATION MATERIALS AND APPLICATION PROCEDURE
The application materials for the Professor of Practice position should include the following appendices:
1. Application letter addressed to the President of Aalto University
2. Curriculum vitae in
3. Artistic portfolio (preferably in digital format)
4. Current state and motivation letter

All application materials should be in English.

For additional information, please contact Head of Department, Professor Helena Sederholm, tel. +358 50 314 1546, e-mail: [email protected], or Professor Teemu Mäki, e-mail: [email protected]

The language requirements for applicants are described in more detail in the application instructions.

Aalto University follows the new salary system of universities, but applicants may also provide salary requirements.

Please find detailed application instructions attached. (http://www.aalto.fi/en/current/jobs/professors/contemporary_art_application_instructions140110.pdf)

The applications for the Professor of Practice positions are to be addressed to the President of Aalto University and submitted to the Registry of Aalto University preferably by e-mail to [email protected] no later than on 15th March 2011. The street address of the Registry is Hämeentie 135 C, Helsinki (Registry closes at 3.00 p.m.), and the postal address is Aalto University, P.O.Box 31000, FI-00076 Aalto. For details on submitting the application electronically, please see the attached application instructions.

Should there be a lack of eligible applicants, the application period may be extended. Aalto University reserves the right to consider also other candidates for the professorial positions.

PROFESSOR OF PRACTICE POSITION IN CURATING AND MEDIATING ART
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.

The Professor of Practice is considered a professorial position with Aalto-level requirements and external evaluation. A doctoral degree or comparable artistic qualifications and significant expertise in teaching and/or research/artistic and professional work are required for obtaining a Professor of Practice position. Furthermore, Professors of Practice are required to be committed to developing the field through research/artistic and professional work and teaching activities.

The above mentioned position is located in the Department of Art (http://www.taik.fi/en/laitokset/taide.html). The department consists of four different training programs, which are 1) Art Education, areas of specialization: Art Education, Curating, Managing and Mediating Art, 2) Environmental Art, 3) ePedagogy Design, and 4) Fine arts. The Department of Art is an internationally acknowledged education and research unit.

The now open professorial position is the first of its kind in Finland. Therefore preference will be given to candidates with a strong ambition for creating a new kind of degree program and educating students to participate open-mindedly in the field of arts.

APPLICATION MATERIALS AND APPLICATION PROCEDURE
The application materials for the Professor of Practice position should include the following appendices:
1. Application letter addressed to the President of Aalto University
2. Curriculum vitae
3. List of publications and other works (the most important ones marked)/a list of activity in the field of art or art education
4. Brief description of your views regarding the future development of the field.

All application materials should be in English.

For additional information, please contact Head of Department, Professor Helena Sederholm, tel. +358 50 314 1546, e-mail: [email protected], or Leader of the Cumma program, Lecturer Riikka Haapalainen, tel. +358 40 5235544, e-mail: [email protected]

The language requirements for applicants are described in more detail in the application instructions.

Aalto University follows the new salary system of universities, but applicants may also provide salary requirements.
Please find detailed application instructions attached. (http://www.aalto.fi/en/current/jobs/professors/cumma_application_instructions140111.pdf)

The applications for the Professor of Practice positions are to be addressed to the President of Aalto University and submitted to the Registry of Aalto University preferably by e-mail to [email protected] no later than on 8th March 2011. The street address of the Registry is Hämeentie 135 C, Helsinki (Registry closes at 3.00 p.m.), and the postal address is Aalto University, P.O.Box 31000, FI-00076 Aalto. For details on submitting the application electronically, please see the attached application instructions.

The application materials will not be returned.

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