August 29, 2017

Seeking Professor of Practice in Foundation and General Studies

Aalto University

Courtesy of Aalto University / Aino Huovio.

The Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture invites applications for a fixed-term (3 years) Professor of Practice position in Foundation and General Studies. The starting date is January 1, 2018, or appropriate.

Job description
The professor will work in the creative and internationally recognized environment of Aalto University’s School of ARTS. The position serves the Center for General Studies (YoYo), at the Department of Art, but the Professor of Practice will work with all five departments in ARTS, including the Departments of Design, Architecture, Media, and Film, Television, and Scenography.

YoYo currently provides compulsory and elective courses for all Aalto ARTS students (doctor, master and bachelor). The professor will provide leadership to direct, oversee, review, develop, and implement compulsory/foundational arts studies and general studies for Aalto ARTS. The professor will work directly with all stakeholders, including students, faculty, and ARTS and Aalto University leadership to develop and improve planning, communication, and outreach.

What we expect from you
The professor is expected to have a proven track record of strong contribution in the field of foundation and general art studies in higher education. The applicants will be reviewed based on their academic leadership, artistic work and research, teaching, and activity overseeing or managing foundation or similar studies. The professor shall have capability to work broadly with the all ARTS fields and disciplines, and competence areas within those fields.

The applicant is expected to have:
–Experience with foundation or general art studies, or similar programs or units within a higher education context (university or college)
–Cutting-edge agenda regarding arts and related practices for students
–An artistic practice
–Teaching experience
–Experience in interdisciplinary/transdisciplinary collaboration, especially in higher education
–A terminal degree in a relevant field (doctoral degree, MFA, MA or equivalent)
–Strong written and verbal communication skills in English (familiarity with Finnish and/or Swedish language may be beneficial).

How to apply
Please submit your application through the Aalto University eRecruitment system no later than September 15, 2017 (Finnish time UTC +3 during daylight saving time). The link to the eRecruitment system ("Apply for this job") as well as a list of required application material can be found in the job advertisement on the Aalto University website.

Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not applied during the application period.

Additional information
Enquiries about the post may be addressed to Professor Kevin Tavin and enquiries about the recruitment process to HR Coordinator Anu Roine. Emails: firstname.lastname [​at​] aalto.

About Aalto University
Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers in the fields of technology, business, art and design. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 20,000 students and 4,700 employees, more than 400 of which are professors. Our schools rank among the top universities in the world. The University campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

The School of Arts, Design and Architecture (ARTS) is an institution of higher education for design, media, architecture, motion picture, art education and art. The current key areas of research are design, digital media, audiovisual representation, art, visual culture, welfare architecture and emerging technologies as well as urban planning and design. The school produces specialists and innovators of art, design and architecture with strong artistic and technical skills

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