Aalto University is where science and art meet technology and business. We shape a sustainable future by making research breakthroughs in and across our disciplines, sparking the game changers of tomorrow and creating novel solutions to major global challenges. Our community is made up of 13 000 students, 400 professors and more than 4 500 other faculty and staff working on our dynamic campus in Espoo, Greater Helsinki, Finland. Diversity is part of who we are, and we actively work to ensure our community’s diversity and inclusiveness. This is why we warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to join our community.
The Aalto School of Arts, Design and Architecture (Aalto ARTS) is a Nordic leader in higher education for design, fashion, game design, media, architecture, film, art education and fine art. We are a diverse community of professionals, with great appreciation for creativity and responsibility. We produce world-class research and educate front-line professionals and visionaries for established, changing and emerging fields. Our new campus in Espoo, in the greater Helsinki area of Finland, makes working together among and across disciplines easier than ever before. We are tackling societal grand challenges head-on and striving towards a sustainable, just society and environment.
The Department of Art and Media invites applications for
Lecturer position (fixed term) in Nordic Master in Visual Studies and Art Education
: We are looking for a lecturer with a vision of the future of art fields and art-related occupations, specifically focusing on developing new professional opportunities for creative professionals with pedagogical skills. We are looking for a person with a keen interest in the new and developing relationship between art, education, and visual studies. In this position you will have a chance to make an impact on students who are studying and developing new ways to think about the interconnections between art, work, and life. The position will begin in fall 2023 and is fixed term until 31 December 2025.
The lecturer will be working for Nordic Master in Visual Studies and Art Education (NoVA) double-degree MA program that Aalto University runs together with Aalborg University, Denmark. This position advances society's broader need of arts-related professions by engaging cohorts of international students through leadership, administration, teaching, and student supervision. The lecturer is expected to work with different audiences, institutions, and communities, including international professionals, practitioners, and researchers especially in the Nordic region. The main pedagogical objective of this position is to provide students with a mix of problem-based and student-centred, hands-on experience with theoretical and practical studies in art, education, digital communication, and project management. The position also involves research related to the content and pedagogical practices of the program.
The position requires strong academic and leadership skills in art education or closely related field(s), as well as curriculum development and teaching expertise (including in-person, online, and hybrid). In addition, proficiency in working with multiple stakeholders is required. Since the position might involve research work, a doctoral degree is regarded as a merit. Proficiency in Finnish and/or other Nordic languages, and experience working with Nordic institutions and stakeholders may be beneficial but is not a requirement. The position requires the candidate to live in Finland.
What we offer
The salary is determined based on experience and qualifications according to the salary system of Aalto University. The position is located in Otaniemi, Espoo in the School of ARTS. Aalto University provides its employees with health care benefits, an inspiring working environment and versatile staff training. For information on the Lecturer Track system in Aalto University please see: https://www.aalto.fi/en/research-art/lecturer-career-system
Ready to apply?
If you want to join our community, please submit your application through our recruitment system no later than 21 August 2023
(Finnish time UTC +3). All material must be in English and in PDF format. Please note that one file can be max 5 mb, and max 5 files can be submitted:
Please note: Aalto University’s employees and visitors should apply for the position via our internal system Workday -> find jobs (not external aalto.fi webpage on open positions) by using their existing Workday user account.
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 submitted applications during the application period.
Shortlisted candidates will be asked to give a teaching demonstration and interviews in fall 2023. The short-listed applicants’ applications will also be submitted for review by 1-2 external experts.
If you wish to hear more about the positions, you can contact Professor Anniina Suominen, Chair of the Departmental recruitment committee, anniina.suominen(at)aalto.fi. In questions related to the recruitment process, please contact HR Specialist Satu Pöyhönen, satu.poyhonen (at)aalto.fi. Please note that in July there may be delays in responses due to the vacation periods in Finland.
About Finland and Helsinki area
Finland has a high standard of living, a world leading education system, and a vibrant commercial and cultural life. It enjoys a robust economy and political stability. It has excellent transport links to the major cities of Europe and beyond. Helsinki is one of Europe’s leading capital cities and a vivid center of scholarship. As a living and working environment, Finland is consistently ranked highly in quality-of-life and competitiveness studies.
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