[spectre] (fwd) Professor of Practice position in curating and mediating art - Aalto University Helsinki Finland

Andreas Broeckmann ab at dortmunder-u.de
Tue Jan 25 09:21:09 CET 2011



Professor of Practice position in curating and mediating art

Aalto University is a new university created from the merger of the
Helsinki School of Economics, the University of Art and Design Helsinki
and Helsinki University of Technology. The new university's ambitious
goal is to rank among the top universities in the world in its areas of
specialization. The combination of three universities opens up new
possibilities for strong multi-disciplinary education and research.

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 450 staff.

Aalto University School of Art and Design invites applications for:

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.

The application materials for the Professor of Practice position should
include the following appendices:

Application letter addressed to the President of Aalto University
      1. Curriculum vitae
      2. List of publications and other works (the most important ones
marked)/a list of activity in the field of art or art education
      3. 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:
helena.sederholm at aalto.fi, or Leader of the Cumma program, Lecturer
Riikka Haapalainen, tel. +358 40 5235544, e-mail:
riikka.haapalainen at aalto.fi.

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.

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 torekry-taik at aalto.fi
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.

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.

The application materials will not be returned.

In Helsinki, 12th January 2011

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