Aalto University invites applications for the following position: PROFESSOR OF PRACTICE, University-Wide Art Studies | Leonardo/ISAST

Aalto University invites applications for the following position: PROFESSOR OF PRACTICE, University-Wide Art Studies

Dates or Deadline: 
19 June 2018 to 15 August 2018
Organized by: 
Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture
Contact: 
Elina Helminen

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and nearly 400 professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

School of Arts, Design and Architecture is one of the most prestigious international universities of art, de-sign and architecture in the world. The school is a significant player in its impact on social life. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland. The School of ARTS will move to rapidly modernizing campus in Otaniemi Espoo during summer/autumn 2018. The Otaniemi campus will be a collaborative hub, supporting flexible and collaborative ways of working.

Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture invites applications for the following position:
PROFESSOR OF PRACTICE in University-wide Art studies

The position is fixed-term for four years. The starting date is January 1st 2019, or appropriate.

The professor will work in the creative and internationally recognized environment of Aalto University and School of ARTS. The position serves the University-Wide Art Studies (UWAS), at the Department of Art that is known for nationally and internationally recognized high quality artistic and art pedagogical activities and research. UWAS currently provides arts-based transdisciplinary education for all Aalto students.

Although the Professor of University-Wide Art Studies is situated in the Department of Art s/he will work with all six schools in Aalto, including School of ARTS, School of Business, School of Chemical Engineering, School of Electrical Engineering and School of Science. The professor will provide leadership to direct, oversee, review, develop, and implement UWAS for Aalto. The professor will work directly with all stake-holders, including students, faculty, and the schools and Aalto University leadership to develop and improve planning, communication, and outreach.

The professor will also provide vision for the future as well as pragmatic management of UWAS. The vision includes the future of arts-based transdisciplinary education for all Aalto students, and its connection to Aalto University’s strategy, and other Aalto-wide studies and initiatives. The management includes the day-to-day running of the studies, including curricular planning, study programming, space management, fiscal and employee matters, and communication outreach.

The professor would work with different groups to address the question of what constitutes university-wide art studies for all Aalto students, now and in the future, and how it is best provided in relation to the wider university and society.

APPLY FOR THIS JOB HERE: http://www.aalto.fi/en/about/careers/jobs/view/1905/