Assistant or Affiliate Professor, Arts-based analysis and pedagogy job with AALTO UNIVERSITY


Aalto College is a neighborhood of daring thinkers the place science and artwork meet know-how and enterprise. We’re dedicated to figuring out and fixing grand societal challenges and constructing an revolutionary future. Aalto College has six faculties with almost 11 000 college students and almost 400 professors. Our campus is positioned in Espoo, Finland.

Aalto College College of Arts, Design and Structure (Aalto ARTS) is a world chief in increased schooling in design, trend, video games, media, structure, movie, artwork schooling and artwork. We additionally produce world-class analysis in artwork schooling, design and design considering, digital media and visible tradition, city planning and structure. Our graduates are innovators in and past their fields, drawing from over a century of custom, a humane and forward-looking method, and the newest applied sciences. Our new campus in Espoo, simply west of Helsinki, makes working collectively inside and throughout disciplines simpler than ever earlier than.

The Division of Artwork and Media conducts analysis and creative actions throughout a broad vary of topics and themes. These embrace artwork schooling, up to date artwork, curating, sport design, new media, pictures, visible communication design and visible tradition. The division gives schooling in Bachelor’s, Grasp’s and Doctoral ranges.

The division was shaped in 2022 as a merger of two departments which have each been acknowledged internationally  for high-quality creative outputs, media productions and artwork pedagogical actions, scholarship, and analysis. The Division of Artwork and Media, with roughly 800 college students and over 100 employees members, is the biggest division within the College of Arts, Design and Structure.


The Division of Artwork and Media invitations functions for the place of:

Assistant or Affiliate Professor, Arts-based analysis and pedagogy

The profitable candidate might be appointed for an Assistant or Affiliate Professor place within the Aalto College tenure observe system. Aalto’s tenure observe ideas are defined at The place will start in February 2023 or as agreed, and it’s positioned within the Division of Artwork and Media, with an emphasis on artwork schooling.

The analysis in artwork schooling at Aalto College is internationally recognised for its revolutionary and interdisciplinary method to artwork pedagogy. There’s a sturdy give attention to analysis in up to date artwork and arts-based pedagogical practices in a broad cultural and societal context. To take care of its management within the area, Aalto ARTS has opened a name to discover a tenure observe or tenured professor in arts-based analysis and pedagogy, whose process is to develop analysis in each artwork and pedagogy.  


Your position and targets

As an Assistant or Affiliate Professor, you might be anticipated to hold out and supervise analysis; to teach college students and to take part in curriculum growth and lifewide-learning schooling initiatives. You’re anticipated to introduce college students to the complicated and versatile relations between artwork and pedagogy and assist them in advancing the sector. We additionally count on you to take part in service to the Aalto College neighborhood and to community with researchers and practitioners within the numerous fields of the college. In all ranges of the tenure observe system, a professor is anticipated to carry out high-quality analysis with societal influence in addition to to show on the doctoral, grasp’s and bachelor’s stage, to be an lively member of the worldwide analysis neighborhood, and to exhibit tutorial management. Development within the tenure observe relies on scheduled efficiency critiques which think about the candidate’s deserves in all these areas.

These standards are supposed to assist the holistic analysis of candidates. Which means an applicant is evaluated on the general mixture and steadiness throughout the scale related to the sector and the kind of the professorship.


Your expertise

To qualify for the Assistant or Affiliate Professor place, you must have important experience in pedagogy and arts-based analysis, creative analysis or analysis of artwork. A dedication to the event of the sector of the professorship by means of analysis and educating actions is anticipated.

In-depth experience within the area of the professorship is important, and familiarity with the Finnish academic area in addition to worldwide expertise are a bonus. Schooling within the Division of Artwork and Media is supplied in English and Finnish. Thus, glorious verbal and written communication expertise in Finnish and/or English are anticipated. We hope that you’ll decide to be taught Finnish, if you don’t already know the language. It’s best to have ample pedagogical coaching and expertise in university-level educating. Expertise in main analysis tasks and tutorial management positions is an asset.


For this professorship, the applicant is anticipated to have:

  • A doctoral diploma in a related area
  • Broad skilled information and expertise of arts-based, creative or art-theoretical analysis and pedagogical analysis
  • Expertise and networks in versatile collaborations with related companions within the area
  • Competencies in interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Satisfactory pedagogical coaching and educating expertise in increased schooling
  • Worldwide networks throughout the fields of arts-based, creative or art-theoretical analysis and artwork schooling
  • Expertise with holding tutorial obligations in college schooling and analysis administration related to your profession stage
  • Demonstrated means to amass analysis and/or mission funding

The candidates might be reviewed on the idea of the next areas: Analysis deserves in arts-based, creative or art-theoretical and pedagogical fields; lively participation and management within the tutorial artwork or art-education neighborhood. The place would require relocation to Finland for candidates not already dwelling within the nation.


What we provide

The professor might be a part of an inspiring and supportive neighborhood of skilled professionals and extremely motivated college students. The professor may even have the chance to make use of the division’s intensive networks each nationally and internationally, and luxuriate in our nice sources to pursue creative actions, schooling and analysis with the assistance of Aalto workshops (

Aalto College follows the wage system of Finnish universities. As an employer, Aalto College presents glorious studying and growth alternatives and occupational well being care companies.


Prepared to use?

To use, we kindly ask you to submit your software supplies on Monday, 1 August, 2022 (Japanese European time UTC +2) on the newest.

Please apply utilizing the Aalto on-line software system. For software hyperlink, please see the web site for the job:

The next software supplies ought to be submitted in English (in PDF format, most measurement 5MB per doc):

  • A brief (max. 1000 phrases) letter of the applicant’s private view in regards to the relations between arts-based, creative, art-theoretical and pedagogical analysis
  • A curriculum vitae: A really useful template is accessible from the Finnish Advisory Board on Analysis Integrity (TENK) web site:
  • A educating portfolio compiled in response to Aalto tips:
  • An inventory of analysis publications (point out the 5 most necessary with an asterisk)

The departmental committee will invite the shortlisted candidates to go to the Division of Artwork and Media in autumn 2022 to ship educating demonstrations and be interviewed. As well as, the shortlisted functions might be reviewed by exterior consultants.


For extra info

In the event you want to hear extra in regards to the place, please contact the departmental committee chair, Affiliate Professor Helena Sederholm (helena.sederholm(at) When you have any questions relating to the recruitment course of, please contact HR Coordinator Katja Korpinurmi (katja.korpinurmi(at)


About Finland

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