[artinfo] Aalto University is recruiting a Professor in Curating

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Professor in Curating and Mediating Art


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 
vision is to 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 Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture invites 
applications for a tenure track or tenured professor position in 
Curating and Mediating Art

The professor will work in the creative and internationally 
recognized environment of Aalto University's School of Arts. The 
position is situated in the Department of Art, known for nationally 
and internationally recognized high quality artistic and art 
pedagogical activities and scholarship as well as research. The 
department conducts groundbreaking research in its fields and gives 
its students expertise in artistic practices and critical skills in 
mediating, representing, discussing and critiquing art and other 
forms of visual culture.

The Professor of Curating and Mediating Art will contribute to the 
Department and the field of curating through their deep knowledge, 
expertise and experience in curating and mediating contemporary art 
within various art institutions and the broader public sphere. The 
professor will work with students, faculty, and other stakeholders to 
understand and challenge formations, movements and international 
discourses of contemporary art and curating, and the cultural fields 
and networked world in which they exist. The Professor will engage 
students through curatorial, theoretical and educational situations 
and events, where the multifaceted aspects of the art world are 
entangled. This includes the interconnectedness of cultural 
relations, organizational practices, and curatorial tasks such as 
collecting, showing, researching, and other methods to produce, 
install, curate and mediate exhibition content.

The professor will contribute to teaching in the Department of Art, 
both at the doctoral and MA levels, and supervise and advise students 
with their dissertations and theses. In addition, the professor is 
expected to engage and provide leadership within the larger 
university context.

The position may be filled on any level of Tenure Track system 
(Assistant / Associate / Full Professor) and will begin during the 
academic year 2018 as agreed.

What we expect
The applicants will be reviewed based on their research and/or 
artistic work, teaching and academic leadership as well as activity 
in scientific and artistic community. The professor shall have 
capability to work broadly within the related disciplines and 
competence areas in the field.

The applicant is expected to have:

-A cutting-edge research agenda and significant experience in the field
-Teaching experience
-Experience in curating practice
-Experience in interdisciplinary/transdisciplinary collaboration
-International networks within the field of curating
-A doctoral degree in a relevant field
-Excellent skills in English

Throughout their careers, those in the academic tenure track system 
are expected to exercise and guide scientific research, to provide 
related higher academic education, to follow the advances of their 
field, to participate in service to the Aalto University community, 
and to take part in societal interaction and international 
collaboration in their field.

How to apply
Please submit your application through the 
University eRecruitment system no later than on September 4, 2017 
(Finnish time UTC +2).

Additional information
For additional information, please contact the Chairman of the 
Departmental Committee, Professor Kevin Tavin, email 
<mailto:kevin.tavin at aalto.fi>kevin.tavin at aalto.fi. For process 
related questions, you may contact HR specialist Anna Lehtinen, 
<mailto:anna.hynynen at aalto.fi>anna.lehtinen at aalto.fi.

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 

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