[artinfo] Aalto University seeks Professor of Arts-based Research and Pedagogy
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Seeking Professor of Arts-based Research and Pedagogy
Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture invites
Tenure track or Tenured position applications for: Professor of
Arts-based Research and Pedagogy
The call is open on all levels of the Aalto University tenure track
system: Assistant, Associate and Full Professor. The position will
begin January 1, 2018 or as agreed.
The Department of Art now seeks to make an appointment of Professor
of arts-based research and pedagogy. The professor is expected to be
an exceptional researcher and pedagogue, familiar with international
contemporary theories and practices related to arts-based research,
which includes the relationships, similarities and differences
between artistic research, practice-led research and art research.
The professor should be eager to bring his/her particular expertise
to the vibrant and developing environment in the Department of Art.
Arts-based research can be understood to be at the crossroads where
pedagogy and artistic practices intersect with different contemporary
theories, and qualitative research methods and methodologies. The
ideal candidate should be able to articulate the relationship between
different theories and practices, tools and techniques, and local and
global approaches for arts-based research. Based on this
articulation, the professor is expected to help to develop a vision
for innovative doctoral research, and guide and strengthen existing
research practices at all levels. The professor is expected to
participate in service to the Aalto University community, and to take
part in societal interaction and international collaboration.
Candidates should demonstrate a strong understanding in arts-based
research and pedagogy in relationship to a broad range of societal,
cultural, and educational theories and contexts. Candidates are
expected to have an ambition for broadening the field of arts-based
research in Finland, to embrace international and transnational
approaches and perspectives, and to work across the schools and
fields within Aalto University.
The position of Professor of arts-based research and pedagogy is
subject to external evaluation. Applicants will be reviewed on the
basis of the following areas: research merits, teaching,
international, collaborative and transdisciplinary competencies, and
activity and leadership in academic communities. Research merits will
be emphasized in the selection process.
The main teaching language is English. Strong written and verbal
communication skills in English are required.
Applicants are expected to have doctoral degree in a relevant field.
The candidate will have demonstrated ability to teach at university
level, develop teaching materials and engage various learners.
To see the whole announcement with more detailed application
instructions, please go to our
About Aalto University
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 20 000 students and more
than 400 professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki,
Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture is one of
the most prestigious international universities of art, design and
architecture in the world. The school is a strong source of social
influence. Key areas of research are design, digital media,
audiovisual representation, art, visual culture, well-being
architecture and emerging technologies, and urban planning and
design. The school's history dates back to 1871.
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