[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.

Job description
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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