Seeking Professor of Arts-based Research and Pedagogy

Seeking Professor of Arts-based Research and Pedagogy

Aalto University

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May 29, 2017
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 webpage.


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, Finland.

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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