The position will be filled preferably as soon as possible or according to agreement for a fixed term of five (5) years or permanently either on the University Lecturer or the Senior University Lecturer level of the Aalto University Lecturer Career System.
The teaching and research field of the lectureship is spatial and service design. The lecturer is expected to address on the joint effect of physical space and flexible provisioning of services. The lecturer´s duties encompass the teaching of design of housing and service systems as well as the skills needed to carry out academic research. The lecturer is expected to conduct research in the fields of spatial and service design and to participate in multidisciplinary development and research projects. Overall approximately 20-30 % of the work time can be allocated for the lecturer´s own academic research activities.
The lecturer will mainly teach in Master’s Programme in Product and Spatial Design and guide and assess student assignments and thesis works and take part in the student selections when needed. In addition, the lecturer is expected to participate in the development of design education, research and artistic activities as well as lead and guide projects at the Department of Design.
The job requires good knowledge of the spatial and service design fields and capability to conduct high-level research related to these fields. Experience of combining user-centered approach and spatial design is highly desirable. Project coordination and co-operation skills are essential, as the lecturer is expected to operate flexibly and open-mindedly in the ever-evolving multidisciplinary field of design.
The lecturer is required to have a doctoral degree or comparable artistic-professional qualifications and good teaching skills and wished to possess suitable artistic-professional competency and practical work experience in the fields of spatial and service design. Pedagogic training and other merits relevant to the field of the lectureship are regarded an advantage. Fluent communication skill in English is essential, Finnish and Swedish language skills are an advantage. Being acquainted with the international fields of spatial and service design is recommendable.
Salary and working time
Salary will be determined upon competence and experience of the chosen person following the salary system of Finnish universities. Teaching personnel belong to the total working hours system, working 1600 hours annually.
Please submit your application through the electronic recruitment system SAIMA http://www.aalto.fi/en/about/careers/jobs/view/554/ no later than on September 20th, 2015 accompanying it with the following attachments:
• Cover letter
• CV (including also positions of trust and management/leadership positions in occupational and research communities as well as a list of publications and a list of design projects)
• Portfolio, including max. five published articles and/or art works, designs or productions (in a single file, size limited to 100 MB)
• Teaching portfolio including teaching merits and approach to teaching, see instructions at http://www.aalto.fi/en/about/careers/tenure_track/for_applicant/guidelines_for_compiling_the_teaching_portfolio.pdf
• Vision of the current state and future development of the field of the lectureship (max. 2 pages)
All documents shall be submitted in English.
The Departmental Committee carrying out the recruitment process reserves the right to request the applicants to submit additional material if needed.
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 period.
General instructions for applicants including language requirements and guidelines for compiling a CV and teaching portfolio are given at www.aalto.fi/en/tenure_track/for_applicant.
Applicants are evaluated in the following dimensions: research merits, artistic-professional merits, teaching, collaboration skills and activity in art, design and research communities. The Departmental Committee will choose applicants to visit the Department of Design and to give teaching demonstrations during fall 2015. Chosen applicants will be interviewed by the Departmental Committee and assessed by independent external evaluators.
Concerning the job description and requirements, Professor Pentti Kareoja, tel. +358 40 768 0659, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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