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Date posted: January 31, 2015

Employer: Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Department of Design

Position: Assistant / Associate / Full Professor in Design, especially Fashion Research

Job Description:
The purpose of the professorship is to strengthen and develop the research conducted within Fashion, Clothing and Textile design. Aalto University is looking for a scholar with skills and ability to build innovative co-operation in design research and teaching. The professor is expected to develop and lead multi- and interdisciplinary research across the departments and schools of Aalto University in close connection with the society.

The position will be placed on the Aalto University tenure track. Individuals on the tenure track have the possibility to advance in their career through regular performance assessments, which take into account their merits in all areas of their scope of duty. Launched only in 2010, the tenure track has attracted a wide range of international applicants, giving Aalto University the possibility of recruiting top experts and young research talent to join the Aalto University community.  For more information on the tenure track system of Aalto University, please see www.aalto.fi/en/tenuretrack.

Throughout their careers, those in the academic tenure track system are expected to exercise and guide scientific/artistic 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.

The applicants will be reviewed on the basis of their research, teaching and academic leadership and merits in the fields of fashion, clothing and textile design.

The applicant is expected to have:

  • Doctoral degree in a relevant field
  • Research agenda that complements and expands the core areas of the department
  • Teaching competence
  • Experience in collaboration with fashion design practice
  • International networks within the field of professorship

    Application deadline: February 23, 2015

    Contact information: To apply for this position, please see the whole announcement with application instructions at www.aalto.fi/en/about/careers/jobs/view/400. For more information about Aalto University, please visit www.aalto.fi/en.