The School of Arts, Design and Architecture, the Department of Art at Aalto University invites applications for:
LECTURER IN MANAGING AND MEDIATING ART
The successful candidate will be appointed for a fixed 3-year term on the Aalto University lecturer track.
The Lecturer in Managing and Mediating Art will have teaching and administrative tasks.
The lecturer will teach within CuMMA (Major in Curating, Managing and Mediating Art). The teaching language is English. The lecturer will participate in the planning and development of teaching, and in the delivery of courses. The lecturer will collaborate on the planning of the curriculum and act as coordinator of courses, excursions and collaborations concerning the education within CuMMA. The lecturer is responsible for, among other duties, schedules and inviting visiting teachers, while also planning the annual schedule and resourcing for his/her field of teaching. The lecturer is also expected to, among other things, guide students and participate in the student selection process. The lecturer will cooperate with the other schools of Aalto University, other universities, as well as museums and institutions within the cultural field in Finland and internationally.
50 % of the duties are administrative tasks that consist of coordinating artist in residence programmes and developing artistic activity assessment criteria in collaboration with the School´s other departments and international art and design schools.
Aalto University follows the salary system of Finnish universities. The teaching personnel work within a total working hour system (1600 hours per year).
Requirements The candidate is expected to have at least a master´s degree, experience in teaching and organizing in the field of managing, mediating and curating art. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to have the experience and merits required for the exercise of the duties, good teaching and cooperation skills. The applicant is experienced in the development and management of cultural productions. The successful candidate is expected to be familiar with the actors, organizations and policies in the Finnish cultural field.
The successful candidate is expected to be internationally networked and fluent in English.
Application materials and deadline
The applications, including the following material, should be addressed to the Dean of the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture:
• a curriculum vitae (including possible publications)
• portfolio of your professional practice (max 10 pages / 20 MB)
• teaching portfolio (max 4 pages)
• description of your views regarding the present situation and the future development of managing and mediating art (max 2 pages).
The material must be in English. Guidelines for compiling a teaching portfolio are given at: http://www.aalto.fi/en/about/careers/tenure_track/for_applicant/guidelines_for_compiling_the_teaching_portfolio_eng-002.pdf. The departmental committee reserves the right to ask for additional material from the applicants.
The applications should be submitted, preferably electronically, to the Registry of Aalto University (rekry-arts -at- aalto.fi) no later than 31st December 2013. Electronic documents should be submitted in PDF format and the file names should follow the format lastname_MM(number 1-5).pdf (e.g. lastname_MM_1.pdf). The postal address is Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Registry, PO Box 31000, FI-00076 Aalto, Finland. The street address is Hämeentie 135 C, Helsinki. The Registry is open until 3 PM.
The applicants will be reviewed on the basis of the following: proficiency in the field of teaching, experience and merits in managing and mediating art, management and teaching skills, collaborative skills and activity in the cultural field.
The Departmental Committee will choose from amongst the applicants the ones who will be asked to visit the School and to give a teaching demonstration. The committee will also interview them. In addition, the Departmental Committee may seek reviews from external experts.
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. The application materials will not be returned.
For further information on the available position, please contact Professor Nora Sternfeld by e-mail: nora.sternfeld -at- aalto.fi. Questions concerning the recruitment process should be sent to: rekry-arts -at- aalto.fi
For full information please refer to the job posting on the Aalto University website.