Lecturer in Design for Engineering

Aalto University - School of Electrical Engineering

Aalto University, School of Electrical Engineering (ELEC) aims to integrate design and creativity components into its education and opens thus a call for a Lecturer in Design for Engineering. In this new pioneering position you will be given an opportunity to create and build the basis for integrating design thinking in electrical engineering education. 

We are seeking for a visionary person with design background to develop new ways of incorporating art and design components in electrical engineering education. You will be expected to be a forerunner fostering design-thinking spirit among students and the faculty of the School. As a lecturer, you will be contributing to the existing courses, planning and execution of new course(s) and most importantly, injecting a solution oriented design thinking into our students´ engineering mindset. As a design expert, you will contribute in deepening collaboration between the School of Arts, Design and Architecture and the School of Electrical Engineering by bridging the joint educational efforts. Although the main emphasis of this task is teaching and education development, your activities in research/artistic work will be encouraged and supported. We will offer you a collegial and strongly development minded work community. 

We expect you to be passionate in sharing your design expertise to the others, and also to learn of new disciplines yourself. Your background can be in any field of design. It is important that you possess a strong record in artistic activities and ambition in relevant fields. A successful applicant preferably has a doctoral degree or comparable artistic qualification (Master´s Degree at university level is a requirement), has extensive background in design in academia or in the creative industry, possesses excellent pedagogical skills and has experience in teaching design at the university level. Prior knowledge of engineering education and experience in cross-disciplinary collaboration is a merit. Fluent English will be necessary in this position, Finnish is regarded as an advantage.
For additional information, please contact ELEC Vice Dean Keijo Nikoskinen, tel. +358 50 5588460, keijo.nikoskinen(at)aalto.fi, or  Professor and Department Head of the Department of Design Turkka Keinonen, turkka.keinonen(at)aalto.fi.

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