Professor in Curating and Mediating Art

Aalto University - School of Arts, Design and Architecture

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers in the fields of technology, business, art and design. 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 4 700 employees, more than 400 of which are professors. Our vision is to rank among the top universities in the world. The University campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

The School of Arts, Design and Architecture (ARTS) is an institution of higher education for design, media, architecture, motion picture, art education and art.

The Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture invites applications for a tenure track or tenured professor position in: 

Curating and Mediating Art

Job description
The professor will work in the creative and internationally recognized environment of Aalto University’s School of ARTS. The position is situated in the Department of Art, known for nationally and internationally recognized high quality artistic and art pedagogical activities and scholarship as well as research. The department conducts groundbreaking research in its fields and gives its students expertise in artistic practices and critical skills in mediating, representing, discussing and critiquing art and other forms of visual culture.

The position may be filled on any level of Tenure Track system (Assistant / Associate / Full Professor) and will begin during the academic year 2018 as agreed.

What we expect from you
The applicants will be reviewed based on their research and/or artistic work, teaching and academic leadership as well as activity in scientific and artistic community. The professor shall have capability to work broadly within the related disciplines and competence areas in the field.

The applicant is expected to have: 

  • A cutting-edge research agenda and significant experience in the field
  • Teaching experience
  • Experience in curating practice
  • Experience in interdisciplinary/transdisciplinary collaboration
  • International networks within the field of curating
  • A doctoral degree in a relevant field
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English 

Throughout their careers, those in the academic tenure track system are expected to exercise and guide scientific 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. For more information on the tenure track system of Aalto University, please see

How to apply
Please submit your application through the Aalto University eRecruitment system no later than on September 4th, 2017 (Finnish time UTC +2). The link with further application instructions can be found at the bottom of the page.

Additional information
For additional information, please contact the Chairman of the Departmental Committee, Professor Kevin Tavin, email In recruitment process related questions, you may contact HR specialist Anna Hynynen, email

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.

In Helsinki June 27th, 2017

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