Aalto University (Finland) > Designer in residence

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. 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 more than 400 professors. Our 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 current key areas of research are design, digital media, audiovisual representation, art, visual culture, welfare architecture and emerging technologies as well as urban planning and design. The school produces specialists and innovators of art, design and architecture with strong artistic and technical skills.

Department of Designis an academic community of approximately 850 students, 70 doctoral students and 70 faculty members. The department conducts research and provides education in bachelor, master and doctoral programmes across a broad range of subjects and themes.

The tasks of the Designer in Residence include (1) facilitating the launch of Aalto wide educational design offering, (2) strengthening design thinking within university leadership and services, (3) supporting executive design education, and (4) integrating design in Aalto’s partnering practices.

The Designer in Residence will be positioned at the Department of Design and s/he will collaborate closely with University Wide Art Studies and Artistic Activity Steering Group and a broad range of engineering and business programs.

Deadline: 28 February 2018

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