Assistant Professor in Visual Communication Design

Aalto University, Finland
Apply by August 14, 2017

The Department of Media is looking for an assistant professor with a strong professional design portfolio in graphic/communication design and experience of teaching in university-level education.

The Department of Media http://media.aalto.fi/en/ is an academic community of approximately 500 students and 50 faculty members created through a restructuring of the School in January 2010. The department has 9 Professors and 11 lecturers. The department conducts research and provides education in bachelor, masters and doctoral programmes across a broad range of subjects and themes. Since 2010 the study programmes and research of the department have been organized within three units: The Media Lab (New Media), Visual Communication Design and Photography. The current majors in Visual Communication Design are Information Design and Visual Narrative.
The Department of Media invites tenure track applications for:
Assistant Professor in Visual Communication Design
The position will begin during the academic year 2017-18.
Job description
The role of graphic designers has swiftly changed from producing static visual representations to collaborating in dynamic, interactive and iterative projects. Contemporary visual designers need visual and artistic sensibility, but also awareness of, and skills in, digital production methods, as well as openness to multidisciplinary approaches.
The Department of Media is looking for an assistant professor with a strong professional design portfolio in graphic/communication design and experience of teaching in university-level education.
The new professor has a broad understanding of the value of design today in society and in culture, as well as in business and entrepreneurship and is capable of working in a multidisciplinary manner. He/She is familiar with contemporary design discourse and fosters critical thinking. The new professor has a vision for leading the study programs in Visual Communication Design within the Department of Media. The main focus of the professor will be in the MA program in Visual Communication Design and the emphasis will be on the major area of studies in Visual Narrative. (The other major offered in the degree program is in the field of Information Design.)
Please submit your application through the eRecruitment system no later than August 14th, 2017
Read more at
http://www.aalto.fi/en/about/careers/jobs/view/1397/

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