13 August 2012
Doctoral Student, ENCORE research team
Aalto University of Arts, Design and Architecture, Finland
Apply by September 15, 2012
POST-GRADUATE STUDENT POSITION AT AALTO ARTS DEPARMENT OF DESIGN
We are looking for a post-graduate student to work on her/his Doctor of Arts (DA) degree at Aalto ARTS (Aalto University, School of Arts, Design, and Architecture), Department of Design, Encore research team, under the supervision of PhD Virpi Roto. The candidate will do her/his DA thesis in the area of user experience design in industrial context, and the funding for first years will come mostly from UXUS research program.
UXUS (User experience and usability in complex systems) is a Tekes and FIMECC program that studies, among other topics, the means of designing experiences in business-to-business context. Traditionally, the focus of UX research has clearly been on consumer products, but we see it inevitable that the area of UX research will broaden to include the tools at work and to consider the different stakeholders in addition to the user. This territory has various research topics to tackle, so the candidates are encouraged to discuss with Virpi Roto before applying to find a suitable research question for the application.
Earlier experience from the field of Design and User experience is required. However, the research area is multidisciplinary, so the candidate may have a Master's degree e.g. in Industrial design, Human-Computer Interaction, Industrial and organizational psychology, Social psychology, Marketing, or Economics.
The doctoral students are expected to complete their DA in four years, during which they should complete their DA thesis and doctoral studies, participate research projects around their topic area, and teach relevant courses. The monthly salary will be according to the Aalto salary system, depending on the canditate's expertise and tasks, from 2050€ upwards. Before hired, the candidate must first pass the general selection of doctoral students in the department of design, for which you can find the guidance below.
Deadline for applications: 15.9.2012
Starting date: 1.1.2013 (at the latest)
Application procedure (cc Virpi Roto when sending in your application)
More information on the general requirements and the application process for post-graduate studies in Aalto ARTS: https://into.aalto.fi/display/endoctoraltaik/Applying+for+doctoral+studies
In case you already already are a post-graduate student, it may still be possible to apply for this job in UXUS research programme. In this case, please contact Virpi Roto for the application details.
Aalto University is a new university with over a century of experience. Created from a high-profile merger between three leading universities in Finland – the Helsinki School of Economics, Helsinki University of Technology and the University of Art and Design Helsinki – Aalto University opens up new possibilities for strong multidisciplinary education and research. Aalto University has 20 000 students and a staff of 5 000 including 350 professors.