Professor of Film Sound Design at Aalto ARTS, Finland

Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Finland
Apply by August 30, 2018

The Professor of Film Sound Design will focus on teaching and developing methods of sound design and audiovisual storytelling. The purpose is to educate students to become professionals in the field of film and TV.

Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture is now looking for a

PROFESSOR OF FILM SOUND DESIGN

The position can be filled in Assistant Professor 2 (fixed-term) / Associate Professor (fixed-term or tenured) / Full Professor (tenured) level of the Aalto University Tenure track system. The position will start in spring 2019 or as agreed.
The position is located in the Department of Film, Television and Scenography (ELO Film School Finland). The School was founded in 1959, and is one of the eldest film schools in Europe and in the world. ELO consists of two degree programmes. The Degree Programme in Film and Television offers education in seven areas of specialization: directing, screenwriting, film and television producing, film editing, cinematography, sound design, and documentary filmmaking. The Degree Programme in Design for Theatre, Film and Television offers three areas of specialization: production design, production design for performing arts and costume design. In addition, the Department offers education in film history and research skills. The Department endorses practice-based research with questions emerging from experiences in artistic and production work. The research activities aim to produce new theoretical and practical knowledge, insights and approaches to filmmaking and scenography.The Department collaborates closely with the University of the Arts Helsinki and with other national and international higher education institutions specialized in arts. For more information, see http://elo.aalto.fi/en/.

Job description
The Professor of Film Sound Design will focus on teaching and developing methods of sound design and audiovisual storytelling. The purpose is to educate students to become professionals in the field of film and TV. The Professor of Film Sound Design will participate in developing both the major and the department, and is responsible for teaching and developing film sound design in Finland. S/he will also be actively working within the field and creating collaborations within and outside of Aalto. The professor is expected to maintain and create national, Nordic and international collaboration within the field.
The selected person is also expected to maintain an active professional career as Sound designer while working as the Professor in Film Sound Design. The Professor is encouraged to take periodic, uncompensated leaves of absence to pursue her/his artistic work.

Full ad at
http://www.aalto.fi/en/about/careers/jobs/view/1910/
Please submit your application with attachments (in PDF-format, max 20 MB each) through the eRecruitment system no later than 30th August 2018 (Finnish time UTC +3).

For additional information, please contact the Chair of the Departmental Recruitment Committee, Mika Ritalahti tel. +358 40 707 4848, email firstname.lastname@silvamysterium.fi. In recruitment process –related questions please contact HR-coordinator Piia Vaisanen (on vacation on 9 July – 5 August), tel. +358 50 408 3097, email firstname.lastname@aalto.fi.

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