Tenure track or Tenured Professor in Curating and Mediating Art

Aalto ARTS, Finland
Apply by September 4, 2017

The Professor of Curating and Mediating Art will contribute to the Department and the field of curating through their deep knowledge, expertise and experience in curating and mediating contemporary art within various art institutions and the broader public sphere.

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 has three study programs that are taught by leading scholars and practioners in their field. The programs focus on art education, Nordic visual studies and art education, visual cultures, curating and contemporary art. 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 Professor of Curating and Mediating Art will contribute to the Department and the field of curating through their deep knowledge, expertise and experience in curating and mediating contemporary art within various art institutions and the broader public sphere. The professor will work with students, faculty, and other stakeholders to understand and challenge formations, movements and international discourses of contemporary art and curating, and the cultural fields and networked world in which they exist. The Professor will engage students through curatorial, theoretical and educational situations and events, where the multifaceted aspects of the art world are entangled. This includes the interconnectedness of cultural relations, organizational practices, and curatorial tasks such as collecting, showing, researching, and other methods to produce, install, curate and mediate exhibition content.

The professor will contribute to teaching in the Department of Art, both at the doctoral and MA levels, and supervise and advise doctoral and MA students with their dissertations and theses. In addition, the professor is expected to engage and provide leadership within the larger university context.

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.

Please submit your application through the Aalto University eRecruitment system no later than on September 4th, 2017 (Finnish time UTC +2). The link to the eRecruitment system (‘Apply for this job’) 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 kevin.tavin@aalto.fi. In recruitment process related questions, you may contact HR specialist Anna Hynynen, email anna.hynynen@aalto.fi.

Read the whole ad at http://www.aalto.fi/en/about/careers/jobs/view/1399/

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