Job opening: Professor in Visual Communication Design

The Cumulus member, Aalto University (Finland) is looking for a: Tenure Track or Tenured Professor in Visual Communication Design (Information Design)

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The Department of Media, Aalto University, invites applications for:

Tenure Track or Tenured Professor in Visual Communication Design (Information Design)

The Visual Communication Design unit is looking for a professor with a strong professional portfolio in information design and teaching experience in higher education.

The position is to be filled at Assistant or Associate Professor level of the Aalto University tenure track system. The position is full-time and depending on the positioning on the tenure track, either on fixed or permanent term. The position will begin in the Autumn 2021.

Job description

Information Design has become established within the department of Media during recent years and exists as a core study track within the Visual Communication Design (VCD) MA study programme. Information Design is a trans-disciplinary field of specialization, combining various knowledge domains which include Visual design, Interaction design, Visual perception, Multi-sensorial perception, Cognitive psychology and Systems thinking.

Information Design is a field which combines art and design with science in order to create understandable insightful and meaningful design solutions and information experiences in diverse contexts.

The successful applicant is expected to have a broad understanding of the value of information design today in society and in culture, as well as in business and science, to be familiar with contemporary discourse in the field and to foster critical thinking. The professor shall possess a strong and realistic vision for guiding the studies in Information Design within the Masters Programme in Visual Communication Design. The professorship is situated in the Department of Media, where close contacts and cooperation between the various units is expected. The professor is also expected to contribute to teaching of information design in Aalto’s university-wide course offerings and to collaborate within multi-disciplinary projects.

Applicants with a strong background in Visual Communication Design and familiarity with various related areas of the field of Information Design are encouraged to apply.

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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.

 

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