Job opening at Aalto University

The Department of Film, Television and Scenography in Aalto University, Finland, is now looking for a Lecturer in Production Design for Film and Television. Apply before 6th June 2021 at Lecturer in Production Design for Film and Television | Aalto University.

The position will be filled on a fixed-term or on a permanent basis on any level of Aalto University lecture track system depending on the competence and merits of the applicant. The position will begin earliest in January 2022.

Your role and goals

Your tasks as a lecturer will include teaching, artistic or research activity, as well as development and administrative work in the department. You will co-operate with the other teaching and research staff of the department, other departments and other Art Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences, as most of the BA and MA courses are organized together with other disciplines. You will also work tightly with the field, build collaborations within Aalto and create and maintain national, Nordic and international collaboration networks in the field. Furthermore, you will participate in developing the major and the department in close collaboration with faculty of the department.

You will teach in the BA / MA Programmes in the Department, guide and assess student assignments and thesis works and take part in the student selections when needed. In addition, you will participate in the research and artistic activities. Depending on your strengths and specialization areas, you will work partly as a course teacher and partly as a coordinator of the courses. A large part of the education is organized jointly with other disciplines in small groups in the form of lectures, courses, practical exercises, workshops and productions. We also invite visiting professionals to share their knowledge on contemporary topics. We emphasize the well-being of the students along with efficiency of studies.

We enable your own artistic career, and a portion of the work time will be allocated to your own artistic and/or academic activities. We are also willing to provide you with the opportunity to take some unpaid artistic leave, in order to keep up your professional career outside of Aalto.

Your experience and ambitions

You have a Master’s Degree and experience in production design for film and TV. Knowledge of the designing methods and workflows as well as the visual designer’s work processes are also required. We expect you to have good artistic merits and strong pedagogical skills.

Additionally, you should have excellent interpersonal skills, a vision about the future of the field and a strong interest in developing it in collaboration with other teachers in the department. Fluent English is needed. International networks, Finnish language skills and interest in research are considered as an asset. You should be able to guide students according to their personal artistic orientation. You must have skills and desire for open and active interaction with students.

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