[rp-ml] INFO: Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering looking for Lecturer in Design for Engineering

From: Pöyhönen Satu <satu.poyhonen_at_aalto.fi>
Date: Thu, 18 May 2017 21:33:06 +0000

Dear all,

I am contacting you to ask for your help in advertising the open lecturer position in Aalto University Finland. We would very much appreciate it if you would be so kind to spread this info in your networks.

Kind regards,
Satu Pyhnen

HR Coordinator
Aalto University
School of Arts, Design and Architecture
Department of Design
PO BOX 31000
00076 Aalto, Finland
Hmeentie 135 C, Helsinki, Finland
Tel. +358 50 575 3888

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.
Aalto University, School of Electrical Engineering (ELEC) aims to integrate design and creativity components into its education and opens thus a call for a
Lecturer in Design for Engineering<http://www.aalto.fi/en/about/careers/jobs/view/1326/>
In this new pioneering position you will be given an opportunity to create and build the basis for integrating design thinking in electrical engineering education.
ELEC is seeking for a visionary person with design background to develop new ways of incorporating art and design components in electrical engineering education. You will be expected to be a forerunner fostering design-thinking spirit among students and the faculty of the School. As a lecturer, you will be contributing to the existing courses, planning and execution of new course(s) and most importantly, injecting a solution oriented design thinking into our students engineering mindset. As a design expert, you will contribute in deepening collaboration between the School of Arts, Design and Architecture<http://arts.aalto.fi/en/> and the School of Electrical Engineering<http://elec.aalto.fi/en/> by bridging the joint educational efforts. Although the main emphasis of this task is teaching and education development, your activities in research/artistic work will be encouraged and supported. ELEC will offer you a collegial and strongly development minded work community.
ELEC expects you to be passionate in sharing your design expertise to the others and also to learn of new disciplines yourself. Your background can be in any field of design. It is important that you possess a strong record in artistic activities and ambition in relevant fields. This position will be filled either to the level of University Teacher, University Lecturer or Senior University Lecturer, depending on the merits of the selected candidate. A successful applicant preferably has a doctoral degree or comparable artistic qualification (Masters Degree at university level is a requirement), has extensive background in design in academia or in the creative industry, possesses excellent pedagogical skills and has experience in teaching design at the university level. Prior knowledge of engineering education and experience in cross-disciplinary collaboration is a merit. Fluent English will be necessary in this position, Finnish is regarded as an advantage.

For additional information, please contact ELEC Vice Dean Keijo Nikoskinen, tel. +358 50 5588460, keijo.nikoskinen(at)aalto.fi, or the Professor and Department Head of the Department of Design Turkka Keinonen, turkka.keinonen(at)aalto.fi.

Deadline for applications is June 12, 2017. Please see the call and application instructions here<http://www.aalto.fi/en/about/careers/jobs/view/1326/>.

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