[CITASA] postdoc in Finland

Christena Nippert-Eng nippert at iit.edu
Tue Oct 16 09:24:11 EDT 2012

Hi friends --

This just in via another listserve.  :)

If you like cold, dark places and warm, smart people...


Salmi Eija eija.salmi at aalto.fi
 5:19 AM (3 hours ago)
  Aalto University is a new university with over a century of experience.
Created from a high-profile merger between three leading universities in
Finland - the Helsinki School of Economics, the Helsinki University of
Technology and the University of Art and Design Helsinki - Aalto University
opens up new possibilities for strong multi-disciplinary education and
research. The university's ambitious goal is to rank among the top
universities in the world in its areas of specialization. At Aalto there
are 20,000 students with around 75,000 alumni. We have a staff of 4,500
including 300 professors.
The former Aalto University School of Art and Design and the Department of
Architecture of the School of Engineering have merged to form the School of
Arts, Design and Architecture. The new school combines design, media,
architecture, film, art education and art. The key areas of research in the
school are design, digital media, audiovisual representation, art, visual
culture, well-being architecture and emerging technologies, and urban
planning and design.

Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture invites
applications for

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER, Design for ICT mediated learning environments

The job begins in fall 2012. The assignment is for maximum of two years.

Key Accountabilities and Qualifications

The postdoctoral researcher will be part of the Learning Environments
research group (LeGroup -http://legroup.aalto.fi/) at the Media Lab,
Department of Media. The LeGroup is involved in research, design and
development of New Media tools, as well as their use and application, in
the field of learning. The areas of research and design practice are in
computer supported collaborative learning (CSCL); information and
communication technology (ICT) in learning (tablets, mobile phones, touch
screens, PDAs, PCs etc.); ICT in creative group work and design; ICT in
empowerment through learning; and learning environments enhanced with
technology. The group's approach to research and design is theory-based but
design-oriented. This means that besides the academic research papers the
outcomes of the group are often software systems, software prototypes,
applications and scenarios. Currently the research group consists of three
project researchers, five doctoral students and two to three research
assistants lead by a professor.

The postdoctoral researcher will lead and conduct research and design in
externally funded research projects ongoing and starting in the research
group, as well as teach these topics in the Department's MA program. The
postdoctoral researcher will also act as the vice leader of the research

The position requires a Doctor's degree (preferably completed within the
last five years), management skills, design portfolio as well as research
and design skills necessary for the development of digital tools and
systems (prototypes) in various contexts of learning. The successful
candidate will have theoretical and practical knowledge and skills in order
to work within art and design-based academic institution.

Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Helsinki, Finland.

Wage level
Salary will be paid according to the University's salary scheme.

Application period and instructions
Application documents, including an (1) application letter, (2) CV, (3)
design portfolio, (4) One page statement of research interests and a
certificate of the doctoral degree, should be sent preferably by email to
rekry-arts at aalto.fi<mailto:rekry-arts at aalto.fi> (subject: Postdoc, Learning
Environments) or by mail to: Registry, Aalto University School of Arts,
Design and Architecture, P.O. box  31000, 00076 Aalto, Finland.
Applications should arrive no later than on November 5th 2012 by 3 p.m.
(Finnish time GMT + 2:00). All application material should be in English.

Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the
position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates
who have not submitted applications during the application period.
The application materials will not be returned.

Further information
Associate Professor Teemu Leinonen
e-mail: teemu.leinonen at aalto.fi
tel. +358 50 351 6796


Helsinki, 8.10.2012

Eija Salmi (mrs)

Director International Affairs
Aalto University School of Arts, Design & Architecture = Aalto ARTS
Secretary General
Cumulus International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art,
Design and Media

cumulusassociation.org   +   aalto.fi/en

Mailing address: PO BOX 31000, 00076 Aalto, Finland
Visiting address: Hämeentie 135 C 000560 Helsinki
tel +358 505927060
fax + 358947030595

"Cumulus is the only global association representing art, design and media
education in the world. It was founded in 1990 and has today 189 prominent
members from 46 countries".
Christena Nippert-Eng, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology
Chair, Department of Social Sciences, IIT
Director, The Benjamin Franklin Project at IIT

312-567-6812 (office)
312-567-6821 (fax)
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