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Professor of Practice in Service Design

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 20 000 students and more than 400 professors.

The Department of Design at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture invites applications for Professor of Practice in Service Design.

The successful candidate will be appointed for a fixed 3-year term with the title of Professor of Practice. The position is intended to be full-time, but part-time contract can also be considered. The position will commence on the October 1st 2017, or as agreed.

Job description

Service design is a fast growing sector in design. The transition towards human-centred digital services in public and private sector is significant for national and global wellbeing and competiveness. Human-centred and collaborative design is a key research area in the Department of Design at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture with consistent international visibility and recognition. Digital society and design competence are also in the core of Aalto strategy.

In order to strengthen this competence in the rapidly evolving digital service design Aalto University has opened a call to find a Professor of Practice in Service Design. The University is looking for a person who excels in the field of service design. Professor of Practice in Service Design has a vision how to update design to meet the complex demands of today and the future. The professor elevates and redefines the field of human-centred digital service design by developing teaching and professional activities and establishing collaborations between University, public and private as well as design practice.

A successful applicant is expected to have a doctoral degree or comparable artistic qualifications, significant record of achievements in the field of service design, strong experience in digital service design practices and leadership experience in the field of design.

For further details and how to apply, please see the whole announcement with more detailed applying instructions on Aalto University web page http://www.aalto.fi/en/about/careers/jobs/view/1253/.


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