Lecturer in Architecture Theory Aalto University, School of Art and Design, Department of Architecture Finland

Lecturer in Architecture Theory


Aalto University is a community of courageous thinkers, where science and art meet with technology and economics. We identify and solve the great challenges of society and build an innovative future. The university has six university colleges, nearly 20,000 students and over 400 professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki.


The Aalto University School of Art and Design is one of the world's most prestigious arts and crafts, design and architecture international universities. The university is an active social influence. The main areas of study are design, digital media, audiovisual presentations, art, visual culture, welfare building and community and city planning. The university's roots extend to 1871.


The Department of Architecture at the Aalto University School of Art and Design has the highest level of education in architecture and landscape architecture, and is involved in artistic development and artistic and scientific research. The strategy of the architecture department is to maintain and develop an institution as an internationally high-quality, socially responsible and innovative architectural school combining technical, artistic and scientific competence with professional excellence. The requirements of the development of the built environment, sustainable development and energy efficiency are central to the whole teaching, research and development of the plant.


Read more: http://architecture.aalto.fi/en/


The Aalto University School of Art and Design at the Department of Architecture has the following mission to open:


Lecturer in Architecture Theory


The theory of architecture lies in the field of teaching and research between the architectural criteria and the history of architecture. The most important themes of architectural theory are the history of architecture, design theories and methods, architectural research, architectural philosophy, architectural criticism and architectural communication. The theory of architecture is in many respects related to other fields of research, such as art and culture theory, art history, cultural and social policy, history of technology and philosophy. Different cultural, historical and national architectural phenomena are also found to link the foundation of architectural theory.


The assignment is contracted and is placed at the Aalto University Lecturer's career system by virtue of their qualifications as a university lecturer or senior university lecturer. The assignment will be completed from 1 January 2018 for a period of 5 years.


Description of the task


Lecturer in Architecture Theory works in the field of Architecture and Theory and is responsible for teaching architecture theory and architecture writing to the bachelor's, master's and doctoral students of the architecture department.


The assignments include teaching the basics of architectural research, counseling for master's and doctoral students, and advising on scientific and journalistic writing. Lecturer in Architecture Theory also participates in the development of teaching, research and doctoral education in architecture and follows the development of teaching, publishing and exhibition activities in the field both in Finland and abroad.




The Department of Theoretical Architecture requires a doctorate degree in a suitable research field, a university teaching experience, and a diverse and active professional activity in the field of architecture. The pedagogical studies performed are of benefit. The applicant should be familiar with Finnish and Scandinavian architecture and architectural research. The guidance and counseling tasks associated with writing, as well as the development tasks of teaching and research require good oral and written English language skills. Finnish and Swedish language skills are considered to be of benefit.


Application Documents and Application Time


Applications are requested to leave the electronic search system via SAIMA no later than Monday, October 23, 2010 (link at the bottom of the page). The application should include:

  • Motivation letter (1-2 pages)

  • Curriculum vitae (up to 4 pages, see the model eg http://www.tenk.fi/en/tutkijan -nettimuseo model  or www.aalto.fi/en/tenure_track/hakijalle )

  • List of Publications

  • Summary of the 3-5 publications chosen by the applicant (all in one file, up to 20 pages)

  • Teaching portfolio that includes the student's tutorials and the vision of developing the theory of theoretical theory (up to 12 pages, see instructions through the link below and follow the structure shown here)


All application materials must be submitted in English in pdf format .


General application instructions and instructions eg. To create a CV and a teaching portfolio, visit: www.aalto.fi/en/tenure_track/hakijalle


A recruiting team can reserve the right to request additional materials from applicants. For a reasoned reason, Aalto University has the right to refrain from completing the assignment, to continue the application period and to take into account the candidates who did not apply for a job during the application period.


Salary and working hours


Aalto University follows the pay system of Finnish universities. The working hours of teaching staff are determined over a total working time of 1624 hours a year. Possible part-time may be agreed upon with the applicant.


Application Process


The work group will select from among the applicants those who are invited to visit the School of Arts and Design and to give an educational demonstration in November 2017. The candidates will be evaluated on the basis of the following areas: teaching, scientific merit, cooperative skills and activities in the art or science community. The department's working group will also interview the candidates selected for the extension.


For further information, please contact Professor Jenni Reuter, tel. +358 50 305 5704 and the application process HR coordinator Kira Sipilä: tel. +358 50 578 4894, kira.sipila (at) aalto.fi


Espoo, 12 September 2017

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