[Humanist] 23.546 postdoc at Aalto (Finland)

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        Date: Thu, 07 Jan 2010 15:34:40 +0200
        From: "Lily Diaz" <Lily.Diaz at taik.fi>
        Subject: post-doctoral position

Post-doctoral position 1.8.2010-31.12.2012:
Experimental interfaces and interaction design

Aalto University is created through a merger between the Helsinki  
School of Economics, the University of Art and Design Helsinki and the  
Helsinki University of Technology, which will start operating on the  
1st of January 2010. www.aalto.fi

Media Lab of Aalto University School of Art and Design
The Media Lab Helsinki http://mlab.taik.fi in the School of Art and  
Design of the new Aalto University is a part of the new Department of  

Much of the world’s leading research and development in the broad  
field of new media, and within Media Labs, is characterized by work in  
the areas of physical computing and/or tangible user interfaces. The  
Media Lab Helsinki is characterized by its commitment towards the  
development of new formats and genres in art and design. In the  
digital media, these genres find their immediate form of expression in  
the interaction of the human agent with the digital matter through the  

Post doc researcher on experimental interfaces and interaction design
In the Media Lab Helsinki we’re now opening the call for a post- 
doctoral position 1.8.2010-31.12.2012. Area of research is  
experimental interfaces and interaction design. The area of research  
is dual thematic that includes on the one hand research and  
development of physical and tangible interfaces and on the other  
knowledge and experience with artistic forms of interaction  
implemented for instance, in the areas of sound/sonic interaction,  
dance and theater.

The purpose of the work of the post-doctoral researcher is to support  
and further develop the research areas consistent with the  
department’s research profile. The work of the post-doctoral  
researcher includes both research as well as teaching and tutoring  
related to the field of research. In addition to this post-doctoral  
researchers may be required to undertake other tasks related to  
research and education.

Media Lab’s New Media education includes two MA programs – (1) MA in  
New Media and (2) MA in Sound in New Media, as well as studies leading  
to the doctoral degree. The new post-doctoral researcher is expected  
to strengthen the programs by providing more solid research foundation  
– including design and artistic practice – benefiting the education.

Applicants who have completed their doctoral studies quickly and  
successfully will be favored. In filling the position special emphasis  
will be given to the scientific quality of earlier research, art and/ 
or design practice, international experience, as well as a research  
plan which is convincing and which corresponds well to the  
department’s needs. The chosen person should have completed their  
doctoral studies before the start of the post-doctoral period. The  
task requires fluent skills in the use of English language.

According to the multi-disciplinary nature of the Media Lab Helsinki  
and its operations it is expected that the applicants possess multiple  
skills that include computation, research, design and artistic  
methodologies, knowledge of new media theory as well as artistic and/ 
or design activities.

Compensations will be paid according to the new salary system at  
Finnish universities. Researcher positions are on faculty demand level  
5-6. In addition, a personal supplementary compensation of maximum 48  
% will be paid. In the beginning the salary will be 2.993-3.556  
euros / month.

The application documents, including the application, applicant’s CV  
and a portfolio, a research plan and other selected certificates are  
expected to be delivered to the address kirjaamo at taik.fi (subject:  
post doc: experimental interfaces and interaction design) or to  
Kirjaamo, Aalto University, School of Art and Design, p.o.box 31000,  
00076 Aalto, by 2.3.2010 at 15 Finnish time.

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