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Visiting Researcher in Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture

Fruitful interaction between science, art, design and architecture makes research carried out at the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture highly versatile.

The topics of research relate to the fields of art, design, media and architecture with sustainable development as an all-encompassing theme.


Links to research within Departments

Department of Architecture

Department of Art

Department of Design

Department of Film, Television and Scenography

Department of Media


General information

The Aalto School of Arts, Design and Architecture offers a Visiting Researcher in ARTS positions for Postdoctoral Researchers and Doctoral Candidates. The position is unfunded and open to Researchers from all countries.

Department can host a maximum of four Visiting Researchers in ARTS per semester, depending on the overall situation of the department. Visiting Researcher in ARTS is for a full semester position or a full academic year. The applicant may indicate a particular time period of the visit in the electronic application form.

Visiting Researcher in ARTS is expected to undertake research and publication in collaboration with Department's personnel and independent research. S/he is expected to prepare a lecture about the research topic within two weeks of arrival and may be asked to contribute to the teaching of the Department. Visiting Researcher is also expected to participate in departmental meetings. The Visiting Researcher will have to sign an Academic Visitor contract with the School of Arts, Design and Architecture immediately after arrival in Finland.

The Visiting Researcher in ARTS will be provided working space, IT services, access to the library services, opportunity to participate in the Department’s and School of Arts, Design and Architecture's events, and interact with staff and other Researchers within the School of Arts, Design and Architecture. Additionally s/he will be part of a larger research community of Aalto University. The school will help to arrange housing for the Visiting Researcher in ARTS.

Further information about the application procedure of Visiting Researcher in ARTS, please contact Research Coordinator Taru Henriksson at the Reserach Institute.


Application procedures

Two annual application deadlines, 15 March and 15 September. Please note, the next deadline will be Mon 16th of September 2014. The application period begins approximately one month before the deadline.The applicants are expected to start within a year from the application time. Please indicate the period of your stay in the application form.

Application form is available here in mid-February.

Please note that shortlisted candidates may be interviewed through

The decision will be announced within approximately two months via email to the applicant.


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