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Workshop Master for the Construction Workshop, ARTS

Joint Unit ARTS
Specialists and other positions

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has been ranked the 9th best young university in the world (Top 50 under 50, QS 2018) and one of the world’s top technology challenger universities (THE 2017), thinking outside the box on research collaboration, funding and innovation. Aalto has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and 4000 employees of which close to 400 are professors. Our campuses are located in the Capital Area of Finland. With 37% of our academic faculty coming from outside Finland, we are a highly international community with strong academic standing

At Aalto, high-quality research, art, education and entrepreneurship are promoted hand in hand. Disciplinary excellence is combined with multidisciplinary activities, engaging both students and the local innovation ecosystem. Our main campus is quickly transforming into an open collaboration hub that encourages encounters between students, researchers, industry, startups and other partners. Aalto University was founded in 2010 as three leading Finnish universities, Helsinki University of Technology, the Helsinki School of Economics and the University of Art and Design Helsinki, were merged to strengthen Finland’s innovative capability.


We are now looking for a Workshop Master for the Construction Workshop, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Aalto University.

This is a permanent employment with a start date in March 2019. The position is located on Aalto University´s campus in Otaniemi, Espoo. The campus is being developed continually and the new metro station provides excellent commuting connections.

The salary is determined according to the salary system for Finnish universities. It ranges between 2500 and 2800 euro/month depending on the applicant’s qualifications and experience.

Your role and goals

As the workshop master, you will work as part of the ARTS Infra unit, which is responsible for technical services related to teaching, research and artistic activities. ARTS Infra workshops are multifaceted learning-by-doing environments where students learn about materials, techniques and processes and develop their powers of artistic expression. The workshops also provide services for research and UWAS (University-Wide Art Studies) teaching.

The Workshop Master for the Construction Workshop is responsible for operations in the Construction Workshop as part of the solid materials team. You will serve as an expert in manufacturing techniques, structures and materials for the work of students and researchers in their course, research and artistic work in the area of wood and building technologies and structural engineering. You will also be responsible for developing operations with the workshop team and for ensuring that the facility space and equipment are safe and in working order. Your other duties include organising orientations for students as well as advising and supervising their work.

Your network and team

With us you can work among an inspiring community of students, researchers, artists and other professionals in an environment where every workday is new and different. While the work is typically performed independently, you have your professional team available as a support. Your colleagues with ARTS infra work in a variety of specialist fields, from metalworking to glassblowing and 3D printing, and so you will have opportunities to develop your own competencies.

Your experience and ambitions

Success in the position requires a degree in design or engineering from a university of applied science or at the bachelor’s level from a higher education institution. Work experience in similar duties is also required.  In your work, you will need a good knowledge and command of the methods, materials and equipment relating to woodworking machine technologies, wood materials and housebuilding. We value applicants who possess IT skills and a knowledge of special software used in the area as well as 3D modelling programs.

A major duty of the Workshop Master is to advise, guide and instruct students and staff in the use of the shop. Therefore, we value excellent people skills, initiative and problem-solving skills. Prior experience in instructing students is considered a plus. You will need fluency in spoken English. Written language skills are required either in Finnish or English. Finnish proficiency is a plus.

Ready to apply?

If you want to join our community, please submit your application through our recruitment system no later than Monday 18th of February, 2019

If you wish to hear more about the position, you can contact Studio Manager Hannu Paajanen ([email protected] or +358 50 308 0602). In recruitment process related questions, you may contact HR Coordinator Kati Kiminki ([email protected]). To apply, please share the following application materials with us:

  • Motivation letter
  • A curriculum vitae

Aalto University reserves the right to leave the position unfilled, extend the application period or include individuals who did not submit an application during the application period.

Living up to our values

As a community of high ethics, we want to ensure the highest international standard in research, education and teaching. We expect all our community members to respect Aalto’s values and to follow the ethical principles of fair play and integrity in all our activities and to exhibit the behaviour that we expect from each other. The Aalto University Code of Conduct is applicable to all Aalto community members and it clarifies the values that guide us.

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Visiting Researcher in Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture (unfunded position)

Joint Unit ARTS
Teaching and research positions

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 20 000 students and more than 400 professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

The School of Arts, Design and Architecture (ARTS) is an institution of higher education for design, media, architecture, motion picture, art education and art. The current key areas of research are design, digital media, audiovisual representation, art, visual culture, welfare architecture and emerging technologies as well as urban planning and design. The school produces specialists and innovators of art, design and architecture with strong artistic and technical skills.

VISITING RESEARCHER/SCHOLAR IN AALTO UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF ARTS, DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE (unfunded position, researcher shall organise funding by him/herself)

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.


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. Please note that master level students are not accepted. The position is UNFUNDED and open to Researchers from all countries.Visiting Reseracher should have preferably secured funding for the duration of the visit before applying for this position. 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 and the starting date of the visit.

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.

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 applicants are expected to start within a year from the application time. Please indicate the period of your stay in the application form and the starting date of your visit.

How to apply

Before applying for this position please get in contact with the professor whose research is related to your plans within the specific department. Please name the professor with whom you have been in contact with.Links to departments can be found here:

The applications for the Visiting Researcher/Scholar in ARTS position are to be submitted through the eRecruitment system (link 'Apply for this job' below).

The application for the position should contain (in pdf format):

  •     CV
  •     Plan for research and activities at Aalto University
  •     List of publications

All material should be submitted in English. The application materials will not be returned.

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

Further information about the application procedure of Visiting Researcher in ARTS, please contact: doctoral-arts(at)

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