Juha Ojala is the second Vice Dean of the the Sibelius Academy of Uniarts Helsinki from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2024, with special responsibility for research and doctoral education. At the same time, he will continue as a professor of music performance research at the DocMus Doctoral School of the Department of Classical Music. Ojala has previously worked as a professor of music education and a university lecturer in music at the University of Oulu. His research interests include music performance and composition, music, mind and meanings, and learning and teaching music. He holds a Master of Music and a Doctor of Philosophy.