Cumulus International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media

26 January 2012

Professor for Design History/Design Research and Exhibition Design Theory

The University of Design Schwaebisch Gmuend (HfG), Germany

Application deadline: February 29, 2012

The University of Design Schwaebisch Gmuend (HfG) invites applications for the

position of a

Professor for Design History/Design Research and Exhibition Design Theory (W2 salary group)

Job description and tasks:

This position will include the initiation, coordination and the support of cooperative scientific work on the design theory and history as well as research projects which will make accessible the artifacts stored in the HfG-Ulm Archive. An integral part of this work will include the editorial and didactic arrangement of the teaching content for exhibition theory, planning and management. In addition we require the teaching of design theory, design- and media history for both our BA and MA courses.

We expect a comprehensive teaching concept, excellent knowledge, and experience concerned with interdisciplinary project development in addition to a mentoring students’ projects in all of the BA and MA courses.

You will provide the impulse for collaboration with other national and international scientific establishments as well as with government bodies and NGOs capable of providing third party funding. You will also be responsible for the care of contacts with other institutions and design schools.

Qualifications and prerequisites:

Appropriate university degree, outstanding professional achievements and pedagogical aptitude; at least five years of successful vocational practice of which three years have to be outside the academic sector. Willingness to teach in English and active participation in the university's administration.

In the case of first appointments the duration of the contract will be limited. If the candidate's aptitude for the requirements of civil servants have been confirmed–usually after a period of three years–tenure-track equivalent status will be granted. The HfG is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented parties.

The university will only consider complete and meaningful postal applications. E-mailapplications will not be considered.

Applications with the usual supporting documents and examples of work can be submitted until February 29, 2012 to the following address:

Hochschule für Gestaltung

Die Rektorin

Marie-Curie-Straße 19

73529 Schwäbisch Gmünd

Germany