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

02 February 2012

Professor for Interaction Design -two positions

The University of Design Schwaebisch Gmuend (HfG), Germany

Applications by March 15, 2012

 

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

position of a

Professor for Interaction Design (W2 salary group)

The position is currently vacant and will be a permanent appointment.

Job description and tasks:

Teaching the entire design process and methods from conception and sketches, to simulation and final realization in the fields of Application Design, Interface Design and Interactive and Networked based Communication Systems.

Applicants should have thorough and well-tested pedagogical concept for teaching interaction design in both theory and practice (1). In addition they should have specialised knowledge and experience in multidisciplinary project development (2), teaching and project mentoring at both BA and MA levels. The successful applicant will be expected to mentor student projects in our BA degree programs Product Design and Communication Design and also the MA program Communication Planning and Design. Furthermore, they will be jointly responsible for the further development of the HfG Media Lab.

Qualifications and prerequisites:

Appropriate university degree, outstanding professional achievements und 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 both German and English and actively participate 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 under represented parties.

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

Applications with the usual supporting documents and examples of work can be submitted until 15 March, 2012 to the following address:

Hochschule für Gestaltung

Die Rektorin

Marie-Curie-Straße 19

73529 Schwäbisch Gmünd

Germany

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

position of a

Professor for Interaction Design (W2 salary group)

The position is currently vacant and will be a temporary appointment terminating on 31 August, 2017.

Job description and tasks:

Teaching the entire design process and methods from conception and sketches, to simulation and final realization in the fields of Application Design, Interface Design and Interactive and Networked based Communication Systems.

Applicants should have thorough and well-tested pedagogical concept for teaching interaction design in both theory and practice (1). In addition they should have specialised knowledge and experience in multidisciplinary project development (2), teaching and project mentoring at both BA and MA levels. The successful applicant will be expected to mentor student projects in our BA degree programs Product Design and Communication Design and also the MA program Communication Planning and Design. Furthermore, they will be jointly responsible for the further development of the HfG Media Lab.

Qualifications and prerequisites:

Appropriate university degree, outstanding professional achievements und 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 both German and English and active participation in the university's administration.

The contract will terminate on 31 August 2017. The HfG is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from under represented parties.

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

Applications with the usual supporting documents and examples of work can be submitted until 15 March, 2012 to the following address:

Hochschule für Gestaltung

Die Rektorin

Marie-Curie-Straße 19

73529 Schwäbisch Gmünd

Germany