Professor 100% in visual communication at the University of Bergen, Norway
Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design
Apply by January 31, 2018
Professor 100% in visual communication
There is a vacancy as a full-time professor in Visual Communication at the Department of Design. The successful candidate should ideally be able to take up the post on 1/08/2018.
The Department of Design is part of the Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design at the University of Bergen, a leading professional community offering research-based training at bachelor, master and PhD level. The faculty has around 600 students and 180 staff.
Duties/area of research: We are looking to appoint a professor who will be able to teach and engage in artistic research in a multidisciplinary environment. The role is relatively flexible in terms of own professional design profile. The successful applicant must have a wide professional design background and be motivated and qualified to work in cross-disciplinary contexts and projects. The appointee will also be actively involved in developing curricula at bachelor, master and PhD level.
In the area of visual communication, the Department has a wide understanding of what design may be, where our work is anchored in a critical perspective. We wish to educate unconventional and innovative designers who turn their attention to both real and speculative projects/situations. We offer an experimental, examining and curiosity based environment in which an open approach to what it will be like to be a human in an unknown future is in focus.
The applicants should command a wide vocabulary of expressions, be interested in different media, and be able to place visual communication in a larger historical, social and communicative context. We emphasise overview, a broad understanding and the capability of reflection around the subject field. The ideal applicant for the position must have wide and comprehensive experience and knowledge in one of the specialist fields such as: Typography, editorial design in various media, design activism, critical/speculative design, information design, etc.
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Deadline – Wednesday, January 31, 2018