Job opening: Professor for Fashion Design at Burg Halle

Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle is looking to fill the following position in the Design department at the earliest possible date: Professor for Fashion Design (pay grade W2).

The Fashion course at the University of Art and Design in Halle is a byword for a transhistorical and cultural practice closely linked to artistic authorship, helping to shape futures in its interaction with contemporary subjects.

We are looking for a renowned designer to fill the design chair. The incumbent has profound expertise based on many years of experience in practice and teaching and will shape and develop both the bachelor course Fashion Design and the master’s course Conceptual Fashion Design.

In addition to fulfilling the general appointment requirements according to § 35 HSG LSA, the successful candidate is expected to have a forward-thinking, critically reflective understanding of fashion which takes into account current cultural, societal, economic and ecological contexts, not least in light of sustainable structures and processes. Knowledge of international developments and perspectives in fashion design, as well as expertise in handling the latest technological developments are required.

The incumbent will be expected to develop a concept for the teaching of fundamental skills in the design process, as well as the promotion of approaches querying and expanding the format of collection creation. Teaching should promote the university-specific focus on materials and workshops as well as the dealing with material innovations. Experimental forms of presentation are explicitly welcomed. An active participation in academic self-governance is required.

Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle is committed to a non-discriminatory hiring policy and values equal opportunities and diversity. It strives to increase the proportion of women and strongly encourages women to apply. Applications from severely disabled persons and persons treated as such will be given preference in cases of equal qualifications and aptitudes. The professorship can be held for a limited period of five years; exceptions can be discussed during the appointment procedure. The salary will be determined in accordance with legal and budgetary requirements.

Applications should specify the position, include the usual documents (curriculum vitae, description of professional career, portfolio of work samples, certified copies of credentials) and be sent in both analogous form and as pdf documents by 8th October 2021 to:
Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle
Rektorat, Ausschreibung Professur Modedesign
Neuwerk 7
06108 Halle (Saale)
stellenausschreibung@burg-halle.de
more information about the university: www.burg-halle.de

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