Professor of Design Theory at Burg Giebichenstein University, Germany
Apply by August 1, 2019
Applications are invited for the following position in the Design Faculty at Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle, to be filled immediately:
Professor of Design Theory (pay grade W3)
We are looking to recruit an academic with excellent qualifications in the field of design theory, substantiated by a habilitation or equivalent academic achievement. The successful candidate will instruct and supervise degrees in both the Bachelor and the Master courses in the field of Design Sciences, as well as the Master´s Degree course “Design Studies”, and actively work on the development of a third study section for courses within the Design Faculty.
Roles include the advancement of Design Theories – including the theories of processes, artefacts and the media – in consideration of design critique. The relationship of academic insights and theories to the practice of design should be highlighted, while furthering thinking within cultural, social and economic contexts. Intersections with the practical design courses are considered an integral part of teaching. It is desirable that the public visibility of Design Theory as a subject be strengthened by way of events and publications.
As well as fulfilling the professional requirements of § 35 of the Higher Education Act of the State of Saxony-Anhalt, the successful candidate is expected to have relevant teaching experience and show a willingness to cooperate with other academic courses at the university.
An active role within the internal university administration is desirable. The position is initially limited to a period of five years. Exceptions to this will be considered during the course of the appointments procedure. The pay grade is determined in accordance with legal and budgetary requirements. Burg Giebichenstein University of Arts and Design Halle explicitly invites applications from women. Applications from severely disabled candidates with equal qualifications and aptitudes will be given preference.
Applications should include the usual documentation (curriculum vitae, artistic and employment history, teaching credentials, list of publications) and be sent digitally in pdf format (up to 10 MB) to the following address by 1st August, 2019:
Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle
Rektorat, Ausschreibung Professur Designtheorie
06108 Halle (Saale)
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