Professor of Product Design at Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle

Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle, Germany
Apply by March 9, 2018

We are looking to recruit a design artist with practical and teaching experience in product design. The position of Professor of Product Design stands at the head of the Ceramic and Glass Design course.

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 Product Design (pay grade W2)

The Bachelor´s Course Industrial Design comprises of three disciplines of study:
⁃ Industrial Design
⁃ Product Design/Ceramic and Glass Design
⁃ Design of Playing and Learning
There are corresponding Master´s Courses building on them.

We are looking to recruit a design artist with practical and teaching experience in product design. The position of Professor of Product Design stands at the head of the Ceramic and Glass Design course. It also represents the discipline within the teaching and research area of the Bachelor´s degree course Industrial Design as well as the corresponding Master´s degree course Product Design and Design of Porcelain, Ceramics and Glass.

As well as fulfilling the professional requirements of § 35 of the Higher Education Act of the State of Saxony-Anhalt, the successful candidate should fulfil the following criteria:
⁃ the development of an educational concept for the teaching of basic approaches to design processes, from the development of concepts to the establishment of outlines and their formal and functional aspects, the analysis of innovations in material, changing conventions and behavioral patterns, as well as new manners of production and distribution
⁃ the teaching of skills in product design and ceramics and glass design, their transition into design concepts as well as their realization with analogue and digital techniques, particularly in the ceramics workshops that fall under the organizational duties of this professorship
⁃ the organization and implementation of scientifically relevant seminars within the Industrial Design course, to teach basic knowledge relevant to product design, ceramics and glass design, its development and its current and future relevant technologies and innovations
⁃ active engagement in the internal administration of the university

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, portfolio with work samples, certified copies of credentials) and be sent both in physical form and, if desired, also in pdf format (up to 10 MB) to the following address by 9th March 2018:

Burg Giebichstein Kunsthochschule Halle
Rektorat, Ausschreibung Professur Produktdesign
Neuwerk 7
06108 Halle (Saale)
ausschreibung.produktdesign@burg-halle.de

For more information about the university, visit www.burg-halle.de

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