Senior lecturer in design specialising in design studies at HDK Sweden

HDK-Valand – Academy of Art and Design, Sweden
Apply by August 9, 2019

HDK – Academy of Design and Crafts will merge with Valand Academy on 1 January 2020. Along with the Academy of Music and Drama, the new academy HDK-Valand – Academy of Art and Design together form Scandinavia’s biggest Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts, offering a unique breadth in artistic education and research. We are centrally located in Gothenburg and collaborate closely with actors in local and regional cultural life, as well as having a wide-ranging international network and many international partners. As an employee you can regularly apply for internal funding to pursue and develop your research.

HDK-Valand – Academy of Art and Design aims to contribute to and work for sustainable development and in this endeavour, design has a clear and active part to play. We are seeking a senior lecturer in design specialising in embedded design in organisational contexts for a position amounting to 60% of full-time. As a senior lecturer in fine art within the Design unit, and specifically within the new Embedded Design programme of study, you will help define the direction of this programme in close cooperation with the other lecturers and professors involved in the programme.

Visit our website for more information about HDK-Valand – Academy of Art and Design at: www.hdk.gu.se

Job assignments

Your tasks will include developing theorisation and the disciplinary, historical and social contextualization of the subject of design within our courses and study programmes. You will be a driving force in the critical discourse on design within the design programmes.

You will be part of the faculty that works with courses and study programmes in design at first-, second- and third-cycle levels. Your teaching tasks will included leading seminars, lecturing, tutoring and examining. Your work will also include the production of literature and reference lists, progression plans, and the formulation of student tasks and assessment criteria. You will also participate in administration tasks, and as a colleague in various forms of development projects. You are also expected to be actively involved in the faculty. In addition, you will be involved in a process of change towards the development of comprehensive environments, i.e. ensuring exchanges and sharing of knowledge and experiences between first- and second-cycle courses and study programmes, research, and society at large. You will also participate in the development of networks and partnerships within and outside the academic world, nationally as well as globally. It is also desirable that you develop your own research with HDK-Valand – Academy of Art and Design as your base. As an employee, you will be able to apply for internal funding on a regular basis to pursue and develop your research. We also encourage and support you to apply for external funding.

Employment
This is a permanent position, 80% of full time. Placement is at HDK-Valand – Academy of Art and Design, Gothenburg. Start date is by agreement.
Trial employment (“provanställning”) may be applied.

For further information:
More information about this position can be obtained from:
Carl Johan Skogh, Head of Department, carl.johan.skogh@hdk.gu.se
Questions about the recruitment process can be addressed to: Therese Vestlund, HR Officer, +46(0)31-7865109, therese.vestlund@akademinvaland.gu.se

Please read the whole ad and application guidelines at
https://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/vacancies-details/?id=4244

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