Senior lecturer in design specialising in embedded design in organisational contexts 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

New Master’s programme Embedded Design

Embedded design refers to a design practice where the design process and its constituent parts are actively developed in order to balance a careful but also critical investigation of a world that is changing. During the programme, students reflect on how, in their future roles as designers integrated into organisations, they will have opportunities to generate change, and on how design per se acts as a process for change. The programme focuses specifically on design that deals with complex organisational contexts where the designer works closely with his/her partners while actively taking a critical stance. Embedded design is an artistic Master’s programme in design over two years that combines artistic creativity and knowledge of organisations with contemporary research and development work.
During the programme, the students develop their knowledge in design and practise their skills in using design in and around organisational contexts, e.g., in companies , institutions, government agencies, NGO´ s and society at large. The design process in the programme uses a collaborative approach where design methods are used to understand and reformulate problems and thus create different perspectives on complex issues

The programme rests on an artistic foundation where the use of artistic strategies and tools gives the students deeper insights into the role of design in organisational contexts.
During the programme, the students will further develop a deeper understanding of how design can be used in both organisational development and social innovation – from applications in physical materials to non-physical.

Job assignments

As a senior lecturer in fine art at the Design unit within HDK-Valand – Academy of Art and Design and in the Master’s programme in Embedded Design, you will:
– Contribute to the development of the Master’s programme, lead projects and teach courses in both years of the programme
– Develop and strengthen the programme while monitoring trends in practice in the area of embedded design
– Participate in and develop collaborations within the Design unit, the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts, and partner departments within the University of Gothenburg as well as other universities via national and international networks
– Contribute to the Design unit’s strategic development through administrative tasks and practical studies at the Design unit as well as within the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts.

We assume that teachers at HDK-Valand – Academy of Art and Design will pursue their own artistic activities as well as monitor trends within their own subject area and social trends in general where these are important for the subject area.

Read the whole ad at
https://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/vacancies-details/?id=4245

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, Staff Coordinator
+46(0)31-7865109
therese.vestlund@akademinvaland.gu.se

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