Vacancy: Senior Lecturer in Design

The University of Borås, Sweden
Apply by November 15, 2015!

We are looking for applicants with a doctoral degree in design, specialising in advanced interactive and dynamic construction techniques for clothing. Work tasks consist of teaching and supervision in design, with a particular focus on dynamic and interactive structures and cutting, both in theory and in applied practice.

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Ref: PA 2015/205

The Swedish School of Textiles at the Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business provides skills for the textile and fashion sector through education at first-, second- and third-cycle levels within artistic fashion and textile design and within technology, economics and management, through research and through close cooperation with the industry. The school’s operations have experienced strong growth with a significant number of students, the creation of new one- and two-year master’s degree programmes and extensive research within textile material technology, smart textiles, textile management, and textile and fashion design.

Job description

Work tasks consist of teaching and supervision in design, with a particular focus on dynamic and interactive structures and cutting, both in theory and in applied practice. You will also help to build up the research and education environment, be involved in the school’s cooperation with the surrounding world, and work towards the increased internationalisation of the design courses.

Qualifications

We are looking for applicants with a doctoral degree in design, specialising in advanced interactive and dynamic construction techniques for clothing. You should be able to demonstrate both artistic and teaching skills. Equal attention will be paid to testing teaching skills and artistic skills within the field of design specialising in dynamic construction techniques for clothing. Artistic work within the field of design should be demonstrated in internationally recognised contexts or in media with good coverage within the field. You should also have documented experience of artistic research at second-cycle level, pedagogical work within design with a clear aesthetic focus, and experience of working as a main supervisor at both first- and second-cycle levels within the artistic field. You should be able to communicate freely in English, both orally and in writing.
You should ideally have carried out innovative research or artistic work at a high international level within construction, cutting and stitching. Good contact with industry and surrounding society to promote the school’s collaboration, both nationally and internationally, and proven organisational and administrative skills would be an advantage, as would good Swedish language skills.

Permanent employment at the school requires successful completion of university teaching training equivalent to 10 weeks of full-time studies or equivalent knowledge. The course can be studied within the context of employment during the first two years of employment.
The University of Borås values the qualities brought by even gender and age distributions and ethnic and cultural diversity.

Contact

Further information about the position is available from Pia Mouwitz (Director of Studies) on +46 (0)33 435 59 40. The union representatives are Jonas Andersson (the Union of Civil Servants), Carina Théen (Saco-S) and Susanne Björkdahl Ordell (OFR/the Swedish Teachers’ Union). They can be reached via the school’s switchboard on +46 (0)33 435 40 00.

Type of employment: Permanent. A six-month trial employment period may be applied.
Degree of employment: Full-time
Starting date: As soon as possible
Location: Borås
Ref. number: PA 2015/205

Applying

You can apply for the position via our website, by clicking on “Apply” at the bottom of the advertisement.

Clearly state the position you are applying for and the reference number in your application. The following documents should be attached to your application:
1. Personal letter
2. CV with reference details and salary requirements
3. Portfolio of qualifications, including written accounts of both scientific and pedagogical activities, and documentation of teaching skills including a self-evaluation. A template can be found on our website under “Work at UB” in the top menu bar.
4. A list of publications
5. A maximum of seven published works or other qualifications that you wish to refer to
6. Certificates/grades and other documentary evidence of qualifications

Please contact HR if you have scientific publications that cannot be attached electronically to your application. Such publications should reach the school no later than one week after the closing date for applications. No supplementary information can be provided electronically after the closing date

Please submit your application no later than 15/11/2015

According to regulations in force at the National Archives of Sweden, we must archive application documents excluding publications for two years after a final appointment decision.

We will reject approaches from advertisers and employment agencies regarding this recruitment

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