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January 14, 2017

Seeking professor in crafts towards ceramics and/or glass

Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design
Ammy Olofsson, Growing computers, connecting bodies, cutting the cord, 2016. Glass, copperwire, and electronics. Photo: Patrik Förberg, Konstfack.

Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design seeks a professor in crafts towards ceramics and/or glass. Konstfack´s department of Crafts is home to three three-year bachelor’s programmes (180 credits) and one two-year master’s programme master’s program (120 credits). Ceramics and glass gives one bachelor’s programme as well as being a part of the master’s programme CRAFT! and the independent one-year course Research Lab.

CRAFT! is a programme in which we view craft as a relevant method for questioning and challenging the time in which we live and as a tool for critical investigation of, and through, making and materialisation.

The programme is characterised by a social engagement anchored in the understanding that craft can exist between and beyond traditional boundaries. The professor in crafts towards ceramics and/or glass is in charge of the development of the field of crafts towards ceramics and glass.

The position places a great emphasis on work within the master’s programme CRAFT! which started in 2014 and is a two-year international programme. The work with CRAFT! involves close collaborations with the professors and senior lecturers from the other specialisations within crafts. Ceramics and glass currently have an adjunct professor, two senior lecturers and three adjuncts, as well as visiting lecturers.

Assignments
The assignments include development of the field (crafts towards ceramics and/ or glass), admissions, supervision and examination of students, as well as participation in the overall work of Konstfack, such as being chair/member/deputy member of decision-making bodies or a representative in various working groups.

The position
The position encompasses 70 per cent of a full-time post for no longer than five years, with the possibility of renewal for a maximum of another five years. Our goal is to be an equal workplace, with equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities for all employees. The position will start as soon as possible.

Information
Further information about the work of a senior lecturer is available from Head of Department Katarina Sjögren, T +46 8-450 41 82, [email protected].

For information concerning the general terms of employment and the appointments process, please contact HR Administrator Malin Vestlund, T +46 8-450 41 07, [email protected].

Union contacts: ST Fredrik Bilén, T +46 8-450 43 91, [email protected] or SACO Stina-Lena Hellgren, T +46 8-450 41 16, [email protected].

About Konstfack
Konstfack is Sweden’s largest university of arts, crafts and design and has educated the artists, designers, craftspeople and teachers of tomorrow since 1844. All our study programmes, as well as our research, are based on an artistic foundation and we currently have approximately 900 students and 200 employees.

 

Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design seeks professor in crafts

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