February 27, 2014

CCC Research Master’s Programme seeks a professor (HEC)/coordinator

Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD)

The CCC (Critical Curatorial Cybermedia Studies) Research Master’s Programme has a long and respected history, reinforced by sustained confidence in its art teaching based on transdisciplinarity. It trains thinkers and practitioners whose critical skills and imagination interact with world futures. It contributes to the advancement of research through art by initiating subsidized projects that ensure continuity, and through the publication of research summaries (Actes de recherche). It is an actor in a dynamic network of professional relationships within the academic world and with civic, regional and international initiatives.

Activity level: 75%

Job description
HEAD is seeking a HES professor (Swiss University of Applied Sciences) in the domain of fine arts and critical studies, widened to include the fields of culture, politics and ecology, and encompassing research based on artistic knowledge and savoir-faire. The candidate (theorist or artist) should possess artistic and/or research skills and be able to direct research (PhD/Swiss National Science Foundation projects).

He/she will ensure the artistic, conceptual, educational and administrative management of the programme. He/she should be committed to renewing the teaching programme while respecting the progress already achieved. The candidate should be able to communicate the transdisciplinary objectives and the strategic vision of the CCC Research Master’s Programme.

The position will entail teaching, research and the coordination of the programme in a spirit of collegiality, reporting to the Director of the University and the Head of the Department of Fine Arts.

Principal responsibilities
–Teaching across the range of transdisciplinary forms and responsibility for the Master’s and predoctoral teaching programmes
–Continuous monitoring of academic programmes and of their development; progressive implementation of e-learning platforms
–Development of educational and academic partnerships with other institutions and civil society communities
–Participation in educational and administrative sessions at HEAD

–Development and implementation of research projects through art
–Dissemination and optimization of their results through peer-reviewed publications, articles, symposiums and conferences, exhibitions, etc. at the national and international level

Programme administration (in cooperation with the assistant coordinator):
–General coordination of the CCC Programme
–Organisation of admission and evaluation sessions
–General administration and financial monitoring of the programme
–Coordination of the editorial board of the Newsletter, research summaries, progress report and website
–Recruitment of assistants and invited professors
–Maintaining relationships with alumni

Profile (qualifications and skills):
The candidate, holder of a doctorate/PhD, or with experience of practice-led artistic research deemed equivalent, should be the author of projects in the field of art as well as of peer-reviewed publications. His/her curriculum vitae should provide evidence of teaching experience, inter- and transdisciplinary research and regular invitations to teach in his/her areas of competence. He/she is required to have experience in international (including non-Western) contexts and should demonstrate initiative and the ability to work as part of a team.

He/she should be collegial, proactive and committed to becoming a fully-integrated member of the institution and to developing good relations with associates within the programme’s international network. He/she should have good communication skills and the ability to develop a compelling vision of the future of artistic disciplines and their changing role in the Swiss and international higher education context.

Oral and written proficiency in the languages of the CCC Programme (French/English) are required, while command of German would be an asset.

The candidate should reside or wish to settle in Geneva.
Geneva University of Art and Design welcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.

Start date:
1 September 2014
Deadline for applications: 21 April 2014

Completed applications (cover letter, CV, copies of qualifications, list of publications) should be sent to:
Jean-Pierre Greff, Director
15 Boulevard James-Fazy
1201 Geneva
[email protected]

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