March 20, 2019

Seeking Senior lecturer in Design specialising in sustainable development

Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design

Jan Klinger, In a New Light, 2018. Photo: Gustaf Karlsson Frost.

Konstfack is looking for a Senior lecturer in Design specialising in sustainable development. The position is at the Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV). The Industrial Design division has some 75 students divided among a three-year artistic bachelor of arts degree (180 cr) and a two-year master’s degree (120 cr) in design.

On the Bachelor´s programme Industrial Design the student is trained to develop products and services within a variety of areas. The student designs products and conducts user studies and experiments together with others in different environments. By designing and materialising proposals, designers can produce creative and practical solutions to problems and explore aesthetic qualities, whilst also contributing ideas on how we can relate to one another and our surroundings in sustainable and at times unexpected ways.

The Master’s programme in Design, with the Individual Study Plan in Design specialisation, is given in English. Here, the student expands on various aspects of design theory such as the ability to design proposals, theoretical knowledge, and various approaches to exploration and collaboration.

–Teaching design for sustainable development, primarily on a Bachelor level but also Master’s
–Introducing central concepts, design practices and research into ecological and social sustainability through design-driven pedagogy
–Working together with other teachers to develop the subject area with a focus on design for sustainable development
–Participating in course planning and administrative tasks
–Developing contacts within and outside of Konstfack
–Collaborating with other institutions, libraries and administration

The position entails assignments within Konstfack’s councils and boards. The work is to be carried out at Konstfack in agreement with professors and the head of department.

The position
The position is part-time (50 per cent) and for a maximum fixed term of five years. There is a possibility to renew the position for an additional five years. Commences on August 1, 2019.

We strive for equality in the workplace, with equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities for all employees. Commences on August 1, 2019.

Additional information is provided by Head of Department Marie-Louise Bowallius. For general terms of employment and employment procedures, please contact HR Administrator Sara Borgvall. These individuals and trade union representatives can be contacted via the Konstfack switchboard T +46 (0) 8 450 41 00.

Please submit your completed application in english electronically and use the reference: Ref KF2019/VO2P/26 no later than April 16, 2019.

Konstfack is Sweden’s largest university for arts, crafts and design. Since 1844, we have educated a diverse range of professionals within these fields as well as art and sloyd teachers. We conduct both artistic and scientific education/research and currently have 900 students and 200 employees.

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