The Department of Design is located in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, which is one of Linnaeus University's five faculties. The faculty offers a dynamic, flexible and international learning environment with both scientific and artistic activities in a wide range of fields. We build complete academic environments in which the interplay between education, research and collaboration acts as a catalyst for quality improvements at the university and in society at large.
Design is a powerful force for change and for development towards a sustainable society. At the Department of Design, we offer programmes and courses which provide the student with sound knowledge of design and a solid foundation in the field of sustainability. Tuition takes place in teams whereby different teachers with practical, theoretical and artistic perspectives teach together. Via our research, the department contributes to sustainable societal development.
The candidate’s main duty is to use teaching and research as tools to develop international student groups’ understanding of design practices and their impact on people's living conditions in line with the department's focus on sustainability, social engagement, curiosity and design as catalysts for change. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching relevant theoretical frameworks focusing on the theory and history of design and sustainability, and specifically material culture and heritage across the department’s under- and postgraduate programmes.
As an employee, you will actively participate in the Department of Design's internal and external work and follow and support the development of contemporary research in the field of design and sustainability and associated disciplines with a particular focus on the history, theory and practice of design, material culture and heritage.
The position includes conducting research in line with the department's research platform and applying for external funding. The applicant is expected to participate in collaborative research projects and to work effectively across critical theoretical and creative artistic practice.
To be eligible for the position of Senior Lecturer, you must have demonstrated pedagogical proficiency. You must also have obtained a PhD in a relevant field or have other professional competence equal to a doctoral degree when taking into account the subject content of the position and the duties which it will include (Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 4, Section 4).
In accordance with Linnaeus University employment regulations, “pedagogical proficiency” refers to the planning, conducting and evaluation of teaching, as well as supervision and examination. Previous experience of course and module development and coordination is thus considered a particular merit.
Academic ability must have been demonstrated via a relevant publishing record and documented pedagogical experience. As the position will involve teaching across the department’s educational programmes, previous experience of teaching theory on a variety of design programmes on under- and postgraduate level is considered a prerequisite, with experience of teaching design and sustainability within the wider context of material culture and heritage being considered a particular merit.
The proficiency required for the position's eligibility requirements shall constitute the assessment criteria for the appointment of a Senior Lecturer. The examination of pedagogical proficiency will be given the same weight as the examination of scientific proficiency .
The Department of Design has a focus on sustainability, and we view experience of research and teaching in the field of sustainability and social engagement as an important advantage.
For this position, experience of teaching theory to students with backgrounds in different design practices is particularly significant,with experience of research and teaching in the field of the history and theory of material culture and heritage being considered a particular merit.
The applicant must have well-documented experience of teaching theory on design degrees with a focus on sustainability and social engagement, and a keen interest in contemporary and emerging critical design practices within the context of the wider field of material culture. Experience of working in inter- and transdisciplinary teams and with external partners is also considered particularly advantageous.
Ability to and experience of communicating in English, orally and in writing.
Other assessment criteria
The applicant has good international networks in research fields relevant to the history and theory of design, material culture and heritage, nationally and internationally.
When the University employs new teaching staff, applicants will be selected through a qualitative, overall assessment of competence and ability. Successful applicants will be deemed to have the best prerequisites for carrying out and developing the tasks associated with the position, as well as for developing the overall organisation.
The application must be written in English
Field of subject for the appointment: Design
Placement city: Unspecified place of work
Scope of appointment: 50-100%
Head of Department Marie Sterte, email@example.com, +46 (0)730 65 25 30
HR Consultant Stina Andersson firstname.lastname@example.org, +46 (0)480-44 60 33
Please mark your application with dnr 2019/511-2.2.1. Last day to apply is August 7, 2019.