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Senior lecturer in Design, specialising in Visual Communication

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    Universitets- och högskolelektor

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  • Publicerad

    23 januari

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    20 februari

Om jobbet

Welcome to Linnaeus University! A place for knowledge, ideas and development. For growth potential and a belief in the future. In Småland and in the world.

The Department of Design is located in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, one of Linnaeus University's five faculties. We build complete academic environments in which the interplay between education, research and collaboration acts as a catalyst for quality improvements and sustainable development in society at large.

Design is a powerful force for change and for the development towards a sustainable society. At the Department of Design, we offer programmes and courses which provide the student with knowledge of design and a solid foundation in the field of sustainability.

Subject area for the position: Design
Location, until further notice: Kalmar
Scope of the position: 50-100%

Your main duty will be to use teaching and research as tools to develop students’ and colleagues' understanding of visual communication, art and design practices and their impact on peoples’ living conditions in line with the department's focus on sustainability, curiosity, and design as catalysts for change.

As an employee you will follow and support the development of design practices and associated disciplines such as design and art history and theory, with special emphasis on sustainability and social engagement.

Your main duty will be to conduct education in visual communication on under- and postgraduate levels and to act as programme coordinator with responsibility for a specific programme.

The position includes conducting research in line with the department's research platform and applying for external funding.

To be eligible for the position of Senior Lecturer in an artistic field, you must have demonstrated pedagogical proficiency. You must also have obtained a PhD in the arts, demonstrated artistic ability or have some other professional competence of relevance 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’s employment regulations, “pedagogical proficiency” refers to the planning, conducting and evaluation of teaching, as well as supervision and examination.

Artistic ability must have been demonstrated via a documented high level of artistic and professional competence, specificially in visual communication, art and design, and must show a critically reflective approach to professional practice including a familiarity with relevant critical and theoretical frameworks.

To be qualified for this position, you must also have a well-developed ability to cooperate and a proficiency to utilise an understanding of the synergies between theory and practice in teaching, research and other work.

The Department's programmes are in English, meaning that an ability to and experience of communicating in English, orally and in writing, is required.

Assessment criteria
We consider the following assessment criteria to be of high priority:

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 artistic ability.

The Department of Design has a focus on social engagement and sustainability, and we consider the practical experience of visual communication, design and art work focussing on different perspectives on sustainability to be a great advantage. The applicant must also have well-documented experience of teaching on artistic based design and /or art degrees, a familiarity with relevant critical and theoretical frameworks, and a keen interest in developing critically informed perspectives on contemporary and emerging visual communication, design and art practices. Experience of course- and programme coordination on under- and postgraduate level is also considered an advantage.

Other advantages:
The successful applicant should have good international networks in the field of contemporary visual communication, art and design, and experience of collaborating with different societal sectors on a regional, national and international level. We also view experience of inter- and transdisciplinary work, and work the spans across artistic and theoretical practices as particularly advantageous.

When the University employs new teachers, applicants will be selected through a qualitative, overall assessment of competence and ability. Successful applicants will be those deemed to have the best prerequisites for carrying out and developing the work tasks in question, and for contributing to the successful development of the organisation.


The application must be written in English

Contact persons
Head of Department Marie Sterte,, +46 (0)730 652530
HR Consultant Stina Andersson, +46 (0)480 446033

Please mark your application with dnr 2020/23-2.2.1. Last day to apply is 20 february, 2020.

Linnaeus University has the ambition to utilize the qualities that an even gender distribution and diversity brings to the organization.

Please apply by clicking on the "Apply" button at the bottom of the ad. Your application should be designed according to the Template for application which can be found in the Guide to Appointment procedures under important documents below the ad. The credentials you invoke must be verified with certification and they must be attached digitally in your application. Other documents, including various types of scientific works, must be submitted digitally along with the application. The application and other documents to be marked with the reference number. All documents cited must be received by the University no later than 24.00 (Local time in Sweden) on the closing day.


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