The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation (KADK) invites applications for a permanent, full-time position as a professor within interaction design, digital materiality and post-industrial design. You will become part of an environment that is to develop and cultivate new proposals for interaction and product design.
The vacant professorship, which is affiliated with the Institute of Visual Design, should ideally be filled as of 1 June 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The rapid technological development needs design and designers who raise investigative and critical questions about technological and societal development, and who contribute to developing and proposing concrete solutions about what kind of an increasingly digital world we want to live in.
Digitisation has become an integrated part of our lives and society. Design in a post-industrial era is no longer only about the material form, but also about design in immaterial and cross-material contexts. We are witnessing a shift from traditional industrial design to a design space where computational interaction and product design are increasingly prevalent, and where products are created, produced, distributed and consumed in new ways – through new service layers and contexts, and via new interfaces – from the visual to the graphical to the tactile, from the functional to the playful and playable. Design is no longer a case of either/or, but of both/and – and to an increasing extent, we have to see the digital as a material on a par with physical materiality.
With this professorship, we wish to place the challenges and possibilities of the digital and computational future at the top of our research agenda for design – and we wish to enhance the design programme with a reinforced focus on what new digital technologies and platforms contribute to the design profession's methodology and the future role of the designer. You will become a driving force in the development and cultivation of new proposals for interaction and product design at an international level.
Through the development of a new design theory and design practice, we also wish to address and contribute to a critical discussion of the ethical and social consequences of digital technologies' impact at an individual, organisational and societal level, where design can play a particular role in relation to creating debate about desirable and possible future scenarios through concrete proposals.
Through their artistic and creative competences, KADK's design students and graduates are to be frontrunners in terms of technological development. They must be able to both create, develop and change sectors and industries, and contribute to ensuring sustainable social development.
The position as a professor will consist of scientific and/or artistic research, teaching, academic management, external communication, contribution to the development of the institute and the design programme's cross-disciplinary teaching, as well as strategic sparring with the institute management, as well as with the management of the School of Design and KADK.
Your tasks will include, among others:
You will also be expected to participate in cross-disciplinary collaboration through teaching and research in collaboration with KADK's other institutes and staff, including contributing to the content and development of the cross-disciplinary core subject teaching at KADK and possibly other tasks.
It should be assumed that personnel management in the long term, and subject to further agreement, may form part of the position, should KADK express a wish for this.
The Institute of Visual Design (IVD) educates tomorrow's designers and conducts research at the highest level within visual media, typography, graphic design and graphic identity, as well as game and interaction design. We develop new design methods that equip students with comprehensive innovative and strategic competences. We build bridges between a strong Danish design tradition and our technological, digital age. Working with an aesthetic design practice and state-of-the-art technological options, we involve the surrounding world in our work with the development of design proposals and the propagation of design solutions that promote the good life and a sustainable future.
You have a relevant education at Master's degree level as a minimum and a PhD degree or qualifications at PhD level. You have completed a period as an assistant professor or have equivalent pedagogical qualifications, and you have experience from an associate professorship or equivalent qualifications.
We wish to fill the professorship with a candidate with both theoretical and practical experience at the highest level within one or more of the following subject fields:
In addition, you are able to document a high degree of original scientific production at an international level, including development of the subject area, practice of artistic research at the highest international level or a significant design career at a high international level. Importance will also be attached to your ability to handle research management and possibly other managerial functions.
You have well-documented managerial experience with the development, funding and management of large, externally funded research projects and projects to which business collaboration is affiliated.
In the overall assessment for the appointment to this position, particular importance will be attached to endeavours and new developments within the teaching area.
In addition, it will be an advantage, but not a requirement, that you have a design background as well as practical experience with the design of interactive, computational artefacts. Knowledge of programming will be an additional advantage in this relation.
Furthermore, you have solid experience with teaching and supervision at Bachelor's, Master's and PhD levels, have received supervision, undertaken pedagogical skills development, and received a positive written assessment of your teaching qualifications. KADK also requires candidates to have completed and passed a teacher training course, and to provide documentation for this. In exceptional cases, exemptions can be granted from the teacher training course requirement, if the candidate can document having completed and passed another pedagogical education from a recognised educational institution, e.g. as a teacher or MA in Education.
We offer a strong, academic, ambitious, creative and internationally recognised professional environment with rapid development among researchers, teachers and students alike. You will have wide reach in relation to collaboration with the other institutes at KADK. The job involves a high degree of responsibility, contributory influence and the opportunity to leave your mark on research and teaching. We value good collegial collaboration with room for mutual inspiration and professional discussion.
Employment and remuneration will be in accordance with the agreement in force between the Ministry of Finance and a number of organisations under the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) for academics in public service. It will be possible to negotiate qualification supplements depending on your competences and experience.
Employment will also be in accordance with the applicable job structure for artistic and scientific staff at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, Aarhus School of Architecture and Design School Kolding – Executive Order no. 92 of 24 August 2015.
The position is a full-time position with an average of 37 work hours per week, and it includes scientific/artistic research and teaching as well as administration to a limited extent. The distribution between scientific/artistic research and teaching will initially be 60/40. The distribution between the different tasks may vary according to KADK’s requirements, and you may be asked to undertake other official tasks.
Sideline occupation will be accepted to the extent that this is compatible with handling the job as professor.
Please forward your motivated application, updated CV, educational diplomas, documentation for compliance with the qualification requirements listed above, a description of your research plans, a complete list of your published works, and examples of the works you would like to emphasise (however, max. seven works). Finally, you should enclose material that can shed light on your teaching qualifications. Any former professorship assessment(s) should also be enclosed. The application must be written in Danish or English.
The application with appertaining appendices should be forwarded electronically via the button 'Søg stillingen' (Apply for position) below, to reach KADK no later than Monday 3 February 2020.
Supporting appendix material that cannot be forwarded electronically along with the application should be forwarded by mail in four copies to reach KADK before the application deadline to the address below:
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation
Attn.: Lykke Cooper Philip de Langes Allé 10 1435 Copenhagen K
Marked Professor in design with a focus on interaction design, digital materiality and post-industrial design.
Applications and application material received after the application deadline will not be included in the assessment.
Please note that the position is being advertised and will be filled in accordance with the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science's 'Executive Order of 12 April 2019 on the employment of artistic and scientific staff at the higher artistic educational institutions within the Ministry of Higher Education and Science's area'.
The appointment as a professor will therefore be based on a concrete assessment by an expert assessment committee. The assessment committee will conduct their assessment based on the qualification requirements listed in the job advertisement and on the entire application material. In your application with appendices, you should therefore ensure that you document your compliance with the qualification requirements described in the job advertisement.
Information about qualification requirements, the application process and the e-recruitment system can be obtained by contacting HR Officer Lykke Cooper by email to: email@example.com or by tel.: +45 4170 1695.
Information about the academic content of the position can be obtained by contacting Head of Institute Martin Sønderlev Christensen by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by tel.: +45 4170 1859.
General information about KADK and the Institute of Visual Design is available at www.kadk.dk
Applications are invited from anyone interested, regardless of age, gender, nationality, race, religion or ethnicity.
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation (KADK) is an internationally recognised academy of arts, which educates professionally creative graduates to the highest level, and develops new knowledge that creates value for society and the labour market. KADK is a government institution under the Ministry of Higher Education and Science, and it has approx. 1,700 students and 350 full-time staff equivalents. Read more about KADK at our website www.kadk.dk.Meer informatie
|Titel||Professorship in interaction design, digital materiality and post-industrial design at KADK|
|Employer||The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation|
|Job location||Philip de Langes Allé 10, 1435 Copenhagen K|
|Gepubliceerd||november 28, 2019|
|Sluitingsdatum||februari 3, 2020|
|Vakgebieden||Industrieel ontwerp,   Communicatieontwerp,   Grafisch ontwerp,   Beeldende Kunsten (Visual Arts)  |