AKV|St.Joost: Theory tutor in Situated Design

AKV|St.Joost (Avans Hogeschool) in ’s Hertogenbosch zoekt een Theory tutor in Situated Design voor 0,2 fte | Vacature voor een Betaalde functie, Parttime | Sluitingsdatum: 30-06-2019

Avans University of Applied Sciences: we make a difference

Avans University of Applied Sciences has 48 higher professional education study programmes, 29,500 students and 2,800 employees. It has been in the top three of Dutch universities of applied sciences for many years. Avans has campuses in Breda, ‘s-Hertogenbosch and Tilburg. We maintain high academic standards. For ourselves as well.

AKV|St.Joost is looking for a motivated and inspirational

Theory tutor in Situated Design

0,2 fte

We are looking for a motivated and inspirational tutor of design theory with a strong research profile. As a tutor you will be part of an interdisciplinary team and teach within the MA pathway in Situated Design.

What: Facilitate a high-quality masters learning environment by contributing to and shaping the curriculum
Where: Master Institute of Visual Cultures, ‘s-Hertogenbosch
When: 1 September 2019
Workload: 0,2 fte

Inspiring work
You will bring along a vision on design led research and will undertake an appropriate balance of teaching, assessment, course and curriculum development and related administration. Our highly ambitious and versatile institution is currently in a stage of development and growth. The expanded pedagogical scope of the MIVC programmes has created new opportunities for interdisciplinarity and co-research within our existing course. Our distinct programmes of study in Visual Arts and Post-Contemporary Practice, Situated Design and Ecology Futures, investigate questions of contemporary culture, politics, media and climate degradation. Students work together to address urgent global challenges of the twenty-first century: migrant aesthetics, heterodox identities, the economics of production, emerging technologies, the anthropocene and the creative industries.

We support students by providing a learning environment for a transformative education, empowering them to become the new generation of artists and designers who will contribute in unconventional ways to transforming the complex and interconnected world we live in. By creating a unique educational environment, where the tradition of studio practices sit at ease with practices driven by ideas and context, and where artists, designers, and scientists together, through an interchange of ideas, create new knowledge to tackle some of the most pressing and challenging societal issues of our time.

Perfect match
You should be a design theorist and have a developing record of research. You will be a committed teacher and able to bring creativity, skill, enthusiasm to the delivery of the programme. You will contribute to curriculum development and delivery and add to the evolving research profile of our team. You will have strong experience of contemporary design and be familiar with theoretical and practical approaches to current social issues and able to develop knowledge frameworks that understand our entanglement with environmental, social and cultural factors. You must be able to facilitate a high-quality learning environment, communicate a broad range of theoretical design issues through hands-on teaching, workshop activities, lectures and seminars. You must be able to inspire and motivate students, to design activities appropriate at master level, and demonstrate experience of educational and administrative management.

You will have a Masters degree or PhD in Design theory, recent experience of HE teaching, and detailed knowledge of contemporary research and theoretical issues within the wider field of Design, as well as a developing research profile. The ability to demonstrate direct experience of one or more of the design fields and a connection to our thematics would be an advantage. The candidate we are seeking will bring knowledge, vision and industry network to develop new opportunities within the master programme.

  • Masters Degree or PhD in Design Theory (or related subject)
  • Recent Experience of HE teaching
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English

Inspiring environment
The Master Institute of Visual Cultures is a locally grounded international community of learning and research. Each year, more than 80 students from all over the world join our institute. We provide students 24-hour studio access, seven days per week. The MIVC is committed to adopting new technical advancements in interactive and creative technologies. Our outstanding workshop and technical facilities provide courses in Data visualisation, VR/AR., web design related coding, non-linear immersive and iterative storytelling, spatial & location design, and interactive media – as well as access to workshops across film & photography, print, wood, ceramics and metal, which allow students to immerse themselves in innovative artistic development projects, and are supported by a team of experienced staff on hand.

The Master Institute of Visual Cultures (MIVC) is part of St. Joost School of Fine Art & Design, which is part of the Avans University of Applied Science. All Master programmes of the MIVC are housed within a single campus location, close to the heart of the City of ’s Hertogenbosch.

Excellent Employer
Avans University is committed to bringing out the best in people. It has a reputation for being an excellent employer. We live up to our commitment by offering attractive employment conditions.

  • We offer you plenty of opportunity for personal and professional development.
  • You will receive a monthly salary in scale 11: € 3.560,72 – € 4.892,31 gross based on a full-time position. This is in accordance with the Higher Professional Education Collective Labour Agreement.
  • A year-end bonus in the form of a thirteenth month’s salary is a standard remuneration component.
  • You will be able to start work on 1 September 2019.
  • We offer an appointment for 1 year with the possibility of extension.
  • We offer you the position of lecturer, or ‘docent hbo’ in Dutch. This is the official job title.

Informed decision
If you are sure that this job is the right fit for you and you are keen to join our team at AKV|St.Joost, please apply before 1 July 2019. Specify job number 19/175 in your application. We try to inform you of the status of your application within two weeks of the closing date.

Should you have any further questions about this position, please contact Úna Henry, Head Master Institute of Visual Cultures in Art, Media, Design +31 88 – 525 62 75 or send an email to u.henry@avans.nl.

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