Royal Academy of Art The Hague: Typography tutor

Royal Academy of Art The Hague in The Hague is looking for Typography tutors for 0,17 fte | Vacancy for a Paid Position, Parttime | Deadline: 03-07-2022



The Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK) educates artists and designers since 1682. Highly skilled professional staff with international professional practices guide and accompany students through their studies.

Our students and staff’s commitment, passion, and curiosity come together in a respectful and tolerant learning environment in our culturally diverse academy. Our intensive, structured, and small-scale curriculum revolves around experimentation and personal guidance. We provide students with a significant degree of freedom to shape their interests and personal ambitions. We value skill and disciplinary expertise as well as an interdisciplinary practice. We encourage innovation through collaboration and facilitate critical reflection on artists’ and designers’ ever-changing roles in our societies.

BA Graphic Design
The Graphic Design department of the Royal Academy of Art educates its students to become critical thinkers and versatile practitioners who develop consolidated concepts for visual communication. The bachelor program is known for its high level, thorough and comprehensive education, investigative and conceptual approach in teaching, and excellent reputation in type design and typography. Here, students are encouraged to find answers to tomorrow’s design problems and the rapidly evolving new-media landscape and pose questions on the contemporary designer’s social responsibilities.

The curriculum builds around five practice-based subjects: Design, Interaction, Image, Coding, and Typography, while the foundations for a comprehensive framework of references are laid through theoretical courses like Visual Culture, Design Theory, and Philosophy. Furthermore, the program offers students the opportunity to expand and deepen their interests through various electives in artistic research, type design, professional practice skills, and an academy-wide study trajectory. In this way, the department embraces the uniqueness and diversity of its international student population. It allows each individual to develop their strengths to the fullest within an inclusive and work environment, where everyone can feel respected and safe.

The BA Graphic Design department is looking for a couple of

Typography tutors

0,17 fte

For the second study year Typography builds on acquired basic typographic knowledge from year 1, with a sharp focus on screen- and print-based editorial, conceptual, typographical, and conceptual development.

In the second year students should learn how to structure, develop, and design text-based narratives through the application of typography. Fundamental to an excellent typographic course is the process of developing organizational skills, the understanding of hierarchy in the text, and how these can be applied to the content matter that the student is dealing with. Historical knowledge and a contemporary perspective on the role of typography to inform and expand students scope and references, are an absolute requirement. Knowledge of digital and moving (kinetic) type is a pré.

Assignments will revolve around working with type as an image, a strong concept and power visual communication tool. This year is focused on details in publication- and bookmaking, grid-thinking, and micro-typography combined with thinking about character and typographic identity.

Your profile
You are typographic designer with strong visual- and organizational skills and are experienced in a similar job. You are familiar with art education and the field of Graphic Design in particular. You can guide students in their own personal projects and are able to write challenging assignments within time constraints. Teaching will be in person only, and it is preferable that you are based in the Netherlands. You will be contributing and exchanging knowledge with the full team of tutors of the department in general and to a small team of typography tutors in particular. You are enthusiastic to become part of the Graphic Design Department and the KABK as art institute in general. You are motivated to take part in extra curriculum programs, such as lectures-series, excursions, students exhibitions and other initiatives throughout the academic year. You are organized and can create a clear study framework for students, as well as constructively assess their progress in a friendly manner. You are comfortable with communicating and writing in English. You are aware of and can engage with the versatile cultural- and social backgrounds of our international student population.

Conditions of employment
Class contact hours are in the mornings and students have self-study time in the afternoon. You will be teaching two half days per week, Monday and Tuesday for a period of 8 weeks including assessments. You will be teaching in two different blocks in the year, and have two blocks off. A flexible arrangement of teaching hours can be necessary if occasionally. We expect the contract to start on September 1, 2022. The contract is for one year. The position is classified as pay scale 11 under the Collective Agreement for Higher Professional Education (CAO HBO). There is 20% preparation time added to the working hours. Furthermore, we offer a holiday allowance of 8%, a fixed end-of-year bonus of 8.3%, holiday leave, and provide good study- and development opportunities as well as travel reimbursement.

Interested?
For further information please contact: Lauren Alexander: l.alexander@kabk.nl or Chantal Hendriksen: c.hendriksen@kabk.nl.

How to apply
Send your CV, portfolio and cover letter, no later than 3 July to: werving@hdkdenhaag.nl. The first interviews are planned to take place on Tuesday July 5, 2022.

Within the Royal Academy of Arts, we are working to create a community in which diversity and inclusion are the basic principles. We want the uniqueness of each individual to be recognised and welcomed within the school. We therefore invite you to apply and are curious to know who you are.

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