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Assistant Professor in Playful Textiles

Design School Kolding invites applicants for a position as Assistant Professor in Playful Textiles

At Design School Kolding, research activities are organized in the three laboratories: Lab for Sustainability and Design, Lab for Play and Design, and Lab for Social Design. Present position is linked to the Lab Design for Play.

Design research, artistic development work and knowledge from practice jointly form the knowledge base for our educations including continuous education. Generating new knowledge by experimenting through doing and making is in the center of our work. We will therefore prioritize candidates who can document experiences with research through design / practice-based design research / experimental design research.

The position

The main tasks are to conduct research and to teach. Applicants with a strong passion and prior experience from design research environments resembling our labs are encouraged to apply. As Assistant Professor, you are expected to be responsible for and take active part in one or more research projects in Lab design for Play. Furthermore, we expect that you will engage in various school activities in order to strengthen research, teaching, and communication.

As Assistant Professor you are expected to teach and supervise at both the MA and BA level. Perhaps you will also teach on continuing education courses. On the MA level, it will most likely be in our international Design for Play programme. Teaching is often carried out in teams. Thus, you are expected to thrive in different roles and are willing to work in trans-disciplinary teams. The BA programs are mainly taught in Danish while the MA programs are in English. If the candidate is not speaking Danish when employed it is expected that one will follow Danish classes and will be able to fully understand and speak Danish after two years of employment at the latest.

We are searching for an application who has experiences with research within:

  • Playful textiles and interiors
  • Soft computational tinkering, fx makerspaces, making with tech
  • Perspectives from speculative design, design fiction and co-design
It is expected that the applicant has a background within textile design, fashion design or another relevant design discipline.

It is expected that the applicant can teach (and preferably has conducted research within) topics that are relevant on one or several of our BA specializations (Communication Design, Fashion Design, Textile Design, Accessory Design, Industrial Design).

The position is a full-time position for 3 years. The salary is set according to the current collective agreement that regulates the Danish labour market.

Application and process

As a school we emphasize a strong synergy between research and teaching through research-based teaching and teaching-based research. All applicants must document that they hold a PhD degree and document both research and teaching experiences which are relevant for the position. In the application, you shall describe how your research and teaching are relevant for the field of social design / social innovation / welfare design. Besides we would like you to also explain how you can contribute to one or more of the BA specializations mentioned above. A both strong theoretical foundation and teaching portfolio will be valued.

The application must contain:

  • A motivation letter.
  • A detailed CV.
  • Degree certificates (including PhD diploma).
  • A complete and numbered list of publications with clear indications of which of these have been peer reviewed
  • A portfolio of design research projects including research methodology (max 10 pages).
  • A teaching portfolio detailing the candidate’s prior teaching experience, teaching skills, and teaching philosophy. In addition, a list with suggestions of courses or topics one could offer in relation to one or more of the BA programs and the MA Design for People program.
  • A research plan detailing the candidate’s ideas and plans for future research work including how it contributes to the research in Lab Design for Play.
Only applications written in Danish or English will be accepted. Please apply through Design School Kolding’s recruitment system which you find on the advertisement at the school’s website.

Design School Kolding values diversity and welcome both national and international applicants. We wish to reflect our surrounding community and encourages anyone who are qualified to apply for the position, irrespective of personal background.

The application deadline is September 1, 2022 at 23.59 CEST

After the application deadline, a shortlist of the most promising applicants will be made, which will then be assessed. When the committee has finished its review procedure, each shortlisted applicant will receive an assessment of his or her application.

Interviews are expected to take place shortly after the hearing process has finished.

We expect the successful applicant to start as soon as possible and March 1st. 2022 at the latest.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

For further information, please contact secretary of research and development, Christina Stind Rosendahl, csr@dskd.dk or +45 91333004 or professor in play design Helle Marie Skovbjerg, skovbjerg@dskd.dk

Please read the Design School Kolding Research Strategy or pay a visit to the Design for People, Laboratory for Social Design website.

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Assistant Professor in Playful Textiles

Design School Kolding invites applicants for a position as Assistant Professor in Playful Textiles

At Design School Kolding, research activities are organized in the three laboratories: Lab for Sustainability and Design, Lab for Play and Design, and Lab for Social Design. Present position is linked to the Lab Design for Play.

Design research, artistic development work and knowledge from practice jointly form the knowledge base for our educations including continuous education. Generating new knowledge by experimenting through doing and making is in the center of our work. We will therefore prioritize candidates who can document experiences with research through design / practice-based design research / experimental design research.

The position

The main tasks are to conduct research and to teach. Applicants with a strong passion and prior experience from design research environments resembling our labs are encouraged to apply. As Assistant Professor, you are expected to be responsible for and take active part in one or more research projects in Lab design for Play. Furthermore, we expect that you will engage in various school activities in order to strengthen research, teaching, and communication.

As Assistant Professor you are expected to teach and supervise at both the MA and BA level. Perhaps you will also teach on continuing education courses. On the MA level, it will most likely be in our international Design for Play programme. Teaching is often carried out in teams. Thus, you are expected to thrive in different roles and are willing to work in trans-disciplinary teams. The BA programs are mainly taught in Danish while the MA programs are in English. If the candidate is not speaking Danish when employed it is expected that one will follow Danish classes and will be able to fully understand and speak Danish after two years of employment at the latest.

We are searching for an application who has experiences with research within:

  • Playful textiles and interiors
  • Soft computational tinkering, fx makerspaces, making with tech
  • Perspectives from speculative design, design fiction and co-design
It is expected that the applicant has a background within textile design, fashion design or another relevant design discipline.

It is expected that the applicant can teach (and preferably has conducted research within) topics that are relevant on one or several of our BA specializations (Communication Design, Fashion Design, Textile Design, Accessory Design, Industrial Design).

The position is a full-time position for 3 years. The salary is set according to the current collective agreement that regulates the Danish labour market.

Application and process

As a school we emphasize a strong synergy between research and teaching through research-based teaching and teaching-based research. All applicants must document that they hold a PhD degree and document both research and teaching experiences which are relevant for the position. In the application, you shall describe how your research and teaching are relevant for the field of social design / social innovation / welfare design. Besides we would like you to also explain how you can contribute to one or more of the BA specializations mentioned above. A both strong theoretical foundation and teaching portfolio will be valued.

The application must contain:

  • A motivation letter.
  • A detailed CV.
  • Degree certificates (including PhD diploma).
  • A complete and numbered list of publications with clear indications of which of these have been peer reviewed
  • A portfolio of design research projects including research methodology (max 10 pages).
  • A teaching portfolio detailing the candidate’s prior teaching experience, teaching skills, and teaching philosophy. In addition, a list with suggestions of courses or topics one could offer in relation to one or more of the BA programs and the MA Design for People program.
  • A research plan detailing the candidate’s ideas and plans for future research work including how it contributes to the research in Lab Design for Play.
Only applications written in Danish or English will be accepted. Please apply through Design School Kolding’s recruitment system which you find on the advertisement at the school’s website.

Design School Kolding values diversity and welcome both national and international applicants. We wish to reflect our surrounding community and encourages anyone who are qualified to apply for the position, irrespective of personal background.

The application deadline is September 1, 2022 at 23.59 CEST

After the application deadline, a shortlist of the most promising applicants will be made, which will then be assessed. When the committee has finished its review procedure, each shortlisted applicant will receive an assessment of his or her application.

Interviews are expected to take place shortly after the hearing process has finished.

We expect the successful applicant to start as soon as possible and March 1st. 2022 at the latest.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

For further information, please contact secretary of research and development, Christina Stind Rosendahl, csr@dskd.dk or +45 91333004 or professor in play design Helle Marie Skovbjerg, skovbjerg@dskd.dk

Please read the Design School Kolding Research Strategy or pay a visit to the Design for People, Laboratory for Social Design website.

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