Professorship "Methodology and Design" (W2)

Hochschule Anhalt – Department of Design

In Dessau, the Bauhaus city, we respond to the complex issues of a changing world with progressive design approaches. Here is now apparent, as it has been in the past on many levels, what our society will have to deal with in the future.

Our "Dessau model" of integrated design follows the tradition of the avant-garde. The design dimensions work together as a network to process fundamental questions and develop holistic interventions. Only 100 minutes away from Berlin, we work in one of the most exciting international labs for the future.

Major challenges can only be met when taken on together. Therefore, we are looking for you.

We invite applications for the professorship in

"Methodology and Design" (W2)

to be filled at the earliest possible date.

We are looking for an outstanding design personality to develop and represent the field of "Methodology and Design" in teaching and research. A focus should be placed on design conceptualization (Entwurfspraxis). A university degree in the creative arts and relevant practical experience are required.

In modules, design-relevant methods should be taught and developed from a critically reflective perspective.

In the BA program, which is taught in German, in the partly international (English-taught) MA programmes and in other teaching formats, teaching will focus on the fundamentals and the supervision of design projects and theory courses. In addition, theses as well as perspective doctoral theses are to be supervised. The teaching load is 16 class contact hours per week. The candidate is expected to be able to teach in English and have immediately five years of professional experience, three of which should be outside the higher education sector. The post also entails that the candidate participates in collaborative academic management processes (Hochschulselbstverwaltung).

With regard to design practice, it is expected that the candidate’s research activities focus on the development, application and evaluation of design-related methods. The candidate will be expected to be strongly committed to attracting and completing publicly funded research projects. We welcome the acquisition and implementation of contracted research and cooperation projects with the private sector.

The Department of Design currently invites applications for a number of positions and offers exceptional individual creativity and design freedom in terms of structural content.

The requirements for employment are governed by Article 35 Hochschulgesetz Land Sachsen-Anhalt (HSG LSA). According to Article 17 of the Constitution of Anhalt University (Grundordnung der Hochschule Anhalt) in conjunction with Article 38 HSG LSA, the initial appointment as a professor is generally on a probationary basis. The salary is paid in line with legal and budgetary conditions.

Anhalt University wishes to increase the proportion of women amongst its academic personnel and thus expressively encourages qualified women to apply for the post. The provisions of SGB IX apply to severely handicapped candidates with equal suitability, qualifications and professional performance.

Applications with the usual documents (curriculum vitae, portfolio, breakdown of scientific career including teaching and professional practical activities, list of publications, certified certificates/documents – school-leaving certificate, university degree, doctorate, post-doctoral qualification/Habilitation, if applicable) are requested to be sent within one-month after the publication of this advertisement to:

Präsident der Hochschule Anhalt
Bernburger Straße 55
06366 Köthen


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