HES Senior Lecturer, Head of MA in Media Design at HEAD

Company: HEAD – Genève, Geneva School of Art and Design

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Type: Part-Time
Category: Teaching


About HEAD – Genève:

HEAD – Genève, Geneva School of Art and Design is one of the leading institutions, at international level, for tertiary training in Art and Design. Featuring some 700 students, it offers a broad range of training programmes at BA and MA level: Visual Arts, Cinema, Fashion, Jewellery and Accessory Design, Visual Communication, Media Design, Interior Architecture, Space Design, etc. The school has also established itself as a major stakeholder on the Geneva cultural scene.

About the position:

In close cooperation with the teaching staff of the MA in Media Design and under the supervision of the Head of the Visual Communication Department, the applicant will:
– Design and implement an education and research programme for the MA in Media Design
– Coordinate and monitor teaching staff and modules (courses, workshops, conferences, collective projects)
– Teach Media Design at MA level (courses, Master’s Thesis seminars and tutorials)
– Develop partnerships with national and international institutions and companies (commissions and services)
– Develop cross-disciplinary projects, in particular with the fields of engineering, healthcare and life sciences, economics and service industries
– Participate in research projects
– Develop relationships with the professional and cultural world at national and international level

Profile & required skills :

– Graduate diploma at MA level from a higher education institution in Multimedia, New Media, Interaction Design or any related field
– At least five years’ professional experience in the field of Media & Interaction Design
– Open to interdisciplinary cooperation, in particular with the fields of Social Sciences, Contemporary Art, Engineering (Information & Communication Technology, Robotics, Biotechnology, etc.)
– Curious, innovative and interested in research
– Good teamwork skills, ability to foster knowledge sharing and exchange and to carry out collective projects in a changing environment
– Ability to carry out projects, managerial and administrative skills
– Excellent language skills in both French and English. Ability to teach in both languages (French/English)

How To Apply:

Start date: 1 September 2017
Deadline for applications: 30 June 2017
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed on Monday 10 July 2017

Complete applications (incl. motivation letter, CV, copies of certificates, list of publications and/or examples of personal work) should be sent in electronic format to: for the attention of Jean-Pierre Greff, Director.