Professor for Digital Media in Communication Design at Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd


Company: Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd

Location: Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany
Type: Full-Time
Category: Teaching


The University of Design Schwaebisch Gmuend is searching for a design personality with excellent didactic abilities for structuring and presenting interactive information design for user oriented teaching and research. The applicant should be able to teach the design and basic technical knowledge in the following areas:

· Concepts of system design
· Principles of navigation and interaction
· Usability and user experience
· Methods of visualising and representing complex information
· Typography as a tool for structuring information

The position includes teaching across all courses as well as the tutoring of BA and MA students’ projects from concept through to design and from simulation/prototyping to realisation. The focus is the design for web-based applications as well as interactive communication systems in space. The successful applicant is expected to further develop the subject area both within the discipline and its related interdisciplinary requirements and will be responsible for the further development of the School’s media laboratories.

Required qualifications
The applicant should have successfully completed a university (or equivalent) education with excellent results and possess an aptitude for teaching. The applicant must also have had at least five years successful professional practice of which at least three should have been outside academia. The applicant must be willing to teach additionally in neighbouring design fields and has to resume responsablities in the academic self-administration. The School explicitly encourages qualified women to apply for this position. Seriously disabled persons will be considered preferentially, if qualified. The preliminary appointment for the employment of a professorial position is on principle limited. However, usually after three years of demonstrated aptitude and the fulfillment of the preliminary conditions required of civil servants the appointment of civil servant will be conferred for life.

How To Apply:

We can only accept meaningful and complete applications by mail – e-mail applications – will not be considered. Applications with all necessary documents and work samples are kindly requested until 10 January, 2017

Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd
Rektor-Klaus-Strasse 100
D 73525 Schwäbisch Gmünd

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