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Full or Associate Professor (f/m) in "Expanded Design Practices"
Freie Universität Bozen - Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
Faculty of Design and Art
Full or Associate Professor in "Expanded Design Practices" (08/C1 – ICAR/13)
Position type: Permanent
Application deadline: January 15, 2018
In a rapidly changing world, presented with wonderful
opportunities as well challenged by multiple crisis, designers
are exploring modes and instruments to respond
to these dynamics. For tackling diverse, complex
issues surrounding us, designers are forging unconventional
collaborations and are expanding the fields of
design in diverse ways.
The position offered is a Full or Associate professorship
Level in Design (Professore Ordinario o Associato). This
is a tenured full-time position with a teaching load of
120 hours/year but the requested profile foresees a
yearly teaching load of 180 hours: the 60h of extra
teaching load are going to be confirmed yearly by the
Faculty Council and paid ad hoc. The salary is competitive
with that of top European universities and, depending
on individual circumstances, may enjoy fiscal
Approximate starting date:April/May 2018.
You are called for the field Expanded Design Practices
with reference to transversal engagement across
design and social practices, with a focus on its spatial
manifestations. Key approaches of interest for the position
are research through expanded design practices,
such as open design, co-design, place-making and
According to Italian legislation, only candidates already
holding an equivalent academic position (full or
associate professor) at their current foreign university
are qualifying for a "direct call from
abroad". Furthermore, applicants need to meet the
Record of excellence in design practice on an international
level, demonstrated by portfolio and
Record of excellence in practice-based-research.
Evidence of high-quality teaching and mentoring
Significant level of service to the department, the
university, the profession.
Knowledge of at least two of three official teaching
languages at the Faculty of Design and Art
(German, Italian, English).
For more information, please contact Prof. Kris Krois: firstname.lastname@example.org
For general information about the position, terms and
conditions of working at the Faculty of Design and Art
please contact the Dean Prof. Stephan Schmidt-
Teaching in all programs of the Faculty of Design and
Art is conducted through projects, so you will encourage
the students to deal creatively with complex issues
in multiple dimensions (conceptual framing, design of
artefacts, spatial interventions, etc.). Experimentation
in digital, material, spatial, social,
technological and hybrid
ways informs the teaching to (co-)design, develop,
prototype and test these projects in diverse social settings.
At the same time, the students should gain the ability
to critically reflect on their own creative actions and
contextualize them with aspects, potentials and perspectives
related to eco-socio, cultural and political
changes, sustainability transition and diverse narratives.
You will be available to teach and tutor in any of the
study programs of the Faculty of Design and Art , currently
the BA Design & Art (with a major in Design and
one in Art), the MA Eco-Social Design, and the upcoming
MA in Transmedia, Interaction & Space .
More information about the Faculty is available on the
website: https://www.unibz.it/en/faculties/design-art/ Research
In your practice-based research, you adopt a critical
position, explore innovative approaches to the ideation
of artifacts, spaces, services and embrace interdisciplinary
and/or transdisciplinary collaborations. Your creative
engagement crosses design, art and spatial practices.
Your work addresses questions around unsustainability,
inequity, modes of production and the politics of
You will be encouraged to join one or more of the three
active research clusters in the Faculty and develop projects,
publications and other outputs that demonstrate
your contribution to the field.
Please send your expression of interest, together with
a detailed curriculum vitae, a portfolio, a list of publications,
a short description of your focus and your vision
of future engagement, a short description of most
important teaching experiences, teaching evaluations
(if available) , as well as a statement of current academic
position. We recommend the use of the form
"Attachment A – University Academic CV" available on
the following website: https://www.unibz.it/it/home/position-calls/positionsfor-academic-staff/?group=58&year=2017
Your application, duly signed and dated on the last
page, must be sent to Free University of Bozen-Bolzano,
Faculty of Design and Art, attn. Mrs. Elena
Ghizzo, Universitätsplatz 1, 39100 Bozen, e-mail: email@example.com Expressions of interest will be accepted until
January 15, 2018. Short-listed candidates will be invited
to a personal interview by end-January/mid-February