Professorship of Interaction Design and Visual Communication
Berlin International University of Applied Sciences
Professor of Interaction Design and Visual Communication at the Faculty of Architecture and Design (100%) FoAD 2021/01
Berlin International is a university of applied sciences with a distinct international focus. All
study programs are taught in English. For the Faculty of Architecture and Design (FoAD), we are
Professor of Interaction Design and Visual Communication (100%)
The Faculty of Architecture and Design currently offers a six-semester bachelor’s program in
Graphic Design and Visual Communication. To support our continuous growth, we are looking
for a Professor with an international background as well as substantial academic and
Applicants should be visual designers with expertise in the current state of interaction design.
Candidates shall demonstrate experience in the areas of digital service design, user experience
(UX) and user interface (UI) design. Relevant industry and institutional contacts as well as an
interdisciplinary and intercultural teaching background are expected. Knowledge and skills in
web-related tools, physical computing, and coding/programming will be considered as an
advantage. Competencies in data visualization/information design and further areas of graphic
design and visual communication are desired.
The faculty is seeking candidates that are enthusiastic about promoting the development of
the study program. Collegiality, communication skills, and the ability to foster a positive work
environment are vital. Candidates should be able to spark students’ curiosity and enthusiasm.
Successful applicants will be expected to teach in the bachelor’s as well as in future master’s
degree programs, and contribute to interdisciplinary courses and projects. They should be in a
position to support the development of the Graphic Design and Visual Communication
bachelor’s program specifically, and the faculty in general. Professors are expected to conduct
(applied) research projects and participate in the faculty’s administration and governance.
Applicants must fulfill the requirements for professorships at universities of applied
sciences (Fachhochschulen) in accordance with the Berlin Higher Education Act
(Berliner Hochschulgesetz), § 100.
At least 5 years of practical experience, out of which a minimum of 3 years must have
been gained outside the university context.
Substantial occupational experience outside the university sector should include
project experience in all phases from conceptualization to realization.
Broad teaching experience in both lecture-driven and design-related settings.
Excellent command of the English language (teaching language).
Intercultural awareness and competence, preferably from earning university degrees
abroad or international work experience.
A strong interest in contributing to the continuous growth of Berlin International.
Preferably a PhD in graphic design, visual communication, interaction design, or a
related field. Alternatively, a body of research, publications, competition entries,
and/or practice evidencing a professional standard and artistic aptitude comparable to
a doctoral degree. In case the candidate holds a PhD, the degree transcript should be
attached to the application.
Additional preferred skills:
Language skills, especially in German.
Sound knowledge of the German and Berlin higher education system.
Who we are and what we offer:
Berlin International is a young, growing university of applied sciences immersed in the
creative and international spirit of the city of Berlin. We are a small institution with an
enthusiastic team, and proud to currently host 89 different nationalities among our
students and staff.
Our campus is located in the center of Berlin, close to the Technical University Berlin,
the University of the Arts (UdK) and the large Tiergarten park.
Architecture and Design are at the heart of Berlin International. More than 75% of
Berlin International’s current students are enrolled in FoAD programs.
Berlin International’s Research Institute offers financial support for research projects.
Berlin International is committed to diversity and equal opportunity.
Please hand in your application in PDF format including the following documents:
A cover letter demonstrating research and teaching interests.
A CV with attachments (including attested certificates of education) listing relevant
practical experiences and research activities (including a list of publications, lectures,
awards, and professional memberships). The CV should feature
o a list clearly showing previous teaching experience
o a list clearly showing professional experience outside of a university context
A portfolio demonstrating relevant work samples including teaching examples and
Any additional documents relevant for the position are welcome.
All relevant documents should be in English and be submitted as two PDF files, one for the
portfolio and one for all other documents.
The full-time (100%) position is going to be filled by Fall 2022 and residence in Berlin will
be expected. Please send your complete application including all relevant documents by
January 3, 2022 to the following email address: email@example.com
Berlin International University of Applied Sciences
“Professor of Interaction Design and Visual Communication (100% FoAD 2021/01)”
Salzufer 6, 10587 Berlin, Germany
For any inquiries, please contact the faculty’s Academic Administrator Silja Hillmann: firstname.lastname@example.org