Sep 29, 2015

Professor of Design

Open position as Professor of Design at The Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås

Professor of Design 

Ref: PA 2015/199

The Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business seeks a

Professor Design - Textile Design
Ref. PA 2015/199
Full-time permanent position, beginning as soon as possible.

Job Description

The Swedish School of Textiles seeks a professor that will take the main responsibility of developing the field of textile design at The Swedish School of Textiles as well as internationally. Work tasks consist of teaching and supervision at first, second and third cycle levels, as well as initiating, leading and participating in artistic research projects. Work tasks also include taking part in quality improvement and quality assurance of education in textile design at all three levels. One important aspect of the position involves monitoring subject development, both nationally and internationally, and actively developing and participating in the department’s cooperation with the surrounding world.

We are looking for applicants with proven artistic skills and a doctoral degree in a design or other relevant discipline. You should have credentials of (i) artistic research work, (ii) pedagogical work within design with a clear aesthetic focus, and (iii) proven experience of working as a main supervisor at both second and third cycle levels within the artistic field. For applicants who mainly have carried out research within industry or other operations, other pedagogical skills can be assessed as equivalent.

Basic development of textiles, strong knowledge of textile materials including new textile materials and techniques, experimental research, development of design methods and work within smart textiles is an advantage.

A proven organisational and administrative skill is a merit. Established contacts with industry and surrounding society are considered beneficial for promoting the school’s collaboration both nationally and internationally. You must be able to communicate fluently in both spoken and written English and a good command of Swedish are a useful merit.

Further information about the position is available from Olof Harbecke (Head of Design Department) on +46 (0)33 435 42 01 and Lars Hallnäs on +46 435 4208. The union representatives are Carina Theen (Saco-S), Susanne Björkdahl Ordell (the Swedish Teachers’ Union) and Jonas Andersson (the Union of Civil Servants). The contacts can be reached via the school’s switchboard on +46 (0)33 435 40 00.

You can apply for the position via our website, by clicking on “Apply” at the bottom of the advertisement.

Clearly state the position you are applying for and the reference number in your application. The following documents should be attached to your application:

  1. Personal letter
  2. CV with reference details and salary requirements
  3. Portfolio of qualifications, including written accounts of both scientific and pedagogical activities, and documentation of teaching skills including a self-evaluation. A template can be found on our website under “Work at UB” in the top menu bar. 
  4. A list of publications
  5. A maximum of seven published works or other qualifications that you wish to refer to
  6. Certificates/grades and other documentary evidence of qualifications

Please contact HR if you have scientific publications that cannot be attached electronically to your application. Such publications should reach the school no later than one week after the closing date for applications. No supplementary information can be provided electronically after the closing date.

Please apply by 31/10/2015 at the latest. 

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