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Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle is looking to fill the following position in the BA communication design and the MA Visual Strategies and Stories study programs of the Design department at the earliest possible date:

Professorship Communication Design/Intermedial Design (W3)

The dynamics of digital communication and reception processes lead to new questions regarding authorship, connectedness, publicness and temporality. For our BA communication design and MA Visual Strategies and Stories study programs, we are looking for an outstanding design persona with the ability to react to these new challenges in the contentual, conceptual and medial aspects of teaching and to further develop the subject area “intermedial design” in its interplay with the existing special subjects photography, illustration, information design and type/typography.

The successful candidate is expected to:
– have proven and extensive experience in design conception and realization of intermedial communication strategies as well as forward-thinking and innovative methods
– have a broad spectrum of design approaches with a strong and open visual language
– handle pictures and text in editorial work contentually and conceptionally
– use digital and analogue design techniques reflectively
– situate their teaching in public discourses, particularly in the interaction with digital cultures
– have a sound specialist knowledge, long-standing experience in practice and teaching, and an active network
– have a teaching concept for the subject “intermedial design”

The position holder teaches in the Bachelor study program in Communication Design and in the Master study program in Visual Strategies and Stories, both in the focus projects and the subject-specific basics. In view of the progressive development of the BA and MA courses, cooperation with the other subject fields is explicitly welcome. The ability and willingness to also teach in English is desirable. Furthermore, on-site teaching and dedicated participation in academic self-governance are expected.

In addition to fulfilling the appointment requirements according to § 35 HSG LSA, an affinity for topics dealt with at a university of the arts, related to their own biography, is desired.
Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle is committed to a non-discriminatory hiring policy and values equal opportunities and diversity. It strives to increase the proportion of women and strongly encourages women to apply. Applications from severely disabled persons or those treated as such will be given preference in cases of equal qualifications and aptitudes.

The professorship is limited to a period of five years; exceptions will be decided upon at the beginning of the appointment process. The salary will be determined in accordance with legal and budgetary requirements.

Applications should include the usual documents (curriculum vitae, description of artistic/professional career, portfolio of work samples, copies of credentials etc.) and be sent only in digital PDF format (files no bigger than 25 MB) by 02.03.2023 to:
Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle
Rektorat, Ausschreibung Professur Kommunikationsdesign / Intermediale Gestaltung
Neuwerk 7
06108 Halle (Saale)
[email protected]

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