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Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle is one of Germany’s traditional Universities of Art and Design. A distinguishing feature of the Design department is its wide-ranging teaching of the fundamentals of art and design (2D, 3D, process). As an interdisciplinary part, these fundamentals are taught to students across all courses and at all stages of their studies.

We are looking to fill the following position in the three-dimensional design section at the Design department at the earliest possible date:

Professorship Design Fundamentals/Three-Dimensional Design (pay grade W2)

The ideal candidate is a renowned designer of outstanding practical and theoretical competence in the field of three-dimensional design, with teaching experience and didactic aptitude.
Teaching requirements include the fundamentals of all aspects of three-dimensional design, from imagining and making the spatial experience tangible to finding a form and materializing an object or representation.

Teaching methods should be based on and convey design operations and address syntax and semantics in finding form and variants. A central element of this is the sensory experience of materials in terms of haptic perception and aesthetic effect, constructive and functional requirements, and finally the critical reflection on material as a finite resource.

The primary objective is to provide students with the best possible introduction to the study of design. The incumbent will be responsible for the organisation of content and personnel of the 3D section within Design Fundamentals.

In addition to fulfilling the general appointment requirements according to § 35 HSG LSA, an affinity with topics related to an University of Art and Design, as demonstrated in the incumbent’s biography, is desirable. Active participation in academic self-governance is expected. Teaching is mainly delivered in German.

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 and persons treated as such will be given preference in cases of equal qualifications and aptitudes. The professorship can be held for a limited or unlimited period of up to five years; this will be decided in the beginning of the appointment procedure. If the professorship is limited in time, the possibility of an unlimited appointment will be examined before the end of the limited term. The salary will be determined in accordance with legal and budgetary requirements.

Applications should specify the position, include the usual documents (curriculum vitae, description of professional career, portfolio of work samples, certified copies of credentials etc.) and be sent in both analogous form and digitally in pdf format (up to 10 MB) by 27th January 2022 to:
Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle
Rektorat, Ausschreibung Professur GL der Gestaltung / Dreidimensionales Gestalten
Neuwerk 7
06108 Halle (Saale)
[email protected]

more information about the university: www.burg-halle.de

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