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Professor (W3) of Media and Cultural Theory
Hochschule Pforzheim - Gestaltung, Technik, Wirtschaft und Recht
The School of Design at Pforzheim University welcomes applications
for the position of
PROFESSOR (W3) OF MEDIA AND CULTURAL THEORY
in the cross-disciplinary field of critical studies in art and design. The
position is available starting from summer semester, 2018.
The applicant will be responsible for teaching design students at both
the undergraduate and the postgraduate levels. Applicants must be
sufficiently proficient in English to teach classes in English.
The successful candidate will have research expertise and teaching
experience in classical and contemporary theory, with a particular
emphasis on the media requirements of design practices and structural
processes in design practice. The position is based on the Pforzheim
model, which is committed to providing a base for all programs across
the School of Design through the provision of a foundation in cultural
theory and history of design.
Teaching duties include media theory, cultural theory, the theory and
history of fashion, the general history of design, perceptual theory and
semiotics. The successful candidate will be expected to attract external
research funding both independently and in cooperation with other
Faculties, and to collaborate with the Professor of Art and Design
Theory to enhance the research profile of the School of Design.
Applicants must provide evidence of relevant research publications and
previous research funding, and should have a record of substantive,
independent research initiatives.Teaching experience at the level of
higher education, as well as significant professional experience outside
the university, are required. Applicants should also be actively involved
in European design networks.
The successful candidate is expected to participate in University
administration, to play a leading role with respect to inter- and
transdisciplinary collaboration with other Faculties, and to take part in
the University’s international activities.
The position requires a completed university degree, an earned
doctorate and the completion of the Habilitation or Habilitationequivalent,
and at least five years of professional experience - of which at
least three years must be from outside the field of higher education. Further
details (see § 47 Landeshochschulgesetz Baden-Württemberg) can be
downloaded from the brochure linked on the University homepage.
Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences seeks to increase the proportion
of women faculty and therefore strongly encourages applications from
qualified women. For reasons of equity, equally qualified applicants
with disabilities will be favoured. Please send your application with
the Code 171021 until 25th September 2017 to
the Rector of Pforzheim University, Tiefenbronner
Str. 65, 75175 Pforzheim, Germany or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Thomas
Hensel, School of Design, Art and Design Theory,