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Einstein Center Digital Future / Universität der Künste Berlin
At the Universität der Künste Berlin, the following position is available in the College of Architecture, Media and Design – Institute of Product and Process Design:

Junior professor – pay group W 1

limited to 3 years, extension by an additional 3 years is possible
The junior professorship is to be funded in the context of the Einstein Center Digital Future. The professorship is offered under the reserve that funds are granted.

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In collaboration with other Berlin universities and research institutions, various aspects of the digital transformation will be explored. Within the Einstein Center Digital Future, new professors will strengthen the academic community of Berlin in the field of digitalization. In this context the Berlin University of the Arts has developed the Berlin Open Lab, a space for reflection and research, and a place of experimental digital fabrication in the design disciplines. New forms of interaction with technologies will be created and explored holistically as technological-economical-sociological artefacts.

Subject area:

Internet of Things

Teaching responsibilities:

4 course hours (for the first 3 years, 6 course hours from the 4th year)

Job description:

Instruction and research on concepts of interaction design related to the Internet of things as new forms of human-technology interaction; testing and development of creative/experimental and technological prototypes of networked systems (hardware and software); artistic and academic reflection of the technological evolution and its consequences in the field of Physical Computing, Interaction Design and the Internet of things; establishment of the Berlin Open Lab at UdK cooperating with partners from the Einstein Center Digital Future through new formats of teaching and research; participation in academic self administration.


Completed degree in higher education in design or a related field, completed doctorate or several years of experience in artistic-academic research in the field of design research or a related discipline; relevant list of publications; paedagogical and didactical skills and experience; very good English language skills. Qualifications for employment in accordance with § 102a BerlHG.
The Berlin University of the Arts is particularly committed to the employment and promotion of women; it follows the strategy of gender mainstreaming. Physically challenged persons with the appropriate qualifications will be given preferential consideration. Please indicate this circumstance in the application. Applications from persons with a migrant background who fulfil the qualifications for employment are encouraged.
Please submit your written application with informative application documents, under designation of the reference number no later than October 13, 2016 by mail to the Berlin University of Art - ZSD 1 -, Postbox 12 05 44, 10595 Berlin.
For reasons of cost, the application documents can only be returned if a sufficient prepaid envelope is provided.
Additional information is available under www.udk-berlin.de/universitaet/stellenausschreibungen/
Please note that the positions are conditional upon financing from the donors and partners. It is intended to extend a number of the temporary professorships at the end of the funding period. Additional professorships for Berlin will be advertised in the coming months and will be posted at be-digital.berlin

Closing date: 13.10.2016
Closing date: 13 October 2016 Published on academics.com on date 15 September 2016
In your application, please refer to academics.com