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Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (HfG)
Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (HfG) is looking to fill the following chair starting on April 1st, 2018:

Professor of Product Design
Pay Group W3, 66 % (2/3-time position)

Besides the extensive exploration of the relevant product design parameters - function, engineering, configuration, and convention - the successful applicant will be able to consider the social relevance of design in a sound and thoughtful manner. The candidate will hold hands-on courses in design and production that will be based on the systematic use of analogous and digital media and programcontrolled tools.

Hiring requirements:
  • Relevant university degree and/or outstanding relevant accomplishments as an artist.
  • Special aptitude for artistic-creative, experimental work, usually evidenced by a renowned work of art and international professional practice.
  • Extensive expertise and experience in the field of digital media and programcontrolled tools.
  • Pedagogical abilities and teaching experience at artistic or film universities.
The professor is hired as a state employee (not as a civil servant). The position is limited initially to three years and may be extended by another three years. Parttime employment of less than 66 % of full-time hours is permitted; the minimum is 50 %.

For detailed information and further specifications please see:

Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design aims for a higher percentage of female professors and therefore particularly encourages applications from qualified female applicants. The HfG Karlsruhe supports the compatibility of career and family life and strives further for more cultural diversity among the academic staff.
With equal qualifications, severely disabled applicants will be given preference.

Application packages complete with curriculum vitae and any documents and records evidencing the artistic/academic career should be sent by December 31st, 2017 to the Rektorat, Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe, Lorenzstr. 15, 76135 Karlsruhe, Germany. Please reference the position "Professur für Produktdesign".

Closing date: 31.12.2017
Closing date: 31 December 2017 Published on academics.com on date 9 November 2017
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