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lecturer in Design Literacy, plus support for the Design Research Track (0,6 fte)

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Job description
The Lecturer in Design Literacy at the Master’s programme in Digital Design entails two tasks:

1. Lecturer in Design Literacy

We are looking for a colleague with a strong expertise in teaching design processes and with a critical perspective on Design thinking. The Lecturer in Design Literacy is a central figure of the Master’s programme and is responsible for:

  • teaching the foundational course “Design Literacy”;
  • revising/updating the syllabus for Design Literacy;
  • leading and coordinating the Literacy track, e.g. organizing intensive workshops, inviting guest-speakers, and establishing and maintaining international connections;
  • promoting students’ work outside the programme, e.g. writing and publishing research papers with students and colleagues, or actively attending professional networking events;
  • contributing to the public communications of the programme with regular blog posts on http://masterdigitaldesign.com, as well as facilitating students’ contributions;
  • participating in students’ assessments and admissions.

 2. Support Lecturer for Design Research

We are looking for  a Support Lecturer for Design Research who will work closely together with the other lecturers in the Master’s programme - especially with the Lecturer in Design Research. At the moment, the Design Research course spans across the three approaches to constructive design research (Lab, Field, and Showroom), and we are looking for an enthusiastic colleague with expertise in quantitative and/or qualitative design research. The primary functions of the Support Lecturer for Design Research are:

  • support the core lecturer in Design Research in formative and summative assessments;
  • develop original lessons plans and teach independently in the Research track (e.g. intensive workshops, field-sessions).

We are seeking
A colleague with the proven capacity of enabling design students to perform in teams, with clients, in a well-defined process. Experience with Research through Design and Action Research is a plus, as well as experience in design industry. Applicants with a Ph.D. degree, or close to defending, will be given priority. Those with Master’s degrees and significant industry experience are also acceptable, especially if they are willing to obtain a Ph.D. or PDD/PDEng in the near future. Demonstrable teaching experience, particularly at the graduate level, is essential. The Lecturer in Design Literacy must be able to work in interdisciplinary teams and with students from a variety of disciplinary/cultural backgrounds. The ability to effectively teach in English is required.

The starting date is February 1st 2019 (start of the second semester) but we also encourage applications from candidates whose credentials match our vacancy but are only able to start in the new academic year (August 1st 2019).


We are offering
The initial period of employment is one or two year with the possibility of an extension. The tasks described fall under the job description of teacher / researcher 2 (docent / onderzoeker 2) of AUAS. The salary complies with pay scale 11 (CAO HBO labour agreement for universities of applied sciences) with a maximum of €4.777,85 /month and depends on education and experience.

The AUAS offers an extensive package of employee benefits, including a generous holiday allowance (8%) and payment of a 13th month. Via the AUAS Academy, the AUAS also offers excellent opportunities for study and personal development and encourages employees to continue their professional education. Lecturers must hold a teaching certificate, or must be willing to obtain one within a set period. The AUAS is willing to pay for the teaching certificate course.


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6 november 2018
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20 november 2018
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WO Master
1097 DZ