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We are seeking an internationally recognised and well-connected individual with outstanding artistic and professional experience to teach and promote artistic development in the Communication Design graduate studies department from 01 April 2019.

  • Present a broad and creatively inclusive vision of communication design.
  • Initiate and deliver teaching programmes in the Communication Design department.
  • Mentor students from all artistic and theoretical courses at the university.
  • Participate in the ongoing development of the university’s curriculum and general procedures.
  • Lead and collaborate on interdisciplinary projects with faculty in the university’s other programms and with the neighbouring ZKM | Center for Art and Media.
  • Further official duties are defined in article 46 of the Baden-Württemberg Higher Education Act (LHG).
  • Participation in the university’s self-administration bodies is mandatory.

Further information on the Communication Design department

Requirements for appointment
  • University degree in a relevant course of study or excellent relevant accomplishments as an artist.
  • Special aptitude for artistic and experimental work, evidenced by international professional practice.
  • Pedagogical abilities and teaching experience.
  • German or English language skills sufficient for teaching at a high academic level.

The successful candidate will be hired as a public service employee (Angestellter) and not as a civil servant (Beamtin/Beamter). This professorship is initially limited to three years, renewable by a maximum of three years.

Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (HfG) aims for a higher percentage of female professors and therefore highly encourages applications from qualified female candidates. The University supports the compatibility of career and family life and strives for a culturally diverse and international teaching staff. Equally qualified applicants with disabilities will be given preference.

Application packages complete with curriculum vitae and documents evidencing academic qualifications and achievements should be sent by post by 30 September 2018 to:

Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe
Lorenzstraße 15
76135 Karlsruhe

or as an encrypted email with one attached document (PDF) with the reference „Professur für Kommunikationsdesign“ to:

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