Umeå Institute of Design: lecturer in industrial design 50%
University Lecturer in industrial design 50%
Umeå Institute of Design is looking for a teacher in industrial design with focus on product design and 3D visualisation. You have a master degree in industrial design, documented good knowledge of the design process in product design, and a focus on user centered design. This is a permanent (50%) position. Last day to apply is May 13th 2015.
As lecturer in industrial design, you will work with teaching and tutoring of students on basic and advanced level in industrial design with focus on product design and 3D visualisation.
You are responsible for education planning and developing education in industrial design, mainly in product design and 3D visualisation, together with our programme directors, teachers, other staff and students.
You work collaboratively internally as well as externally to develop the industrial design field and the activities in general at Umeå Institute of Design.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for a person with a master degree in industrial design with documented good knowledge of the design process in industrial design, with a strong focus on product design and user centered design.
It is important that you have good pedagogical and collaborative skills. When evaluating pedagogical skills we will look at documented merits of educating in the field of industrial design, such as teaching, tutoring or education planning in higher education in design. Experience of other pedagogical activities, and pedagogical training, are also meriting.
We are looking for a person with good knowledge and skills in the design process in product design, from ideation and sketching to the form work and visualization in both physical and digital 3D. Experience of visualization and storytelling in film and animation is an advantage. It is also important that you can plan your work independently and work with teaching both individually and in collaboration with others.
It is an advantage if you are skilled in structuring collaboration projects together with external partners. It is also a merit to have experience of working with, for example, Rhino, Solidworks, Aftereffects, Alias or Maya.
Proficiency in English is essential, both written and spoken. Knowledge in Swedish is an advantage.
How to apply
You apply through our recruitment system. Log on to the system and apply via the button at the bottom of the webpage.
Your application should contain:
– a cover letter describing yourself and your motives for applying
– a CV
– a pedagogical portfolio, if you have one, otherwise a description of your pedagogical views on teaching and education, especially in relation to the design field. (Description and tips regarding pedagogical portfolio can be found at: http://www.upl.umu.se/ )
– a design portfolio
– any eventual publications (maximum 3)
– names and contact details for at least 2 references
More about Umeå Institute of Design
Umeå Institute of Design is ranked as one of the leading design educations in the world. We educate and do research in industrial design on basic, advanced and PhD level. The education at Umeå Institute of Design has an artistic foundation, and our courses are often structured as projects together with external partners. In these projects the students at Umeå Institute of Design have a possibility to go deeper in a subject area, where design methods and design processes are used to create concepts and solutions for new products, services and experiences. The students develop and evaluate their ideas in close collaboration with users, and actively reflect about their future role in working life, always with the support of experienced tutors. Umeå Institute of Design has a creative and international environment, with a flat organization and a close interaction between students and employees. Read more about us at http://www.uid.umu.se .
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Head of Department Maria Göransdotter: email@example.com, +46 90-786 70 36, or
Deputy Head of Department:
Niklas Andersson: firstname.lastname@example.org +46 90 786 70 34.