HIRING: PRODUCT DESIGNER as Teacher & Researcher (closed)

We are looking for a designer, who wants to engage in eco-social issues by the means of product design, as a teacher and researcher at the Faculty of Design and Art, Free University of Bolzano-Bozen.

Deadline: December 7. Find the official call here in English, there in Italian and on that page in German language. In case you have trouble understanding the bureaucratic language and the procedure, please do not hesitate to ask for help.

You will do “research by design” in projects, where design acts as a catalyst of eco-social transformations. This correlates to the foreseen teaching of “Design & Materials” and of “Design & Production” in the Master in Eco-Social Design.

Eco-Social Design involves a multitude of actors and factors, and is undoubtedly challenging. Therefore, we collaborate in multidisciplinary teams, and with a diversity of partners – and we enjoy it. We expect the same openness and engagement from the candidates. A PhD is a plus, but not required. More importance is given to the portfolio. Unconventional styles and autonomous thinking are appreciated. Additional competences in related fields are welcome, too, for example in design research, in crafts, maker culture and technologies, in engineering, environmental sciences or social sciences, in design activism and/or active citizenship.

The position is full time and comes with a 3-years contract. Interested? Please get in contact with us.