Professorship in Transformation-engaged Design Research

Professorship in ‘Transformation-engaged Design Research’

The Faculty of Design and Art of the Free University of Bozen–Bolzano offers an Associate Professorship for a design researcher focussing on social-ecological transformation.

Your transdisciplinary approach is based on reflected practice, research through design, eco-social design, transformation design, participatory design, co-design, commoning, action research and related fields. It is inspired by critical social theories, by queer and (eco)feminist perspectives, by postcolonial studies and concepts from historical materialism. You integrate knowledge and methods from diverse fields such as sociology, cultural and social anthropology, political ecology, heterodox economics, commons research and activism. Your practice, teaching and research unfolds in the light of an escalating multiple crisis, and engages in social-ecological transformations towards just, solidary, sustainable, resilient, and inclusive modes of production, living and working by considering structural obstacles, and identifying opportunities to overcome them. You manage to involve diverse actors, deal with conflicts and create (unconventional) alliances. Together with others, you inspire and empower individuals, collectives and organisations to engage in desirable transformations.

You will be teaching in the Master in Eco-Social Design, where diverse teaching formats are co-created and explored in a continuous process. Parts of it are team teaching, transdisciplinary pedagogies and working with partners in the “real world”.

You will become part of the research cluster trans–form is concerned with a diverse set of art, design and social practices that strive to contribute to a much needed transformation of the relations among humans and, therefore, between humans and other beings, in order to move towards more sustainable, resilient, just and equitable futures.

Find the full call here. Deadline: 15.03.2022, 12:00 CET.

Requirement: Your current position must be a tenured professorship or equivalent at a recognized University.

For more information, please contact Prof. Kris Krois: Kris.Krois@unibz.it. For general information about the position, terms and conditions of working at the Faculty of Design and Art please contact the Faculty Dean Prof. Nitzan Cohen: nitzan.cohen@unibz.it. Our apologies for the quite bureaucratese form of the call. It is out of my hands to make this different :( But the work itself and the atmosphere in our study course and research projects are sunny and truly collaborative :)