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Universiteit Leiden Academy of Creative and Performing Arts

Assistent Professor in Theory and Practice of Design

The Faculty of Humanities, Academy of Performing Arts (ACPA) is looking for a

Assistant Professor in Practice and Theory of Design (0.4 FTE)

Key responsibilities

The new University Lecturer in Practice and Theory of Design will take on the following responsibilities commensurate with career stage:

  • providing stimulating supervision of ACPA PhD researchers in the PhDArts program comprising designers and theoreticians;
  • being involved in BA, MA education and PhD programs in the field of design, design theory and research in design;
  • participating in the ACPA team, contributing to the development on the vision of research in design within ACPA.

Selection criteria
The candidate we are seeking:

  • has a PhD in design or a field relevant for this position;
  • has an overview of contemporary practices in design in a historic perspective;
  • has experience with working with contemporary designers;
  • has demonstrable experience in and knowledge of the field of higher arts and design education and academic education and research;
  • is abreast of the international discourse on artistic research and has well-developed views about artistic research that are consistent with those of ACPA;
  • has the skill to recognize the potential of research proposals that can lead to successful completion;
  • holds a clear and recognizable position in the design world;
  • has good proficiency in English and preferable also the Dutch language.

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Please submit online your application no later than 15 January 2023 via the blue button in Leiden University's application system.




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