Professor of Product Design – BAU International Berlin – University of Applied Sciences
BAU International Berlin is a University of Applied Sciences with a distinct international focus, founded in 2014. All study programs are exclusively taught in English. For the Product Design Department at the Faculty of Design we are looking for a:

Professor of Product Design

BAU International Berlin is part of the BAU Global Network that provides opportunities for intercultural teaching and research. Professors are expected and supported to engage in applied research projects and publications. The Faculty of Design offers Bachelor programs in Product Design, Interior Design as well as Graphic Design & Visual Communication. To support our continuous growth, we are seeking a new professor with an international background as well as substantial professional and academic experience. Applicants are expected to demonstrate extensive practical abilities, solid theoretical knowledge and research experience.

The applicants should be eager to explore the limits of „product design“. The mere creation of a product only covers a fraction of a current designers responsibilities and challenges. Thus candidates should be experienced in the holistic design process from concept to implementation. Strong links to the creative industries and academia as well as an interdisciplinary and intercultural teaching background are expected. Experiences in generative design processes, brand strategy and design for manufacture and assembly (DFMA) methodologies are welcome.

The position includes practical and theoretical teaching in the Bachelor and the future Master programs on areas such as industrial design, strategic design, user experience design, technology in design and implementation.

With its distinct interdisciplinary approach, the Faculty of Design is looking for applicants who are able and disposed to teach across the three design programs.

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the development of the Product Design Department and the Faculty of Design as well as to carry out administrative duties at the university. The job responsibilities further involve the active extension of networks for future co-operations including the partners within the BAU Global Network.

Minimum job requirements:
- Applicants must fulfill the requirements for professorships at Universities of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschulen) in accordance with the Berlin Higher Education Act, §100.
- A degree in a field relating to the advertised professorship, preferably a PhD. Alternatively to a PhD a body of research, publications and/or practice that evidences a professional standard comparable to a doctoral degree. This should be proven by respective documents attached to the application. A copy of the degree transcript (and if given the PhD certificate) should be attached.
- At least 5 years of practical experience out of which a minimum of 3 years must have been outside the university context.
- Experience in lecture-driven and project-based teaching.
- Very good English language skills (teaching language).
- Intercultural awareness and competence preferably from earning university degrees abroad or international work experience.
- A strong interest in contributing to the continuous growth of BAU International Berlin.

Additional requirements:
- Knowledge of the German higher education system.
- Additional language skills, especially German.
- Solid understanding of contemporary, generative design tools such as grasshopper, processing, arduino
- CAD/CAM proficiency with regard to implementation of projects and state of the art model making (Rhinoceros, Rhino CAM, SolidWorks)
- Extensive experience in capital and consumer good design in either in-house design department or design agency working in the field

The application documents should be handed in digitally as PDF documents that contain a cover letter demonstrating research and teaching interests, a CV with attachments presenting relevant practice and research including lists of publications, lectures, awards, professional memberships and teaching experiences as well as a portfolio with work samples that demonstrate skills and abilities relevant to the position. Any corresponding documents are welcome.

The post is going to be filled by 15. September 2018. This is a fulltime position corresponding to a W2 professorship. Residence in Berlin is expected. Please send your complete application including all relevant documents by 02. January 2018 to the following email address:

BAU International Berlin
University of Applied Sciences
“Professor of Product Design”
Heinrich-Heine-Straße 15 10179 Berlin
15.11.2017 um 20:04 Uhr

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