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Professor for Arts and Design Education (80–100%)

WorkplaceBasel, Freilager-Platz 1, North West Switzerland, Switzerland
Occupation rate
80% - 100%
Job Startper 01.04.2023

Teaching, research and practice - we connect


Your tasks The teaching and research activities of the Academy of Art and Design (HGK) in Basel at the Institute Arts and Design Education (IADE) relate to diverse facets of the education of art and design in the context of social, cultural, technological, ecological, and economic factors. We are looking for a person with a great interest in shaping the future training of teachers for secondary schools in arts and design. You’ll be part of an exciting team and stimulating campus life.

The responsibilities include:
  • Management and further development of the MA Education in Art and Design program at IADE: responsibility for budget, personnel, strategy and development
  • Member of the IADE management team; internal and external committee work
  • Teaching and research activities in the MA Education in Art and Design program
  • Research publications, participation in conferences, collaboration in and acquisition of third-party funded teaching and research projects
  • Arrangements with the partner PH FHNW for the teaching diploma in Artistic Design for Matura Schools
  • Active participation in the strategic development of the entire IADE institute
  • Networking of teaching and research in the MA Education in Art and Design degree program and beyond in exchange with the other degree programs of the HGK.


Your profile You have a university degree (MA) in the field of art, design or art and design education / teaching diploma for secondary schools in arts or design (or internationally equivalent degree) and an artistic or subject-related doctorate (PhD).

Furthermore you have:
  • teaching experience in Matura schools in Fine Arts, Art or Design
  • Experience in university teaching and the management of units at universities
  • Experience in cooperation with museums and socio-cultural institutions
  • Own nationally and internationally recognized artistic practice
  • Research activity and publications in the field of art and design education
  • National and international networks in art, design, education and relevant research
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • qualification in higher education didactics or the willingness to acquire this in the course of the first few years
  • very good knowledge of German and English, both written and spoken

The FHNW strives to increase the proportion of women in professorships and management positions. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive learning environment that actively promotes equality, inclusion and social justice and are therefore looking for candidates whose experience, teaching philosophies and academic practice will help to broaden and support this commitment.

We offer

Your prospects:

The professors at the FHNW adapt their activities to their subject areas, which they supplement with their experiences and interests. They are assigned to institutes and programmes, which promotes the exchange of expertise and interdisciplinary collaboration between the schools. The flexible working policy provides staff with a high degree of self-determination and personal responsibility.

Contact and Address

Any questions? About the position:

Prof. Dr. Dorothée King, Head of Institut of Arts and Design Education (IADE), Contact: +41 61 228 43 37

About the recruiting process:

Lars Bühler, HR-Responsible, Contact: +41 61 228 40 63

Will you soon belong to our team? We look forward to your application before 12th June 2022.


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