We are looking for an established design professional with a proven record of teaching experience and a committed practice of research and innovation within sustainability to join the Department of Product Design, at Oslo Metropolitan University. The position is a full time appointment, but could also be divided into two smaller roles subject to the wishes and suitability of applicants.
The Faculty of Technology, Art and Design (TKD) offers higher education and research and development activities within technical subjects, art and design. The Faculty has approximately 3.000 students and 280 staff.
In addition to its research and development activities, the department offers a BA programme in Product Design, and an MA programme in Product, Service and Systems Design. The department has approximately 30 staff and 160 students. We are currently in the process of starting a new PhD program in Innovation for Sustainability and an additional MA programme in Systems Oriented Design and Service Design. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to teaching on these programmes.
Applicants should have earned a PhD relevant to the fields of design and sustainability, ideally with an established design practice and post-doctoral experience. Candidates are expected to have broad research experience with a range of scientific publications.
The candidate will perform self-initiated research that addresses the environmental challenges connected to consumer behavior, and its impact on societal systems and culture; nature, oceans, people and animals, production, communication, and other emerging fields related to the areas of product and service design. We are looking for a candidate with experience and a committed approach to teaching, design practice, research and innovation. Successful applicants are expected to have experience in working with external financing through the Research Council of Norway and EU Horizon projects and will be expected to secure external financing of the department’s research.
Applicants will gain access to our national and international research communities within sustainability and systems design such as:
General criteria for appointments to academic positions are covered by the Regulations for appointment and promotion to academic posts.
We are looking for a dynamic, collaborative, and inventive faculty member to join us in order to strengthen sustainability in our design education and research activities.
Emphasis is also placed on the following skills, competence and experience:
OsloMet evaluates teaching qualifications in conjunction with interviews.
It is important for OsloMet to reflect the diversity of the population of our region, all qualified candidates are welcome to apply. We make active endeavours to further and develop OsloMet as an inclusive workplace, adapting the workplace as required. If there are periods where you have not been in work, education or training, you are also welcome to apply.
Applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. Within the application deadline, please upload the following documents together with your application:
You must upload all the documents in order for your application to be processed. The documents must be in either English or a Scandinavian language. Translations must be authorised. Originals must be presented if you are invited for an interview. OsloMet checks documents in order to ensure proper evaluation and fair competition. If you have documents that cannot be uploaded electronically, please contact HR advisor Mette Bjørtomt, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Your application will be evaluated by an expert committee. Before sending the documents to the expert committee, the applications will be checked at the faculty, and applicants that are not qualified will not be sent to the committee for evaluation.
Practical information about relocation to Oslo and living in Norway.
The position is remunerated in accordance with the Basic Collective Agreement for the Civil Service and OsloMets salary policy job title and position code. The salary is NOK 532 300-691 400 per year. A higher salary may be considered for particularly well qualified applicants.
For more information about the position, feel free to contact:
If you wish to apply for the position, please do so via our application portal.
Please state if you wish to apply for a fulltime position, a part time position, or both.
Deadline for applications: September 1st 2020
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|Title||Associate Professor in Design for Sustainability|
|Employer||OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University|
|Job location||Pilestredet 46, 0130 Oslo|
|Published||June 30, 2020|
|Application deadline||September 15, 2020|
|Job types||Assistant / Associate Professor  |
|Fields||Industrial Design,   Spatial Planning,   Urban Design  |