Job: Senior Lecturer in Interaction Design at Malmo University (Sweden)

Senior Lecturer in Interaction Design with a focus on physical computing

General information about Malmö University

Since its inception in 1998, Malmö University has grown into the country’s ninth largest institution of higher education with 25 000 students. Its education and research programmes are distinguished by their multidisciplinary, problem-oriented approach and social relevance. The university offers students a range of educations in five faculties: Culture and Society, Education and Society, Health and Society, Odontology, and Technology and Society.

The Faculty of Culture and Society

The Faculty of Culture and Society is a multidisciplinary faculty that includes the School of Arts and Communication (K3), the Department of Global Political Studies, the Department of Urban Studies and the Department of Language and Linguistics.

School of Arts and Communication (K3) at the Faculty of Culture and Society

K3 is a multidisciplinary school with approximately 75 employees and 900 full-time students. The school’s education and research deal with media, design, art, culture and society and it plays an important role in the Öresund region’s cultural life. K3 conducts transnational education at the Bachelor’s and Master’s level as well as doctoral programs within the research area New Media, Public Spheres and Forms of Expression. There are degree programs in subjects such as Interaction Design, Media and Communication Studies, Performing Arts Design, English Studies, and Visual Communication. The school also offers a large number of freestanding courses. Link to K3

Interaction Design

Malmö University offers a full range of degree programs in Interaction Design, including Bachelor, Magister and Master as well as PhD. The faculty represents a broad scope of profiles, performing at levels of international excellence in areas such as embodied interaction and physical prototyping, design for social change, collaborative media, game studies and game design, and interaction design theory and methodology. The overall orientation of work in Interaction Design at Malmö University is aligned with the research area of New Media, Public Spheres and Forms of Expression. Link to NMOG

Duties/responsibilities

The position involves teaching and research in Interaction Design. The teaching responsibilities may include general Interaction Design classes on basic and advanced levels, as well as specialized classes in physical computing and game design. The research part of the position involves engaging with ongoing developments at the school and University, including the recently inaugurated research center for Internet of Things and People and the intersection area between physical computing and game design/game studies.

Qualifications

In order to qualify for this position, the candidate must have:

  • A PhD in Interaction Design or another subject relevant to the direction of the position, or equivalent academic merits or other professional competence of relevance and importance to the post advertised.
  • Documented competence in teaching and pedagogical development.
  • Documented ability to teach in English.
  • Collaboration skills and an ability to engage with actors outside academia.

Selection criteria

Assessment of candidates is based on their degree of proficiency and ability with respect to the qualifications listed above. Scientific and pedagogical qualifications are the two main qualifications, and they are considered equally important in the assessment.

In judging the candidates’ proficiency and ability, the following subject-related criteria will be used.

  • Qualifications related to physical computing are more significant qualifications than number 2 and 3 below.
    • Within the area of physical computing, qualifications related to applications in game design and/or game studies are considered a particular strength.
    • Within the area of physical computing, craft skills in physical prototyping are considered a particular strength.
  • Qualifications related to the research area of New Media, Public Spheres and Forms of Expression are considered a strength.
  • Pedagogical qualifications in the areas of programming and graphic design are considered strengths.

Contact information

Jonas Löwgren, Jonas.löwgren@mah.se for subject-related questions

Gunnar Krantz, gunnar.krantz@mah.se for admin K3 questions

For general employment and procedural questions contact Anne Olsson, Human Resources: anne.olsson@mah.se

Additional information

The position is permanent and full-time, starting at the earliest convenience or by agreement. At Malmö University individual salary negotiations apply. A probationary period may apply.

Application

The application consists of the following elements.

  1. A cover letter.
  2. A complete résumé including lists of publications and, if applicable, a portfolio.
  3. Copies of relevant certificates.
  4. Up to three references with full contact information and explanations as to which aspects of the application they are qualified to talk about.
  5. A statement on pedagogical philosophy and intent.
  6. A statement highlighting scientific, pedagogical and other activities of particular significance for the position.
  7. Copies of selected scientific and pedagogical works (up to five in each category).

Digital material is preferred, and all digital resources of the application should be compiled into a single PDF file or zip archive. The compiled file, 10MB, is sent via email to: registrator.ks@mah.se. If the size of the compiled file exceeds 10MB, then it should be split into 10MB parts and sent in consecutive emails

If the application includes physical material, send three identical sets of the supplementary physical material via post to:

Registrator
Malmö högskola
Kultur och samhälle
Södra Neptunigatan 6
211 18 Malmö

Your application must be received no later than 15 September 2014. Mark your application with reference number KS 41-2014/329

Candidates may be invited to interview and sample lecture by the hiring board.

For documenting credentials, Malmö University has a set of guidelines for teachers and researchers: link to guidelines

Union representatives

Saco-S, Michael Svedemar, michael.svedemar@mah.se
OFR, Anders Spetz, anders.spetz@mah.se
SEKO, Ingrid Lagerborg, ingrid.lagerborg@seko.lu.se.

[From http://www.mah.se/english/For-Staff/Jobs/Senior-Lecturer-in-Interaction-Design-with-a-focus-on-physical-computing/]

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