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1 April 2015

The Department of Design and Communication, Faculty of Humanities, University of Southern Denmark together with Designmuseum Denmark in Copenhagen invites applications for a position as postdoc for three years. The successful candidate will have a workplace both at the university and at the museum. The position is granted by the New Carlsberg Foundation and is expected to be filled by 1 September or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Designmuseum is knowledge and research centre for Danish design. The project must contribute to Dansk Design NU!, focus of the Designmuseum, as well as the international marketing. Information about the Designmuseum can be found here. Information about the Department of Design and Communication can be found here.

The position:The postdoc must contribute to the analysis of the current development within the international design culture in order to position the Danish contribution. Danish design has, as never before, been integrated into the international, dialogic and multi-ethnic design development as it unfolds on all continents today. Although a point of reference in the national design culture still influences very actively and unabated leaves its quality tracks, the latest decades of movements away from the uniform, tasteful and ’nature grown’ in Danish design tradition have created a new, different and complex situation, in which the design language in Denmark becomes ’glocally’ coloured in the interaction with the design cultural globalisation. With a view to the quality development of Designmuseum Denmark’s practice of acquisitions, exhibitions and communication, the purpose of the project is to create a research based overview of the international design development in the new millennium, with special focus on clarification of the new and close dialogistic tendencies.

The project is expected to reach across the western design cultures, not least to the BRIC countries. It may focus on specific design categories or be broader. A perspective on the Danish design situation and significant Danish products is expected. The successful candidate must, besides his/hers research, teach at the design culture educations in Kolding and work with collection and exhibition. The preferred candidate for the position therefore must have research based knowledge of both Danish and international design in the 21st century and be able to document research in design history and culture on at least Ph.D. level and preferably with documented experience from research communication.

For further information please contact Head of Department Per Krogh Hansen, phone: +45 65 50 14 51, email: pkha@sdu.dk, or Head of Exhibitions and Collections at the museum Christian Holmsted Olesen, phone. + 45 33 18 56 83, email: cho@designmuseet.dk.Application, salary and conditions of employment etc.Employment as Postdoc is temporary (max. 4 years). Employment stops automatically by the end of the period.Employment as Postdoc requires qualifications at PhD level.The jobdescription will be mainly research, additionally will be teaching to a certain extent and other tasks to a limited extent. The university will determine the distribution between the various tasks. The extent of the tasks can vary over time. An upgrade of pedagogical qualifications is not part of the position. Thus employment as Postdoc cannot stand alone as a qualification for later employment as associate professor/senior researcher.Applications will be assessed by an expert committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the Faculty.

As part of the overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, an interview may be applied.
Appointment to this position may also include teaching obligations in regard to related degree programmes.
The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations), Cirkulære om overenskomst for Akademikere i staten 2012Applications must be submitted electronically using the link below. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format.Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.

An application must include:
· Application
· Curriculum Vitae
· Certificates/Diplomas
· Information on previous teaching experience, please attach as Teaching portfolio
· List of publications indicating the publications attached
· Up to 3 of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication, a possible co-author statement must be a part of this pdf-file

The University encourages all interested persons to apply, regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background.



Application deadline:


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