Seeking Thesis Supervisor and Critical Strategies: History & Theory Tutor

Seeking Thesis Supervisor and Critical Strategies: History & Theory Tutor

Piet Zwart Institute

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May 17, 2019
Seeking Thesis Supervisor and Critical Strategies: History & Theory Tutor

Application deadline: June 3, 2019
Piet Zwart Institute, Master Interior Architecture: Research and Design
Wijnhaven 61
the Netherlands

The Master of Interior Architecture: Research + Design (MIARD) at Piet Zwart Institute invites qualified candidates to apply for a core staff position as a Thesis Supervisor and tutor of Critical Strategies: Theory & History. The profile of the candidate is one who identifies with—and can push forward—the multi-disciplinary, research-intensive and self-directed approach of the program. 

We seek a multidisciplinary practitioner with a strong background in visual studies, architecture or art theory. Candidates should have a recognized practice with a body of published research and writing that contextualizes itself across contemporary notions of cultural production. We are looking for someone who is able to place urgent issues affecting our built environment in relation to expanded ideas of the interior, architecture and design. Moreover, the nature of the course requires a practitioner who is experimental and considers research and writing as an exploratory practice. For this position, it is essential to be able to connect research, theory and practice in a stimulating, critical and engaging manner. The role requires working closely with students and being able to support their own design and research interests.

The Piet Zwart Institute offers a notable professional, progressive and international educational environment. The job involves a high degree of responsibility, contributory influence and the unique opportunity to align your individual practice and research with a broader community of respected professionals and talented students. The post holder reports directly to the Course Director, and she or he would work collaboratively with other core tutors within MIARD’s integrated curriculum structure.

Our international program offers students a master-level, multidisciplinary, design-led research education with a critical and experimental focus on the complex field of Interior Architecture. For more information on the program visit the MIARD Archive and the PZI website.

Responsibilities Include
–Thesis Supervisor, Core Tutor
–Teaching Critical Strategies: Theory & History seminar course(s)
–Organize relevant guest lecturers, design reviews, public talks, collaborations and/or excursions
–Professional, collegial teamwork, active participation in program activities
–Thesis and course administration, program staff meetings and coordination with other staff
–Co-supervise yearly activities related to the graduation exhibition 
–Supervision, written assessments, archiving  course and student work
–Contribution to the reputation and profile of the program 

Qualification requirements
–Experience teaching and supervising at a postgraduate level within the field of art, design or multidisciplinary practice; focus on interiors and architecture preferred
–Master-level degree in a relevant field
–Excellent English language proficiency
–Ability to handle both research projects and managerial tasks
–Work permit for employment in the Netherlands

Application should include the following:
–Curriculum Vitae
–A portfolio of professional practice, research and teaching examples
–A letter of motivation: teaching methods and pedagogical position
–Two professional references and letter(s) of recommendation

Piet Zwart Institute
The Piet Zwart Institute (PZI) houses the international Master programs of the Willem de Kooning Academy (WdKA), Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. Named after the pioneering Dutch designer Piet Zwart, who worked experimentally across different media and contexts, our institute offers a rich combination of in-depth specializations and interdisciplinary exchange in an intimate learning environment. For more information see the website of Piet Zwart Institute.

Salary and employment conditions
The Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences (Hogeschool Rotterdam) offers a contract of FTE 0.3 - 0.4, with the possibility for extension and future permanent contract. The salary range is HBO-CAO grade 12 (EUR 4,326.54 minimum and EUR 5,564.23 maximum gross per month) for fulltime employment, exclusive of 8% holiday pay and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. Our fringe benefits include excellent training facilities, professional development, an attractive pension scheme, and allowance for a proper work/life balance. It is possible to negotiate offsetting travel costs for the right candidate.

Please send your application documents: Curriculum Vitae, a portfolio of professional practice, research and teaching examples, a letter of motivation: teaching methods and pedagogical position, two professional references and letter(s) of recommendation and Dutch/EU work status directly to: Zoraïma Hupkes at z.hupkes [​at​]

All documents must be in English.

A committee will review all applications and invite short-listed candidates for interviews in June.

Applications accepted on a rolling basis, final deadline is June 3.
Start date: September 1, 2019

For questions please contact: Zoraïma Hupkes, z.hupkes [​at​], T +31 (0)10 794 47 16

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