Koç University, Media and Visual Arts

Position ID:KU-MAVA-INSTRUCTOR [#20636]
Position Title: Full Time Instructor Position in Design
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Istanbul, Istanbul 34450, Turkey [map]
Subject Area: Design
Appl Deadline:2022/01/28 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/11/26, finished 2022/07/30, listed until 2022/02/28)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Full Time Instructor Position in Design 

Department of Media and Visual Arts 

Koç University, Istanbul


Koç University, Department of Media and Visual Arts (MAVA) invites applications for a full-time instructor position in Design to start in September 2022. 

We are looking for an innovative and dedicated applicant who will strengthen the teaching profiles of the department nationally and internationally as well as contributing to Koç University’s core activities in the areas of artistic networking, design studio, research, teaching and supervision, talent development and knowledge exchange. 

At the time of employment, applicants should have a Masters or higher degree in design (visual design, communication design, graphic design, industrial design, product design, user experience design, animation, computer graphics, game design, or a related field), and have teaching and practical experience in any of these fields. 

The successful candidate will be expected to teach three undergraduate courses in the design field per semester as well as contribute to and collaborate effectively in our teaching community.  Applicants with an active research agenda and the ones who combine practical and theoretical knowledge in their work are highly encouraged. Having taught scalable design studio classes is a plus. Salary is commensurate with the qualifications and experience.


Koç University is a foundation-funded, non-profit institution located in Istanbul, Turkey. The university is committed to the pursuit of excellence in both research and teaching. With 8820 active students, the university offers 22 undergraduate, 42 Master’s and 29 Phd programs. The medium of instruction is English. MAVA at Koç University offers an interdisciplinary curriculum that emphasizes visual communication, visual design, interaction design, media studies, communications theory,  media/arts management, film, and production.  With this diversity, the department offers four certification programs focusing on Design, User Experience, Film and Video, and Media and Management. 

Applicants can submit applications electronically via ACADEMIC JOBS ONLINE. Deadline for submission of applications is 28  January 2022. However, the position will be open until filled. 

  • Cover letter 

  • Teaching statement 

  • Teaching portfolio

  • Design portfolio

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Contact information for three referees 

Application Materials Required:
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