Koç University, Media and Visual Arts

Position ID:KU-MAVA-FACULTYORINSTRUCTORPOSITION [#26560]
Position Title: Full-Time Faculty and/or full-time instructor position(s)
Position Type:Open Rank
Position Location:Istanbul, Sariyer 34450, Turkey [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Design / Product Design
Appl Deadline:2024/01/19 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/11/09, listed until 2024/01/19)
Position Description:    

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Full-Time Faculty and/or full-time instructor position(s) of any rank in Design and Visual Arts

Koç University, Istanbul

Koç University, Department of Media and Visual Arts (MAVA) invites applications for a full-time faculty and/or full-time instructor position(s) of any rank in design and visual arts to start in September 2024.

Qualifications and Position Responsibilities

For the full-time faculty position, at the time of employment, applicants should have a PhD in design or a related field (interaction design, product design, communication design, user experience design, HCI) and have teaching and research track record in any one of the following areas: ● design (product design, visual communication design, graphic design, user experience design, architecture or similar), ● art (visual art, moving image, film, contemporary art, curatorial practices or similar) ● engineering and sciences (computer science, human computer interaction, electrical engineering, or similar)

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

The successful candidate will be expected to teach two undergraduate and/or graduate courses per semester, have an active research agenda, as well as to contribute and collaborate effectively in our research and teaching community. Applicants with interdisciplinary research agenda and the ones who combine knowledge of art and design theory, methods and research techniques are highly encouraged. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. For the full-time instructor position, at the time of employment, applicants should have a Masters or higher degree such as MA or MFA in visual arts or a related field (contemporary art, film and video making, animation, printmaking, design, and similar). The successful candidate should have experience in teaching arts and design studios and will be expected to teach three undergraduate courses per semester, particularly foundational courses from design and arts curricula.

Also, candidates for the full-time instructor position(s) will be expected to have an active practice-based research agenda in visual arts, as well as to contribute and collaborate effectively in our research and teaching community. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

About Media and Visual Arts Department, Koç University 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. Koç University is among the top 350-400 universities according to THE 2024 University Rankings, and 55th according to 2023 THE Young University Rankings. 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 media studies, communications theory, media,arts management, photography, film, production, visual communication, and interaction design. With this diversity, the department offers four certification programs focusing on Design, User Experience, Film and Video, and Media and Management.

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

Applicants can submit applications electronically via ACADEMIC JOBS ONLINE.

Deadline for submission of applications is 19 January 2024.

Submissions should include:

● Cover letter ● Curriculum Vitae ● Teaching statement ● Research statement (optional for the instructor position) ● Teaching/Art/Design portfolio (as a pdf file less than 20MB or as a link to an online site), which gathers evidence of teaching excellence and creative, scholarly research ● Contact information for three referees

Should you have further questions, please contact ckiratli@ku.edu.tr


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Further Info:
https://cssh.ku.edu.tr/en/education/media-and-visual-arts/about/
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Koç University
College of Social Sciences and Humanities
Department of Media and Visual Arts
Rumelifeneri Yolu Sariyer
Istanbul Turkey 34450