HEAD – Genève invites applications for the position of HES Senior Lecturer, Head of MA in Media Design

Friday 30 June 2017

Interaction design, game design, motion and web design are the areas of expertise of the MA in Media Design. Based on a playful and experimental philosophy, the MA programme fosters a creative approach to coding and electronics. The curriculum focuses on developing projects and prototypes through workshops and/or personal assignments. Theory courses and an initiation to research methods supplement the programme. 

HEAD – Genève, Geneva School of Art and Design is one of the leading institutions, at international level, for tertiary training in Art and Design. Featuring some 700 students, it offers a broad range of training programmes at BA and MA level: Visual Arts, Cinema, Fashion, Jewellery and Accessory Design, Visual Communication, Media Design, Interior Architecture, Space Design, etc. The school has also established itself as a major stakeholder on the Geneva cultural scene. 

Employment rate: 50 % 
Main features of the position: 

In close cooperation with the teaching staff of the MA in Media Design and under the supervision of the Head of the Visual Communication Department, the applicant will: 
- Design and implement an education and research programme for the MA in Media Design
- Coordinate and monitor teaching staff and modules (courses, workshops, conferences, collective projects) 
- Teach Media Design at MA level (courses, Master’s Thesis seminars and tutorials)
- Develop partnerships with national and international institutions and companies (commissions and services)
- Develop cross-disciplinary projects, in particular with the fields of engineering, healthcare and life sciences, economics and service industries
- Participate in research projects 
- Develop relationships with the professional and cultural world at national and international level

- Graduate diploma at MA level from a higher education institution in Multimedia, New Media, Interaction Design or any related field
- At least five years’ professional experience in the field of Media & Interaction Design
- Open to interdisciplinary cooperation, in particular with the fields of Social Sciences, Contemporary Art, Engineering (Information & Communication Technology, Robotics, Biotechnology, etc.)
- Curious, innovative and interested in research
- Good teamwork skills, ability to foster knowledge sharing and exchange and to carry out collective projects in a changing environment 
- Ability to carry out projects, managerial and administrative skills 
- Excellent language skills in both French and English. Ability to teach in both languages (French/English)

The recruitment policy of HES-SO Genève / HEAD – Genève promotes equal opportunities and diversity.
Start date: 1 September 2017
Deadline for applications: 30 June 2017
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed on Monday 10 July 2017

Complete applications (incl. motivation letter, CV, copies of certificates, list of publications and/or examples of personal work) should be sent in electronic format to: rh.head@hesge.ch for the attention of Jean-Pierre Greff, Director. 

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