The University of Art and Industrial Design Linz – Vacancy for a full-time Professor of “space & design strategies” at the Institute of Space and Design for a fixed term of six years

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    Kunstuniversität Linz
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    Leading Researcher (R4)
    09/06/2021 23:00 - Europe/Athens
    Austria › Linz


The University of Art and Industrial Design Linz invites applications to fill a full-time position as professor of “space & design strategies” at the Institute of Space and Design according to Section 98 of the Austrian Universities Act (UG 2002). The position is limited to a fixed term of 6 years. The monthly salary of €5,321.70 (before tax and deductions) is based on Section 49 (1) of the collective bargaining agreement. Overpayment and extension are possible. If possible, the position should be taken up by 1 October 2021.

The internationally oriented, transdisciplinary space & design strategies programme was established at the University of Art and Design Linz in 2002 and is, in its current form, unique throughout Europe. It is situated at the crossroads of art, design, and architecture. The bachelor and master programmes centre around the artistic exploration of and critical reflection on space. Project-based engagements with the topic are influenced by the contemporary debate on space and extend from performative strategies and interventions to 1:1 installations and site-specific works to arts-based research in all media, in urban as well as rural spaces.

Owing to its focus on experimentation, the space & design strategies programme plays a connecting role at the Institute of Space and Design.

The responsibilities of the professor include making content-based contributions to the further development of the department; serving as the head of the department; designing and implementing study projects; supervising and advising students in the bachelor, master, and PhD programmes; and participating in the university’s self-administration.


Essential Qualifications:

  • Arts/academic degree or equivalent qualification from an academy, university, or higher education institution
  • Outstanding international artistic career
  • Critical examination of space, especially in terms of current social issues
  • Experience in designing and implementing interdisciplinary artistic projects
  • Organisational and leadership skills
  • Teaching and didactic skills
  • Excellent German and English skills and the ability to teach flexibly in both languages
  • Gender and diversity competence

Desired Qualifications:

  • Active promotion of teamwork within the department
  • Involvement in establishing collaborations and networks within and outside the university
  • Experience in acquiring research grants or third-party funding
  • Committed cooperation in the committees and working groups of the university

The University of Art and Industrial Design strives to increase the proportion of women among the academic, artistic, and general university staff, especially in leadership positions, and therefore explicitly invites qualified women to apply. In the case of equal qualifications, women shall be given priority.

The University of Art and Industrial Design Linz pursues an anti-discriminatory hiring policy and is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. Applicants with migration experience and/or a migration background and applicants with disabilities are explicitly encouraged to apply.

Applicants are not entitled to compensation for any expenses arising from the application process.

Digital applications are to be sent with the relevant documents (CV, certificates, documentation of professional and artistic qualifications, description of representative projects and engagements, etc.), which demonstrate the qualifications listed above, including a teaching concept and visions for developing the programme, to ute.kreft@ufg.at by 9 June 2021.

Mag.a iur. Brigitte Hütter, MSc Rector



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University of Art and Design
Upper Austria
Hauptplatz 5-6

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