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Senior Lecturers in Design

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    Universitets- och högskolelektor

  • Anställning

    Heltid, Tills vidare

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    27 maj

  • Sök jobbet senast

    20 augusti

Om jobbet

The Department of Design is home to the university's unique artistic excellence in fashion and textile design. The Design department Swedish School of Textiles offers undergraduate and graduate programmes in fashion design, textile design, textile interaction design and performance wear design. The department also offers art-based research education in design. Based on an experimental design approach the department teaches and explores textiles, fashion and clothing in a very broad sense, including aspects like human body-based expressions and functions, material innovation, textile craft, digital specialism, textile interactions, environmental and cultural developments through design and more. The design research in textile- and clothing are carried through the two main research programs: ArcInTex and Body and Space. 

We are now looking for two new employees. Take the chance to inspire, develop, and make a difference for future generations of design students. We look forward to receiving your application!

Job description

As a Senior Lecturer in Design, you will have a varied position where you will have the chance to inspire and guide students and contribute to our research and education environment. You will teach and supervise Bachelor’s and Master’s students in design, but you will also participate in the doctoral programme in Textile and Fashion Design. Particular focus will be on artistic education and artistic research in textiles, clothing, and fashion, both theoretical and practical.

The position includes conducting artistic research and development to contribute to our research and education environment, but also by participating in the development of new courses and programmes. You will also participate in the department's collaboration with related textile education areas at the university, as well as related art and design areas nationally and internationally. You will also be expected to promote the diversification and internationalisation of design education.


For the position, applicants are required to have:
  • teaching expertise
  • degree of Doctor of Fine Arts
  • artistic expertise
  • documented advanced knowledge and skills in artistic practices, design methods and various material techniques, including digital tools and processes
  • documented advanced knowledge and skills in experimental artistic design research
  • knowledge and practical experience of physical/tree dimensional design in art and design
  • experience in supervision and teaching in art and design
  • good written and oral communication skills in English
  • good interpersonal skills, the ability to work independently and in a structured manner, and the ability to prioritise among tasks
  • Experience of publishing artistic research results in relevant exhibitions, journals, conferences or equivalent
  • International network when it comes to education and research
  • Leadership in the field of art and design.
A general eligibility requirement for permanent employment as a teacher is completion of training in teaching and learning in higher education equivalent to 10 weeks of full-time studies, or equivalent competence. An employee who does not have training in teaching and learning in higher education may complete the training during the first two years of employment.

About the employment

Type of employment: Permanent employment, six months probationary period may apply.
Employment rate: 100%
Start date: As agreed upon
Position location: Borås, Sweden
Registration number: PA2024/87


For further information about the position, please contact Head of Department Clemens Thornquist by phone +46 (0)33-435 43 66. The union representative for Saco-S is Håkan Alm, who can be reached via the university's switchboard on 033-435 40 00. The union representative for OFR/S can be reached via During the summer, the contacts may be difficult to reach due to holiday periods. We ask for your understanding and patience during this time.


You can apply for the position via our website by clicking on “Apply.” For more information on how to apply, please visit the Information for applicants webpage. 

Write clearly in your application which position you are applying for and include the applicable reference number. A complete application should include the following electronic documents: 
  • Cover page/personal letter with brief reason for your application where the position and subject area applied for is stated
  • CV (overview list of education and work experience in chronological order) with reference contact information and desired salary
  • Merit portfolio according to the University of Borås guidelines. Download the template for the merit portfolio in PDF format.
  • Copies of relevant degree certificates substantiating how you meet the requirements for the position
  • Any certificates documenting completed training in teaching and learning in higher education
  • Portfolio and list of publications of work in the artistic field.
  • Relevant scientific/artistic publications cited in support of the application (maximum 7)
  • Copies of relevant certificates/grades/documentation substantiating how you meet the requirements for the position
Contact HR at if you have scholarly publications that cannot be attached electronically directly to your application. Such publications must be received by the university no later than one week after the application deadline. After the application deadline, no additions can be made electronically.

Please submit your application by midnight 20 August 2024 (CET, Central European Time).


The University of Borås provides good work conditions and benefits. Our modern campus is located in the city centre with good access to public transport. It offers good commuting opportunities. Working for sustainable societal development throughout our operations and working to promote diversity, equality, and accessibility are a given at the University of Borås.

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