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Assistant Professorship - Product Design

Nanyang Technological University Singapore. Singapur (Singapur), 09.08.2017

School of Art, Design and Media
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Faculty Position in Product Design

Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is ranked 11th globally. NTU is also placed 1st amongst the world’s best young universities. The School of Art, Design and Media (ADM) is ranked 40th amongst art & design universities by QS World Rankings in 2017.

ADM at NTU Singapore invites qualified academics to apply for a faculty position as either Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. Candidates with expertise in one or more of the following are encouraged to apply:

1) 3D Form and Conceptual Design
Include topics such as: Semantics of form, shape, geometry, colour and texture in design, visualisation and design thinking.

2) User Centred Design
Include topics such as: Experience design, sustainability in design, design for special needs, responsible design.

3) Product Design in South East Asia
Include topics such as: Regional design, cultural influences, Asia design history, handcraft traditions, etc.

4) Emerging Areas in the Global Community
Eco-Design, bio-design, social design, humanitarian, medical, and ethical design, ethnography and design, wearable technologies, smart fashion, homes and cities, interdisciplinary design, etc.

5) New Technologies
Include topics such as: Innovation and new product development, virtual product design and rapid prototyping, design for developing technologies and hybrid physical ubiquitous computing, embedded systems, mobile media, interaction design, etc.

ADM is the first comprehensive art, design and media school in Singapore. It offers a studio-based professional education in a comprehensive university setting, providing students the knowledge and skills needed to develop and produce groundbreaking works of applied art and related scholarly activity. ADM also promotes Singapore’s creative culture and identity, and is positioned to play a central role in the transformation of Singapore into a regional centre of media and creativity. Currently, ADM offers a four-year BFA program in 2 pillar majors; Design Art and Media Art. It has graduate programmes in MA (Research) and a PhD in Art, Design and Media. ADM’s programmes embrace imagination, innovation, and critical thinking within a strongly multicultural and global context, and they foster individual authorship as well as collaboration and cooperation among diverse fields and constituencies. NTU provides excellent opportunities for funded faculty research, and excellent facilities for creative production.

The BFA in Design Art is a four-year programme which includes product design, visual communication and interaction. The objective of the programme is to produce designers who will emerge as leaders in the design of products: from "everyday" objects to complex industrial products. The programme embraces the principles of sustainable design and seeks to be relevant to the region in which it is situated as well as to uphold the highest of international standards.

Applicants should possess a strong background in professional product/industrial design as well as teaching on the undergraduate and post-graduate university levels, including mentoring of Final Year Projects and post-graduate theses. A strong research/creative profile is required. A terminal MFA or PhD degree is expected.

International applicants with a background in transdisciplinary and multicultural practice and research are encouraged. The successful candidate is expected to maintain an active research/creative production profile, as well as a commitment to teaching and to service in the form of administration and committee participation. An open, collaborative approach and willingness to work across areas and departments of the school and university is a priority. The school has excellent facilities, and there are many opportunities for funded research.

Emoluments and General Terms and Conditions of Service
Salary will be competitive and will commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package. Information on emoluments and general terms and conditions of service is available at

Further information about the University and the School can be viewed at the following websites:

Application Procedure
To apply, please refer to the Guidelines for submitting an Application for Faculty Appointment ( and send your application package [consisting of cover letter, curriculum vitae, personal particulars form, names and addresses of three references (do not send letters of recommendation or placement files), and evidence of work in the field. The evidence may be in the form of DVDs, CDs, websites, and photocopies (text)] to:

The Search Committee
School of Art, Design and Media
Nanyang Technological University
81 Nanyang Drive, Level 3,
Singapore 637458

Applications must be clearly marked "Assistant Professor Position: Product Design, School of Art, Design and Media" or "Associate Professor Position: Product Design, School of Art, Design and Media". Electronic submission of application is encouraged.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Closing date for applications: 7 October 2017

Bewerbungsschluss: 07.10.2017