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Associate Professor in Interaction Design at Eesti Kunstiakadeemia / Estonian Academy of Arts

Opublikowano 3 lutego 2022
Workload: part-time (20 hours a week)
Location of work: Tallinn
Type of contract: permanent
Start date: 22 August 2022
Deadline for submission of documents: 7 March 2022
The Estonian Academy of Arts is Estonia’s only public university that provides higher education
in architecture, design, art and art culture, and it has operated continuously since 1914. The
Academy of Arts trains artists, architects, designers, art historians and restorers. It offers
approximately 30 specialities. A total of 1,200 students are enrolled.
Associate professor is a recognised teacher in his or her area of specialisation. The
position of associate professor entails engaging in teaching, creative activity and research
and development in his or her field.
Teaching interaction design at the first two levels of higher education and curating the English-
language Interaction Design master’s programme; conducting lectures and study projects as
well as supervising graduation theses; supporting students’ individual development and giving
feedback; conceptualising and developing the field of interaction design in Estonia; developing
business cooperation in the context of study. Knowledge and experience in design thinking,
service and user interface design is a plus.
More information about the associate professor’s duties of employment can be found in the
associate professor’s job description.
Requirements for the candidate:
• master’s degree or equivalent qualification;
• recognized creative artist in their speciality;
• English proficiency B2, desire to learn Estonian;
• competence to organize teaching and to teach subjects in their speciality at the first two
levels of higher education at minimum (teaching experience in higher education is required)
and experience supervising students (unless the candidate has not worked as an ordinary
teaching staff member in a higher education institution);
• ability to develop curricula and teaching methods;
• persons with prior experience working as teaching staff must have participated in in-service
training in the field of teaching during the last five years;
• at least five years of active research, development and creative activity (RDC activities),
competence to manage and direct RDC activity in their field and to apply for the necessary
• experience leading a team or managing a project;
• management, cooperation and communication related competences.
More information about the requirements for the position of associate professor can be found
Documents to be submitted:
• signed application addressed to the rector;
• curriculum vitae (CV);
• document certifying education and degree along with copies of annexes to the document;
• digital portfolio (10-25 works);
• overview and substantiation of outstanding, distinguished results achieved in professional
artistic activity;
• academic staff member’s teaching portfolio;
• vision or action plan for development of the MA curriculum;
• other documents considered important by the candidate.
Documents are to be emailed to personal@artun.ee or mailed to the Personnel Department
(Personaliosakond, Põhja pst 7, 10412 Tallinn, ruum D202)
The Estonian Academy of Arts offers;
• the possibility to have a voice in the development of the speciality;
• meaningful work in a developing lifelong art design and architecture teaching
environment, Estonia’s largest;
• opportunities for cooperation and continued growth in other universities in the world;
• a supportive professional team and strong student community;
• 56 days of holiday and flexible work time;
• incentivized participation in sports and exercise programs;
• an inspiring and contemporary work environment in the Kalamaja neighbourhood of
For more information about the position of associate professor of graphic design, contact the
Dean of the Faculty of Design Ruth-Helene Melioranski ruth.melioranski@artun.ee. For more
information about working at the Academy of Arts or applying for a position, contact Head
of Human Resources Dagmar Raide dagmar.raide@artun.ee and https://www.artun.ee/en/