Assistant Professor of Performance Design
Department of Communication and Arts, Roskilde University, invites applications for a position as assistant professor of Performance Design from August 1st 2017. The position is limited to 3 years.
Performance Design is an interdisciplinary field that has analysis and design of performances as its object of study. Thus the field covers a broad range of performances: festivals, concerts, theatre, exhibitions, interactive installations, temporary spaces, games and event communication. The field has its roots in performance studies and cultural studies and is characterised by praxis-oriented research. The field has been made topical through increased aestheticisation in society as expressed in the experience economy.
The Performance Design programme at Roskilde University uses both problem-based project work and classroom teaching. The performance design project work comprises both analytical and production aspects, which means students must develop concepts for performances, and design, organise, lead and evaluate them. The performance design classroom teaching covers design methodologies, performance theories, aesthetics theories, project management, organisation theory and audience understanding. As the Performance Design programme covers not only analysing performances but also designing them, a central aspect of the subject is how the experiences are produced and how they are consumed.
Responsibilities and tasks:
The assistant professor’s duties will primarily include research, including obligations with regard to publication/scientific communication and research-based teaching with associated examination obligations within Performance Design. In addition to research and research-based teaching, the post also includes a duty to share knowledge with the rest of society – including participation in public debate. To a limited extent this may also include performance of other duties. Our new assistant professor makes a substantial contribution to the on-going development of Performance Design as a research subject and as a study programme at Roskilde University. You will be part of an all-round scientific environment characterised by openness and a broad theoretical and methodological diversity. You will be part of the research group called VISPER (visual culture and performance design). In addition, as assistant professor you will take part in Roskilde University’s training course for assistant professors, which places special emphasis on project-oriented teaching principles and methods.
- Hold a PhD in a subject relevant to performance design or equivalent scientific qualifications.
- Have experience with teaching and supervising at university level.
- Possess research qualifications appropriate for a position at the level of assistant professor.
- Have a command of spoken Danish (or Swedish/Norwegian) and of written Danish at a level sufficient to undertake teaching and supervision obligations (also related to project work) in Danish contexts and to participate in on-going administrative and collegial activities.
- Master English at a level sufficient to undertake teaching and supervision obligations in English.
You are also required to be enterprising and to possess good interpersonal skills and to be a visible, active participant in the department’s daily activities, in addition to being willing to engage in disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration across the department.
In the assessment of the candidates consideration will be given to;
- research topic,
- scientific production,
- research potential and the ability to promote and utilize research results,
- experience in teaching and education,
- other academic experience e.g. from organising research conferences or seminars,
- ability to contribute to development of the department’s internal and external cooperation.
For further information about the position, please contact Head of Studies Anja Mølle Lindelof on tel. (+45) 4674 3021 or mail .
Terms of employment:
The position will be filled according to the Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The position is covered by the Protocol on Job Structure.
Read more about the recruitment process at Roskilde University here.
To apply for the position click on the button ’Apply for vacancy here’ below the job advertisement at RUC's homepage. (The job advertisement is found here: https://ruc.dk/en/job/vip.)
Only applications in English are accepted.
Applications must include:
1. Cover letter
2. CV with documentation of education.
3. Teaching portfolio (read more about teaching portfolio at Roskilde University here).
4. A complete list of publications.
5. Co-author declaration if relevant (please find template here - to be signed only by you).
6. A brief description of the research and development work you expect to perform in connection with your appointment, including a short description of how you view your qualifications in relation.
7. A maximum of 5 relevant scientific works that you want included in the assessment.
Please submit your application no later than 1, February 2017.
Material received after this date will not be taken into consideration.
Roskilde University welcomes applications from suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background.