Assistant Professor Position in Industrial Product Design or Interaction Design at Koç University

The Department of Media and Visual Arts at Koç University would like to invite applications for a full-time assistant professor position starting in September 2016, connected to the Koç University – Arçelik Research Center for Creative Industries (KUAR).

The position is allocated for candidates specializing in Industrial Product Design, or Interaction Design. Applicants are expected to have a PhD degree in design, engineering or social sciences prior to the time of appointment in September 2016, a record of demonstrated research accomplishments. We especially encourage applications from candidates whose research agenda is interdisciplinary. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Koç University is a foundation-funded, non-profit institution located in Istanbul, Turkey. The university is committed to the pursuit of excellence in both research and teaching. The medium of instruction is English. Normal teaching load consists of four courses per year. The university’s Department of Media and Visual Arts has programs at undergraduate and graduate levels. More information about the university can be found at: www.ku.edu.tr

Koç University Arçelik Research Center for Creative Industries (KUAR), founded jointly by Koç University and Arçelik A.Ş. (see www.arcelikas.com) in January, 2015, aims to add value, via research, that increases the efficiency and international competitiveness of Turkish creative industries. A wide range of topics such as lifestyle, entertainment (game, performance, movies, drama, animation), cultural heritage (exhibitions, heritage, analysis), info-assistance, transportation, education, healthcare lie within the scope of research conducted at KUAR, where research and development on conceptual/experimental/visionary prototypes, working prototypes, re-design prototypes of products, design guidelines is undertaken. KUAR’s 250m2 open-plan workspace is located within Koç University’s main campus in Sarıyer. Facilities that include workshops for fabricating electronics and mechanical components, IT resources, studios and equipment for audio/visual productions, user experience laboratories and exhibition spaces are available for use by researchers at KUAR.

The deadline for applications is March 31 2016 or until the position is filled.

Interested persons should compile the following, in a single PDF file:

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. Cover letter
  3. Relevant sample work
  4. Summary statement of research and teaching goals

Fill out the online Application Cover Form

The above documents and 3 letters of reference should be e-mailed to:

Office of the Dean – Prof. Ahmet İçduygu
(c/o Gizem Bekil)
Koç University College of Social Sciences and Humanities
Rumelifeneri Yolu 34450, Sarıyer, İstanbul, Turkey
gbekil@ku.edu.tr