Koç University, Department of Media and Visual Arts (MAVA) invites applications for full-time faculty positions of any rank (beginning September 2017). Areas of specialization are open, but candidates specializing in the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply:
Industrial Design or Interaction Design. Applicants are expected to have a PhD in either design, engineering, or social sciences; a record of demonstrated research accomplishments. The successful candidate will also be affiliated with the Koç University – Arçelik Research Center for Creative Industries (KUAR).
Contemporary Art. The ideal applicant for this position is well grounded in recent theories of contemporary art and might have practical experience in programming, designing and curating exhibitions for diverse spaces including galleries and museums. The successful candidate might also teach courses in the Department of Archeology and History of Art (ARHA).
Successful candidates will be expected to teach two courses per semester and is expected to have an active research agenda. At the time of employment, candidates should have a PhD. We especially encourage applications from candidates whose research agenda is interdisciplinary. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Located in Istanbul 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.
MAVA at Koç University offers an interdisciplinary curriculum that emphasizes communications theory, media/arts management, and production. Students enrolled at the Department of Media and Visual Arts were ranked at or above the 99th percentile of the Central University Placement Exams in Turkey.
Founded jointly by Koç University and Arçelik A.Ş. (www.arcelikas.com) in 2015, KUAR 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.
Applicants can submit applications electronically via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8363
Deadline for submission of applications is December 1, 2016.
Cover letter summarizing research and teaching approach and goals
Three reference letters