The Department of Industrial Design (ID) is one of the nine departments of TU/e and has an internationally leading position because of its core commitment to research through design (RtD) and its strikingly original conceptual work. ID’s ambition is to be recognized as one of the top departments in the world that conduct exciting research in the intersection of Design, Technology, Human-Computer Interaction, and Social Sciences and Humanities. In particular, the department aims to inspire and educate a new generation of design engineers who can contribute with their novel designs, their fluency in AI/ML algorithms and data, and their academic critical questioning, to the imminent and complex societal challenges our world is facing nowadays.
The ID education program is competence-centered, self-directed and challenged-based. ID focuses on educating students to design through five different perspectives (called Expertise Areas), through core courses and electives:
Students also learn to make connections between the different perspectives within project groups called squads. In addition, the ID education curriculum encourages and empowers students to take the ownership of their personal and professional development. Supported by their academic coaches, through ID curriculum and their personal, industrial and research projects, students develop a unique competence of designing and related design approaches individually. Next to self-directed learning and competence development, the educational model of ID is challenge-based. ID students work together on challenging and authentic projects in which multiple perspectives or disciplines are incorporated to solve the challenge (for example by working within interdisciplinary groups) using an entrepreneurial mindset.
We are looking for colleagues with a strong affinity with teaching, who can help us in providing our education. You will be working in close collaboration with teams of senior lecturers to jointly provide bachelor and master courses. Your responsibilities will include (co-)coordinating courses and squads, giving lectures, tutorials and workshops, and performing various supportive educational tasks, such as marking assignments and acting as assessor. ID Squads offer students challenge-based learning activities in different themes relating to the research and education expertise of the department.
You will be part of a team of teachers that deepens and broadens the teaching capacity of the permanent scientific staff with:
In addition, you will have the opportunity to follow the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) Training. Once the UTQ training is successfully accomplished and the education evaluation is positive, your contract can be turned to permanent.
Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more?
Please contact dr. Lu Yuan, Program Director Industrial Design, y.lu[at]tue.nl.
For information about terms of employment, please click here or contact Sam van Kampen, HR Advisor Industrial Design, s.q.v.kampen[at]tue.nl.
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Deadline: 13th of February.