Vacature: Core tutor in Design

Master Institute of Visual Cultures in Art, Media, Design AKV|St.Joost School of Fine Art & Design

0.4 FTE
: An experienced Designer with a strong research profile
What: Facilitiate a high-quality learning environment by contributing to the teaching programme, curriculum development and research through CARADT
Where: ‘s-Hertogenbosch
When: 1 February 2019

Inspiring work

We are looking for a motivated and inspirational Designer with a contemporary (international) practice in which innovative research methods are being used. As Design tutor you will be part of an interdisciplinary team and teach within the existing MA Graphic Design programme. You will bring along a vision on design-research and will take a leading role in the innovation trajectory on both the educational profile and its adhering curriculum for a research-led Design programme. In this position you will be a core tutor on the master programme, developing the innovation trajectory, as well as a researcher at CARADT (Centre of Applied Research for Art, Design & Technology at Avans University of Applied Sciences). This is a highly ambitious and versatile Masters programme in a stage of development and growth, where there is an emphasis on interdisciplinarity and collaboration within our existing courses. Design practice and theory are co-taught, encouraging dialogue in relation to current social issues and civic urgencies that are relevant today, where the role of design is valued as a key tool for social change. We are committed to supporting ambitious and diverse context specific and situated research interests and approaches.

​Drawing on the research pathways of the Professors at CARADT, our programme content advocates the greater embedment of art & design practices in society, where our research connects to six thematic currents in the field:

  • De-colonizing the art school & migrant aesthetics
  • Heterodox identities (gender)
  • Economics of production (indebtedness)
  • Emerging technologies (the ethical dimension of Big Data)
  • Ecological Sustainability (Anthropocene)
  • Gentrification (Creative Industries)

Perfect Match

You should be a designer with experience of teaching and able to bring creativity, skill, enthusiasm to the delivery of this programme, to support curriculum development and delivery, and add to the evolving research profile of our team.

You will have strong experience of contemporary design and be familiar with theoretical and practical approaches to current social issues and able to develop knowledge frameworks that understand our entanglement with environmental, social and cultural factors. You must be able to facilitate a high-quality learning environment, communicate a broad range of practical and theoretical design issues through hands-on teaching, workshop activities, lectures and seminars. You must be able to inspire and motivate students, to design activities appropriate at master level, and demonstrate experience of educational and administrative management.

You will have a Masters degree, recent experience of HE teaching, and detailed knowledge of contemporary research and theoretical issues within the wider field of Design, as well as a developing research profile or professional innovative practice. The ability to demonstrate direct experience of one or more of the design fields would be an advantage.

The candidate we are seeking will have the knowledge, vision and industry network to build the department with the team and develop new opportunities within the discipline.

Inspiring Environment

The Master Institute of Visual Cultures in Art, Media, Design is part of AKV|St. Joost School of Fine Art and Design, which itself is part of Avans University of Applied Sciences. Each year, around 80 students from all over the world join our learning community, united by their ambition to grow and develop into new professionals in an area of their choice. Our four Master study programmes offer an engaging and inspiring opportunity for students from a wide range of backgrounds to deepen their practices through critical and interdisciplinary, two-year full-time master courses in Art & Design and one-year full time professional master in Animation. Our dedicated studio space’s are open 24/7. The Master Institute is committed to adopting new technical advancements in interactive and creative technologies. Our outstanding workshop and technical facilities, including techlab and access to workshops across the disciplines, allow students to immerse themselves in design and development projects, supported by a team of experienced staff on hand.

The Master Institute is located in ‘s-Hertogenbosch in the south of the Netherlands, a superb region close in proximity to Belgium and Germany and at the heart of European art and design.

Excellent employer

AKV|St.Joost is committed to bringing out the best in people. It has a reputation for being an excellent employer. We live up to our commitment by offering attractive employment conditions.

  • We offer you plenty of opportunity for personal and professional development.
  • You will receive a monthly salary in scale 11, € 3.477,27 - € 4.777,65 gross based on a fulltime position. This is in accordance with the Higher Professional Education Collective Labour Agreement.
  • A year-end bonus in the form of a thirteenth month's salary is a standard remuneration component.
  • You will be able to start work immediately.
  • We offer an appointment for 1 year with the possibility of extension.
  • We offer you the position of lecturer, or ‘docent hbo’ in Dutch. This is the official job title.

Informed decision

If you are sure that this job is the right fit for you and you are keen to join our team at AKV|St.Joost, please apply before 12 January 2019 and send you CV and motivation to

Should you have any further questions about this position, please contact Úna Henry, Head of the Master Institute of Visual Cultures in Art, Media, Design +31 88 - 525 62 75 or send an email at

Interviews will be held in the week beginning 21 January 2019.

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