Job openings for 2020/2021 summer semester

  • Visiting professor for Graphic Design/Reading Experience course

    The Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice seeks  a visiting professor to deliver a one-semester course in Graphic Design/Reading Experience in the academic year 2020/2021 (summer semester).

    The course should be:
    -    delivered on campus, or online if necessary (on-campus delivery is preferred),
    -    in English,
    -    combining workshops and lectures (up to 8 hours’ lectures out of 60 hours total).

    Dates:
    1-5 March 2021, 9:00 – 14:00 including breaks (30 hours)
    31 May – 4 June 2021, 9:00 – 14:00 including breaks (30 hours)

    The course will be part of the Master’s degree programme in Designing Reading Experience and Interactive Storytelling.
    Typography is a field of visual communication design aimed at facilitating the reading process. The objective of the course is to provide future designers with the necessary knowledge and skills to set their communication objectives and to develop appropriate means of achieving them. In this process, a broad interdisciplinary approach to typography is essential. We place great emphasis on the design process, social responsibility of the designer, ethical attitude and the use of research results for the purpose of diagnosing actual needs, defining user specifics and user contexts, and prototyping solutions.

    Learning content includes:
    1.   System design (typography understood as a system of information processing and transmission as well as knowledge creation)
    2.   Building appropriate design solutions based on relationships between: the project's communication goal, the specifics of the recipient, the functional context, the medium, the communication channel
    3.   Prototyping and testing
    4.   Documenting the course of the design process and creating documentation of the project concept
    5.   A holistic approach to the project problem
    6.   Effective use of typographic means

    We ask the visiting professor to prepare two versions of the course outline: for on-campus or online delivery. The course outline should specify the learning content and teaching methods, including the lectures and learning materials. We prefer the course to be delivered on campus, if the pandemic situation allows it, but we also consider having the first session online and the second on campus.

    Remuneration: PLN21,000* (PLN350/hour, ca EUR80 /hour)
    In case of on-campus delivery also:
    reimbursement of hotel invoice (max. 10 nights, up to PLN250 per night)
    reimbursement of travel expenses up to PLN1200 per one return journey by public transport (economy class flight/2nd class train, ticket and boarding pass required; cost of taxi or private car use not reimbursed)

    *No deductions will be made from the remuneration amount provided that the visiting professor submits:
    1. an official certificate of fiscal residence to be exempted from income tax in Poland (Contact your local tax office to obtain the certificate.)
    2. A1 form/certificate of coverage (some nationalities**)
    It confirms that you are covered by social insurance in your country (pension, disability pension, sickness and accident insurance). Without this confirmation, social insurance contributions will be deducted from your remuneration. A copy of the document will be forwarded to the Polish Social Insurance Institution.
    **Countries covered: EU member states, Montenegro, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, USA, Canada, South Korea, Australia, Ukraine, Moldova.

    Applicants should send the following documents to program-rozwoju@asp.katowice.pl by 14 February 2021:
    -    application form
    -    CV/bio
    -    portfolio (a web link or pdf file)
    -    outline of the course content including lectures (~1000 characters); it is vital that the course should be adjusted to on-campus and online modes of delivery, depending on the current pandemic situation.


  • Visiting professor for Inclusive Design course

    The Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice seeks a visiting professor to deliver a one-semester course in Inclusive Design in the academic year 2020/2021 (summer semester).

    The course should be:

    • delivered on campus, or online if necessary (on-campus delivery is preferred)
    • in English
    • combining workshops and lectures (up to 8 hours’ lectures out of 60 hours total).

    Dates:
    1-5 March 2021, 9:00 – 14:00 including breaks (30 hours)
    31 May - 4 June 2021, 9:00 – 14:00 including breaks (30 hours)

    The course will be part of the Master’s degree programme in Inclusive Design: Health & Social Well-Being.
    The objective of the course is to teach inclusive design methods used in areas related to improving the quality of life and care for the health of recipients by taking them into account in the design process in various areas of design such as services or applications, medical equipment, co-creating places or events, reinforcing the bonds of local communities etc.

    Learning content includes:
    Issues related to the specificity of inclusive design area:
    -        Definition of inclusive design
    -        Ethos of inclusive design
    -        Product performance indicators – wider set of aspects concerned with People, Profit and Planet
    -        Understanding user diversity
    -        Empathy in design
    -        Understanding user capabilities
    -        Product strategy
    Inclusive design methods
    -        methods of involving users in the design process, including needs research (co-creation and participation methods)
    -        methods of recording and analyzing the results of tests and analyses

    We ask the visiting professor to prepare two versions of the course outline: for on-campus or online delivery. The course outline should specify the learning content and teaching methods, including the lectures and learning materials. We prefer the course to be delivered on campus, if the pandemic situation allows it, but we also consider having the first session online and the second on campus.

    Remuneration: PLN21,000* (PLN350/hour, ca EUR80 /hour)
    In case of on-campus delivery also:
    reimbursement of hotel invoice (max. 10 nights, up to PLN250 per night)
    reimbursement of travel expenses up to PLN1200 per one return journey by public transport (economy class flight/2nd class train, ticket and boarding pass required; cost of taxi or private car use not reimbursed)

    *No deductions will be made from the remuneration amount provided that the visiting professor submits:
    1. an official certificate of fiscal residence to be exempted from income tax in Poland (Contact your local tax office to obtain the certificate.)
    2. A1 form/certificate of coverage (some nationalities**)
    It confirms that you are covered by social insurance in your country (pension, disability pension, sickness and accident insurance). Without this confirmation, social insurance contributions will be deducted from your remuneration. A copy of the document will be forwarded to the Polish Social Insurance Institution.
    **Countries covered: EU member states, Montenegro, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, USA, Canada, South Korea, Australia, Ukraine, Moldova.

    Applicants should send the following documents to program-rozwoju@asp.katowice.pl by 14 February 2021:
    -    application form
    -    CV/bio
    -    portfolio (a web link or pdf file)
    -    outline of the course content including lectures (~1000 characters); it is vital that the course should be adjusted to on-campus and online modes of delivery, depending on the current pandemic situation.

  • VIsiting professor for International STudio

    The Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice invites visiting professors in Art & Design (including but not limited to painting, printmaking, design and graphic design) to deliver a one-semester course in the International Studio at the Faculty of Art in the academic year 2020/21 (summer semester).

    Course arrangement:
    -    60 lecture hours,
    -    language of instruction: English,
    -    delivered online, with one or more sessions on campus if the pandemic situation allows it,
    -    support from an AFA Katowice teacher with the course organisation/formalities and communication with students,
    -    the course can take the form of 3-5 sessions summarising the subsequent stages of the students’ work (on the same selected day of the week),
    -    duration: from early March to mid-May 2021.

    Course content:
    -    The course will be attended by 5-10  final-year students and it can support their work on their Master’s diploma projects.
    -    The course outline should include the assignments for the students to complete on the subsequent stages of the course,
     
    The successful candidate should be a fine arts university lecturer with a PhD in fine arts.
    They should be proficient in English and have artistic and teaching experience in visual arts, e. g.:
    -    printmaking
    -    concept art
    -    objects and installations
    -    art research
    -    video
    -    performative arts
    -    art in public space.

    The course content and learning outcomes will be agreed with AFA Katowice to ensure they comply with the Academy’s curriculum. On completing the one-semester course the students should obtain grades and ECTS credits.
    The visiting lecturer will be supported by an AFA Katowice teacher.

    Remuneration: PLN21,000* (PLN350/hour, ca EUR80 /hour).
    In case of on-campus delivery also:
    -    on-campus accommodation,
    -    reimbursement of travel expenses.

    *No deductions will be made from the remuneration amount provided that the visiting professor submits:
    1. an official certificate of fiscal residence to be exempted from income tax in Poland (Contact your local tax office to obtain the certificate.)
    2. A1 form/certificate of coverage (some nationalities**)
    It confirms that you are covered by social insurance in your country (pension, disability pension, sickness and accident insurance). Without this confirmation, social insurance contributions will be deducted from your remuneration. A copy of the document will be forwarded to the Polish Social Insurance Institution.
    **Countries covered: EU member states, Montenegro, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, USA, Canada, South Korea, Australia, Ukraine, Moldova.


    Applicants should send the following documents to program-rozwoju@asp.katowice.pl by 29 January 2021:
    -    short bio,
    -    portfolio (a web link or pdf file is acceptable),
    -    outline of the course content (~1000 characters).

    All submitted offers will be considered by a selection committee, which will assess the relevance of the proposed programmes to the curriculum.

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