Job openings for 2020/2021 winter semester

  • Visiting professor for International Studio

    The Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice invites visiting professors in Design, Graphic Design or Visual Communication to deliver a one-semester International Studio online course in the academic year 2020/2021 (winter semester).

    The course should be:

    • delivered online
    • in English
    • combining workshops and lectures (up to 8 hours’ lectures out of 60 hours total).

    Dates:
    19-23 October 2020 (30 hours)
    7-11 December 2020 (30 hours)

    The course is an interdisciplinary elective for students of Design, Graphic Design, Painting and Graphic Art.

    Possible topics:  #typography #calligraphy #type design #illustration #photography #animation #programming #generative design #narratives #product design #interactive design #information design #branding #UX #data storytelling #data journalism #editorial design #scientific illustration #visual storytelling #data viz #generative typography #new visual narratives #VR #S3D #comics and graphic novels #creative writing #interactive storytelling

    Previous International Studio teachers:
    Simeon Featherstone 2018/2019
    Martin Newth 2018/2019
    Philippe Gerlach 2019/2020
    Stephan Thiel & Jack Rusher 2019/2020                                                

    The visiting professor will have access to the G-Suite online tools, including Google Classromm and Google Meet, and will be supported by a member of the AFA academic staff.
    The course content and learning outcomes will be agreed with AFA to ensure they comply with the Academy’s curriculum. On completing the one-semester course the students should obtain grades and ECTS credits.

    Remuneration: PLN21,000* (PLN350/hour, ca EUR90 /hour)

    *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 30 July 2020:
    -    application form
    -    CV/bio
    -    portfolio (web link or pdf file)
    -    outline of the course content (~1000 characters).

     

     

  • Visiting professor for Graphic Design/Reading Experience course

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

    The course should be:
    -    delivered online
    -    in English
    -    combining workshops and lectures (up to 8 hours’ lectures out of 60 hours total).

    Dates:
    19-23 October 2020, 9:00 – 14:00 including breaks (30 hours)
    7-11 December 2020, 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

    The course content and learning outcomes will be agreed with AFA to ensure they comply with the curriculum. On completing the one-semester course the students should obtain grades and ECTS credits.
    The visiting professor will have access to the G-Suite online tools, including Google Classroom and Google Meet, and will be supported by a member of the AFA academic staff.

    The successful candidate will be a designer/academic/lecturer specialised in the broadly-defined area of designing reading experience. The offer is not limited to designers; representatives of various disciplines may apply.

    Remuneration: PLN21,000* (PLN350/hour, ca EUR90 /hour)

    *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 20 July 2020:
    -    application form
    -    CV/bio
    -    portfolio (a web link or pdf file)
    -    outline of the course content (~1000 characters).


  • Visiting professor for Inclusive Design course

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

    The course should be:

    • delivered online
    • in English
    • combining workshops and lectures (up to 8 hours’ lectures out of 60 hours total).

    Dates:
    19-23 October 2020, 9:00 – 14:00 including breaks (30 hours)
    7-11 December 2020, 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

    The course content and learning outcomes will be agreed with AFA 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 professor will have access to the G-Suite online tools, including Google Classroom and Google Meet, and will be supported by a member of the AFA academic staff.

    The successful candidate will be a designer/academic/lecturer specialised in inclusive design.

    Remuneration: PLN21,000* (PLN350/hour, ca EUR90 /hour)

    *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 20 July 2020:
    -    application form
    -    CV/bio
    -    Portfolio (a web link or pdf file)
    -    outline of the course content (~1000 characters).

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