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For the MA in Eco-Social Design the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano is looking for teachers/researchers/designers, who are excellent in their field and want to engage in eco-social transformations, within a transdisciplinary and project-oriented study course.

Teach design for tangible interfaces & interactive spaces

We are looking for an excellent designer, who wants to engage in teaching 60 hours of Interface- and User Experience Design for tangible interfaces and interaction in spaces in the Master in Eco-Social Design during summer semester 2017 (End of February – to end of June) at the Faculty of Design & Art, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. We are flexible regarding the organisation of the course (spread one or two days per week or in several blocks). And yes, the job is also paid quite well.

Deadline: 16 January, 12:00 (CET)

We teach within transdisciplinary projects and are looking forward to play together with you. Get in touch with us, if you want to understand better, what that means concretely. Find the complete call in german and in italian language (in case you don’t understand these languages, or you have a hard time understanding the bureaucratic procedure, please don’t hesitate to ask for help).

Design Lead in studio course Object / Space / Service

Call for interest for leading teaching position in MA Eco-Social Design WS16/17

For the Winter Semester 2016/17 (October 2016 – January 2017), we are looking for an excellent designer to teach in the field Object / Space / Service at the Master program in Eco-Social Design at the Faculty of Design and Art of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. S/he will work in the trans-disciplinary and project-oriented studio course, closely collaborating with teachers and researchers from diverse fields (Information Design, Visual Communication, Product Design, Design Research, 3D Modeling & Digital Fabrication, Sociology, Eco-Social Economics and Moderation & Participation).

S/he will challenge and be challenged in helping students to develop their own projects. Parallel to teaching the competences of her/his field in various ways (through what should be a well-balanced mix of lectures, presentations, exercises, labs, excursions, reviews or whatever seems to be appropriate in the given context).

Eco-Social Design involves a challenging multitude of actors and factors. Therefore we work in multidisciplinary teams, and collaborate with a diversity of partners – and we enjoy it. We expect openness and engagement; unconventional ways, creativity, and autonomous thinking are prerequisites.
Additional competences in related fields are welcome too, for example may it be in design research, in service design, in architecture and urbanism, in arts, in crafts, makers culture and technologies, in engineering, environmental sciences or social sciences, in design activism and/or active citizenship.

The teaching foresees two days per week presence in the Master Ateliers at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. In exceptional cases the teaching can be organized on blocks (for persons traveling from far away).

The official call will be published soon. In the meanwhile please send your questions and expressions of interest to via email.

Design Lead in studio course Communication / Interaction / Service

Call for interest for leading teaching position in MA Eco-Social Design WS16/17

For the Winter Semester 2016/17 (October 2016 – January 2017), we are looking for an excellent designer to teach in the field Communication / Interaction / Service at the Master program in Eco-Social Design at the Faculty of Design and Art of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. S/he will work in the trans-disciplinary and project-oriented studio course, closely collaborating with teachers and researchers from diverse fields (Information Design, Visual Communication, Product Design, Design Research, 3D Modeling & Digital Fabrication, Sociology, Eco-Social Economics and Moderation & Participation).

S/he will challenge and be challenged in helping students to develop their own projects. Parallel to teaching the competences of her/his field in various ways (through what should be a well-balanced mix of lectures, presentations, exercises, labs, excursions, reviews or whatever seems to be appropriate in the given context).

Eco-Social Design involves a challenging multitude of actors and factors. Therefore we work in multidisciplinary teams, and collaborate with a diversity of partners – and we enjoy it. We expect openness and engagement; unconventional ways, creativity, and autonomous thinking are prerequisites.
Additional competences in related fields are welcome too, for example may it be in design research, in service design, in architecture and urbanism, in arts, in crafts, makers culture and technologies, in engineering, environmental sciences or social sciences, in design activism and/or active citizenship.

The teaching foresees two days per week presence in the Master Ateliers at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. In exceptional cases the teaching can be organized on blocks (for persons traveling from far away).

The official call will be published soon. In the meanwhile please send your questions and expressions of interest to via email.

HIRING: PRODUCT DESIGNER as Teacher & Researcher (closed)

We are looking for a designer, who wants to engage in eco-social issues by the means of product design, as a teacher and researcher at the Faculty of Design and Art, Free University of Bolzano-Bozen.

Deadline: December 7. Find the official call here in English, there in Italian and on that page in German language. In case you have trouble understanding the bureaucratic language and the procedure, please do not hesitate to ask for help.

You will do “research by design” in projects, where design acts as a catalyst of eco-social transformations. This correlates to the foreseen teaching of “Design & Materials” and of “Design & Production” in the Master in Eco-Social Design.

Eco-Social Design involves a multitude of actors and factors, and is undoubtedly challenging. Therefore, we collaborate in multidisciplinary teams, and with a diversity of partners – and we enjoy it. We expect the same openness and engagement from the candidates. A PhD is a plus, but not required. More importance is given to the portfolio. Unconventional styles and autonomous thinking are appreciated. Additional competences in related fields are welcome, too, for example in design research, in crafts, maker culture and technologies, in engineering, environmental sciences or social sciences, in design activism and/or active citizenship.

The position is full time and comes with a 3-years contract. Interested? Please get in contact with us.

Teach Cultural Anthropology (closed)

teach_CULTURAL_ANTHROPOLOGYWe are looking for a an dedicated personality, who wants to engage in teaching Cultural Anthropology to the students of the Master in Eco-Social Design in the summer semester 2015/16 (Feb 29 – June 22) at the Faculty of Design & Arts, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano.

The teaching in the Master is centered around projects, to which all teachers and courses relate. Therefor, we are looking for persons, who enjoy creative project work and transdisciplinary collaborations in the context of eco-social transformations.

Deadline: 4.12.2015, 12:00 (UTC+01:00)

Find the official call here in English, there in German and on this page in Italian language (below “Faculty of Design and Art“). If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

Teach Web & Media Design (closed)

We are looking for an excellent designer, who wants to engage in teaching WEB & MEDIA DESIGN to the students of the Master in Eco-Social Design in the summer semester  2015/16 (Feb 29 – June 22) at the Faculty of Design & Arts, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano.

Deadline: November 30, 12:00 (UTC+01:00)

Find the official call here in english, there in german and on this page in italian language. We teach within transdisciplinary projects. Get in touch with us, if you want to understand better, what that means concretely for teaching Web & Media Design.

Teach Product Design in MA Eco-Social Design (closed)

We are looking for a designer, who likes to engage in eco-social issues by the means of product design with particular attention on the fields of materials and production.

Deadline: August 26, 12:00 (UTC+01:00)

Find the official call here in german and there in italian (on the page search for “Design und Materialien” respectively “Design e materiali”; no english version available). Teaching can be done in ether english, german or itailan. In case you have trouble understanding the language of the call or the procedure, please do not hesitate to ask for help.

You will teach at the Faculty of Design and Art of the Free University of Bolzano in the Master in Eco-Social Design in the winter semester 2015/16, starting in October 2015, ending end if January 2016.

Send your application until August 26. If you have any questions, please get in contact with us.

Call for Professorship in Design Research | Deadline: 16.11.

We are looking for a expert in Design Research, who wants to engage in transdisciplinary collaborations in the context of eco-social transformations. Teaching will happen in our project-oriented study programs, among others in the Master in Eco-Social Design (Glocal Design).

Requirements: professorship (or equivalent position) outside Italy. For more information please download the official call here (under “Faculty of Design and Art”). Don’t hesitate to get in contact with us to clarify eventual questions.

Deadline: 16.11.2015

Professorship in Sociology (closed)

Preliminary Request for Expressions of Interest*:

In 2016 we will  set up a new professorship in Sociology*. We are looking for a sociologist, who wants to engage in transdisciplinary collaborations with designers in the context of eco-social transformation. Teaching will happen in our project-oriented study programs, among others in the Master in Eco-Social Design (Glocal Design).

Requirements: habilitation (or equivalent) and/or professorship (or equivalent position). For more information please get in contact with us.

* after approval of the responsible bodies the formal call will be published

Hiring: Information Designer & Visual Story Teller (closed)

We are looking for a designer, who likes to engage in eco-social and political issues by the means of information design and visual story telling.

Deadline: June 8th. Find the official call here. In case you have trouble understanding the bureaucratic language and the procedure, please do not hesitate to ask for help.

At the Faculty of Design and Art of the Free University of Bolzano we will start a Master in Eco-Social Design (Glocal Design)* in the Winter Semester 2015/16. We are also building up a focus in Visual Journalism. For both we are looking for a designer, who likes to engage in both eco-social issues and information design/visualization/visual story telling. We will open a position as a researcher with a 3-years contract (“ricercatore a tempo determinato / RTD”).

You will teach in the above-mentioned master and you will do design and research by design in diverse projects, where design plays an important role to communicate issues of social, political and/or environmental relevance. We see design and visual communication as a interdisciplinary catalyst of change. This involves a multitude of factors and is undoubtedly challenging. Therefore, we collaborate in multidisciplinary teams and we enjoy it.

Interested? Please get in contact with us. A PhD is a plus, but not required. More importance is given to the portfolio. Unconventional styles and autonomous thinking are appreciated. Additional competences in related fields are welcome, too, for example in web design, motion graphics, user experience design, interface design or physical computing.

* after approval of the ministry (MIUR)

Teach "Modeling and Digital Fabrication" (closed)

Job advertisement: At the Faculty of Design and Art of the Free University of Bolzano we will start a Master in Eco-Social Design (Glocal Design)* in the winter semester 2015/16. Therefor, we are looking for a specialist in “Modelling and Digital Fabrication”, who wants to engage in our project-oriented and multidisciplinary teaching model. Teaching languages can be English, German or Italian. The teaching will take place in Bozen-Bolzano during the winter semester 2015/16 (Oct-Jan; 30h lectures/seminar/workshops + 18h “tutoring”).

The official job offering is published here. Deadline: 14.05.2015. If you have any questions or need help to understand the bureaucratic procedure, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us

Modelling and digital Fabrication

The course Modeling and digital Fabrication teaches methods and instruments of 3D modelling of Rapid Prototyping and of Digital Fabrication. The experimental and kreative application of these technologies and methods in design project is important.

Transdisciplinary design projects play the central role the study model of the MA. Students are developing them with great autonomy related to the yearly theme (which could be “Food”, “Demographic Change”, “Tourism” or other broad topics). A part of the teaching in Modeling and digital Fabrication consists in the discussion of the ongoing projects from the perspective of the field. Another part are seminars and lectures.

Modelling und Digitale Fabrikation

Im Fach „Modelling und Digitale Fabrikation“ werden Methoden und Techniken des 3D-Modelling, des Rapid Prototyping und der Digitalen Fabrikation vermittelt. Zentral dabei ist die experimentelle und kreative Anwendung dieser Techniken und Methoden in Designprojekten.

Im Mittelpunkt der Lehre im Master steht die Entwicklung von transdiziplinären Designprojekten, an denen die  Studierenden arbeiten und dabei jeweils auf das übergeordnete und offen gehaltene Jahresthema Bezug nehmen (beispielsweise “Essen”, “Tourismus”, “Demografischer Wandel”, etc.). Ein Teil der Lehre im Fach “Modelling und Digitale Fabrikation” besteht aus der Diskussion der laufenden Projektarbeiten aus Sicht des Faches, ein anderer Teil aus Seminaren und Vorlesungen.

Design e fabbricazione digitale

l’insegnamento “Design e fabbricazione digitale” trasmette metodi e tecniche della modellazione 3D, del rapid-prototyping e della digital fabrication. È di grande importanza l’applicazione sperimentale e creativa di queste tecniche e metodi nei progetti di design.

Fulcro dell’insegnamento nella laurea magistrale è lo sviluppo di progetti di design transdisciplinari, ai quali lavorano gli studenti tenendo in considerazione il tema annuale preposto e di ampio respiro (ad esempio “mangiare”, “turismo”, “cambiamento demografico”). Una parte dell’insegnamento della materia “Moderazione e partecipazione” è formata dalla discussione dei lavori di progetto correnti dal punto di vista della materia, un’altra parte da seminari e lezioni.

Teach "Moderation and Participation" (closed)

Job advertisement: At the Faculty of Design and Art of the Free University of Bolzano we will start a Master in Eco-Social Design (Glocal Design)*  in the winter semester 2015/16. Therefor, we are looking for a specialist in “Moderation and Participation”, who wants to engage in our project-oriented and multidisciplinary teaching model. Teaching languages can be English, German or Italian. The teaching will take place in Bozen-Bolzano during the winter semester 2015/16 (Oct-Jan; 30h lectures/seminar/workshops + 18h “tutoring”).

The official job offering is published here. Deadline: 14.05.2015. If you have any questions or need help to understand the bureaucratic procedure, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us

Moderation and Participation

The course Moderation and Participation tackles concepts, methods, instruments, practices and strategies of moderation and of the facilitation of participation.

Transdisciplinary design projects play the central role the study model of the MA. Students are developing them with great autonomy related to the yearly theme (which could be “Food”, “Demographic Change”, “Tourism” or other broad topics). A part of the teaching in Moderation and Participation consists in the discussion of the ongoing projects from the perspective of the field. Another part are seminars and lectures.

Moderation und Partizipation

Im Fach „Moderation und Partizipation“ werden Konzepte, Methoden, Instrumente, Praktiken und Strategien der Moderation und der Förderung von Partizipation vermittelt.

Im Mittelpunkt der Lehre im Master steht die Entwicklung von transdiziplinären Designprojekten, an denen die  Studierenden arbeiten und dabei jeweils auf das übergeordnete und offen gehaltene Jahresthema Bezug nehmen (beispielsweise “Essen”, “Tourismus”, “Demografischer Wandel”, etc.). Ein Teil der Lehre im Fach “Moderation und Partizipation” besteht aus der Diskussion der laufenden Projektarbeiten aus Sicht des Faches, ein anderer Teil aus Seminaren und Vorlesungen.

Moderazione e partecipazione

L’insegnamento “Moderazione e partecipazione” trasmette concetti, metodi, strumenti, pratiche e strategie della moderazione e della promozione della partecipazione diretta.

Fulcro dell’insegnamento nella laurea magistrale è lo sviluppo di progetti di design transdisciplinari, ai quali lavorano gli studenti tenendo in considerazione il tema annuale preposto e di ampio respiro (ad esempio “mangiare”, “turismo”, “cambiamento demografico”). Una parte dell’insegnamento della materia “Moderazione e partecipazione” è formata dalla discussione dei lavori di progetto correnti dal punto di vista della materia, un’altra parte da seminari e lezioni.

* after approval of the ministry (MIUR)

Teach "Eco-Social Economics" (closed)

Job advertisement: At the Faculty of Design and Art of the Free University of Bolzano we will start a Master in Eco-Social Design (Glocal Design)*  in the winter semester 2015/16. Therefor, we are looking for a specialist in Eco-Social Economics, who wants to engage in our project-oriented and multidisciplinary teaching model. Teaching languages can be English, German or Italian. The teaching will take place in Bozen-Bolzano during the winter semester 2015/16 (Oct-Jan; 30h lectures/seminar/workshops + 18h “tutoring”).

The official job offering is published here. Deadline: 14.05.2015. If you have any questions or need help to understand the bureaucratic procedure, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us

Eco-Social Economics

The course Eco-Social Economics tackles concepts, methods, instruments, practices and strategies of eco-social economies, in particular related to future viable developments, common good, management of commons, cooperative economic cultures, management for sustainable business practices, and sustainable regional and local economic cycles.

Transdisciplinary design projects play the central role the study model of the MA. Students are developing them with great autonomy related to the yearly theme (which could be “Food”, “Demographic Change”, “Tourism” or other broad topics). A part of the teaching in Eco-Social Economics consists in the discussion of the ongoing projects from the perspective of the field. Another part are seminars and lectures.

Ökosoziale Wirtschaft

Im Fach “Ökosoziale Wirtschaft” geht es um Konzepte, Methoden, Instrumente, Praktiken und Strategien des Öko-Sozialen Wirtschaftens, vor allem Hinblick auf zukunftsfähige Entwicklungen, auf Gemeinwohl, auf die Bewirtschaftung von Gemeingütern, auf kooperative Wirtschaftsformen, nachhaltiges Management von Unternehmen sowie auf nachhaltige lokale und regionale Wirtschaftskreisläufe.

Im Mittelpunkt der Lehre im Master steht die Entwicklung von transdiziplinären Designprojekten, an denen die  Studierenden arbeiten und dabei jeweils auf das übergeordnete und offen gehaltene Jahresthema Bezug nehmen (beispielsweise “Essen”, “Tourismus”, “Demografischer Wandel”, etc.). Ein Teil der Lehre im Fach “Ökosoziale Wirtschaft” besteht aus der Diskussion der laufenden Projektarbeiten aus Sicht des Faches, ein anderer Teil aus Seminaren und Vorlesungen.

Economia eco-sociale

l’insegnamento “Economia eco-sociale” introduce concetti, metodi, strumenti, pratiche e strategie dell’economia eco-sociale con particolare attenzione agli sviluppi sostenibili, al bene comune, alla gestione dei patrimoni comuni, alle forme economiche cooperative, alla gestione d’impresa sostenibile nonché ai cicli economici sostenibili a livello locale e regionale.
Fulcro dell’insegnamento nella laurea magistrale è lo sviluppo di progetti di design transdisciplinari, ai quali lavorano gli studenti tenendo in considerazione il tema annuale preposto e di ampio respiro (ad esempio “mangiare”, “turismo”, “cambiamento demografico”). L’insegnamento della materia “Moderazione e partecipazione” è formata dalla discussione dei lavori di progetto correnti dal punto di vista della materia, nonché da seminari e lezioni.

* after approval of the ministry (MIUR)