Lunds universitet, LTH, Institutionen för designvetenskaper

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 9 000 students. The research carried out at LTH is of a high international standard and we are continuously developing our teaching methods and adapting our courses to current needs.

The subject covers industrial design, with a particular focus on model making and prototype building.

Subject description
The design programmes educate students for a professional career as creative actors and co-ordinators within a broad spectrum of knowledge to arrive at designs that can be applicable to many situations. These design proposals can be of physical or non-physical nature. The major aim is to educate self-directed artistic individuals, who are capable of developing their own perspectives and forms of expression, and who can assume authorship of their own work and contribute to a sustainable development.

Work duties
Detailed description of the work duties, such as:

  • Teaching in model building and prototype design
  • Course development and course responsibility within the subject area
  • Assisting the students with advice regarding design, construction, production and material issues

Contribute to developing the education at the basic and advanced levels.

  • Participate in quality assurance of the education
  • Supervision of degree projects
  • Co-operating closely with the workshop instructors and being an active driver of the development of the ID-A workshop
  • Work for a broader exchange of knowledge with other programs at LTH, and externally with the outside world
  • Administration related to the work duties listed above

Qualification requirements
Appointment as a artistic lecturer requires that the applicant has:

  • Completed a second-cycle degree or acquired corresponding knowledge and has other skills of value in view of the subject matter of the post and the duties that it will involve
  • Demonstrated teaching skills
  • Completed five weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning, or acquired equivalent knowledge by other means, if there are no specific reasons

Additional requirements

  • At least 5 years of practical experience as an industrial designer or hi-end model maker in the field of Industrial Design or Architecture out of which a minimum of3 years must have been outside of the university context
  • A master degree in industrial design or equivalent
  • Documented artistic and professional expertise that is considered relevant with regard to the subject matter and work duties of the post
  • Vast experience in model making with traditional machines
  • Vast experience in model making with new technologies
  • Very good knowledge of Swedish and English, in speech and writing

Assessment criteria
For appointments to lecturer, the following shall form the assessment criteria:

  • Good subject knowledge of relevance to the post and the duties it will involve.
  • Good teaching ability including a good ability to develop and pursue teaching and other educational activities on different levels and using a variety of teaching methods.
  • Very good professional experience or other experience of relevance to the post.

 Other assessment criteria:

  • Intercultural awareness and competence (preferably from earning university degrees or working experience in another country).

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

Instructions on how to apply
Applications shall be written in English. Please draw up the application in accordance with LTH’s Academic qualifications portfolio – see link below. Upload the application as PDF-files in the recruitment system. Read more:

Terms of employment
Fixed-term employment for three years, part-time 50%

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Part-time
First day of employment Upon agreement
Number of positions 1
Working hours 50
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2019/3152
  • Claus Eckhardt, professor, +46 46 222 85 19
Published 29.Oct.2019
Last application date 24.Jan.2020 11:59 PM CET

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