Assistant Professor for the Department of Design and Furniture

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 07 Jul 2023

9 Jun 2023
Job Information

Mendelova univerzita v Brně
Research Field

Agricultural sciences » Forest sciences
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)

Czech Republic
Application Deadline

7 Jul 2023 - 22:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Offer Starting Date

24 Jul 2023
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

We are looking for a new colleague to join our team specializing in industrial design and the creation of interior and exterior furnishing elements.

Academic staff member - Assistant Professor for the Department of Design and Furniture

At the Department of Design and Furniture, students gain information about production technologies, the historical development and creation of furniture, typology, ergonomics, construction and sizing of furniture. Attention is also paid to other materials used in the production of wooden and non-wooden furniture. In the field of research, the institute cooperates closely with the accredited Testing Laboratory for Construction and Joinery Products and Furniture.

Research in the field of industrial design and creation of interior and exterior furnishing elements

What will you do?

  • teaching of subjects related to the specialization in industrial design and the creation of interior and exterior furnishing elements (Industrial Design, Construction and Process Engineering, Contemporary Furniture Design, Furniture Trade, History of Furniture Design)
  • supervision and assessment of students' final theses
  • preparation of project applications and participation in ongoing projects
  • publishing activities
  • presentation of the University's activities at national and international conferences

What do we require from you?

  • a university degree at Ph.D. level in Architecture, Industrial Design or Design and Process Engineering
  • ability to teach in Czech and English, publish in English
  • practical experience in product design, architecture and corporate identity, and experience with implementations across these areas
  • ability to innovate and incorporate relevant aspects (including technological and economic) into the final design
  • experience of inventive drawing and the use of sketching in the design process
  • knowledge of 2D and 3D applications used in the creative and related fields and their use in real production: Adobe CC applications (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, Aftereffects), 3D modelling, visualisation and animation in Rhinoceros 3D and Autodesk 3ds Max, Vray visualisation plugin
  • knowledge of technologies used in print and electronic media
  • proficiency in data preparation technologies and the use of production and prototyping machines (CNC, 3D printing)
  • hands-on experience with manufacturing technologies used in product and industrial design, prototyping and freelancing
  • knowledge of using Oculus virtual reality technology and virtual space design applications (Adobe Medium, Gravity Sketch)

Required research experience:

  • basic experience with submitting projects, methods of scientific work and writing publications

What can we offer you?

  • dynamically developing team
  • access to highly modern technical equipment
  • support for self-fulfilment and professional development
  • participation in conferences
  • 8 weeks of holiday
  • opportunity for professional training and development, up-skilling, courses and training
  • support for work-life balance
  • food allowance (Edenred Card/Menza)
  • discounted MultiSport card
  • ITIC card with which you can benefit from various discounts
  • the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of the university environment, such as sports courses at the Sports Activities Centre, the Counselling and Careers Centre, the Botanical Garden and Arboretum, recreation centres, libraries and the purchase of university products (venison, eggs, beer, wine, Christmas trees, etc.)
    university kindergarten, summer suburban camps for children of employees
  • employer contribution to a pension or life insurance after 3 years of employment
  • working in an institution that has been awarded the HR Excellence in Research Award by the European Commission

Expected start: July/August 2023, a fixed-term employment contract for 3 years

Job status: 1,0

Place of work: Brno

Are you interested in the position and would you like to become a member of the team?

Send us your electronic application to with the chosen job position in the subject of the e-mail by 8 July 2023 supported by:

  • professional CV
  • cover letter
  • list of publications
  • overview of academic teaching

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Mendelova univerzita v Brně
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