The faculty offers Bachelor and Master degree studies in Product Design. At present the staff consists of 21 employees, 10 of whom are Professors and Associate Professors. The Faculty’s skills area is marked by concerns relating to materials, processes and aesthetics seen in a global, cultural and consumer and markets-related perspective.


The Faculty of Product Design has recently revised its research programme, and intends to strengthen its research and development activity. The programme, Product Design: Materiality, Processes and the Future Environment aims at developing knowledge, insight and skills in product design within its specialist areas. Research programme:

The focus areas are:
•materials, concepts and environment
•user, designer and client perspectives
•aesthetic practice and cultural diversity

Within these topics, social, commercial and emotional factors could be subject to investigation. Topics could touch on or interact with each other. Projects will produce results on the practical and methodological but also on the theoretical and pedagogical level, and artefacts, products and methods as well as pure analyses.

Specific projects should relate to:
•systems and product development promoting sustainable products
•the relation between sensory experience and concept development in the design process
•aesthetic practice as a factor in creating communication and meaning
•design as a focus area in a health professions context

The PhD Fellowship
The fellowship is financed by the Ministry of Education and Research for a period of four years.

Area of responsibility and work tasks
The position comprises 25% teaching at the faculty.
The purpose of the fellowship is to complete a PhD degree. The task consists of working out a final project description in cooperation with the academic staff, attending a doctoral course and finally executing the PhD project. The contents of the project should comply with the Research Programme of the faculty and be related to one or more of the above-mentioned research topics.

• admission to a relevant PhD programme within 6 months is a condition for the engagement
Research Fields


We offer
- good workshops and other working facilities
- a creative R&D environment
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Required Education Level Degree Master Degree or equivalent
Degree Field Other
Required Languages Language ENGLISH
Language Level Good
Additional Requirements Qualifications:
* A completed Master degree in Product Design
* Experience with topics related to the research programme is an advantage
* A relevant PhD proposal in line with the formal criteria listed below
* Documented English language skills:
Applicants must obtain a minimum score of 550 (paper based), 213 (computer-based) or 80 (internet-based) on the TOEFL test, or a minimum score of 6.0 from the IELTS (academic) test
Other qualifications:
* Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
* Personal suitability

Other job details
Job ID : 33607390
Type of Contract : Temporary
Status : Full-time
Hours Per Week : 37
Company/Institute : Akershus University College
Country : NORWAY
State/Province : Akershus
City : Lillestrøm
FP7 / PEOPLE / MarieCurie Actions
Research Framework Programme/
Marie Curie Actions : No
Company/Institute : Akershus University College
The Faculty of Product Design
Kunnskapsveien 55
2001 - Lillestrøm
Akershus - NORWAY
phone +47 928 85563
mobile +47 995 07023

Application details
Application Deadline : 01/08/2010
How To Apply : e-mail

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