Perfectly placed for education that inspires.

Hochschule Luzern
Hochschule Luzern

Perfectly placed for education that inspires.

The largest educational institution of the six Central Swiss cantons, the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts offers state-of-the-art jobs and programmes. We share knowledge in Switzerland and abroad, we are forward-looking, creative, and committed to interdisciplinarity. Help us to shape and become a part of our shared, sustainable future.

The Lucerne School of Design, Film and Art is a creative space for people wishing to move the world. For more than 140 years, it has been an inspiring environment and place of encounter for lecturers, researchers, staff, and students who share a culture of openness that is mirrored by the stimulating, light-flooded workspaces at Lucerne-Emmenbrücke. High-profile teams and extensive international networks offer varied development opportunities.

The Bachelor of Object Design was initiated in 2009 and has since created an internationally independent profile within the university landscape of product design with a focus on sustainability, emphasizing formgiving, material circularity and the creation of economic, ecological, and social values

For the Object Design BA programme,
we are looking for you as of 1 February 2025 or by arrangement as a

Lecturer for Design Theory Product Design 35-45%

Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts – Design, Film and Art

35 – 45%

Tasks and job requirements

  • You will teach in the study programme Object Design and connect the discipline of product design with current discourses in society, economy, politics, art, sustainability, etc.
  • You will enable students relate design theory and context to their own design practice.
  • Your input will be rooted in the design modules, one-week block seminars, supervising seminar papers, supporting the development of topics for Bachelor's theses and mentoring written Bachelor's theses, in collaboration with other theory lecturers from other Bachelor's programmes in Product Design.
  • At the department, you will have the opportunity to develop +Reflect interdisciplinary modules on the seven future skills of digitality, sustainability, critical thinking, explorative research, self-empowerment & engagement, creative entrepreneurship and material & practice, which are taught across all study programmes.
  • You are actively involved in the strategic, content-related and organisational development of the Object Design programme
  • You will communicate and network for the programme in your context, develop and foster relations with industry, specialist committees and research institutions
  • Collaboration in research as well as in the teams of other study programmes is possible within an extendable scope of employment
  • Expected start of teaching in Spring Semester 25 on 17 February 2025

Your profile

  • You are a proven specialist with extensive knowledge of design theories, critical debates in design history, global challenges faced by designers, and issues around sustainable and regenerative design
  • You are strongly related to professional practice and deal with pressing current questions about the future of product design and have experience in formulating and communicating them
  • You have a university degree at Master's level; a doctorate is an advantage
  • You are well connected in the national and international product design scene and its interfaces with other disciplines
  • You are proficient in German and English (written and oral);teaching and internal communication takes place in both languages
  • You have completed further training in university didactics (if not at disposal, this must be completed within two years)
  • You have experience in teaching and research as well as strategic thinking and planning
  • You work independently, are a team player and willing to work in a team as well as in interdisciplinary collaboration within the university and with external partners

Our offer to you

We offer you an attractive position as a full-time or part-time lecturer, a stimulating working environment in a dynamic and collegial team as well as an excellent working environment and modern infrastructure. You will have the opportunity to contribute your ideas and visions to teaching and research and to play an active role in shaping the success of the institute. You will work on our modern campus in an attractive location in Emmenbrücke.

Information on the Object Design BA programme can be found on the homepage of the degree programme (

Please send us your application documents by Wed, July 31 2024. First interview session will to take place via Zoom on Thu, August 29, second session at our department on Fri, September 13 (745 Viscosistadt, Nylsuisseplatz 1, 6020 Emmenbrücke).

We look forward to receiving your online application.


Lucerne School of Design, Film and Art
745 Viscosistadt
Nylsuisseplatz 1
6020 Lucerne – Emmenbrücke


Dr. Christoph Schindler
Leiter Objektdesign BA