Theory Tutor MA Ecology Futures


St. Joost School of Art & Design, seeks an enthusiastic and inspirational tutor to join the team. As a tutor you will be part of an interdisciplinary team and teach within the programme MA in Fine Art & Design within the department MA Ecology Futures.


Inspiring work

You will bring along a vision on climate fiction writing, combined with knowledge of eco-philosophy and digital media studies. You will undertake an appropriate balance of teaching, thesis supervision, assessment, course and curriculum development and related administration. Our highly ambitious and versatile institution is currently in a stage of development and growth. The expanded pedagogical scope of the MIVC programmes has created new opportunities for interdisciplinarity and co-research within our pathways in Visual Arts and Post-Contemporary Practice, Situated Design and Ecology Futures. Students work together to address urgent global challenges of the twenty-first century, investigating research questions on visual & contemporary culture, politics, media, migrant aesthetics and ecological degradation.

We support students by providing a learning environment for a transformative education, empowering them to become the new generation of artists and designers who will contribute in unconventional ways to transforming the complex and interconnected world we live in. By creating a unique educational environment, where the tradition of studio practices sits at ease with practices driven by ideas and context, and through an interchange of ideas, artists, designers and scientists together, create new knowledge to tackle some of the most pressing and challenging societal issues of our time.


Perfect match

You should have a background in creative and/or fiction writing, as well as knowledge of eco-philosophy. You will be a committed educator and able to bring knowledge, creativity and enthusiasm to the delivery of the programme. You will contribute to curriculum development and delivery and add to the evolving research profile of our institute. You will have strong experience of contemporary art & design practices and be familiar with theoretical and practical approaches to current social issues and able to develop knowledge frameworks that understand our entanglement with environmental, social and cultural factors. You must be able to facilitate a high-quality learning environment, communicate a broad range of theoretical issues through hands-on teaching, thesis supervision, lectures and seminars. You must be able to inspire and motivate students, designing activities appropriate at master level, and demonstrate experience of educational and administrative management.

You will have a Master degree and preferably a PhD, recent experience of HE teaching, and detailed knowledge of contemporary climate episteme research that connects to theoretical issues within the wider field of Art & Design, as well as having a developing research profile. The candidate we are seeking will bring knowledge, vision and industry network to develop new opportunities within the master programme.


  • Masters Degree or PhD in a related subject
  • Recent Experience of HE teaching
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English

Excellent Employer

Avans University is committed to bringing out the best in people. It has a reputation for being an excellent employer. We live up to our commitment by offering attractive employment conditions.


  • We offer you plenty of opportunity for personal and professional development.
  • You will receive a monthly salary in scale 11, € 3.658,64 - 5.026,85 gross based on a full-time position. This is in accordance with the Higher Professional Education Collective Labour Agreement.
  • A year-end bonus in the form of a thirteenth month's salary is a standard remuneration component.
  • You will be able to start work on 1 May 2021.
  • We offer an appointment for 1 year with the possibility of extension.
  • We offer you the position of tutor, or ‘docent hbo’ in Dutch. This is the official job title.

Informed decision

If you are sure that this job is the right fit for you and you are keen to join our team at St Joost School of Art & Design, please apply before 1 April 2021. We will try to inform you of the status of your application within two weeks of the closing date. The start date will be 1 May 2021.

Should you have any further questions about this position, please contact Úna Henry, Head Master Institute of Visual Cultures, email to