Vacancy: Design tutor MA Art and Design

The Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK), Master Industrial Design programme welcomes applications for the position of Design tutor MA Art and Design (0.2 FTE).

vacancy number: 23-021

What will you do

The design tutor is part of the core teaching team of the Master Industrial design. The successful candidate will teach first year students in one of the two main design projects and guide second year students as part of their design research and graduation project. You will play an active role in defining and developing the design project and course you are teaching in collaboration with external partners in the field.

Tasks include teaching first and second year students of the Master Industrial Design. You will also be an active participant within the educational team contributing to the department and its course with tasks involving: staff meetings, assessments, curriculum development, admission committee, introductory sessions and field trips. Making up for about 338 hours per academic year.


  • Education to at least MA level, in a design related field, or to BA level, accompanied by a strong design related practice;
  • A record of working within the design field;
  • Previous teaching experience at MFA/MA level;
  • A high level of fluency in spoken and written English;
  • The cultural competency to interact with a community of learners from varied backgrounds, social identities and gender expressions;
  • You have an EU status or are meeting the criteria of an EU work permit.

About the MA Industrial Design

The Master Industrial Design is a two-year full-time master’s program that sets out to educate designers who want to have a broader concept of what industrial design can be and redesign the industry. They develop research- and design- projects in which they question and challenge the conventions in the industrial system and envision more diverse, sustainable and meaningful futures.

We believe in the discursive and transformative potential of design. Through design and research designers can pose questions, search for answers, envision futures, and prototype scenarios. Design research is therefore at the core of the MID program.

Aesthetically distinctive and outspoken products and projects are being developed based on research that defines the position of the designer in the professional field. Design projects in collaboration with scientists, the industry and the design field form the basis of the program.

We encourage both individual and collaborative creativity and understand ourselves to be a research community within which we are exploring what industrial design can be in the current times. The language of the department is English.

Examples of research projects:

What do we offer

A contract that is initially spans the academic year and will start at the beginning of this year on September 1, 2023. The contract can be renewed after one year. The position is classified as pay scale 11 under the Collective Agreement for Higher Professional Education (cao hbo). The salary amounts to a maximum of € 5,332.48 gross per month for a full-time appointment, depending on education and work experience.

Your salary will include a holiday allowance of 8%, a fixed end-of-year bonus of 8.3%, holiday leave, good study and professional development opportunities, and a travel reimbursement within the Netherlands.


More information

For further information please contact Maaike Roozenburg, head of the department by e-mail:

The interviews will be scheduled on June 15th.

How to apply

Your letter of application should describe your interest in the position, your approach to teaching, and include information on your own design practice/interests. Your CV should include the name and contact details of two referees.

Please send your letter of application, CV and link to your practice, no later than June 6th to:, mentioning vacancy number 23-021.

Within the University of the Arts, we are working to create a community in which diversity and inclusion are the basic principles. We want the uniqueness of each individual to be recognized and welcomed within the hogeschool. We therefore invite you to apply and are curious to know who you are.