The Critical Making research consortium is looking for an Embedded artistic researcher.

Project description

Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences will appoint an artistic researcher for a two-year period as part of the NWO/SIA financed project ‘Bridging art, design and technology through Critical Making’. In this project, the concept of Critical Making will be researched and developed in the context of critical theory and artistic research in order to address creative practices in which art, design and technology fundamentally and practically intersect. Critical Making practices will conversely inform the arts on Open Source models of collective authorship and alternative intellectual property.

The artist-researcher will be embedded into one or more of the project’s partner institutes West Den Haag, Waag Society and Het Nieuwe Instituut as an artistic research fellow. Within the broader context of the Critical Making project, the candidate is invited to conduct practice-oriented research on specific topics relating to Critical Making, such as alternative forms of authorship and property, from a contemporary arts perspective.

The research proposal needs to specify to what degree Critical Making is relevant to the applicant’s practice. The project deliverables include, in addition to a contribution to the book publication at the end of this NWO/SIA Smart Culture project, artistic work such as exhibition, performance, creative writing or computer programming.

Key responsibilities

Selection criteria / Requirements

Terms and conditions

The position is for a period of two years (0,5 fte). Initially the employee will receive a one-year contract. A further one-year extension is possible after having received positive evaluations of capabilities and achievements.

Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences (Hogeschool Rotterdam) offers you a fixed term contract (one year D4, part-time) with the possibility of extension. The salary range is HBO-CAO grade 10 (€2,638.45 minimum and €3,994.25 maximum per month) for full-time employment, exclusive of 8% holiday pay and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. Our fringe benefits include excellent training facilities, an attractive pension scheme, and allow for a proper work/life balance.


For more information concerning the position or the selection procedure, please contact Dr. Florian Cramer at


To apply for this vacancy, please submit your application in English no later than March 15, 2018. You can only apply online via the website of Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences.

Applicants must put together a research dossier, consisting of the following documents combined into one PDF file:

The selection procedure will take place in week 12 (19–23 March), and selected candidates will be invited for an interview in week 15 (9–13 April). You are kindly requested to be available in this period.