HES Teacher, Head of Department of Fashion, Jewellery and Accessory Design
HEAD Geneva - Geneva University of Art and Design

HES Teacher, Head of Department of Fashion, Jewellery and Accessory Design

Switzerland 28 Feb 2021


Created just a few years ago from the amalgamation of two 200 year-old schools, the HEAD Geneva, is already establishing itself as a new urban school of art on the international stage.
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HES-SO Genève invites applications to HEAD – Genève, Geneva University of Art and Design for the position of:

HES Teacher, Head of Department of Fashion, Jewellery and Accessory Design

HEAD – Genève is one of Switzerland’s leading schools of art and design and its influence is internationally recognised. Its Department of Fashion, Jewellery and Accessory Design offers a specific and complete curriculum leading unique BA and MA degrees that combine professional skills and creative development. The Department of Fashion, Jewellery and Accessory Design has undergone remarkable development over the last few years, both in Switzerland and abroad, and is now recognised as offering one of the best courses in its field in Europe. The Department welcomes 165 students and groups together a team of some 30 teachers, professionals in the field of fashion, jewellery and accessories, techniques and theory, as well as a large number of international contributors. The Department includes two BA majors: Fashion Design and Jewellery and Accessory Design, an MA major in Fashion and Accessory Design and a Chair in Watch Design which offers a specific BA and MA course.

With a large international network, HEAD – Genève is also very involved in the cultural life of the city. Its high level technical equipment and specialised staff promote project-based teaching methods. Its organisation places the department heads at the helm of their teams, with a large degree of autonomy that includes the recruitment of personnel, the implementation of professional projects and the conduct of research. Each Department has a dedicated secretariat and teaching and technical assistants.

Employment contract:                   

75%-100% or

50%-60% (with the help of an assistant)

Main features of the post:

As Head of the Fashion, Jewellery and Accessory Design Department, you are a member of the Board of Directors of HEAD – Genève and as such, you participate in the development and influence of the entire school. Your teaching responsibility at the head of the Department gives you a large degree of autonomy to implement, in regular dialogue with the School’s Management and in close collaboration with the teaching team, the design and development of training objectives (study plan), research projects, the coordination of teaching (courses, workshops, diploma tutorials, conferences, juries and examinations), as well as the cultural activities of the Department (fashion shows, exhibitions, publications) and the implementation of partnerships and commissions with private companies and public entities. You will provide the necessary impetus for the Department’s strategic positioning on the international stage. In dialogue with your team, you will take on the following duties:


The candidate must live in, or want to move to Geneva, so as to be available, if not weekly, at least as regularly as possible during the academic year (15 Sept. - 15 July).

The recruitment policy of HES-SO Genève / HEAD – Genève promotes equal opportunities and diversity.

Start date: 1 September 2021

Deadline for application: 28 February 2021

Complete applications (incl. motivation letter, CV, copies of certificates, and a list of publications/examples of personal work) should be sent in electronic format to: rh.head@hesge.ch for the attention of Jean-Pierre Greff, Director.

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