Seeking University Professor in Art History with a focus on Contemporary Art

Seeking University Professor in Art History with a focus on Contemporary Art

Braunschweig University of Art (HBK Braunschweig)

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August 5, 2019
Seeking University Professor in Art History with a focus on Contemporary Art

Application deadline: August 23, 2019
Braunschweig University of Art (HBK Braunschweig)
Johannes-Selenka-Platz 1
38118 Braunschweig

T +49 531 3919122

The Institute of Art History at the Braunschweig University of Art is currently seeking to fill the following professorship with the starting date April 1, 2020: University Professor in Art History with a focus on Contemporary Art, Salary Scale W3 NBesG.

The successful candidate will be appointed under German civil service regulations, if applicable, or otherwise as an employee. This is a permanent appointment.

The central purpose of the professorship is the academic study of contemporary art and related theories in teaching and research. The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate outstanding knowledge of European and global art and be confident in discussing current theories and methodologies in contemporary art at the highest level. They must also demonstrate awareness of the intermedial interdependencies currently resulting from digitization and an ability to engage meaningfully with the debates arising from these in contemporary art.

The successful candidate will primarily undertake teaching in the context of the BA and MA degree programmes in Art History. However, the university is intentionally structured to encourage cross-disciplinary work and as such, seminars and lectures in this subject may also be relevant for students of Fine Art (including Art for the Teaching Profession) and Media Studies.

As the HBK Braunschweig has the status of a university (i.e. it has the right to award doctoral and post-doctoral (Habilitation) degrees), the appointed candidate will be expected to develop her/his own subjects of research  and to actively participate in (interdisciplinary) networks within the HBK Braunschweig and with regional, national and international museums, collections and/or universities. They are also expected to play an active role in external funding and in academic self-governance. All candidates are expected to demonstrate an appropriate level of written and spoken German as well as social awareness, leadership skills and gender sensitivity.

Ideally, candidates will also demonstrate awareness and understanding of the most recent discussions in gender studies, institutional critique, postcolonial studies and other current theoretical approaches relevant to art, art history and aesthetics, sociology and curatorial practice. We are also interested in candidates who have the ability and enthusiasm to establish collaborative partnerships with local contemporary art collections and museums and with other national and international universities, art colleges and other establishments.

Further requirements of the position are defined under Section 25 of the Lower Saxony Higher Education Act (Niedersächsisches Hochschulgesetz of 15 June 2017).

The HBK Braunschweig is committed to increasing the proportion of women in art, research and teaching as one of its strategic goals. We therefore explicitly encourage women to apply. Where candidates have equivalent qualifications under the relevant regulations, preference will be given to female candidates.

Subject to the same provisions, preference will also be given to disabled candidates (please enclose evidence of the relevant disability with your application).

The HBK Braunschweig cultivates a culture of diversity. We therefore particularly welcome applications from candidates who will increase the diversity of our staff and student body and/or who are actively working towards a culture of diversity.

The HBK Braunschweig is a member of the Dual Career Network (South-East Lower Saxony) and offers support to candidates and their families in managing dual careers.

This position is suitable for part-time employment.

Your application should include a letter of motivation, a CV, your doctoral and (if applicable) Habilitation degree certificates, a list of your publications and teaching experience, a description of the research you propose to undertake if appointed to the position and an outline of your teaching approach and methodology. Please also list your ideas for potential collaborative partnership projects.

Your application should be sent as one PDF (max. 10 MB) via email to berufungen [​at​] by August 23, 2019. The description of your research project and teaching approach should take up no more than one side of A4 paper each.

Information regarding data protection in appointment procedures can be found here.

Enquiries in relation to the application process should be addressed to Dr. Maren Klawitter m.klawitter [​at​] T +49 531 391 9343.

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