Seeking full-time Professor of Cohabitation

Seeking full-time Professor of Cohabitation


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July 9, 2021
Seeking full-time Professor of Cohabitation
Application deadline: September 30
Hochschule für Bildende Künste–Städelschule
Dürerstraße 10
60596 Frankfurt am Main

Städelschule is seeking a full-time Professor for Architecture / Fine Arts, Cohabitation (d/f/m), starting in the summer semester of 2022.

In accordance with §§ 61 and 62 HHG (Hessisches Hochschulgesetz the Städelschule is seeking a professor, individual or collective team, for the study of architecture with a focus on Cohabitation. This W2 (analogous to the German/Hessian “W-Besoldung” and as an employment relationship) professorship is offered for a period of three years (possibly extensional) starting as soon as possible, the latest April 1, 2022.

The Städelschule seeks applicants with innovative approaches to building environments, considers the irreversible impact on the planet, and has an ambitious research agenda, and a serious commitment to teaching students. A demonstrated teaching experience engaging with unconventional ideas of space and thinking architecture in society, as well as questions of equity and social justice.

Conditions of employment:
–An active rigorous artistic architecture practice
–A university PhD or college MA degree in fine arts or architecture appropriate to the employment
–An outstanding artistic architecture qualification and working practice in the field of fine arts or architecture with innovative implementation of alternative models
–Long-term thinking with reference to political discourse and discursive framework conditions in the public sphere
–In the sense of an interdisciplinary concept of artistic architecture, the contact point to diverse fields of knowledge and technology is desired
–Proof of international professional activity as well as leadership and vision for the pedagogy for cohabitation as a new innovative field of higher research and practice
–Ability to develop and access the field of artistic architecture with a vast and diverse network and affiliations
–Proof of pedagogical and didactic aptitude and teaching experience in the tertiary sector as well as a written statement (max. 5 pages) on the presentation of your own teaching philosophy
–Willingness as well as ability to interact with the art history, theory, philosophy and curatorial studies professors, instructors, team of the administration and to participate in committees
–Excellent knowledge of English and/or German and the willingness to learn the other language
–Gender competence in the sense of identifying relevant gender aspects and dealing with them in a manner directed towards gender equality
–Competence regarding discrimination

The teaching commitment includes individual artistic lessons in the central subject “Cohabitation” in the field of artistic architecture/fine arts, as stipulated in § 4 Lehrverpflichtungssatzung of Städelschule.

The Städelschule strives to increase the proportion of women in artistic and scientific personnel and in management positions and strongly encourages applications from qualified women, who will be given priority in case of equal qualification, until a 50% quota is reached in the respective personnel category. Likewise, the Städelschule is committed to anti-discriminatory measures in its personnel policy. Furthermore, the Städelschule strives to create application and working conditions that are as barrier-free as possible. Within this framework, the Städelschule actively supports the application of people with disabilities. Applicants are not entitled to compensation for travel and accommodation expenses incurred in the admission process.

Applicants must submit the following materials:
–Cover letter
–Written statement on your teaching vision and previous pedagogical experiences (maximum five pages)
–Current curriculum vitae
–three letters of recommendation with contact dates of recommenders
–List of recent publications

Applications must be sent as a single PDF to the following email account by September 30, 2021: personal [​at​] with the subject: “Application W2 Professor of Cohabitation at Städelschule”. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled, or the posting is closed. Additional materials may be requested following the initial review of applications and before the invitation to a public lecture, as well as an interview to the internal committee on November 15, 2021.

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