Appel à candidature : professeur d’histoire de l’art contemporain (Université de Cologne, 1er avril 2016)

CologneThe Department of Art History, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, at the University of Cologne welcomes applications for the following position

Professorship (W2)
Modern and Contemporary Art and aesthetic Theories

The position is to begin April 1st, 2016.

The Professorship represents Art History from Modern to Contemporary Art with particular attention to Picture Theory, as well as Cultural and Media Studies and/or Aesthetics and Cultural History. These main areas are geared towards the reflection of theoretical, media-based and cultural conditions and processes of production, adoption and mediation of art based on the formation of actual methodologies and theories.

The future Job Holder is expected, besides the traditional disciplinary research and teaching, to extend the questions on effects of technological innovations, plus reflections on Theory of Art by aesthetic production. The successful candidate is supposed to teach within the unit “Fächergruppe 1”. In this context a close cooperation with the W1-professorships “History and Historiography of Technical Image Media” and “Sound Studies”, based at the Institute for Media Culture and Theatre, respectively at the Institute of Musicology, should be crucial. Furthermore, the collaboration with other disciplines of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities – particularly at the Centre for Media Research and Modernism – are expected. The professorship provides an important interface between Art History and university-based and external research institutions, particularly of the regional Art and Cultural Scene.

The professorship’s teaching commitments include degree courses such as the BA in Art History, the Single and Double Course MA in Art History, as well as the planned MA-degree course inter artes in cooperation with the disciplines Music Studies and Media Culture.

For further information regarding the general conditions of employment, please see § 36 of the Law on Higher Education NRW.

The University of Cologne is an equal opportunities employer. Applications by severely disabled people are encouraged. If other abilities are equal, seriously disabled persons are given a preferential treatment. Applications from women are specifically encouraged. Women’s applications are given a preferential treatment, if their abilities, aptitude and professional performance are equal with those of the fellow applicants, unless reasons concerning the person of a fellow applicant are predominant.

Please direct your application up to 4 December 2015 to the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Cologne, Albertus-Magnus-Platz, 50923 Cologne, Germany including the usual documents (CV as well as list of publications, classes taught, teaching evaluation if available, and copies of official certificates) – please do not send originals as they will not be returned.

Please visit our website which gives you access to the German version.

Contact: University of Cologne
Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities
50923 Cologne
Primary Category: Art and Art History
Secondary Categories: Cultural History / Studies
Visual Studies
Posting Date: 10/13/2015
Closing Date 12/05/2015

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