Artistic/academic research assistant (f/m/d) in Theory and History of Fine Arts

Artistic/academic research assistant (f/m/d) in Theory and History of Fine Arts

Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Oct 15, 2023–Oct 15, 2029
Application deadline: Jun 22, 2023

The Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM) offers an interdisciplinary approach to the media arts. With its project-based « Media and Fine Arts » diploma degree, it focuses on artistic practice in close connection with the development of competencies in media technology and theory. The Academy pursues an interdisciplinary approach in teaching and researching media and visual arts

At the Academy of Media Arts, the following position in the department Art and Media Studies is available, no earlier than October 15, 2023 for an

artistic/academic research assistant (f/m/d) in Theory and History of Fine Arts with a focus on expanded concepts of materiality and the image.

to be filled. Prerequisites are a university degree in a subject relevant to art theory/history, cultural studies, and media studies, with a strong focus on discourses of materiality, image theory, and image science. Very good knowledge of contemporary art and the latest art-scientific discourses, which includes decolonial, post-humanist and feminist perspectives, as well as relevant publications in this field are expected.

The scope of duties also includes collaboration in teaching and research, (organization of workshops, symposia, publications) as well as the continuous supervision of student projects at the KHM. Furthermore, participation in the activities of the professorship, involvement in the acquisition of third-party funding, and in the self-administration of the university is expected. Pedagogical aptitude and experience, as well as empathy and social skills and very good English skills are expected. German language skills are expected to be acquired.

The acceptance of the temporary employment relationship according to the Wissenschaftszeit-vertragsgesetz requires the submission of an individual qualification concept in the subject of the advertised position. Applicants are therefore requested to submit a written application of max. 4 pages (including time schedule) outlining the academic qualification they are aiming for in the context of their work at the Academy of Media Arts. The possibility of a doctorate is given. Applications with a postdoctoral project are welcome.

The remuneration is based on the collective agreement (up to pay group 13 TV-L). The employment is fixed-term for up to 6 years with regard to the desired qualification.

The Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM) is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a discrimination-free learning, teaching and work environment and works towards removing structural barriers (such as physical abilities, language, nationality/ethnicity, age, gender, heteronormative, and others). It aims to increase the proportion of women in areas in which they are underrepresented. Applications by women will therefore be given priority if qualifications and professional expertise are equivalent to those of male applicants. The KHM explicitly encourages qualified candidates with migrant background and/or who are BIPoC to apply. People with recognized disabilities will be given preferential consideration in the case of equal suitability.

Applications are to be submitted electronically only. Therefore, please send us your meaningful and complete documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, qualification concept, complete educational certificates, work references, proof of additional qualifications and other activities as well as an outline of possible courses) by 22.06.2023 to

If you have any questions, please contact Maren Mildner

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