The Bauhaus-Universität Weimar is an internationally established university with 160 years of history that is rooted in the Bauhaus tradition and unites art and design, science and technology. This approach characterises the faculties of Architecture and Urbanism, Civil Engineering, Art and Design, and Media. In addition to their disciplinary functions, the faculties are also strongly committed to interdisciplinary collaboration and to the interpermeation between art, science and practice.
The Faculty of Art and Design at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar is currently inviting applications for the position of
»Theory and History of Art«
The university is seeking an individual who, in addition to having graduated with a university degree in a relevant field, has a qualifying doctoral degree and a »habilitation« post-doctoral degree, or has held a junior professor position or has pursued (habilitation-equivalent post-doctoral) academic work. Pedagogical skills and university teaching experience in the relevant subject area, as well as outstanding publications and success in acquiring third-party funding are also required. The Bauhaus-Universität Weimar strongly values student supervision and instructors are expected to be regularly present at the University. The candidate is expected to be able to teach courses in both German and English and to participate in departmental activities and university management.
The »Theory and History of Art« professorship is part of the Scientific Disciplines of the Faculty of Art and Design. The successful candidate is expected to impart the theoretical and historical foundations of art, including relevant perspectives of aesthetic and material production, and methodological knowledge; they will also be expected to contextualise contemporary artistic practices and strategies in their teaching and research. The position is intended to develop novel and substantial perspectives in specified areas of art theory and history, and to channel relevant connections to curatorial and institutional art practice. International networks and the acquisition of third-party funding within the context of disciplinary and interdisciplinary research and collaboration projects is expected. The professorship will teach undergraduate and graduate elective courses, including lectures and seminars, and theses. Furthermore, it will promote and supervise advise doctoral projects and will strengthen interdisciplinary cooperation and initiatives in both teaching and research.
These general requirements pertain to § 84 of the Thuringian Higher Education Act (ThürHG). If the requirements are met and the position is filled on a full-time basis, the successful candidate will be employed as a civil servant.
The Bauhaus-Universität Weimar is committed to providing a family-friendly, non-discriminatory work environment and operates under a personnel policy that promotes equality. We particularly welcome applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and professional histories. One of the university’s strategic goals is to increase the proportion of women in leadership positions. We therefore expressly invite qualified women to apply for the position. Individuals with disabilities will receive preferential treatment if other qualifications are the same.
Please submit the following application documents in the order listed as a PDF (max. 6 MB): Cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of academic publications, list of experience with externally funded research, as well as the standard copies of certificates.
Be sure to include the job reference number K+G/WP-08/22 and submit your application by 12.02.2023 to:
We are looking forward to your application!
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