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Professorship for Cultural Studies/Social History of Art

Weißensee Kunsthochschule, Berlin, Germany
Deadline: 10 December 2022

Courtesy of Weißensee Kunsthochschule

Courtesy of Weißensee Kunsthochschule

Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin announces an open call for a Professorship (W3) for Cultural Studies/Social History of Art, with a focus on the theory and history of visual cultures (m/f/d/x) in the field of theory and history. Teaching obligation: 9 LVS

The internationally oriented and interdisciplinary Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin combines various art and design disciplines on one campus. One of the special features of the university is the interdisciplinary artistic and creative basic study program in the first year of study for students of all disciplines.

The Department of Theory and History works between art, science and design and pursues experimental and research-led teaching. The explicit practical relevance of the scientific courses makes interactions between artists and designers and the contexts surrounding them recognizable and shapeable.

They are looking for a personality who has performed outstandingly in the field of research into visual cultures in the national and international environment and can represent the teaching of visual cultures in its entire media, historical and methodological breadth. A transdisciplinary profile is desired that is able to map and make accessible the social and technological complexity of visual cultures in appropriate teaching formats. Methodological approaches or focal points, for example in postcolonial, queerfeminist theories or gender studies, are very welcome. Students should be enabled to relate historical, theoretical and practical conditions and processes of the production and reception of visual cultures and to reflect on them in a contemporary basis. Conceptually sound teaching is expected in conjunction with design practice and the proof of research projects as well as relevant publications in the field to be represented. Since the university has a large number of international students, international networking and communication skills are required. We are looking for applicants who want to actively participate in a discrimination-sensitive teaching and research situation at the Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin.

Interest in the active further development of the university and the department is assumed. Participation in committees of academic self-government and the fulfillment of the requirements of the study organization are expected.

The appointment requirements are regulated in § 100 of the Berlin Higher Education Act (information sheet at Information Job advertisement). It is expected: – Completed scientific studies – Doctorate in a relevant field – Habilitation or habilitation equivalent achievements – Pedagogical aptitude, proven by several years of teaching experience at universities

The language of instruction is German. Further language skills (English, etc.) are desirable.

The Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin is committed to an opportunity-oriented and low-discriminatory teaching and working environment and works towards the removal of structural barriers (such as physical, linguistic, racist, gender-specific, age-related, heteronormative and others). It promotes professional equality of all genders and lifestyles. Applications from people with migration history, black people and/or people of color are expressly welcome. People with recognized severe disabilities and equals are preferred if they are equally qualified (please, if necessary. Attach proof).

Send your meaningful application digitally and stating the code 11/2022 to Please assemble the corresponding documents (letter of application, CV, copies of certificates, presentation of professional career, proof of teaching activity) in a PDF document (max. 10 MB). Please do not submit publications until you are asked to do so.

Please note that an application not received as a PDF cannot be considered. We refrain from submitting application photos and ask you to refrain from doing so.

Submission deadline is 10.12.2022.


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