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University Professorship for the Arts and Visual Cultures of Africa

Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany
Deadline: 03 February 2022

Photo:  Bernd Wannenmacher

Photo: Bernd Wannenmacher

Department of History and Cultural Studies at Art History Institute at Freie Universität Berlin is employing a University professor for the arts and visual cultures of Africa (Salary group: W 3 or comparable employment relationship)

Further requirements:

  • excellent knowledge of the arts and visual culture of Africa
  • Examination of current cultural-scientific discourses and questions of method
  • international university teaching experience and excellent research activities
  • Experience in the acquisition and implementation of third-party funded projects
  • Experience with interdisciplinary work contexts
  • Ability to conduct courses in German or English

Expectations for future work:

In addition to the official tasks resulting in particular from Section 99 BerlHG, the appointed person is also expected to perform the activities listed below:

  • Cooperation with the other regional focal points at the Art History Institute as well as the local collections, museums and scientific institutions (e.g. Berlin State Museums etc.)
  • Participation in internal university research initiatives in the humanities
  • Participation in existing or planned regional and supra-regional collaborative research projects
  • Willingness to acquire any lack of knowledge of German or English within three years
  • Treatment of gender and diversity approaches relevant to the discipline in research, administration and teaching.

Further information
Your application should contain the following documents: curriculum vitae, certificates and certificates / if necessary also certificates of appointment in German or English (if necessary, attach translations), list of publications, if necessary information on school practice, list of courses carried out including evidence of pedagogical suitability, information on current ones or planned research projects, research collaborations and third-party funded projects, language certificates if applicable, and – if applicable for the respective subject – information on industrial collaborations, inventions, patents, spin-offs, etc.

Please submit your application documents electronically as a PDF file (maximum 5 MB) by 02/03/2022. Also add a private postal and e-mail address and refer to the identifier of the advertisement. Send your application to the e-mail address given below, using the following postal address for the formal addressing of your documents:

Free University of Berlin
Department of History and Cultural Studies
Dean’s office
Heike Willingham
Fabeckstrasse 23-25
14195 Berlin

Email address: mailto:


Application documents will be deleted after the statutory retention period has expired.

The legal provisions of the Berlin University Act (Sections 99, 100, 101, 102 a, 102 c BerlHG) that are particularly relevant for filling professorships can be found here:

Given the occasion and for the period of emergency presence at Freie Universität Berlin, please apply electronically by e-mail. The processing of a postal application cannot be guaranteed. By submitting an online application, you as the applicant give your consent to your data being processed and stored electronically. If your application is sent electronically without protection, the Freie Universität Berlin cannot guarantee the security of personal data transmitted.



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