January 15, 2007

The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna seeks a Rector

Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

in accordance to the University Organisation and Studies Act (Universities Act 2002).

The range of studies available at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna presently covers architecture, fine arts, stage design, education in the arts (art and design), conservation-restoration as well as doctoral programs for philosophy, technical sciences and natural sciences. The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna is currently home to about 1100 students, about 215 members of academic and art university staff and about 120 members of general university staff.

In order to be eligible as rector the candidate must have international experience in academic and/or artistic occupation or in the field of management in academic and/or art contexts as well as the necessary abilities to manage a university’s organisation, staff and finances with a high level of social competence and gender-policy awareness. The office term starts on 1 October 2007 and ends on 30 September 2011. It is possible to be elected for a second term. Further information on the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (Universities Act 2002, development plan, university statutes, organizational structure etc.) is available at

Applications should contain detailed documentation including curriculum vitae with regard to the application requirements. Applicants are expected to present themselves in a public hearing, which is planned to be held in mid-March 2007.

Written applications should be submitted by 9 February 2007 (date of post mark) to the Head of Senate Doz. Mag. Bettina Henkel via the office of Senate of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Schillerplatz 3, 1010 Vienna. Applications may also be submitted by 9 February 2007 via e-mail ([email protected]) or fax (0043/1/58816-298).

The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna is working toward increasing the number of women on all levels of staff, particularly in managerial, scientific and artistic staff positions. Therefore, the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna greatly encourages qualified women to apply. In the event that there are applicants with equal qualifications, women will be the preferred candidates. The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna is committed to implementing anti-discriminatory measures in its personnel policies. Applicants will not be reimbursed for travelling and accommodation expenses incurred as a result of their participation in the application process.

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