February 8, 2019

Seeking University Professor in the Fine Art specialising in Art Education

Braunschweig University of Art (HBK Braunschweig)

Courtesy HBK Braunschweig.

The Institute of Fine Art at the Braunschweig University of Art is currently seeking to fill the following professorship with the starting date April 1, 2020:

University Professor
Fine Art, specialising in Art Education

Salary Scale W2 NBesG

The successful candidate will be appointed under German civil service regulations, if applicable, or otherwise as an employee. This is a fixed-term, five-year appointment.

Art Education (Kunstvermittlung) is an additional qualification that can be studied as part of the Fine Art degree programme. Teaching takes place in German. The course is designed to qualify students to teach art within museums and galleries based on their own artistic practice. It aims at opening up new areas of professional activities for students in Fine Art and equips them with professional skills. The successful candidate will be responsible for the broad field of art education in research and teaching, focusing on:

–the teaching of art in art and cultural institutions as an aspect of artistic practice
–the development of students’ teaching skills based on a knowledge of artistic processes and practices
–the testing of new and experimental methods of teaching art in the context of artistic practice

We are seeking a person who

–is qualified and experienced as a practitioner of art education at the interface of art and art education
–views the teaching of art as an element of artistic practice and demonstrates a teaching strategy that successfully integrates the theoretical foundation for such an approach
–is adept at developing students’ teaching skills based on a knowledge of artistic processes and practices
–experiments with new methods and approaches in art education in the context of artistic practice, discussing such methods and approaches as part of the student learning process

Candidates are expected to demonstrate social competencies, leadership skills and gender competence as well as to participate in academic self-governance.

Further requirements of the position are defined under Section 25 of the Lower Saxony Higher Education Act (Niedersächsisches Hochschulgesetz of 15 June 2017).

Additional qualifications of the candidates are

–experience in curatorial or collaborative projects
–active participation in current debates in the field of art education
–network of contacts with national and international art and cultural organisations
–specialist knowledge in one or more potential career paths open to students with a qualification in Fine Art and Art Education

The HBK Braunschweig is committed to increase the proportion of women in art, research and teaching as one of its strategic goals. We therefore explicitly encourage women to apply. Where candidates have equal qualifications under the relevant regulations, preference will be given to female candidates.

Subject to the same provisions, preference will also be given to disabled candidates (please enclose evidence of the relevant disability with your application).

The HBK Braunschweig cultivates a culture of diversity. We therefore particularly welcome applications from candidates who will increase the diversity of our staff and student body and/or who are actively working towards a culture of diversity.

The HBK Braunschweig is a member of the Dual Career Network (South-East Lower Saxony) and offers support to candidates and their families in managing dual careers.

This position is suitable for part-time employment.

The application should include a letter of motivation, a CV, a list of your exhibitions, projects, publications and teaching experience and a copy of your certificates, as well as an outline of your teaching approach and methodology. Your application should be sent as one PDF (max. 10 MB) via email to berufungen [​at​] by April 7, 2019. Please do not send a portfolio of work until asked to do so.

Information regarding data protection in appointment procedures can be found here.

Enquiries in relation to the application process should be addressed to Dr. Maren Klawitter ([email protected], T +49 531 391 9343)

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