July 17, 2019

Call for applications: University professor

Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

© Lisa Rast, Vienna. Abstract Painting.

The Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna is currently accepting applications for the following position:

University professor
According to § 98 UG in the field of fine arts with a focus on abstract painting from October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2025. The professorship is assigned to the Institute of Fine Arts.

Application requirements:
–A university degree in the field or an artistic qualification that may be considered equivalent
–Excellent artistic qualification and working practice in the field of abstract painting, with special consideration of a work concept that formally and methodically reflects painting from the point of view of contemporary art production
–Sound knowledge of historical as well as current developments of abstract painting
–Proof of international exhibition activity
–Proof of pedagogic and didactic qualification as well as a meaningful statement presenting the candidate’s approach to artistic teaching
–Ability to develop the arts within the framework of the Academy
–Willingness to participate in university committees and to cooperate with employees
–Willingness to have a permanent residence in Vienna
–Excellent German and English language skills
–Gender and intercultural competence

The duties include teaching at least 17 units a week in the central artistic subject "Abstract Painting" in the field of fine arts. It is desirable that individual artistic supervision takes place weekly.

The monthly gross pay according to the collective bargaining agreement for employees of universities in pay group A1 is currently 5,130.20 EUR. Salary may be increased contingent upon candidates’ qualifications.

Interested candidates are invited to send their applications by October 14, 2019 to the link at

The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna intends to increase the number of women in all areas 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 several applicants are equally qualified, women will be the preferred candidates. The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna is committed to implementing anti-discriminatory measures in its personnel policies. Furthermore, the academy intends to create barrier-free application and working conditions. Within this framework, the Academy actively supports the application of people with disabilities. Applicants will not be reimbursed for travel and accommodation expenses incurred as a result of their participation in the application process.

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