February 19, 2021

Professorship in Fine Arts: Art in Dialogue—Theory and Practice in Contemporary Art

Braunschweig University of Art (HBK Braunschweig)

Courtesy Braunschweig University of Art. © Matthias Langer, 2007.

The Braunschweig University of Art is seeking candidates for the Institute of Fine Arts W2 Professorship FINE ARTS/Art in Dialogue. Theory and Practice in Contemporary Art.

The successful candidate will be appointed on a civil servant basis, possibly also on an employment basis. The position is limited to a 5-year period. We are seeking candidates who are distinguished by exceptional curatorial experience in exhibitions as well as their research in 20th century and contemporary art.

Duties include
–Teaching the courses Fine Arts, Postgraduate Studies Master Students and Art Teaching foundation classes (total of 13 teaching units of which 4 are academic and 9 curatorial / artistic)
–Incorporation of students’ art in teaching in the form of a critical examination of students’ artistic work through regular studio visits which accompanies the studio work
–A critical reflection of the artists’ self-image
–Teaching of contemporary developments in art in the context of art history-related and theoretical associations and practice-orientated questions in contemporary art
–Development and participation in curatorial and academic research projects in contemporary art
–Regular cooperation in diploma examinations, juries and selection committees
–Pledge to become actively involved in the university’s organs and committees and a commitment to the university’s further development

–University degree
–A PhD or equivalent
–Additional academic achievements (habilitation or equivalent)
–Minimum 5 years’ experience in curatorial practice and exhibitions
–Evidence of teaching/educational suitability through practical experience
–German language skills B2 level by the time of starting the position

All candidates should possess the necessary social, management, gender equality and diversity promotion expertise and be prepared to be involved, in particular, in academic self-government and committee work. A high degree of communication willingness is expected as well as the ability to act integratively across various universities. Further requirements can be found in § 25 of the Lower Saxon Higher Education Act of 15.06.2017.

It is one of the strategic objectives of the university to increase the number of women in art, research and teaching. Applications from female candidates are therefore expressly welcome and, in the case of equal qualifications and suitability, these will be given preference. Applications from people with a severe disability will also, in the case of equal qualifications and suitability, be given preference. Proof of disability should be enclosed with the application.

The university maintains a culture of diversity and therefore particularly welcomes applications from candidates who increase diversity or are actively committed to this. As a member of the Dual Career Network SüdOstNiedersachsen, the university is able to offer support in the reconciliation of dual careers. The position is also available on a part-time basis.

Please send your application with a digital portfolio of your curatorial/academic work including your three most significant catalogues/texts by e-mail to berufungen [​at​] (total pdf should not exceed 10MB) no later than March 26, 2021.

Applications in other formats or links to further documents cannot be taken into consideration. Application costs cannot be refunded.

For the purpose of employee selection, personal data is processed on the basis of §88 Lower Saxon Civil Service Law (civil servants) and §12 Lower Saxon Data Protection Act in association with §88 Lower Saxon Civil Service Law (employees/non-civil servants). In the case of an unsuccessful application, all application documents and personal data will be destroyed/deleted within 6 months of the end of the selection process. Detailed information on data protection in the application procedure here.

If you have any questions concerning the application procedure, please contact Ms Claudia Colditz (berufungen [​at​], T +49 531 391 9172).

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