The Institute of Art and Visual Culture of the School of Linguistics and Cultural Studies (School III) at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg seeks to appoint two professors (paygrade W2) as soon as possible.
1. Art History: History and Theory of Visual Culture (reference 434)
2. Theory and History of Contemporary Media (reference 278)
Applicants are expected to have outstanding research and teaching skills in the respective subject areas. Both successful candidates will work alongside the current professor of Art History (specialisations: modern artistic practices in gender studies) to contribute to the provision of comprehensive, historically and theoretically sound academic education as part of the Bachelor's degree programme in Art and Media, the Master's degree programme in Art and Media Studies and the Master of Education programme in Art (training students to become teachers at all types of schools). They will also be required to participate, to varying degrees, in the interdisciplinary programmes (the Master's degree programmes in Integrated Media, Museum and Exhibition and Cultural Analysis).
Both professors should be willing to cooperate with colleagues in other disciplines within the school (Culture and Media History of Literature as well as Music, Material Culture) and beyond (e.g. the Department of History). As part of their application, candidates should also submit a detailed position paper (3 to 5 pages) outlining how they intend to embark upon such interdisciplinary cooperation as well as their current and planned research projects.
Applicants for both professorships have to expound their competence and interest in teacher training, which obligatorily includes the ability to teach courses in German language. The Institute's focus on the modern age (including the present day) is expected to continue in the future, but the successful candidates will be able to contribute to the expansion or reformulation of that vision. Candidates are expected to participate in the university's self-administration. Furthermore, the following aspects are expected:
The candidate for the position of professor of Art History: History and Theory of Visual Culture must be a specialist in two distinctly different domains (supported by publications). One of these specialisations must be in the history of modern art or in a central theoretical area of art history or the historic fine arts, preferably related to the modern age.
Preferably, one of the specialisations or additional areas (supported by publications) is in pre-modern art history (until around the second half of the 18th century; early modern and/or middle ages).
The candidate for the position of professor of Theory and History of Contemporary Media must be a specialist in two distinctly different 'visual media' domains (supported by publications) and have a special interest in and the ability to link issues concerning media history and theory with those of art history and the fine arts.
Preferably, one of the specialisations or additional areas (supported by publications) is in audio-visual media.
Preconditions for employment are specified in § 25 NHG. More information about the Institute can be found at www.uni-oldenburg.de/kunst, about the other institutes of the school at the respective homepages. You can read about the university-wide research areas here: www.uni-oldenburg.de/profile-schwerpunkte/.
As the University of Bremen and the University of Oldenburg are bound to a cooperation agreement, active participation is expected.
In order to increase the percentage of female staff members, female applicants are to be preferentially considered in case of equal qualification. Applicants with disabilities will be employed preferentially if equally qualified. The position is suitable for part-time employment.
Applications, including a CV, a list of courses taught and a publication list, a detailed position paper (3 to 5 pages) outlining current and planned research as well as possibilities for interdisciplinary cooperation in Oldenburg, a scientific article that is characteristic of the candidate's work, copies of academic transcripts and degree certificates, should be submitted by e-mail (prof-bewerbung.FKIII@uni-oldenburg.de) as a single PDF document, stating the above-mentioned reference number, no later than 20/04/2018. Alternatively, applications can be sent by post (addressed to the Presidential Chair of Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, FAO the Dean's Office of Faculty III, 26111 Oldenburg). The same deadline applies.
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