Faculty of History, Philosophy and Theology (Department of History) at Bielefeld University is seeking to fill the position of a
Junior Professor (W1, without tenure track) for Image Theory/Art History
starting as soon as possible.
We are looking for a junior scholar with a research focus on image theory/art history from a cultural and/or media scientific perspective.
As part of the Bielefeld University Department of History, the working area Image Theory/Art History interlinks in its research and teaching image theoretical and art historical skills in a theoretically reflected manner and in dialogue with history. We are therefore looking for a personality renowned by relevant research activities, who represents image theoretical and art historical approaches independently and in an innovative manner and who deals with current cultural and/or media scientific discourses. His or her research activities are characterised by thorough studies of theories and methodological questions.
We expect a cooperative, team-oriented working style as well as an active participation in the advancement and establishment of the BA course „Art History and Historical Image Studies“. The working area Image Theory/Art History and the Department of History are striving for a lasting research network with other humanities, cultural and social sciences at Bielefeld University. The future post holder is to actively contribute towards this objective by a constructive and engaged participation in relevant research projects and by an interdisciplinary oriented cooperation with research groups both inside and outside the faculty. We expect a motivated involvement in the academic self-administration.
Requirements for the advertised Junior Professorship are an university degree, an outstanding doctorate in image theory/art history as well as a pedagogical aptitude proven by teaching experience. Applications from abroad are welcome. After a period of familiarization, the applicant should be in a position to teach courses in both English and German.
Recruitment is initially limited to three years and can be extended by another three years subject to a positive interim evaluation. The evaluation procedure is regulated in the „Guidelines for Junior Professorships“.
The faculty considers gender equality as an important task and expects the future post holder to contribute to its continued implementation.
Applications from suitably qualified handicapped and severely handicapped persons are explicitly encouraged.
Bielefeld University has received a number of awards for its achievements in the provision of equal opportunities and has been recognised as a family-friendly university. The university welcomes applications from women. This is particularly true with regard to academic and technical posts as well as positions in information technology and craft. Applications are handled in accordance with the provisions of the state’s equal opportunity statutes.
Please send your application including the usual documents (CV, 2-page research and teaching concept, list of publications with the ten most important highlighted, list of courses taught, copies of academic degrees) by e-mail as a single PDF document by July 15, 2020 to:
Alternatively, applications can be sent by regular mail to:
Fakultät für Geschichtswissenschaft, Philosophie und Theologie
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Postfach 10 01 31
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