The University of Kassel is a modern and growing University with round about 23.000 students. The university’s wide range of expertise covers subjects in the natural, applied, cultural and social sciences.

The Kunsthochschule of the University of Kassel is seeking a highly qualified individual for the following position in the study program “Visual Arts” as soon as possible:

Professorship (m/w/d), W 3 Basisklasse Bildende Kunst (Foundation Class in Visual Arts)

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as soon as possible

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We are looking for a person with a nationally and internationally recognized artistic practice. The task of the future holder of the position is to familiarize first-year students in the Fine Arts and Art Education programs with the complexity of artistic questions and processes in theory and practice as one of the two professors of the foundation class.

An outstanding and independent artistic oeuvre and several years of exhibition experience are expected. Publications in art theoretical formats or in the form of catalogues and reviews in recognized magazines are required. The position holder is expected to contribute to the international reputation of the Kunsthochschule Kassel.

A research and teaching focus is expected that concentrates on questions of mediating and further developing artistic competence. In addition, a meaningful complement to the teaching positions at the art academy is required. For this purpose, subject-related teaching experience, didactic competences, and the willingness and ability to conduct courses in German and English are expected. Pedagogical aptitude should be proven by relevant teaching experience. A concept for qualified independent teaching, which in particular takes up ideas on cooperative interdisciplinary teaching and learning formats, is to be enclosed with the application. The teaching load of the professorship is currently 18 semester hours per week (according to LVerpflV HE, Hessische Lehrverpflichtungsverordnung), which can be fulfilled in the visual arts by supervising a class, in this case the foundation class.

In addition to research, artistic work, and teaching, the duties of the position also include promoting young artists, which is why personnel management skills and social competence are required. The post holder should also contribute to the further conceptual development of the foundation studies and the study program in Fine Arts. The duties include participating in the academic self-administration of the Kunsthochschule Kassel/Universität Kassel. The willingness to engage accordingly in the committee work, which is predominantly conducted in German, is therefore expected.

The prerequisites for employment and performance requirements are determined by §§ 67, 68 of the Higher Education Act of the Federal State of Hesse (HessHG).

For further information please contact the rector of the Kunsthochschule, Prof. Dr. Martin Schmidl, tel.: +49 561 804-5368.

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Please send your application with the usual informative documents, stating the reference number the subject line, via the online form. We have complied further information for you in our FAQ.In exceptional cases, we will also accept your application documents in paper form or via e-mail bewerbungen[at]uni-kassel[dot]de, stating the reference number.In the case of postal applications, please submit only copie of your documents (no folders), as these cannot be returned. All documents will be destroyed after completion of the selection process in compliance with data regulations.The protection of your personal information is very important to us, so we will handle your personal information with care. By your application, you allow us the storage and use in the sense of the Hessian Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act. You can object to this at any time. Your personal data will be deleted.

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The University of Kassel is very interested in the professional satisfaction of its employees. It is distinguished as a family-friendly university and, in the interests of equal opportunities, strives to offer everyone the same opportunities for development and to counteract existing disadvantages. It promotes the Family Welcome Service and also the Dual Career Service for positions that are scientifically and academically filled. One of the strategic goals of the University of Kassel is to significantly increase the proportion of women in research and teaching. Applications from women are therefore particularly welcome. Seriously handicapped and equivalent applicants are given preference if they have the same suitability, qualifications and professional performance. Full-time positions are generally divisible (except when filling civil servant positions).

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