Professor of History of Design and Architecture at Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle

Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle, Germany
Apply by March 16, 2018

The successful candidate will teach history of design and architecture, from the beginning to the present, and supervise degrees in both the Bachelor and the Master courses in the field of design sciences, as well as the Master´s Degree course “Design Studies”.

Applications are invited for the following position in the Design Faculty at Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle, to be filled immediately:

Professor of History of Design and Architecture (pay grade W2)

We are looking to recruit an academic with excellent qualifications in the field, substantiated by a habilitation or equivalent academic achievement. The successful candidate will teach history of design and architecture, from the beginning to the present, and supervise degrees in both the Bachelor and the Master courses in the field of design sciences, as well as the Master´s Degree course “Design Studies”.

Roles include the teaching of fundamentals of academic work, and furthering thinking within cultural, social and economic contexts. The relationship of historical contexts to the practice of design should be highlighted, and possibilities for course-specific consolidation should be provided. It is desirable that research relevant to design is being promoted, especially with an eye to future developments.

As well as fulfilling the professional requirements of § 35 of the Higher Education Act of the State of Saxony-Anhalt, the successful candidate is expected to have relevant teaching experience, and show a willingness to cooperate with other design courses on a conceptual and functional level as well as with the academic courses at the university.

A direct approach to subjects found at an art university and an active role within the internal university administration are desirable. The position is initially limited to a period of five years. Exceptions to this will be considered during the course of the appointments procedure. The pay grade is determined in accordance with legal and budgetary requirements. Burg Giebichenstein University of Arts and Design Halle explicitly invites applications from women. Applications from severely disabled candidates with equal qualifications and aptitudes will be given preference.

Applications should include the usual documentation (curriculum vitae, artistic and employment history, teaching credentials, list of publications) and be sent in physical form and, if desired, also in pdf format (up to 10 MB) to the following address by 16th March 2018:

Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle
Rektorat, Ausschreibung Professur Design- und Architekturgeschichte
Neuwerk 7
06108 Halle (Saale)
ausschreibung.designundarchitektur@burg-halle.de

For more information about the university, visit www.burg-halle.de

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