Vacancy: Professor of Painting/Textile Art
Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle, Germany
Apply by June 22, 2017
Applications are invited for the following position in the Faculty of Arts at Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle, to be filled immediately:
Professor of Painting/Textile Art (pay grade W2)
We wish to appoint an outstanding, internationally renowned artist with an original oeuvre that provides an essential contribution to contemporary art. Teaching experience is a prerequisite to the appointment in this position. The appointee will be the head of the Painting/Textile Art course within the degree course Painting/Graphics, which includes free painting and the handling of textile categories and techniques. The post holder will also be responsible for the associated textile workshop and its development.
Within the Art faculty at Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle, textile design is explicitly artistically substantiated and includes a wide spectrum of expressions, techniques and trans-disciplinary practices. Textile materials and techniques, from the network discourse about Gobelin tapestry to extensive installations, are seen in connection with other pictorial procedures and creative concepts.
The Art faculty believes in providing intensive supervision for its students and therefore expects a high level of presence on campus as well as in the university’s academic administration.
As well as fulfilling the professional requirements of § 35 of the Higher Education Act of the State of Saxony-Anhalt, the successful candidate will also be expected to have the following:
– Extensive original artistic oeuvre with relevant exhibition work
– Higher education degree in an artistic subject, or equivalent qualification
– Pedagogical suitability and documented teaching experience
– Knowledge of the history of painting and textile arts
– Expertise in textile techniques
– Dedication to the innovative advancement of the artistic profile of the course
– Willingness to co-operate within the university
– Willingness to participate in the discourse about current issues in the arts and university teaching
The position is initially limited to a period of five years. Exceptions to this will be considered during the course of the appointments procedure.
Burg Giebichenstein University of Arts and Design Halle strives to increase the proportion of female employees and explicitly invites applications from women. Applications from severely disabled candidates with equal qualifications and aptitudes will be given preference.
Applications should specify the position advertised, include the usual documentation (curriculum vitae, artistic and employment history, list of publications/catalogues, certified copies of credentials) and be sent to the following address by 22nd June 2017:
Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle
Ausschreibung Professur Malerei/Textile Kunst