Professorship (W2) of Photography - Kunsthochschule Kassel




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We are seeking a person whose artistic work is positioned squarely in the area of photography. This person should be able to demonstrate an internationally recognized and outstanding practice as an artist. His or her artistic and creative teaching should provide forward-thinking education for students within their studies in Visual Communication.


It is expected that the Candidates have a conceptually oriented approach to photography and the ability to teach photography in its entire breadth, that is, in its technological, medial, political, social, and theoretical dimensions. The teaching of creative and artistic visual competence should include contemporary and historical developments and be based on the currently changing wider contexts of images and their usage.  


It is expected that the Candidates are also be able to deal with the challenges of teaching and researching at a Kunsthochschule today, with an interest in international dynamics and probing intellectuality–critically moving between the parameters of art, design, and market.


The position will require collaborating with other working areas in Visual Communication and other departments at the Kunsthochschule, as well as interacting with artistic-creative development plans.


Applicants must demonstrate their qualifications for teaching and hold appropriate teaching experience. Participation in academic self-administration is also expected.


The employment and performance requirements apply pursuant to §§ 61, 62 of the Higher Education Act of Hessen.


For further information, please contact Thomas Fröhlich, Tel.: 0561/804-5386, E-Mail: thomas.froehlich[at]uni-kassel[dot]de.


The Universität Kassel is highly interested in its employees’ professional satisfaction. Therefore its Dual Career Service and its Family Welcome Service aim to promote the balance between partnerships, families and professional development. Among the strategic goals of the Universität Kassel is to considerably increase the proportion of women in research and teaching. Therefore, applications from women are especially desired. Applicants with disabilities, who are equally qualified and suitable, will receive preference. Applications can be sent, with reference number, in electronic form to the President of the Universität Kassel, 34109 Kassel or to bewerbungen[at]uni-kassel[dot]de. In the event of any differences between the German and English versions of this call for application, the German wording is legally binding.