Professorship (W2) of Sound

Applications are requested for the position of Professor of Sound in the Visual Communications department at the Kunsthochschule Kassel, to be filled as soon as possible. The area of sound studies, which is newly being formed at the KHK, is meant to establish an independent and forward-thinking platform for sound in relation to visual communication.

Deadline for submission:


start of recruitment :

as of now

reference number:


Applications to :


Candidates for this position must have exhibited an outstanding and internationally recognized artistic practice in the field of sound, with an experimental and conceptual approach.

He or she must have to reflect on sound in its aesthetic, technological, theoretical, and political dimensions in both teaching and research.

From the Candidates is an understanding of sound expected that is capable of defining it in its unique potential.


Sound in visual communication at the Kunsthochschule must resolve the differences between the visual and the auditory in a way to productively utilize the resulting synergies, as well as the contradictions.


The position will also require collaborating with other departments at the Kunsthochschule by interacting with artistic-creative development plans. Applicants must demonstrate their qualifications for teaching and hold appropriate teaching experience.


Involvement in the university self-government forms is part of the official work.


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.