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University Professorship in Art History of Modern and Postmodern Art

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Application deadline: 10 June 2003

The Institute for Humanities, Sciences and Technologies in Art at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna invites applications for a University Professorship in Art History of Modern and Postmodern Art (full teaching load) with a 5 years contract

Requirements for appointment are:

  • An appropriate degree from an Austrian or equivalent foreign university.
  • Excellent scientific qualification for the field of appointment.
  • Teaching experience and didactic qualification.
  • Management qualification.
  • International experience in the field of appointment
  • Extra-academic experience and activities in the field of appointment.
  • Fluent in spoken and written German language.


  • Knowledge in the development of theory in art history and cultural history.
  • Ph.D. or equivalent degree to the Austrian doctorate in a relevant discipline.
  • Beyond teaching the candidate is expected to supervise diploma and doctorate students.
  • Publication and research activities.

The salary for a full time non-tenured professor shall be agreed according to the provisions of § 49 j Section 1 VBG.

The Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna wishes to increase the number of its female staff, in particular among its managerial, scientific and artistic personnel and therefore explicitly invites qualified women to apply. In the case of applicants with the same qualifications, women shall be given preference.

Applicants will not be reimbursed for travelling and accommodation expenses incurred as a result of their participation in the application process.

Written applications should be received by the Academy of Fine Arts, Personnel Department, Schillerplatz 3, A 1010 Vienna not later than 10 June, 2003.