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Job vacancy at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna: University Professor for Contemporary Art at Institute for Art Theory and Cultural Studies

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The Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna intends to appoint following position at Institute for Art Theory and Cultural Studies:

University Professor
according to § 99 UG 2002 for Contemporary Art. This professorship is appointed for a period of 2 years.

The field of duties covers teaching obligations of at least 6 units a week, the support of theses and dissertations as well as the cooperation in university agendas.

Requirements for application:
▪an appropriate degree of an Austrian or equivalent foreign university (or a qualification that may be considered equivalent);
▪excellent academic qualification in the relevant field;
▪proof of pedagogic and didactic qualities;
▪proof of appropriate international experience and non-university-related practice;
▪competence to hold a chair and of contributing to the development of the arts and sciences by promoting the Academy's research activities;
▪willingness to contribute in university agendas and to cooperate with colleagues is implied.

Favoured qualities:
▪skills in interdisciplinary art and cultural studies having special regard to popular-cultural phenomena.
▪knowledge of the recent discourse and experience in the field of contemporary art-production;
▪activities in the field of research and publication.

Written applications, enclosing a full CV and the reference number 19/2006, should be sent to the stated address by June 27th 2006.

Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Human Resource Department
Schillerplatz 3 | 1010 Vienna |
Tel.: 0043/1/ 588 16 - 276 | Fax: 01 588 16 - 275 | e-mail:

Applicants will not be reimbursed for travelling and accommodation expenses incurred as a result of their participation in the application process.
The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna intends to increase the number of its female staff, in particular among its managerial, scientific and artistic staff and therefore explicitly invites qualified women to apply. In case of applicants with the same qualifications, women shall be given preferences.
The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna is determined to undertake anti-discrimination measures in respect of employment policy.