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University professorship

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The following position at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna is advertised:

University professorship

in accordance with § 98 Austrian University Act 2002 (Universitätsgesetz 2002) at the Institute for Fine Arts in the field of „Contextual Painting“. This full-time professorship is offered for a period of 5 years, starting on 1 September 2023.

We are looking for an internationally distinguished artist with an outstanding position in the international art field, who has set standards through their artistic work and has knowledge of current art discourses and methods – especially in the field of contextual painting.

Conditions of employment

  • a completed university or college degree appropriate to the position or equivalent artistic aptitude
  • outstanding artistic qualification in the field of painting with special consideration of a concept of work that reflects contextual painting formally as well as methodically. In the sense of a transdisciplinary concept of art, relations with other disciplines, media and genres should be taken into account.
  • internationally recognized work and artistic practice in the context of contemporary painting
  • the ability to develop and access the arts within the framework of the Academy of Fine Arts
  • competence to lead and organize teaching within a department
  • competence to artistically support and promote students
  • teaching concept on the motivation, contents and intentions of artistic teaching as well as proof of teaching experience appropriate to the position
  • willingness to closely cooperate with the professors and staff of the departments and workshops of the Institute for Fine Arts in terms of study contents and organization
  • willingness to participate in the committees of the University’s self-administration
  • willingness to engage in internal and public activities, interdisciplinary projects and cooperations
  • very good knowledge of German and/or English and the willingness to learn the other language
  • willingness to choose Vienna as place of residence
  • gender and discrimination critical competence

The teaching commitment includes at least individual artistic lessons of 17 hours per week in the central artistic subject „Contextual Painting“ in the field of Fine Arts.

The monthly gross salary according to the collective agreement for university employees in salary group A1 currently amounts to Euro 5.437,7.

Interested parties please apply by 29 June 2022 via:

The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna strives to increase the representation of women and strongly requests applications from qualified women. Furthermore, the Academy strives to create application and working conditions that are as accessible as possible. In this context, the Academy actively supports the application of people with disabilities. Applicants can contact the Human Resources Department or the Academy's disability representatives in advance. Applicants are not entitled to compensation for travel and accommodation expenses incurred in connection with the admission procedure.