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At the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (HfG), the following professorship is to be filled as soon as possible:
Professorship for Moving Image and Fictional Form (m / f / d)
(W3 pay grade, 100%)

The calling is in pay grade W3 for lifetime (100%).

The HfG Karlsruhe is a place of media art that artistically engages with the revolutionary technological developments, especially in the field of digital media, and explores and conveys a correspondingly wide range of technical-design and theoretical-conceptual foundations.

We are looking for an artistic filmmaker with an international profile and an articulate discourse on cinema as a language and an established practice in fictional storytelling. Furthermore, the candidate should be open to experimental narrative models, the challenges of film practice in the digital age and its positioning in the context of contemporary art.


Your tasks:

Teaching and artistic supervision in the diploma programme Media Art

Development and delivery of courses for students of all disciplines at various stages of their studies

Development and production of fictional cinematographic narratives of all formats, forms and lengths in analogue and digital (feature film, experimental film, short film, clip and hybrid forms; photographed film in 35mm, Super-16mm, Super-8mm)

Theoretical and practical exploration and analysis of films; teaching practical aspects of filmmaking (conception, production, post-production and distribution)

Promote a diverse and inclusive vision of media arts in relation to social issues, especially digital cultures and their historical antecedents

Actively shaping a collaborative research and teaching culture within the university and in cooperation with the ZKM, the HfG's partner institution

Implementation of cooperation projects with external partners and acquisition of funding

Participation in academic self-administration and the university's committees

Further duties are given in § 46 of the Baden-Württemberg University Law (‚Landeshochschulgesetz‘)


Your profile:

You represent an outstanding artistic or discursive position within your field and have demonstrated this internationally

Your practice reflexively engages with art in the field of tension of its social and cultural environments and issues

You have an interest in and experience of working in interdisciplinary contexts and projects within and outside the university, possibly in a leading role

You are internationally networked and willing to relocate your centre of life to the Karlsruhe region, as your high temporal presence at the Karlsruhe location is expected

You are fluent in written and spoken German and English


Recruitment requirements:

You meet the requirements for employment according to § 47 of the Baden-Würrtemberg University Law, in particular:

Completion of a university degree in the field relevant to the professorship o pedagogical aptitude

Pedagogical aptitude

Special aptitude for artistic experimental work, as a rule demonstrated by an internationally recognised artistic work

Relevant practical and theoretical knowledge of relevant analogue and digital processes


General information:

Please note that the German version of the job tender is the legally binding one.

HfG Karlsruhe would like to increase the number of women professors and therefore particularly welcomes applications from qualified female candidates. The university is committed to more cultural diversity in the departement. Applicants with disabilities will be given preferential consideration if they are equally suitable.

Please submit your application including CV and portfolio via the online application form by 30.09.2022.

Information on the advertisement can be obtained from the Rector's Office Tel. +49 (0)721 8203-2297, e-mail Information on the collection of personal data from the data subject in accordance with Article 13 DSGVO can be found on our homepage, section "Offene Stellen".

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