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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 Digital Aesthetics (m / f / d)
(W3 pay grade, 100%)

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

We are looking for an internationally networked personality with proven expertise who knows how to research and communicate the media-aesthetic and technological foundations of today's digital culture historically and theoretically-critically.

One focus of the professorship should be on the thresholds and limits reached with the global networking of digital technologies and with the automation of processes (for example, in the field of data analysis and artificial intelligence); these are emerging in new kinds of media geographies, ecologies and economies and are also having a comprehensive impact on knowledge, science and education, most recently in the guise of the so-called digital humanities.

The future professor is expected to represent the field in research and teaching as well as in interdisciplinary projects and to further develop it in close cooperation with the Centre for Art and Media (ZKM) Karlsruhe.


Your tasks:

Teaching and research in the described field

Supervision of students in the Master's degree programme in Art Studies & Media Philosophy as well as supervision of doctoral students

Supervision of students in the neighbouring practical subjects (art and design) up to the diploma

Participation in the self-governing bodies of the university

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


Recruitment requirements:

You fulfill the hiring requirements according to § 47 LHG, in particular:

Completion of a relevant university degree

Special aptitude for academic work, as a rule demonstrated by doctorate and habilitation; instead of the habilitation, equivalent outstanding academic achievements may be recognised

Experience in acquiring third-party funding and in working in interdisciplinary projects

Pedagogical aptitude and teaching experience

Significant publications on contemporary discourses in media philosophy & technology

Command of the German and English languages, both written and spoken

A high level of temporal presence at the Karlsruhe location is expected.


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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